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


Gregorich Wins the Family Pot

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


Five players saw a flop of {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}, including Norman Chad, Mike Krescanko, Tom Schneider, Joe Weinberger, and Mark Gregorich. The action checked to Gregorich, who was last to act, and he bet.

Chad jokingly scolded him before calling, and then Krescanko, Schneider, and Weinberger called as well. The turn was the {q-Clubs}, and the action checked to Schneider, who bet. All four players behind him called.

"You guys want to just take your bets back?" Schneider joked. "I thought I'd get at least one of you to fold."

The {j-Hearts} completed the board, and the action checked to Gregorich who bet. Only Schneider called this time, and Gregorich tabled {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for an ace-high flush.

He raked in the massive pot, and is now flirting with a 300K stack.

Chip Counts
Mark Gregorich 280,000 170,000 pos

Full Counts

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Jeff Lisandro 315,000 -40,000 neg
Tim Burt 305,000 120,000 pos
Norman Chad 290,000 -15,000 neg
George Danzer 245,000 120,000 pos
Tom Schneider 231,000 -4,000 neg
Bryan Devonshire 215,000 34,500 pos
Danny Ratigan 210,000 5,000 pos
Yuval Bronshtein US US 166,000 51,000 pos
Perry Friedman 140,000 -141,000 neg
Brandon Guss 140,000 35,000 pos
Oleksii Kovalchuk 135,000 -8,000 neg
Daniel Harmetz 112,000 -17,000 neg
Mark Gregorich 110,000 5,000 pos
Mike Krescanko 108,000 2,000 pos
Dale Phillips 106,000 5,000 pos
Wing Wong 100,000 -5,000 neg
Joe Weinberger 98,000 -32,000 neg
Timothy Frazin 85,000 7,000 pos
Michael Moed 49,000 -5,000 neg

The Wheel Turns Schneider's Way

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


In one of the last hands of the previous level, George Danzer opened from middle position and got two callers in Mike Krescanko (button) and Tom Schneider (small blind).

The flop came {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. It checked to Danzer who bet, and both of his opponents called. The turn was the {A-Spades}. This time it checked around to Krescanko who bet, Schneider called, and Danzer stepped aside.

The river was the {7-Diamonds}, and now it was Schneider taking a turn at leading with a bet. Krescanko called, Schneider turned over {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for a wheel, and Krescanko mucked.

Chip Counts
Tom Schneider 235,000 50,000 pos
George Danzer 125,000 -20,000 neg
Mike Krescanko 106,000 -66,000 neg

Level 20 started


Allen Bari Eliminated in 20th Place ($6,884)

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


After being crippled in that hand versus Brandon Guss, Allen Bari was soon all in versus Daniel Ratigan.

We picked up the action on fourth street after the players had already tabled their down cards. Bari showed {8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Spades}{10-Hearts} while Ratigan had {J-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

Bari then drew {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to end with king-high and no low. Ratigan picked up the {Q-Diamonds} and the {K-Spades} to make two pair by sixth, making his last card no matter.

Chip Counts
Danny Ratigan 205,000 95,500 pos
Allen Bari Busted

"You Got It"

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


Allen Bari {x-}{x-} / {7-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{k-Spades} / {x-}
Brandon Guss {x-}{x-} / {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{9-Hearts} / {x-}

On sixth street, Guss checked to Bari, who bet. Guss tank-called, and both players received a down card. Guss checked, and Bari fired another bet. Guss tanked again, counting down what was left of his stack, and committed the majority of it with a call.

"You got it," Bari muttered.

Guss tabled {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} for aces up, winning the pot. Bari was left with just 5,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Brandon Guss 105,000 39,000 pos
Allen Bari 5,000 -59,000 neg

Wong Doubles

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


After splitting an all in with Joe Weinberger with ace-king-high, Wing Wong found himself all in again - this time against Tom Schneider.

Wong {x-}{x-} / {4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} / {x-}
Schneider {x-}{x-} / {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} / {x-}
George Danzer {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{j-Spades} (FOLDED)

We reached the table on fourth street, where Wong checked, Schneider bet, and Danzer released. Wong called. On fifth, Wong check-raised all in, and Schneider called.

Wong {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Schneider {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

Wong paired his jack on sixth, Schneider his eight, and both players bricked on seventh. Wong doubled with just a pair of jacks, and is now over 100,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Tom Schneider 185,000 -20,000 neg
Wing Wong 105,000 94,000 pos

Anthony Bellino Eliminated in 21st Place ($6,884)

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


"How about a scoop this time?" asked a standing Anthony Bellino as he found himself all in before the flop from the big blind versus a couple of opponents.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}, at which Bellino's demeanor immediately became less bright. Yuval Bronshtein bet and had a caller in Tim Burt from the button. The turn then brought the {K-Diamonds}, at the sight of which Bellino turned from the table, saying "Good playing with you, fellas." Bronshtein bet again, Burt raised, and Bronshtein called.

Both remaining players checked the {Q-Hearts} river. Burt tabled {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{4-Hearts} for the ace-high straight, Bronshtein mucked, and Bellino came back to show his hand — {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} — four low cards that didn't find community cards to match.

"Somebody pay me!" said the NY Mets-cap wearing Bellino as he walked away with his 21st-place ticket.

Chip Counts
Tim Burt 185,000 95,500 pos
Yuval Bronshtein US US 115,000 -97,500 neg
Anthony Bellino Busted

Wong Takes Big Hit

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


Wing Wong {x-}{x-} / {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs} / {x-}
George Danzer {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{a-Spades} / {x-}

We caught the action on fourth street, where Wong bet out, and Danzer called. Wong led out on fifth and sixth as well, Danzer called both bets, and on seventh, Wong checked. Danzer bet, and Wong reluctantly called.

Danzer tabled {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for the wheel, and Wong mucked his hand.

The next, Mike Krescanko made broadway against Danzer, and took some of his newfound chips away.

Chip Counts
George Danzer 210,000 30,000 pos
Wing Wong 11,000 -65,000 neg

Frazin's Straightens Up Against Moed

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6


"When are we playing Badugi?" So asked Timothy Frazin as the Stud-8 round began.

On the first hand of the round Michael Moed brought it in, Frazin completed, and it folded back to Moed who called. Both checked fourth, then Moed led with bets on fifth and sixth which Frazin called. Moed then checked seventh and called when Frazin bet.

Frazin's up cards had come {6-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and he turned over {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} to show he'd made a straight. Meanwhile Moed's third through sixth streets were {4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, and he turned over {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts} for two pair and no low, meaning Frazin scooped.

Chip Counts
Timothy Frazin 78,000 11,000 pos
Michael Moed 58,000 -15,000 neg
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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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