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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 42: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better


Danzer Crosses 900K

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7


George Danzer{x-}{x-} / {7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{q-Hearts} / {x-}
Yuval Bronshtein{x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {x-}
Norman Chad{x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{j-Spades} (FOLDED)

The action checked to Danzer on fourth street, and he tossed out a bet. Only Bronshtein called. Bronshtein check-called another bet on fifth, and when Danzer made a better board on sixth, he led out. Bronshtein called.

Danzer led again on seventh, but Bronshtein couldn't make the call. Danzer scooped the pot, and now has over 900,000 chips.

Chip Counts
George Danzer 905,000 130,000 pos
Yuval Bronshtein US US 237,000 -68,000 neg

Gregorich Grabs Chips from Chad

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7
Mark Gregorich
Mark Gregorich


Mark Gregorich brought it in with the {5-Clubs} up, Norman Chad completed with the {6-Clubs}, and Gregorich called. Gregorich caught the {5-Spades} on fourth street to make an open pair, but check-called Chad's bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth. Gregorich then led with a bet on seventh, and Chad called.

Gregorich: {x-}{x-} / {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} / {x-}
Chad: {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{J-Hearts} / {x-}

"Trips," said Gregorich as he showed his down cards — {Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. Chad looked over at his opponent's hand, then turned over {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{6-Hearts} to show he'd made aces and sixes. Gregorich scooped the pot.

Chip Counts
Mark Gregorich 845,000 168,000 pos
Norman Chad 260,000 -205,000 neg

Wing Wong Eliminated in 7th Place ($27,313)

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7
Wing Wong - 7th place
Wing Wong - 7th place


Wing Wong opened with a raise from under the gun, and it folded around to George Danzer in the big blind who called. The flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, Danzer bet, Wong raised with what he had left, and Danzer called.

Danzer: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Wong: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The turn brought the {A-Spades} to improve Wong to trip aces, but the {2-Hearts} fell on the river to give Danzer a winning flush, and Wong is out.

Chip Counts
George Danzer 775,000 55,000 pos
Wing Wong Busted

Wong All In and Chops

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7


Wing Wong raised all in from early position, and was called by Yuval Bronshtein, Norman Chad, and Oleksii Kovalchuk. The flop fell {8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, and all three players checked.

Chad led after the {7-Spades} turned, and both Kovalchuk and Bronshtein called. All three players checked again when the {a-Hearts} completed the board, and the hands were opened.


Wong chopped the main pot to stay alive.

Chip Counts
Oleksii Kovalchuk 515,000 180,000 pos
Norman Chad 465,000 5,000 pos
Yuval Bronshtein US US 305,000 -40,000 neg
Wing Wong 75,000 -109,000 neg

Tim Burt Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,966)

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7
Tim Burt
Tim Burt


After losing the bulk of his short stack in a hand versus Yuval Bronshtein, Tim Burt was down to just 6,000 to start the next hand. Norman Chad completed, Danny Ratigan called, and Burt went ahead and committed his last chips.

On fourth Chad check-called a Ratigan bet, then check-folded on fifth. The remaining players tabled their down cards.

Chad: {x-}{x-} / {7-Clubs}{A-Spades}{9-Diamonds} — FOLDED
Burt: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts} / {6-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Ratigan: {2-Clubs}{7-Spades} / {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

Ratigan drew the {7-Hearts} and the {J-Hearts} to make a flush, and Burt picked up the {K-Hearts} and then mucked his last card, hitting the rail in eighth place.

Chip Counts
Danny Ratigan 315,000 40,000 pos
Tim Burt Busted

Level 24 started


Danzer Wins Huge Stud Pot

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7


George Danzer{x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / {x-}
Mark Gregorich{x-}{x-} / {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Spades} / {x-}
Norman Chad{x-}{x-} / {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{q-Spades} / {x-}

Danzer brought it in, Gregorich completed, and Chad called. Danzer called as well, and all three players checked on fourth street. On fifth, Danzer checked, Gregorich bet, and both Chad and Danzer called. Gregorich slowed down, checking on sixth, and Chad bet. Danzer called, and Gregorich folded.

Chad checked dark going to seventh, and was forced to fold when Danzer bet.

"Nice bluff!" someone on Danzer's rail yelled.

Chip Counts
George Danzer 720,000 145,000 pos
Norman Chad 460,000 -130,000 neg

Ratigan Doubles

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7


George Danzer raised, Danny Ratigan three-bet, and Danzer made it four bets. Ratigan called. The flop fell {5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs}, and Danzer led out. Ratigan raised, and Danzer re-raised enough to put Ratigan all in. He called.


The {4-Clubs} on the turn was gin for Ratigan, because it gave him an ace-high flush and a low. The {10-Hearts} on the board didn't help Danzer, and Ratigan doubled.

A few hands later, Ratigan won a stud pot off of Norman Chad, and now sits with 275,000 chips.

Chip Counts
George Danzer 575,000 -40,000 neg
Danny Ratigan 275,000 125,000 pos

Danzer Scoops, Fans Whoop

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7


George Danzer raised from middle position, and Yuval Bronshtein called from the big blind. The flop came {6-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}, and Bronshtein checked. Danzer paused a beat, then pushed out a bet, and Bronshtein called.

The turn then brought the {9-Diamonds} and a bet from Bronshtein, which Danzer quickly raised. Bronshtein called once more.

The river was the {7-Hearts}, and this time Bronshtein checked. Danzer bet, Bronshtein called, then Danzer showed {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. As the announcer explained, Danzer held both the nut low and two pair, and both were evidently good as Bronshtein folded.

"The double nuts!" yelled one of Danzer's supporters, causing the table to laugh. Danzer grinned and explained to the table that his rail didn't know a lot about poker, "but they are great supporters."

Chip Counts
George Danzer 615,000 98,000 pos
Yuval Bronshtein US US 220,000 -120,000 neg

A Couple of Stud-8 Hands

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-7 • Level 23


Tim Burt{x-}{x-} / {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Oleksii Kovalchuk{x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Burt brought it in, Kovalchuk completed, and Burt called. Kovalchuk led out on fourth street, Burt called, and both players knuckled on fifth. Kovalchuk led again on sixth, and this time Burt released.

Wing Wong{x-}{x-} / {5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Burt{x-}{x-} / {2-Spades} (FOLDED)
Yuval Bronshtein{x-}{x-} / {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Burn brought it in, Bronshtein called, and Wong completed. Only Bronshtein called. Bronshtein led out after he paired his jack on fourth, and Wong tank-folded.

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Winner Oleksii Kovalchuk
Winning Hand ♠A♦K♥9♠4
Prize 228,014

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

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