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


Three-Handed Count Update

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 6,710,000 590,000 pos
Theo Tran 2,500,000 -300,000 neg
Bahman Jahanguiri 2,050,000 550,000 pos

Good Spot For Bahman

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Dung Nguyen was on the button when he raised it up to 150,000. Theo Tran called in the small blind and it was on Bahman Jahanguiri in the big blind. He three-bet to 585,000. Nguyen got out of the way and Tran studied his opponent.

"As, that's such a good spot for you," Theo Tran said as he continued contemplating his decision. Eventually he decided to let it go, sending the pot to Jahanguiri.

Level 29 started


Tran Folding the Turn

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Theo Tran and Bahman Jahanguiri took to a {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{q-Spades} flop in a limped pot. Tran check-called a bet of 125,000 here and then check-folded on the turn ({k-Diamonds}) when Jahanguiri bet 225,000.

Tran and Nguyen Stay Active

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Theo Tran was on the button and raised it up to 135,000. Dung Nguyen was in the big blind and made the call. The {10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} flop would see Nguyen check and Tran would bet 60,000. Nguyen made the call and the {a-Spades} hit the turn. Both players checked here and the {7-Clubs} completed the boar on the river. Again both players checked and Nguyen tabled his {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}, enough to send Tran's cards into the muck.

Small one for Tran

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

When Dung Nguyen folded the button, Theo Tran would raise it up to 155,000. Bahman Jahanguiri then called in the big blind. A {6-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop was spread on the felt and Tran would fire away with a bet of 300,000. That was too much for Jahanguiri as he let his hand go.

Tran and Nguyen

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Dung Nguyen and Theo Tran took to a {q-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} in a limped pot. Nguyen check-called a bet of 60,000 here and then both players checked the {4-Diamonds} turn. The {k-Spades} on the river would see Nguyen again check and then fold when Tran fired out a bet.

Blair Hinkle Eliminated in 4th Place ($192,734)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Blair Hinkle
Blair Hinkle

When the action folded to Blair Hinkle in the small blind, he shoved his short stack all in and Bahman Jahanguiri made the call in the big blind.

Hinkle's {j-Clubs}{9-Spades} was not in the worst shape against Jahanguiri's {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}, but when the board ran out {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}, Hinkle would be sent home in fourth place.

With that, Hinkle takes homes $192,734 and will have to search for his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet in another event.

Chip Counts
Blair Hinkle Busted

Another Player Doubles

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Another player has doubled their stack here at the final table, with Bahman Jahanguiri making sure that Blair Hinkle's stack is now very short.

Folded to Hinkle on the button, he shoved all in. Jahanguiri made the call, with his opponent having him covered. With the big blind out of the way, the two players turned their hands over.

Hinkle: {k-Spades}{6-Spades}
Jahanguiri: {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The {5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{a-Clubs} board brought Hinkle no help and he was left crippled, while Jahanguiri took the double.

Chip Counts
Bahman Jahanguiri 1,500,000 750,000 pos
Blair Hinkle 370,000 -1,190,000 neg

Tran Binks Massive Double

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Theo Tran
Theo Tran

When Bahman Jahanguiri opened the button to 150,000, Theo Tran would three-bet all in from the big blind. Jahanguiri went with a call and found out his {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} was in good shape against the all-in Theo Tran who held {9-}{9-}.

The {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop slammed onto the felt and when the {6-Clubs} turn and the {q-Spades} river changed nothing, Tran had managed to catch his nine to stay alive and thrive. With that, Jahanguiri is now our short stack.

Chip Counts
Theo Tran 2,800,000 1,275,000 pos
Bahman Jahanguiri 750,000 -1,250,000 neg
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Winner Dung Nguyen
Winning Hand ♥Q♠10
Prize 607,200

Level Info

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

Players Info