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


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Crucial Pot For Butler

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Ahsly Butler started by raising to 40,000 from the under the gun +1 position and Rasmussen called one seat over. Raymond Davis made it 60,000 to go from middle position and it got back to Butler and Rasmussen who both called.

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and all three players checked. The turn was the {9-Clubs} and Butler checked to Rasmussen who bet 40,000. Both his opponents called and the river was the {8-Diamonds}. Butler lead out for 40,000 both players folded. Short stack Butler took down this crucial pot giving him a lot more breathing room with the blinds about to go up.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 700,000 -80,000 neg
Thayer Rasmussen 460,000 -80,000 neg
Ashly Butler 405,000 201,000 pos

Rasmussen Gives Up on the River

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Thayer Rasmussen opened from the cut-off and called when Raymond Davis three-bet from the button.

Davis was in the mood to bet and did so all the way down the {4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} board. Rasmussen stayed with him all the way but conceded defeat on the river and folded.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 780,000 275,000 pos
Thayer Rasmussen 540,000 -120,000 neg

Tough Spot For Butler

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6

Ashly Butler is our short stack and he just raised to 40,000 from the button. Thayer Rasmussen was in the small blind and he three-bet to 60,000. Butler called and the flop came down {5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. Rasmussen bet 20,000 and Butler followed with the call.

The turn was the {9-Spades} and Rasmussen hesitated before deciding to check. Butler checked behind and the river was the {Q-Spades}. Rasmussen grabbed chips and threw out a 40,000 bet which got Butler talking to himself. Every bet counts at this point and Butler tanked for a bit before folding.

Chip Counts
Thayer Rasmussen 660,000 99,000 pos
Ashly Butler 204,000 -90,000 neg

Let's Get This Final Table Started

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6 • Level 24

Each of the final nine players have had their bios read out as a way of introduction, and play is back underway. There are still 15 minutes left of this level.

Official Final Tabel Chip Counts and Seat Draw

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6
Seat Name
1 Herbert Tapscott
2 Ashly Butler
3 Thayer Rasmussen
4 Raymond Davis
5 Michael "Boonie" Kleist
6 Bryan Jolly
7 Gavin Griffin
8 Can Kim Hua
9 John Racener
Chip Counts
Bryan Jolly 658,000 315,000 pos
Herbert Tapscott 579,000 89,000 pos
Thayer Rasmussen 561,000 -19,000 neg
Gavin Griffin 516,000 -232,000 neg
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 510,000 -40,000 neg
Raymond Davis 505,000 -110,000 neg
Can Kim Hua 405,000 5,000 pos
John Racener 354,000 277,000 pos
Ashly Butler 294,000 -186,000 neg

Final Table Break

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6 • Level 24

The remaining nine players are now on a 20 minute break. We will get the official chip counts before the final table starts.

Wes Self Eliminated in 10th Place ($14,908)

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6
Wes Self
Wes Self

From middle position Michael "Boonie" Kleist raised to 40,000 and Can Kim Hua called from the button as did Self from the big blind. The flop came down {10-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Self lead out for 20,000 after which Kleist raised to 40,000. Hua folded his cards and Self made the call.

On the turn the {Q-Hearts} hit and Self moved all in for his final 15,000 chips. He showed {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and was up against {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Kleist had already made a straight and Self was looking for a king or a queen to make a full house in order to stay alive. The river was the {7-Spades} and that ended things for Wes Self. We are down to the final table and will get back to you shortly with the official chip counts.

Chip Counts
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 550,000 142,000 pos
Wes Self Busted

Final 10 Seat Draw and Rough Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6 • Level 24
Seat Name Chip Count
1 Wes Self 94,000
2 Herbert Tapscott 510,000
3 Ashly Butler 185,000
4 Thayer Rasmussen 550,000
5 Raymond Davis 505,000
6 Michael "Boonie" Kleist 342,000
7 Bryan Jolly 698,000
8 Gavin Griffin] 510,000
9 Can Kim Hua 440,000
10 John Racener 370,000

Greg Mascio Eliminated in 11th Place ($14,908)

Posted 2012-06-03 GMT-6
Greg Mascio
Greg Mascio

Greg Mascio was under the gun with just 16,000 chips after he had just three-betted pre flop and folded on the flop. He moved all in and it got to Thayer Rasmussen who raised to 40,000 from the button. Davis gave up his small blind and after a couple of seconds Racener kicked it in from the big.

Greg Mascio showed {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and laughed as Davis accidentally exposed the {Q-Hearts} when he folded his cards. Rasmussen showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and the flop came down {K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} giving both players a pair. The turn was the {3-Spades} giving Rasmussen the nut low draw but he didn't need a chop because the {Q-Spades} hit the river giving him trips. Mascio is out in 11th place and we are redrawing for the final ten players.

Chip Counts
Thayer Rasmussen 580,000 113,000 pos
Greg Mascio Busted
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Winner Herbert Tapscott
Winning Hand ♣Q♠10♠7♥4
Prize 264,400

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Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 0

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