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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better


Michael "Boonie" Kleist Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,855)

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Michael Kleist finished 5th
Michael Kleist finished 5th

Michael "Boonie" Kleist is the latest player to be go after he was eliminated over the course of two hands by Gavin Griffin.

Boonie opened and called Griffins's three-bet to see a {2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop. He checked called a bet here and on the {10-Spades} turn before both players checked the {j-Hearts} river. Griffin opened the lowly {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} but managed to scoop.

That left Boonie with just 50,000 chips in the big blind. Griffin isolated him by raising and the cards wee on theit backs.

Griffin: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Boonie: {q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}

The board ran {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} to give Griffin two-pair.

Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 2,500,000 325,000 pos
Michael "Boonie" Kleist Busted

Level 29 started


Official Break Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 2,175,000
Herbert Tapscott 795,000
Ashly Butler 720,000 20,000 pos
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 410,000 -10,000 neg
Can Kim Hua 255,000 -145,000 neg

Break Time

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6 • Level 28

The players are on a 20-minute break. Official chip counts coming right up.

Tapscott Dropping Fast

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6

Gavin Griffin raised to 100,000 and Herbert Tapscott made the call. The flop brought {10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Tapscott check-called 100,000. The river was the {A-Clubs} and Tapscott check-folded to another 100,000 chip bet.

A couple of hands later Hua raised from the button to 100,000 and Tapscott called from the button. The flop brought out {2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Hua bet 50,000 after which Tapscott put him all in for 65,000 chips total. Hua called and showed {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped flush and Tapscott was drawing very thin with his {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}. "Runner runner," Tapscott announced but the turn, the {10-Clubs}, and river, {K-Diamonds}, didn't help him out. Hua is back in the race while Tapscott dropped a lot of chips.

Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 2,175,000 600,000 pos
Herbert Tapscott 795,000 -805,000 neg
Can Kim Hua 400,000 355,000 pos

Boonie! Boonie!

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
Michael "Boonie" Kleist
Michael "Boonie" Kleist

Michael "Boonie" Kleist has been very quiet since dinner but not anymore.

He was down to 95,000 in the small blind and called all-in after a Herbert Tapscott raise and Ashly Butler call.

The {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Spades} board was checked all the way down. Boonie opened {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two-pair and scooped the main pot.

The very next hand he maneuvered Tapscott off his hand on the turn of a {7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades} board.

Boonie has the most support on the rail and they went wild!

Chip Counts
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 420,000 170,000 pos

John Racener Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,121)

Posted 2012-06-04 GMT-6
John Racener
John Racener

From the cutoff Gavin Griffin raised to 100,000 and John Racener called from the small blind. Herbert Tapscott was in the big blind and decided to call as well. The flop was {2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Racener lead out for 50,000 getting both his opponents to call.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Racener was all-in for his final 10,000 chips. Both his opponents made the call. Racener showed {A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Spades} against Griffin who had {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Tapscott tabled {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and the river was the {J-Hearts}.

Griffin picked up the low half of the pot with the nut low and the high went to Tapscott who had made two pair, eights and deuces. Racener was left with two pair, deuces and sixes, and he got eliminated from the tournament in sixth place.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 1,600,000 50,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 1,575,000 275,000 pos
John Racener Busted

Tapscott Movd into the Lead

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Herbert Tapscott was down to around 65,000 not so long ago, but he just won a pot to take over the lead from Gavin Griffin.

These two players and Ashly Butler had made it all the way to the river where the board read {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. There had been action all the way down swelling the pot to around a 900,000.

Griffin had a stab on the river and was called by Tapscott.

Griffin: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades} for ace-king high.
Tapscott: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades} for queens.
Butler had open folded {a-}{a-}{6-}{4-} just before this and was instantly regretting it after he saw his opponents' hands.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 1,550,000 300,000 pos
Gavin Griffin 1,300,000 -400,000 neg
Ashly Butler 700,000

Thayer Rasmussen Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,278)

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6
Thayer Rasmussen
Thayer Rasmussen

Thayer Rasmussen just raised all in for 95,000 and he got called by Gavin Griffin who was on the button and Can Kim Hua who was in the small blind. John Racener was in the big blind with just 105,000 chips left behind and after giving it some thought he opted to fold.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Hua bet 100,000, Griffin called. On the river the {9-Spades} hit and Hua bet another 100,000. Griffin immediately threw in 200,000 and the pressure was back on Hua. He gave it some thought before making the call leaving himself with just 45,000 chips left behind.

Griffin showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the nut straight and Rasmussen was done, he showed {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and had failed to improve. Hua was frustrated and didn't want to show his cards, but since this was an all-in showdown the dealer tabled his {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. We are down to six players with two players in dire need of a double up.

Chip Counts
Gavin Griffin 1,700,000 350,000 pos
Herbert Tapscott 1,250,000 450,000 pos
John Racener 105,000 -295,000 neg
Can Kim Hua 45,000 -505,000 neg
Thayer Rasmussen Busted

Herbert is Back!

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

He was all but out the door but as it turned out Herbert Tapscott wasn't going anywhere. Herbert Tapscott just made it 100,000 from under the gun +1 and Hua defended his big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Spades} and Hua lead out for 50,000. Tapscott called and the turn was the {9-Spades}. Hua bet 100,000 and Tapscott called again.

On the river the {2-Hearts} popped up and Hua checked to Tapscott who now put in 100,000. Hua tanked for a bit before folding and Tapscott is right back in this thing! The stacks are shallow and anything could happen with these seven remaining players.

Chip Counts
Herbert Tapscott 800,000 570,000 pos
Can Kim Hua 550,000 -385,000 neg
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Winner Herbert Tapscott
Winning Hand ♣Q♠10♠7♥4
Prize 264,400

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

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