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


Cordero Bluffs With Best Hand

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Alex Cordero raised from the hijack seat and got a caller in Andrea Tropea from the big blind. When checked to after the {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop, Cordero fired and Tropea called. The turn brought the {5-Clubs} and bet of 70,000 from Tropea, which Cordero promptly raised to 195,000. After tanking for some time, Tropea called.

The river then brought the {7-Spades} and a check from Tropea. Cordero bet 225,000 this time, and Tropea took about three minutes to consider what to do. Finally he called, tabling {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Cordero showed his {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}, somewhat amazed he had been called and yet still had the best hand.

"I was three-barrelling," he said. "I thought you had kings!"

That one knocks Tropea down to short-stacked status, while Cordero continues to increase his lead over the field.

Chip Counts
Alex Cordero 1,820,000 340,000 pos
Andrea Tropea 110,000 -410,000 neg

Comel's Set Sends Orman To The Rail

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Evan Orman was just getting up out of his chair to head to the payout desk when we arrived. All of Orman's chips were in the middle on a board reading {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Orman had the {A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} in front of him for a pair of aces. His lone opponent, Sebastien Comel, held the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for a set of eights, which was good enough to send Orman to the rail.

Comel is up to 950,000 following the knockout.

Chip Counts
Sebastien Comel 950,000 265,000 pos
Evan Orman Busted

Hellman Crippled; Then Eliminated

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

In the hand that would cripple him, Erik Hellman opened to 33,000 from the hijack seat and action folded around to Fernando Suaya in the big blind, who made the call.

Both players checked the {Q-Clubs}{A-Spades}{6-Spades} flop.

When the {8-Clubs} fell on the turn, Suaya check-called a 33,000 bet from Hellman.

The {10-Spades} completed the board and this time, Suaya announced he was all in for his last 211,000. Hellman fell into the tank, but eventually called after much deliberation. Suaya tabled {8-Spades}{5-Spades} for a rivered flush and Hellman mucked.

Shortly thereafter, Hellman open pushed all in for his last 55,000 and action folded around to Evan Orman, who went all in himself. Everyone else got out of the way and hands were revealed.

Orman: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Hellman: {10-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The {K-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board failed to improve Hellman's hand and he was eliminated.

Chip Counts
Fernando Suaya 440,000 18,000 pos
Erik Hellman Busted

Hearts On Board Help Cordero Crush Khalili

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

Three-way action before the flop resulted in Sohale Khalili all in versus Alex Cordero, with Andrea Tropea having stepped aside in the face of the reraising.

Khalili had {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} and Cordero {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and when the board came {8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, then {8-Hearts}, then {3-Hearts}, the table reacted with an "ohhhh" at the sight of the fourth heart on board. Cordero had made a flush, and Khalili was out in 29th.

Tropea shook his head and smiled, saying he'd folded pocket jacks. "Nice hand," he told Cordero, who was shaking his head, too, saying "it just played itself out."

Cordero increases his chip lead with that one, while Tropea is sitting wondering what might have been.

Chip Counts
Alex Cordero 1,480,000 130,000 pos
Sohale Khalili Busted

29 Remain

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

A wild and woolly first two levels saw 22 players hit the rail. Just 29 remain. Here's a peek at the top of the leaderboard to begin Level 22:

1. Alex Cordero — 1,350,000
2. Yoav Tenenbaum — 1,180,000
3. Daniel Eichhorn — 940,000
4. Aditya Agarwal — 784,000
5. Randolph Lanosga — 730,000
6. Sebastien Comel — 685,000
7. Iakov Onuchin — 645,000
8. Joshua Prager — 640,000
9. Frankie Johnson — 620,000
10. Todor Plaseski — 620,000

Level 22 started


Break Time!

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Our remaining players are now on a 20-minute break.

Fuller Out

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

A short-stacked Thomas Fuller open-pushed all in from the button and was called by Franklin Johnson directly behind him in the small blind. Everyone else folded and hands were revealed.

Fuller: {Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Johnson: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}, which failed to improve Fuller's hand and sent him to the rail.

Chip Counts
Thomas Fuller Busted

Olsen Snaps Off Suaya

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6

We caught up on a completed board reading {Q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Fernando Suaya had a large stack of green chips in front of him from the big blind, which was a bet large enough to put Harald Olsen all in. Olsen, who was in the cutoff, tanked for some time, but eventually said, "Alright, I call." Suaya then tabled {K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for a bluff and Olsen flipped over {3-Hearts}{6-Spades} for just a pair of treys, which was good enough to scoop the pot. Many of Olsen's tablemates congratulated him on his good call.

Olsen is now up to 250,000, while Suaya is sitting on 740,000.

Chip Counts
Fernando Suaya 740,000 40,000 pos
Harald Olsen 250,000 207,000 pos

Eichhorn Cuts Down Cody

Posted 2012-07-07 GMT-6
Jake Cody
Jake Cody

Jake Cody's table is currently buzzing following the elimination of the player whom all still left in the tourney appear to agree was the toughest opponent left. They are congratulating Daniel Eichhorn, too, for having done the deed.

Down to 154,000, Cody had shoved with {A-}{Q-} and Eichhorn was there to challenge with {9-}{9-}. The board brought no improvement to Cody's hand and he was eliminated. Meanwhile Eichhorn appears to have grabbed the chip lead for the moment with 33 left.

Chip Counts
Daniel Eichhorn 845,000 447,000 pos
Jake Cody 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