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Waxman and Hellmuth

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 21

Stud 8

Dan Kelly brought it in with a {2-Clubs} showing and Matt Waxman called with a {4-Diamonds} out. Phil Hellmuth then completed with his {6-Diamonds}. Waxman made the call and with Kelly out of the way, continued playing the hand.

Waxman: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{10-Spades} (FOLDED)
Hellmuth: {x-}{x-} / {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Spades} /

On fourth street, Hellmuth led out and Waxman called. Fifth street and Hellmuth would check-call a bet from Waxman. On Sixth street, Hellmuth led and Waxman thought hard before letting his hand go and sending the pot Hellmuth.

Bracelets on Bracelets on Bracelets

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 21
Who's going to win this baby?
Who's going to win this baby?

The final table of Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is stacked with bracelets. Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey own the vast majority of them, and of the eight remaining players, only two are without hardware:

Seat Player Bracelets
1 Phil Ivey 8
2 Paul Sokoloff 0
3 Matt Waxman 0
4 Abe Mosseri 1
5 David “Bakes” Baker 1
6 Phil Hellmuth 12
7 John Monnette 2
8 Dan Kelly 1

If Hellmuth or Monnette are fortunate enough to win, then they’ll become the first multiple-bracelet winner of 2012. Last year, only Brian Rast won more than one bracelet, and in 2010, only Frank Kassela was able to capture two. Solokoff and Waxman would be ecstatic if they were able to capture their first WSOP gold bracelet, while Mosseri, Baker, and Kelly are all looking for their second career WSOP win.

Of course, all eyes will be on Ivey and Hellmuth – Ivey has predicted that he’ll win 30 career bracelets, Hellmuth has set is goal at 24.

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Cards in the Air

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 21

The cards are in the air for the official final table of Event 32.

Level 22 started


Official Final Table Counts

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 21
Seat Player Chips
1 Phil Ivey 852,000
2 Paul Sokoloff 646,000
3 Matt Waxman 515,000
4 Abe Mosseri 565,000
5 David “Bakes” Baker 842,000
6 Phil Hellmuth 704,000
7 John Monnette 931,000
8 Dan Kelly 297,000


Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 21

With the official final table being set, the players are on a short break. The official chip counts will be posted shortly.

Mori Eskandani Eliminated in 9th Place ($35,923)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Mori Eskandani - 9th Place
Mori Eskandani - 9th Place

Stud 8

With the exit of Mori Eskandani in 9th place, we are heading to the final table. But first, let us explain how Eskandani's gallant elimination occurred.

It was during a hand of Stud Eight-or-Better and it all started when Paul Sokoloff brought it in with a {2-Spades} out front. Matt Waxman then made the call with his {q-Spades} and John Monnette called with a {8-Hearts}. Mori Eskandani then completed with his {a-Diamonds} and Monnette, Waxman and Sokoloff all made the call.

Sokoloff: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} / {x-}
Waxman: {x-}{x-} / {q-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} (FOLDED)
Monnettte: {x-}{x-} / {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} / {x-}
Eskandani: {x-}{x-} / {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} / {x-}

On fourth street, Monnette bet his pair and his three opponents called. Fifth street saw Monnette again bet and another three calls came along for the ride. On sixth street, Monnette led again and this time Eskandani raised. Sokoloff made the call and Waxman got out of the way. Monnette threw in the extra chips to call and we would see the final card dealt out.

Monnette checked on seventh and Eskandani shoved his remaining 38,000 into the pot. Sokoloff called and then Monnette check-rasied. Sokoloff called and the three players turned their hole cards over.

Eskandani held {5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} was good for a flush, but Monnette's {4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} gave him the full house. With no low for Eskandani, he was sent home. The remainder of the pot was chopped up, with Sokoloff holding {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}, enough for a low.

Chip Counts
Mori Eskandani Busted

Two Razz Hands for Sokoloff

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6


Paul Sokoloff {x-}{x-} / {4-}{10-}{2-}{k-} / {x-}
Abe Mosseri {x-}{x-} / {6-}{9-}{9-} (FOLDED)
More Eskandani {x-}{x-} / {2-}{j-}{8-}{5-} / {x-}

Sokoloff completed, Mosseri raised, and Eskandani cold-called. Sokoloff called as well, and Mosseri led out on fourth street. Eskandani called, and so did Sokoloff. On fifth street, Mosseri paired, and Sokoloff led out with the best hand. Mosseri tank-folded, and Eskandani called.

Eskandani check-called another bet on sixth, but was forced to check-fold on seventh, giving Sokoloff the pot.

A few hands later...

Sokoloff {x-}{x-} / {4-}{j-}{8-}{5-}
Dan Kelly {x-}{x-} / {7-}{k-}{7-}{10-}

Sokoloff completed, and Kelly called. Sokoloff led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth, and Kelly called him down until sixth, where he mucked.

Chip Counts
Paul Sokoloff 575,000 175,000 pos
Dan Kelly 350,000 -30,000 neg
Mori Eskandani 180,000 -30,000 neg

Mosseri Doing Well

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6


Abe Mosseri: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{10-}{6-}
Phil Ivey: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{5-}{k-} (FOLDED)

After John Monnette brought it in with a {q-}, Phil Ivey completed with his deuce. Abe Mosseri then raised it up with his deuce and Ivey called. On fourth street, Ivey led out and Mosseri called. Fifth street and Mosseri would lead and Ivey fold to send the pot to Mosseri.

Chip Counts
Abe Mosseri 565,000 95,000 pos
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Winner David "Bakes" Baker
Prize 451,779

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,673,200