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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Moussa Doubles Through Graydon

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Action started with Bassel Moussa raising all in from under the gun to 322,000. Michael Graydon was next to act, and he shoved all in, having the rest of the table covered. Everyone else folded, and the cards were tabled.

Moussa: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Graydon: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The board ran all low cards, coming {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, and Moussa doubled up to 650,000, while Graydon drops to 1.05 million.

Chip Counts
Michael Graydon 1,050,000 -350,000 neg
Bassel Moussa 650,000 320,000 pos

Queen Doubles Again

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Alexander Queen jus got his stack into the middle against Eliyahu Levy, and this was the showdown.

Alexander Queen {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Eliyahu Levy {A-}{K-}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Hearts}, and Queen stayed alive.

Chip Counts
Alexander Queen 855,000 425,000 pos
Eliyahu Levy 500,000 -450,000 neg

Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

Place Player Points
1 Phil Ivey 539.70
2 John Monnette 524.25
3 Michael Mizrachi 486.20
4 Andy Frankenberger 406.66
5 Vanessa Selbst 388.17
6 Phil Hellmuth 368.70
7 Andy Bloch 340.50
8 Jan-Peter Jachtmann 325.63
9 Michael Gathy 321.25
10 David “Bakes” Baker 317.94

Christopher Odonnell Eliminated in 15th Place ($29,803)

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Christopher O'Donnell
Christopher O'Donnell

Action started with Steven Goldberg raising in early position to 55,000. It folded around to Christopher Odonnell in the hijack, and he went into the tank for about 90 seconds. Eventually, he moved all in for his last 450,000. It folded back to Goldberg, and he quickly made the call for most of his stack.

Goldberg: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Odonnell: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The flop was a tough one for Odonnell, as it came {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. He would need a ten and a ten only now to survive. The turn brought the {5-Spades}, and the river came the {9-Hearts}. Goldberg collected the bounty, effectively doubling his stack, while Odonnell hit the rail.

Chip Counts
Steven Goldberg 950,000 490,000 pos
Christopher Odonnell Busted

An International Group Of Players Left

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

We are down to our final 15 players, and we noticed when looking at the chip counts that there were a lot of flags represented. We did the counts, and there are nine countries represented in this event. We have six Americans, and two players from the Czech Republic.

After that, we have a player from Ireland, Italy, Great Britian, Denmark, Australia, Germany, and Lebanon. Will an American take home a bracelet on Independence Day? The odds aren't in their favor at this point!

Level 24 started


Chippies At The Break

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Donald Vogel 1,900,000 -150,000 neg
Tomas Trampota 1,475,000 425,000 pos
Michael Graydon 1,400,000 973,000 pos
Tomas Junek 1,150,000 280,000 pos
Eliyahu Levy 950,000 132,000 pos
Andrew Taylor 945,000 588,000 pos
Dmitrii Valouev 820,000 335,000 pos
Gianluca Mattia 785,000 -35,000 neg
Peter Eastgate 785,000 -25,000 neg
Christopher Odonnell 670,000 226,000 pos
David Borg 565,000 -75,000 neg
Steven Goldberg 460,000 62,000 pos
Alexander Queen 430,000 -16,000 neg
Bastian Fischer 355,000 -65,000 neg
Bassel Moussa 330,000 -120,000 neg


Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

We will be back in 15 minutes.

Borg's Bluff Fails

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Dmitrii Valouev raised to 45,000 and David Borg called from the big blind. The flop came down {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}, and Borg checked.

Valouev grabbed chips and fired out 55,000. Borg upped the stakes to 125,000, and Valouev moved all in for a total of 264,000. Borg didn't see this coming, he tanked for a bit and folded.

Chip Counts
David Borg 640,000 -283,000 neg
Dmitrii Valouev 485,000 162,000 pos

Junek Doubles Through Queen

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

In a blind battle Tomas Junek just got all his chips into the middle. He was up against Alexander Queen who sat in the big blind.

Tomas Junek {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Alexander Queen {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}, and Junek stayed alive.

Chip Counts
Tomas Junek 870,000 120,000 pos
Alexander Queen 446,000 -359,000 neg
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Winner Tomas Junek
Winning Hand ♦10♥10
Prize 661,022

Level Info

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

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,777,300