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


Scott Bohlman Finally Finds a Hand

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Scott Bohlman has been card dead all afternoon when he was in desperate in need of a double up. Eventually, with his stack as low as 96,000, he picked up a hand in the small blind and decided to go with it. Naoya Kihara was seated in the big blind and obliged to give Bohlman the chance to double up or finish in 8th place.

Bohlman {A-Spades} {J-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}
Kihara {A-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {4-Diamonds}

Board: {K-Spades} {7-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {6-Clubs}

"Have I won?" Asked a very calm looking Bohlman.

He had won, with a pair of tens, and doubled up to 192,000.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,310,000 10,000 pos
Scott Bohlman 192,000 -31,000 neg

Joseph Cheong Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,620)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Joseph Cheong - 8th place
Joseph Cheong - 8th place

He managed to double up once, the next time didn't work out too well for him.

He (big blind) and Davidi Kitai (small blind) got all the chips in when the action was folded to them. Cheong had less than 150,000 chips at that point.

Kitai: {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.
Cheong: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}.

The board ran {8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}.

Running diamonds did it for Cheong, and he busted.

Chip Counts
Davidi Kitai 970,000 150,000 pos
Joseph Cheong Busted

De Maci and Kihara Like to Tango

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Chris De Maci and Naoya Kihara have tangled a lot today, and continue to do so.

First up De Maci check-called a 240,000 bet on a {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} board. Kihara opened {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a straight and De Maci mucked.

A few hands later the two were all-in on an {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} flop.

De Maci: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.
Kihara: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{j-Spades}.

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{2-Hearts} to see De Maci's hand hold up.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,300,000 -30,000 neg
Chris De Maci 959,000 114,000 pos

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Davidi Kitai 820,000 31,000 pos
Tommy Le 650,000 -315,000 neg
Hans Winzeler 620,000 7,000 pos
Jason DeWitt 580,000 -65,000 neg
Scott Bohlman 223,000 -174,000 neg
Joseph Cheong 197,000 -167,000 neg

De Maci Doubles Through Kihara

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Is the pressure starting to get to the inexperienced Naoya Kihara? After a quick start the last few pots have not gone the way of our chip leader and that has climaxed with a big loss to Chris De Maci.

We joined the action with a bet of 124,000 splayed in front of Kihara in the big blind. De Maci was seated in first position and he had decided to re-raise 'pot'. The dealer and the two players were trying to work out the exact total when the two players agreed to play for stacks. On your backs gentlemen.

De Maci {A-Hearts} {A-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}
Kihara {A-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {9-Spades}

Board: {8-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {10-Diamonds}

Kihara had turned a straight but De Maci rivered a flush for a huge double up.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,330,000 -380,000 neg
Chris De Maci 845,000 469,000 pos

Level 21 started


Dimitar Danchev Eliminated in 10th Place ($34,620)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Dimitar Danchev - 10th
Dimitar Danchev - 10th

In the very first hand of the day, Daniel Hindin, doubled up Joseph Cheong, and the outcome was a mere 86,000 chips in the stack of Hindin. As we reached the end of the level 20 he is sat with 740,000 chips courtesy of a lot of clever play, hard work and the elimination of Dimitar Danchev.

Hindin had already doubled through Danchev before the pair decided to hold a rematch. We are not sure the flow of the action.

Hindin {Q-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}
Danchev {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}

Board: {10-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {9-Spades} {2-Diamonds}

So a set of nines for Hindin and Danchev became our 10th place finisher.

Chip Counts
Daniel Hindin 740,000 374,000 pos
Dimitar Danchev Busted

Doubles Doubles, All Over The Place

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Davidi Kitai raised from under the gun and was called by Tommy Le on the button before Daniel Hindin raised the pot from the small blind. Dimitar Danchev was in the big blind and raised the pot again. This was enough to force out Kitai and Le, before Hindin, who had committed most of his stack already, called.

Hindin: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Danchev: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The board ran {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} to see Hindin find a miracle turn card.

A few moments later on the next table Naoya Kihara and Chris De Maci were getting all-in on a {4-Spades}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop.

De Maci: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Kihara: {2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and De Maci was delighted with his fate in the hand.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,710,000 157,000 pos
Chris De Maci 376,000 126,000 pos
Daniel Hindin 366,000 280,000 pos
Dimitar Danchev 297,000 -172,000 neg

DeWitt Doubles Through De Maci Who Doubles Through Kihara

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Chris De Maci has just doubled up Jason DeWitt and then doubled up himself through Naoya Kihara.

De Maci raised to 28,000 on the button and DeWitt made the call. The action checked through to the turn on a board of {8-Spades} {7-Clubs} {2-Spades} {8-Hearts} and all the money went into the middle courtesy of a DeWitt check-raise and De Maci shove.

DeWitt {A-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}
De Maci {K-Clubs} {9-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds}

So De Maci was facing kicker problems with one card to come. That card was the {Q-Spades} and De Maci had to ship a further 297,000 chips to DeWitt leaving him with just 125,000.

Then a few hands later Kihara raised on the button, De Maci raised pot (96k) and Kihara called. The flop was {K-Spades} {7-Spades} {6-Hearts}, De Maci moved all-in for 29,000 and Kihara called.

De Maci {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}
Kihara {J-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {8-Diamonds} {3-Hearts}

The turn {6-Clubs} and river {Q-Spades} gave De Maci a pair of queens and he doubled up.

Chip Counts
Naoya Kihara 1,553,000 -125,000 neg
Jason DeWitt 645,000 282,000 pos
Chris De Maci 250,000 -242,000 neg

Kevin MacPhee Eliminated in 11th Place ($26,349)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Kevin MacPhee - 11th place
Kevin MacPhee - 11th place

What an horrific start to the day for Kevin MacPhee. He arrived late after crashing his car in the Rio car park, the last thing you want to do when nursing the short stack. Then he gets to his seat and Joseph Cheong was in no mood to show him any sympathy when he took him out in the first fifteen minutes.

MacPhee min-raised from under the gun, Cheong raised the 'pot' from the cutoff (which put MacPhee all-in) and MacPhee made the call.

Cheong {A-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {5-Diamonds}
MacPhee {A-Hearts} {K-Spades} {7-Clubs} {7-Diamonds}

Board: {K-Clubs} {5-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {3-Spades}

MacPhee sinks and Cheong takes his second double up and now has 364,000.

Chip Counts
Joseph Cheong 364,000 112,500 pos
Kevin MacPhee Busted
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Events List


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