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Day 3 completed

Posted 2013-06-06 GMT-8

Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 3 completed

Cliff Josephy Wins Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout ($299,486)!

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Event 09 Gold Bracelet Winner Cliff Josephy
Event 09 Gold Bracelet Winner Cliff Josephy

Event #9, the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, began with 477 players. Ten players made it to Day 3 with a chance to claim a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. It wan an impressive bunch that included four bracelet winners, but only one would emerge from the tournament with three single-table wins. That man was Cliff Josephy, now the proud owner of two WSOP bracelets (the first coming in 2005 in a $1,500 Stud tournament for $192,150).

Each final table participant began with a similar chip stack of about 71 big blinds to begin the final table. Despite jumping out to an early lead, Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov was the first to fall. After he doubled up David "Bakes" Baker on Hand #20, Naydenov fell on Hand #34 when he lost a race against Evan Silverstein. The next player to fall was Ryan Hughes when he lost a coin flip against Chris Klodnicki 34 hands later to exit in ninth place.

Josephy was in sixth place at the time and after he doubled up through Baker on Hand #74, Josephy would hold the chip lead for just about the rest of the way. He extended his lead by taking out Chris Klodnicki in eighth place and Max Steinberg in seventh place, before taking a back seat to seeing former chip leader David Baker fall to Steven Silverman in sixth place.

In a five-hand span, Josephy dispatched of Alessandro Longobardi and Tim West in fifth and fourth place, respectively to enter the dinner break with 65% of the chips.

Evan Silverstein doubled on the first hand following the dinner break through Josephy and then eliminated Steven Silverman in third place to close the gap on Josephy.

Heads-up play began with Josephy holding a slight lead over Silverstein and 46 hands later, Josephy sealed the deal and captured his second WSOP bracelet.

We hope you enjoyed our hand-for-hand coverage of this final table, and urge you to follow our coverage for the remainder of the summer as more bracelets are awarded. For now, good night from Las Vegas!

Place Player Prize
1 Cliff Josephy $299,486
2 Evan Silverstein $185,487
3 Steve Silverman $123,202
4 Tim West $91,428
5 Alessandro Longobardi $68,613
6 David "Bakes" Baker $51,997
7 Max Steinberg $39,756
8 Chris Klodnicki $30,641
9 Ryan Hughes $23,791
10 Simeon Naydenov $18,609

Winner Photos!

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Hand #216: Evan Silverstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($185,487)

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Heads Up: Evan Silverstein
Heads Up: Evan Silverstein

Hand #217: On the last hand of heads up, Cliff Josephy raised to 60,000 from the button. Evan Silverstein raised all in. Josephy asked for a count, then made the call for 680,000 total.

Josephy: {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Silverstein: {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The {5-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flop was huge for Silverstein, making him the favorite. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator Silverstein was a 66% favorite to win the hand. The {3-Diamonds} on the turn was not one of those outs though, and Silverstein was still looking to catch up. It was the {5-Clubs} on the river that sealed the deal and gave the victory to Josephy.

Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.

While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the “36-Seat Giveaway” where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day’s first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a “Hot Seat” promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

Hand #215 - #216

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #215: Josephy raised to 60,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #216: Josephy got a walk from Silverstein in the big blind.

Chip Counts

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Chip Counts
Cliff Josephy US US 3,520,000 140,000 pos
Evan Silverstein US US 740,000 -140,000 neg

Hands #206 - #214

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #206: Silverstein raised to 70,000 and won the hand.

Hand #207: Josephy raised to 60,000. Silverstein reraised to 165,000 and Josephy folded.

Hand #208: Silverstein raised to 70,000 and took down the pot when Josephy folded.

Hand #209 Josephy raised to 60,000. Silverstein reraised to 165,000. Josephy thought about it for a bit before folding.

Hand #210: From the button Silverstein raised to 70,000. Josephy made a reraised to 195,000. Silverstein folded.

Hand #211: Josephy folded on the button and Silverstein took a walk in the big blind.

Hand #212: Silverstein raised to 70,000 on the button and won the hand.

Hand #213: Josephy raised to 60,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #214: Silverstein raised to 70,000 from the button and was called by Josephy in the big blind. On the {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} board, Josephy bet out 90,000. Silverstein made the call. The turn was the {3-Hearts}. Josephy checked as did Silverstein. On the {A-Hearts} river, Josephy checked again. Silverstein bet 120,000. Josephy made the call and showed an {A-} to beat Silverstein's {9-}. After the hand Jospehy declined a beer from his rail and smiled.

Level 8 started


Chip Counts

Posted 2013-06-05 GMT-8 • Level 7: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The yellow T1,000 chips are being raced off as the blinds and antes are upped to 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante.

Chip Counts
Cliff Josephy US US 3,380,000 -100,000 neg
Evan Silverstein US US 880,000 103,000 pos
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Events List


Winner Cliff Josephy
Winning Hand ♠A♦2
Prize 299,486

Level Info

Level 8
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info