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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Hilton Grabs a Few

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6

After trading small pots for the first four hands, our two heads-up duelists finally took a hand to a showdown.

It began with Dominik Nitsche opening to 125,000 from the small blind/button, and Jonathan Hilton calling the raise. The flop came {2-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Hilton checked. Nitsche continued for 115,000, and Hilton called. Hilton again check-called Nitsche's 255,000-chip bet following the {Q-Diamonds} turn.

The river was the {A-Spades}, and Hilton checked one more time. Nitsche quickly checked behind, and when Hilton tabled {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, Nitsche mucked.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 9,960,000 -500,000 neg
Jonathan Hilton 3,900,000 500,000 pos

Heads Up!

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6

Dominik Nitsche and Jonathan Hilton are now heads-up. Hilton will have his work cut out for him as Nitsche has a commanding lead.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 10,460,000 -90,000 neg
Jonathan Hilton 3,400,000 1,550,000 pos

Alex Cordero Eliminated in 3rd Place ($291,725)

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Alex Cordero - 3rd place
Alex Cordero - 3rd place

Jonathan Hilton opened to 120,000 from the button and Alex Cordero made the call from the small blind. Dominik Nitsche got out of the way and it was heads-up going to the flop.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Cordero led out for 160,000. Hilton made the call to see a turn, which brought the {Q-Clubs}. This time Cordero checked, prompting a 275,000 bet from Hilton. Cordero tanked for a bit, but then announced he was all in for 925,000 on top. Hilton made the call and hands were revealed.

Cordero: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} for a pair of queens and both straight and flush draws.
Hilton: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a pair of aces.

The {2-Diamonds} bricked for Cordero and he was sent to the rail in third place.

Chip Counts
Alex Cordero Busted

Hilton Shove Causes Cordero Fold

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6

In the second hand after the break, Jonathan Hilton raised to 130,000 from the small blind, and Alex Cordero called from the big blind. The flop came {2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, and Hilton led with a bet of 125,000. Cordero looked at what Hilton had behind — a little less than 900,000 — and raised to 350,000. Hilton paused just a beat, then pushed all in for 1.08 million total.

Cordero took his time, carving out the calling chips, then counting out what was left over (about 720,000). After about three minutes, he finally tossed his hand away.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Hilton 1,850,000 500,000 pos
Alex Cordero 1,400,000 -500,000 neg

Blend 'Em and Send 'Em!

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6 • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Our final three players have taken their seats. Cards are back in the air!

Level 28 started


Counts at Break

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 10,550,000 2,105,000 pos
Alex Cordero 1,900,000 190,000 pos
Jonathan Hilton 1,350,000 -890,000 neg

Break Time; Three Remain

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6 • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

After that wild Level 27 that saw six players eliminated, the remaining three are now taking a 20-minute break. The schedule as of now will be to play two more one-hour levels tonight — if we get that far.

Sebastien Comel Eliminated in 4th Place ($215,592)

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Sebastien Comel - 4th place
Sebastien Comel - 4th place

Sebastien Comel opened to 100,000 from the button and action folded over to Dominik Nitsche in the big blind, who three-bet to 250,000. Action was back on Comel, who paused and then slid out a four-bet to 425,000. Nitsche announced a five-bet all in and Comel called off his stack - about 1.3 million total.

Comel: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Nitsche: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Comel was in better shape than his former tablemates were against the one-man wrecking machine, however, the {2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board failed to improve Comel's hand and he was eliminated.

Chip Counts
Sebastien Comel Busted

Randy Lanosga Eliminated in 5th Place ($160,665)

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Randolph Lanosga - 5th place
Randolph Lanosga - 5th place

Seats are emptying fast at this final table. And the towers of chips sitting in front of Dominik Nitsche are growing and growing.

Just now Nitsche was opening once again for 100,000 from the cutoff, then Randy Lanosga responded with an all-in push from the small blind for his last 610,000. It folded back to Nitsche who quickly called, and once again the young German was tabling another big pocket pair.

It was {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} this time for Nitsche, putting him well ahead of Lanosga's {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The board rolled out {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, and just like that they are down to four.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 8,445,000 610,000 pos
Randolph Lanosga Busted
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Events List


Winner Dominik Nitsche
Winning Hand ♠K♠5
Prize 654,797

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 4,158,000