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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 34: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six-Handed


Still Limited Action

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6 • Level 24

With Level 24 coming to a close we are still yet to lose a single player on the final table. In fact the action has been very limited. Here are a few hands.

Nayoa Kihara raised to 84,000 in the cutoff and Chris De Maci called on the button. The flop was {10-Diamonds} {9-Clubs} {7-Hearts} and a 155,000 Kihara bet won the pot.

Daniel Hindin raised to 50,000 from under the gun, Chris De Maci called in the cutoff as did Hans Winzeler in the big blind. The flop was {5-Spades} {8-Clubs} {8-Spades} and a 155,000 Hindin c-bet won the pot.

Lastly, Hans Winzeler raised to 48,000 on the button and Nayoa Kihara called in the big blind. The action checked through to the turn on a board of {7-Hearts} {3-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} where Kihara bet 90,000 and Winzeler called. The river was the {6-Hearts} and this time Kihara checked. Winzeler took his time, bet 160,000 and it was enough to win the pot.

Slow, Slow, Four-bet!

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

The action had been very slow for a couple of orbits. Very little playing back, and very little post flop action.

Davidi Kitai, for one, must've been getting a little board. Hence.....

He opened to 48,000 in the cut-off and Hans Winzeler three-bet to 133,000 from the next seat. Kitai checked his cards one more time and put in a pot-sized four-bet to 535,000.

Winzeler wasted little time in throwing his cards into the muck, only to be shown {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} by the cheeky Belgian.

Chip Counts
Davidi Kitai 1,550,000 347,000 pos
Hans Winzeler 1,050,000 -314,000 neg

A Great Orbit for Kitai

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Daniel Hindin raised to 48,000 in the cutoff, Naoya Kiraha three-bet to 180,000 and it was enough to win the pot.

Hans Winzeler raised to 48,000 in first position, Kihara called in the cutoff as did both blinds. The flop was {A-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {2-Hearts} and Winzeler won the pot with a 105,000 c-bet.

Then Davidi Kitai won the next four hands in succession after uncontested 48,000 raises.

Chip Counts
Hans Winzeler 1,364,000 196,000 pos
Daniel Hindin 1,252,000 -48,000 neg
Davidi Kitai 1,203,000 120,000 pos

Hindin Doubles into the Lead

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

What a turnaround for Daniel Hindin! He just doubled through Naoya Kihara and over took him at the top of the counts.

The hand started with a Hans Winzeler button limp, a Hindin complete, and a check from Kihara in the big blind.

The flop fell {2-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Kihara was the first to bet, for 70,000. Winzeler folded and Hindin raised the pot (282,000). Kihara found out that Hindin had 635,000 total and set him in for that amount. Call.

Hindin: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} for nut-flush and straight outs.
Kihara: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for an over-pair and second nut-flush draw.

The turn came {2-Clubs} to make Hindin's flush. He still had to avoid full house outs and managed that as the river fell {5-Diamonds}.

The chips are really evening up making this anyone's game now.

Chip Counts
Daniel Hindin 1,300,000 577,000 pos
Naoya Kihara 1,200,000 -723,000 neg

Le and Winzeler Apply Some Pressure

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Chris De Maci raised to 44,000 in the hijack seat, Tommy Le three-bet to 162,000 and De Maci mucked his cards.

Then Davidi Kitai raised to 44,000 in the cutoff, Hans Winzeler called on the button and this brought Naoya Kihara into the hand from the big blind.

Flop: {A-Spades} {9-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}

Kihara checked, Kitai made a small 38,000 bet and Winzeler sniffed it out. He made a 108,000 raise and both players folded.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,923,000 -44,000 neg
Hans Winzeler 1,168,000 126,000 pos
Davidi Kitai 1,083,000 -82,000 neg
Chris De Maci 876,000 -4,000 neg
Tommy Le 566,000 46,000 pos

Level 24 started


Three-Way Action to the River

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Chrid De Maci opened the pot to 42,000 from under the gun and was called by Tommy Le and Davidi Kitai from the next two seats.

All three checked the {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Spades} flop before De Maci led for 78,000 on the {2-Clubs} turn. Both opponents called again. All three thwn went back to their checking ways on the {a-Spades} river.

De Maci opened {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and took the pot as Le and Kitai folded.

Chip Counts
Davidi Kitai 1,165,000 -126,000 neg
Chris De Maci 880,000 268,000 pos
Tommy Le 520,000 -118,000 neg

Straight v Straight: Kihara Wins

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Naoya Kihara raised to 70,000 from first position and Davidi Kitai peeled from the button. The flop was {A-Clubs} {8-Spades} {7-Spades} and Kitai called a 155,000 Kihara c-bet. The turn card was the {6-Clubs} and this time Kihara decided a little bit of pot control was in order; he checked, Kitai bet 165,000 and Kihara called. The river card {9-Hearts} was checked through and it was time for a showdown.

Kihara {A-Hearts} {A-Spades} {10-Hearts} {8-Clubs}
Kitai {9-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {6-Spades} {5-Hearts}

Both players had straights, but Kihara's was slightly higher and he took down the pot.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,967,000 390,000 pos
Davidi Kitai 1,291,000 -390,000 neg

Welcome to the Final Table of Event #34: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

There are 19 minutes left of this level. The players have been introduced and play is back underway.

Seat 1 Davidi Kitai 1,681,000
Seat 2 Hans Winzeler 1,042,000
Seat 3 Daniel Hindin 723,000
Seat 4 Naoya Kihara 1,577,000
Seat 5 Chris De Maci 612,000
Seat 6 Tommy Le 638,000
Chip Counts
Davidi Kitai 1,681,000
Naoya Kihara 1,577,000
Hans Winzeler 1,042,000
Daniel Hindin 723,000
Tommy Le 638,000
Chris De Maci 612,000

Scott Bohlman Eliminated in 7th Place ($46,692)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Scott Bohlman - 7th place
Scott Bohlman - 7th place

We're at the official final table of six after the elimination of Scott Bohlman. Hans Winzeler came second in this event last year and he confirmed a return to the final table this year after it was he who busted Bohlman.

Bohlman raised to 70,000 from second position and Winzeler was the only caller to the {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop.

Winzeler check-bet-pot after Bohlman bet pot himself. That was enough to set Bohlman all in. Call.

Bohlman: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Winzeler: {6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Spades} for the flopped straight, and redraw to a flush.

Bohlman was in bad shape and he didn't improve through the {3-Clubs}{9-Spades} turn and river.

Chip Counts
Hans Winzeler 1,042,000
Scott Bohlman Busted
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Winner Naoya Kihara
Winning Hand ♥K♥Q♠J♣6
Prize 512,029

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,969,300