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


Living the Dream

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Jonathan Miller open-raised all in from under the gun for 270,000 total and got one caller in Frankie Johnson from middle position. Miller tabled {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and needed some help against Johnson's {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Johnson was still in front. The {4-Clubs} turn then brought flush possibilities for Miller. The dealer burned a card and delivered the river... the {8-Diamonds}, making a straight on the board and a chopped pot.

"The dream is still alive," said Miller with a grin to Sebastien Comel sitting to his right.

Chip Counts
Franklin Johnson 1,960,000 355,000 pos
Jonathan Miller 305,000 -175,000 neg

Johnson Keeps Firing

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

Jonathan Hilton opened to 80,000 from early position and found one caller in Franklin Johnson from the big blind.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Johnson opted to lead out for 150,000. Hilton called to see a turn, which brought the {6-Hearts}. Undeterred, Johnson fired again - this time for 300,000. Hilton thought a bit, but eventually slid his hand into the muck - conceding the pot to Johnson.

Dominating Dominik

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

Dominik Nitsche has picked up where he left off before the move up onto the main stage, grabbing the last four hands in a row.

First Nitsche got a walk in the big blind. Then it folded to him in the small blind where he raised, and Jonathan Hilton stepped aside.

On the next hand it folded to Nitsche on the button and he raised again to 80,000, and Randy Lanosga called from the big blind. The flop came all clubs — {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} — and when Lanosga checked, Nitchse bet 65,000 and Lanosga let it go.

Nitsche opened with a raise again in the cutoff on the next hand, once more claiming the blinds and antes.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 3,620,000 170,000 pos
Randolph Lanosga 1,520,000 -65,000 neg

Comel Shoves; Scoops Pot

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Randolph Lanosga opened to 90,000 from middle position and action folded over to Sebastien Comel in the hijack seat, who pushed all in for his last 525,000. Action folded back around to Lanosga, who folded after some thought.

Chip Counts
Sebastien Comel 1,710,000 90,000 pos
Randolph Lanosga 1,585,000 -90,000 neg

Up On the Main Stage

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

After playing out Day 3 to this point over in one corner of the White section here in the Pavilion room, the final nine have been relocated up on the main stage now following the conclusion of Nick Schulman's triumph in Event 60: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit).

The players have all been introduced and after a brief delay cards are back in the air again. Dominik Nitsche begins the action up on the main stage as the big chip leader, with his 3.45 million about twice what nearest challenger Alex Cordero has.

Nitsche, Comel Pushing

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Dominik Nitsche came back from dinner picking up pots and pushing his stack up close to 4 million. Just now he was raising again to 80,000 from the cutoff and got two callers in Martin Vallo (small blind) and Sebastien Comel (big blind). The flop came {9-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. It checked to Nitsche who bet 105,000, then Vallo check-raised to 250,000. Comel thought a bit, then called Vallo's raise, and Nitsche got out.

The turn brought the {3-Spades} and a check from Vallo. Comel fired 240,000, and after a pause Vallo let it go.

Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 3,450,000 450,000 pos
Sebastien Comel 1,350,000 510,000 pos
Martin Vallo 710,000 -30,000 neg

Shuffle Up and Deal!

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

Our final nine have returned from dinner and taken their seats. Cards are back in the air!

Level 26 started


Dinner Time!

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Our remaining nine players left to go on a 60-minute dinner break just a short while ago. See you back at 9:07 PM PST.

Updated Chip Counts at Dinner Break (9 Remain)

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Following Iakov Onuchin's quick elimination after the redraw at ten-handed, here's how the remaining nine are seated around the official final table.

Table Seat Player Chips
141 1 Dominik Nitsche 3,000,000
141 2 Jonathan Hilton 1,800,000
141 3 Randolph Lanosga 700,000
141 4 Martin Vallo 740,000
141 5 Sebastien Comel 820,000
141 6 Jonathan Miller 1,700,000
141 7 Alex Cordero 1,650,000
141 8 Daniel Eichhorn 950,000
141 9 Franklin Johnson 1,550,000
Chip Counts
Dominik Nitsche 3,000,000 -160,000 neg
Jonathan Hilton 1,800,000 5,000 pos
Jonathan Miller 1,700,000 830,000 pos
Alex Cordero 1,650,000 230,000 pos
Franklin Johnson 1,550,000 935,000 pos
Daniel Eichhorn 950,000 -310,000 neg
Sebastien Comel 820,000 -780,000 neg
Martin Vallo 740,000 -205,000 neg
Randolph Lanosga 700,000 -730,000 neg
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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