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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Tyler Leaves Lester Crippled

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

On Table 457, a flop was showing {5-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Spades} and Tyler Patterson was involved in the hand with Jason Lester. By the time we arrived at the table, all the chips were going in and the player's cards were being turned over.

Lester: {6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Patterson: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Patterson had flopped a great hand and Lester was in trouble. No help came on the turn or river and once the stacks were counted out, Lester was left with just a couple of big blinds.

Chip Counts
Tyler Patterson 750,000 299,000 pos
Jason Lester 35,000 -317,000 neg

All In for a Couple

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

We have just had a couple of all-in players. Michael Borovetz was all-in preflop on his table, but didn't get any action and Miguel Proulx three-bet shoved over the open from Matthew Pierce. Proulx watched on stoically as Pierce thought long and hard for over a minute, eventually Pierce opted to fold, showing an {a-Clubs} as he did so.

A Couple of Early Snippits

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

A couple of nice little hands just took place simultaneously on Table 451 and Table 457.

One of the hands was between Blair Hinkle and David Pham and we were at the table, there was already a board showing {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Pham was checking to Hinkle. At this point there was already around 200,000 in the pot and Hinkle was betting around 120,000. Pham tanked for almost a minute before letting his hand go, sending the pot to Hinkle.

The other hand saw Theo Tran put in a bet on the river of a board showing all low cards. Only Dung Nguyen made the call and then sent his cards into the muck when Tran tabled {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}.

Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 1,100,000 -173,000 neg
Blair Hinkle 900,000 150,000 pos
Theo Tran 600,000 142,000 pos
David Pham 350,000 -158,000 neg

Time to Play Down to a Champion

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The 21 players are in their seats and ready to play down to a champion. It's going to be a long day, so strap yourselves in and get comfortable.

Level 22 started


Manza Leads into Final Day; Pham, Hinkle and Clements in Contention

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
David Pham looking to win his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
David Pham looking to win his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Welcome back to the Rio as we play down to a champion here in Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Who will be the champion? Well, that’s what you’re here to find and we can tell you that regardless of who takes home the victory, it’s going to be a great day of poker.

Of the 21 players who will arrive to the table today, it is Jeffrey Manza who starts with the largest chip stack. Manza’s 1,302,000 in chips is only almost matched by Dung Nguyen’s 1,273,000, while the next closest player is Matthew Pierce with 804,000.

Also joining these big chip stacks at the felt are Scott Clements, Blair Hinkle and David Pham. All of these players have proven themselves on the big stage of the WSOP before, and will be looking to add another bracelet to their trophy cabinets.

Of course, there can only be one winner though and if one of the above players wants to come away with the “w”, they will need to get through the likes of Zachary Korik, Michael Borovitz, Blake Cahail and Jesse Wilke.

There will be no better way to find out who becomes our newest champion than getting all the live updates from PokerNews, so strap yourselves in and get ready for some poker. It all begins at 1:00 PM, don't miss it!

Day 3 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Table Seat Player Chips
445 1 --empty-- --
445 2 Bastian Fischer 320,000
445 3 Marcus Gurley 176,00
445 4 --empty-- --
445 5 Blake Cahail 431,000
445 6 Zachary Korik 725,000
445 7 Jesse Wilke 410,000
445 8 Scott Clements 325,000
445 9 Kristijonas Andrulis 729,000
451 1 Jeffrey Manza 1,302,000
451 2 Bahman Jahanguiri 461,000
451 3 Miguel Proulx 285,000
451 4 David Pham 508,000
451 5 Jia Liu 268,000
451 6 --empty-- --
451 7 --empty-- --
451 8 Matthew Pierce 804,000
451 9 Blair Hinkle 750,000
457 1 Ricky Crandell 237,000
457 2 --empty-- --
457 3 Jason Lester 352,000
457 4 --empty-- --
457 5 Theo Tran 458,000
457 6 Mihails Morozovs 609,000
457 7 Dung Nguyen 1,273,000
457 8 Michael Borovetz 558,000
457 9 Tyler Patterson 451,000

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Events List


Winner Dung Nguyen
Winning Hand ♥Q♠10
Prize 607,200

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info