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


Queen Doubles Through Fischer

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Action folded all the way around to Alexander Queen in the small blind, and he make the call. Bastian Fischer checked his option in the big blind, and the two saw a flop of {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Queen tossed in a 25,000 bet, and Fischer clicked it back to 65,000. Queen raised all in, and Fischer made the call. The cards were tabled, and Queen was out in front.

Queen: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Fischer: {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}

Queen held top pair, but he would need to fade the straight draw outs of Fischer. He did so on the turn, the {k-Diamonds}, and the river, the {10-Diamonds}. Queen doubled up to 800,000, while Fischer drops down below 500,000.

Chip Counts
Alexander Queen 805,000 445,000 pos
Bastian Fischer 420,000 -880,000 neg

Sam Holden Eliminated in 16th Place ($23,608)

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Sam Holden
Sam Holden

Mattia raised it up from middle position to 45,000 and Sam Holden moved all in for 349,000 from late position. Action folded back to Mattia who completed the call.

Mattia: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Holden: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The board the ran out {9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and Holden's day here in Event 56 was done

Chip Counts
Gianluca Mattia 820,000 70,000 pos
Sam Holden GB GB Busted

Paul Van Nunes Eliminated in 17th Place ($23,608)

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Paul Vas Nunes
Paul Vas Nunes

Bastian Fischer raised it up to around 40,000 from the cut-off and Paul Vas Nunes moved all in from the small blind. Action made its way back to Fischer who made the call.

Nunes: {Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Fischer: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board came {9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades} and with that Nunes was finished for the day.

Chip Counts
Bastian Fischer 1,300,000 350,000 pos
Paul Vas Nunes GB GB Busted

Randolph Lansoga Eliminated in 18th Place ($23,608)

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Randolph Lanosga
Randolph Lanosga

After a series of raises preflop Randolp Lansoga was all in and at risk by the likes of Peter Eastgate. Eastgate held {Q-}{Q-} while Lansoga possessed {J-}{j-}.

The board ran {6-}{Q-}{4-}{3-}{3-} and with that Lansoga was our 18th place finisher.

Chip Counts
Peter Eastgate 810,000 110,000 pos
Randolph Lanosga Busted

Trampota Takes Big Pot From Mattia

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

We didn't catch the action until the river, but we saw that Tomas Trampota and Gianluca Mattia were heads up on a board that read {k-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}. There was about 200,000 in the middle, and Trampota had put out a big bet of 160,000.

Mattia was deep in the tank for about three minutes before the clock was called. The floor came over to administer the one minute clock, and after about 20 seconds, Mattia slid the chips in for the call. Trampota tabled {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trip eights, and Mattia looked shocked before mucking his hand. He spent the next 30 seconds or so shaking his head, as the hit drops him to 750,000. Meanwhile, Trampota cracks the 1 million chip mark.

Chip Counts
Tomas Trampota 1,050,000 351,000 pos
Gianluca Mattia 750,000 -521,000 neg

Queen Gets Caught

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Action started with Tomas Junek raisint it to 35,000 in the hijack, and Alexander Queen was next to act in the cut off. He three-bet to 78,000, and Eliyahu Levy called in the small blind. Junek called as well, and the three saw a flop of {k-Spades}{5-Spades}{9-Hearts}. It was checked to Queen, who fired out 95,000. Junek was the only one who came along, and the {q-Spades} hit the turn.

Both players checked, and the river brought the {2-Spades}, putting a fourth spade on the board. Junek took a quick peek at his cards, then checked to Queen. He thought for just about 10-15 seconds before firing out a bet of 150,000. Junek took little time in calling, and Queen said "you win". Junek tabled {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} for a flush, and Queen mucked his hand.

Chip Counts
Tomas Junek 750,000 357,000 pos
Alexander Queen 360,000 -440,000 neg

Level 23 started


Final 18 Table Draw

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

Table 408

Seat 1 Tomas Trampota  
Seat 2 Dmitrii Valouev  
Seat 3 Peter Eastgate  
Seat 4 Andrew Taylor  
Seat 5 Gianluca Mattia  
Seat 6 Donald Vogel  
Seat 7 Sam Holden  
Seat 8 Randolph Lanosga  
Seat 9 David Borg  

Table 407

Seat 1 Paul Vas Nunes  
Seat 2 Bassel Moussa  
Seat 3 Michael Graydon  
Seat 4 Christopher Odonnell  
Seat 5 Tomas Junek  
Seat 6 Alexander Queen  
Seat 7 Bastian Fischer  
Seat 8 Eliyahu Levy  
Seat 9 Steven Goldberg  

Blondeau Out in 19th

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Rudy Blondeau
Rudy Blondeau

Rudy Blondeau moved all in from the button and found a caller in Michael Graydon. Blondeau was pleased to see that his {A-Spades}{j-Spades} was easily ahead of Graydon's {k-}{j-}. However anything can happen as Blondeau soon found out, after an {K-} made an appearance on the flop. Blondeau wasn't able to catch up and was sent packing

Chip Counts
Rudy Blondeau Busted

Will Failla Arrives Just in Time To Bust

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Tournament Director Robbie Thompson stacks Will Failla's chips
Tournament Director Robbie Thompson stacks Will Failla's chips

"Someone told me it was 2 o'clock". This was what Will "The Thrill" Failla said as he arrived to the restart 24 minutes late. It was a brutal stroke of bad luck for Failla, who was the severe short stack to start the day. When he arrive at the table, he had just 13,000, less then one big blind. On the first hand he sat down, he was all in.

Action started with Randolph Lanosga raising it up to 35,000 under the gun. Failla called all in for his last 11,000, and it folded around to Steven Goldberg in the big blind, who made the call.

Goldberg and Lanosga checked down a board of {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and Lanosga showed {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a pair of sevens. Failla showed {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for ace high, and headed to the rail in disbelief.

It should be pointed out that despite his unfortunate luck, Failla handled it very well, saying "What am I gonna do now fight about it?" Failla earned just under $19,000 for his efforts.

Chip Counts
Will Failla US US Busted
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Events List


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