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


Updated Chip Counts (Five Remain)

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 7,835,000 225,000 pos
Jonathan Hilton 2,240,000 240,000 pos
Alex Cordero 1,710,000 110,000 pos
Sebastien Comel 1,465,000 15,000 pos
Randolph Lanosga 610,000 -910,000 neg

Cordero Clips Hilton's Stack

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6

Jonathan Hilton opened to 100,000 from the cutoff seat and was called by Alex Cordero in the big blind for a heads-up pot.

The flop came {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Cordero check-called a 115,000 from Hilton.

The turn brought the {Q-Diamonds} and Cordero check-called again - this time for a 205,000 bet from Hilton.

Both players checked the {5-Clubs} river and Cordero tabled {J-Spades}{10-Spades} for a pair of jacks. Hilton mucked and Cordero scooped the pot - chipping him up to 1.6 million.

Hilton slipped to 2.1 million.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Hilton 2,000,000 -550,000 neg
Alex Cordero 1,600,000 420,000 pos

Nitsche Keeps Foot on the Gas

Posted 2012-07-08 GMT-6
Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

On the very next hand after eliminating Frankie Johnson, Dominik Nitsche raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and got two callers in Randolph Lanosga (small blind) and Sebastien Comel (big blind). The flop came {7-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. It checked to Nitsche who bet 160,000, Lanosga folded, and Comel called.

The turn brought the {10-Spades}. Comel checked again, and Nitsche kept up the pressure, setting out a stack of green (25,000) chips for a bet of 400,000. Comel thought for about a minute before pushing his cards dealerward, and Nitsche gave him a little more to think about by showing one card — the {2-Clubs}.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 7,610,000 260,000 pos
Sebastien Comel 1,450,000 -260,000 neg

Frankie Johnson Eliminated in 6th Place ($120,748)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Frankie Johnson - 6th place
Frankie Johnson - 6th place

Sebastien Comel opened with a minimum-raise to 100,000 from early position, then Frankie Johnson reraised to 500,000 from the cutoff. Dominik Nitsche checked his cards, then announced he was reraising over the top all in. The blinds and Comel quickly skedaddled, and Johnson didn't hesitate before calling.

Johnson: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Nitsche: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Pocket kings again for Nitsche! And a bad time for Johnson to pick up a big-but-not-quite-that-big pair. The flop came {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, then the turn brought the {K-Hearts} to give Nitsche a set and make the {2-Spades} just a bit of trivia.

The Nitsche express keeps rolling. He's still stacking, but it appears he certainly has more than half the chips in play now with five left.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 7,350,000 2,530,000 pos
Franklin Johnson Busted

Martin Vallo Eliminated in 7th Place ($91,476)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Martin Vallo - 7th place
Martin Vallo - 7th place

Martin Vallo pushed all in for his remaining 420,000 from early position and action folded around to Franklin Johnson on the button, who announced, "Call." Behind him in the big blind, Jonathan Hilton then announced he was all in himself for 1.1 million total. Action was back on Johnson, who folded after some thought.

Hilton: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Vallo: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}

Vallo's tournament life was in dire straits and the {4-Spades}{Q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} board ensured his fate of a 7th-place finish.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Hilton 2,550,000 870,000 pos
Martin Vallo Busted

Jonathan Miller Eliminated in 8th Place ($69,896)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Jonathan Miller - 8th place
Jonathan Miller - 8th place

The applause congratulating Daniel Eichhorn for his ninth-place finish had barely died down when Jonathan Miller was pushing all in from early position with his last 275,000. It folded to Dominik Nitsche in the cutoff who called, the others got out, and the players flipped over their cards.

Miller had a better ace this time, turning over {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, but Nitsche had a made hand with his {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. The cards came {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, then {10-Spades}, then {9-Spades}, and Miller is out in eighth.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 4,820,000 320,000 pos
Jonathan Miller Busted

Daniel Eichhorn Eliminated in 9th Place ($53,846)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Daniel Eichhorn - 9th place
Daniel Eichhorn - 9th place

Daniel Eichhorn opened from the cutoff and action folded over to Dominik Nitsche in the small blind, who three-bet to 205,000. It folded back over to Eichhorn and he announced he was all in. Nitsche quickly called and hands were revealed.

Eichhorn: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Nitsche: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

Eichhorn was dominated and would need help going to the flop. No help came, though, as the board ran out {Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{J-Hearts} - leaving Eichhorn out-kicked and sending him to the rail.

Nitsche is up to 4.5 million now.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 4,500,000 880,000 pos
Daniel Eichhorn Busted

Level 27 started


Eichhorn Doubles Through Cordero

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

We've just seen a third straight all-in situation in which a short-stacked player was at risk with a dominated ace and survived.

In this one, Alex Cordero opened for 125,000 from the button, then Daniel Eichhorn reraised all in from the small blind for 525,000. Frankie Johnson folded the big blind, and Cordero quickly called.

Eichhorn: {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Cordero: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The flop came {4-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}, pairing Eichhorn's ten but providing Cordero with a nut flush draw. The turn was the {5-Clubs} and the river the {7-Clubs}, and Eichhorn survived.

Chip Counts
Alex Cordero 1,180,000 -555,000 neg
Daniel Eichhorn 1,090,000 170,000 pos

The Dream is Still Alive

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Dominik Nitsche opened to 80,000 from early position and action folded around to Jonathan Miller, who pushed all in on the button for his last 250,000. Action folded back to Nitsche, who quickly called to put Miller at risk.

Nitsche: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Miller: {A-Spades}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades} - giving Miller another chop pot after being dominated preflop.

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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