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Nguyen Wins a Big One Off Musumeci

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6

Amanda Musumeci opened for 27,000 under the gun and was called by Huy Nguyen in middle position. The rest of the field got out of the way and it was heads-up to the {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{a-Spades} flop.

Musumeci wasted little time in leading out for 33,000, Nguyen called, and the {10-Spades} appeared on the turn. This time Musumeci opted to check, opening the door for Nguyen to bet 56,000. Musumeci made the call and then turned right around and led out for 87,000 on the {7-Clubs} river. Nguyen made the call and tabled {A-Spades}{K-Spades} for two pair, which bested Musumeci's {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} two pair and missed flush draw.

Chip Counts
Huy Nguyen 530,000 213,000 pos
Amanda Musumeci 115,000 -207,000 neg

Eriquezzo Uses Position

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6 • Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The hand started with Huy Nguyen on the button and Matt Keikoan opened for 27,00. Ryan Eriquezzo raised to 66,00 right behind him, the blinds released and Keikoan tossed his cards away without much thought.

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Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6

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First Pot to ODB

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6 • Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

In the first hand of the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship, action folded around to short-stacked David "ODB" Baker in the cutoff and he opened for 25,000. The raise proved to be enough as the button and both blinds folded.

Just 14 Minutes

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6 • Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Just 14 minutes remain in Level 22.

Level 22 started


Introductions Are Being Made

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6

Introductions are being and cards will be in the air shortly.

A New World Series of Poker National Champion Will Be Crowned

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6
Yung Hwang
Yung Hwang

Last Saturday, Day 2 of the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship saw the remaining 39 players of a 157-entrant field return to battle down to a final table. It was a relatively quick day as 21 players hit the rail empty handed while ten more followed with respectable paydays. With that said, only eight were fortunate to make the final table and will return today to play down to a winner.

Today’s action will be captured by ESPN cameras for broadcast on August 7th, but we’ll be bringing you all the action, live, from the Main Stage here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leading the way is Yung Hwang, who sits atop a stack of 1.224 million. He is joined by some stiff competition including a mix of WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard buy-ins and qualifiers from around the country.

2012 WSOP National Championship Final Table

Seat Player Chips Qualified
1 David “ODB” Baker 281,000 WSOP POY Entrant
2 Amanda Musumeci 322,000 At-Large Qualifier
3 Sam Stein 651,000 WSOP POY Entrant
4 Huy Nguyen 331,000 At-Large Qualifier
5 Yung "Andy" Hwang 1,224,000 At-Large Qualifier
6 Nikolas Stone 471,000 Harrah's St. Louis Casino Champ
7 Matt Keikoan 957,000 WSOP POY Entrant
8 Ryan Eriquezzo 474,000 Caesars AC Main Event Champ

The remaining eight players will return in about 20 minutes and are all looking to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Sam Barnhart. With a bracelet and a $416,051 first-place prize at stake, there ought to be plenty of fireworks in the 2012 WSOP National Championship.

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-07-11 GMT-6

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Winner Ryan Eriquezzo
Winning Hand ♠K♥J
Prize 416,051

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,570,000