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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

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We are Back!

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The players have returned to their seats, and the cards are back in the air.


Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The players at the final two tables are now on the second break of the day. Play will resume in 20 minutes.

Amy Brady Eliminated in 15th Place ($3,379)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Amy Brady - out in 15th place ($3,379)
Amy Brady - out in 15th place ($3,379)

We caught up with the action on a {3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Clubs} flop, where Patricia Baker led out from the big blind position for 35,000. Brady mulled her decision over a bit, but eventually announced she was all in for 117,000 more. Baker asked for a count and announced a call, having Brady just barely covered.

Brady: {Q-}{10-} for an open-ended straight draw.
Baker: {J-Spades}{10-Spades} for top pair.

Brady would need to hit one of her outs to survive, but the {3-Spades} turn and {5-Clubs} river proved fruitless for her as she was eliminated in 15th place.

Chip Counts
Patricia Baker 250,000 175,000 pos
Amy Brady Busted

Kerry Parker Eliminated in 16th Place ($2,717)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Kerry Parker - out in 16th ($2,717)
Kerry Parker - out in 16th ($2,717)

Action began with Kerry Parker, who open-raised all in for his last 24,000. Action folded around to Ray Pulford in the big blind who called.

Parker: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Pulford: {Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{2-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}, leaving Pulford with a pair of queens and eliminating Parker in 16th place.

Chip Counts
Kerry Parker Busted

Bradley Russell Eliminated in 17th Place($2,717)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

We missed the action preflop, but we saw that Bradley Russell got the rest of his short stack in preflop, and was called by both Carisa Schweisberger and Ray Pulford. The flop came down {j-}{8-}{6-}, and Pulford checked to Schweisberger, who bet out 8,000. Pulford reluctantly folded {a-}{10-} face up, and Schweisberger and Russell tabled their cards.

Schweisberger: {6-Spades}{4-Hearts}
Russell: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Schweisberger was out in front with bottom pair, but Russell could still pair up to take the pot. The turn came the {2-Hearts}, and Russell was drawing thin. The river came the {4-Spades}, giving Schweisberger an unnecessary two pair, and sending Russell to the rail

Chip Counts
Bradley Russell Busted

Shu Ho Eliminated in 18th Place ($2,717)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Shu Ho
Shu Ho

James Routos opened from late position and was re-shoved on by Shu Ho for his last 30,000. Routos made the call and hands were revealed.

Ho: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Routos: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Ho was in good shape to double, however, the {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop gave Routos the lead. The {8-Spades} turn and {J-Hearts} bricked for Ho and he was eliminated in 18th place, good for a $2,717 payday.

Final 18 Players

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Table Seat Player
445 1 Chad Patterson
445 2 Matthew Wilmot
445 3 Chiab Saechao
445 4 John Vohs
445 5 Ray Pulford
445 6 Carisa Schweisberger
445 7 Kerry Parker
445 8 Bradley Russell
445 9 Nicolas Vaca-Rondon
Table Seat Player
451 1 Scott Wygal
451 2 Shu Ho
451 3 Donald Michael
451 4 Amy Brady
451 5 Georgi Ivanov
451 6 Jay Pinkussohn
451 7 Steven Phan
451 8 James Routos
451 9 Patricia Baker

Michael Sends Stewart Packing

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

We missed the preflop action, but when we got to the table, Ty Stewart and Donald Michael were heads up on a flop that read {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Stewart fired out a bet of 25,000, which was just about half his stack, and Michael responded by moving all in. Stewart thought for just a few moments, shrugged, and made the call. The two flipped their cards, and Micahel was out in front.

Michael: {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Stewart: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Stewart would need to catch another pair or runner runner straight to survive, and he didn't get it on the turn, the {3-Clubs}. The river brought the {3-Diamonds}, and the WSOP executive director hit the rail. Meanwhile, Michael is enjoying a monster chip lead, as he now has 400,000, nearly double anyone else in the room. We are now re-drawing for the final 18 players

Chip Counts
Donald Michael 400,000 65,000 pos
Ty Stewart Busted

Wygal Doubles Through Brady

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

We caught up with action just as Scott Wygal was getting all in against Amy Brady. Apparently Brady had raised from late position and was shoved on by Wygal from the big blind. Brady called.

Brady: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Wygal: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The board came {4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and a clearly frustrated Brady, whose stack has been sliding, stood up from the table.

Wygal is up to 105,000 while Brady has slipped to about 120,000.

Chip Counts
Amy Brady 120,000 -60,000 neg
Scott Wygal 105,000 40,000 pos

Phan Catches a Miracle To Double Through Brady

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

We didn't get to the table until most of the action had been completed, but here's what we saw. The flop of {j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} was out on the board, and Steven Phan had put out a bet of 8,000. Amy Brady had a raise of 20,000 in front of her, and when we arrived, Phan was deep in the tank. After about 30 seconds of thought, he slid the rest of his chips in, and Brady snap called. The cards were tabled, and Phan was in a world of hurt.

Phan: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Brady: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

As soon as he saw the cards, Phan yelled "King!" He didn't get it on the turn, but the {5-Diamonds} did help him out alittle, giving him some chop outs. Phan called for king one more time, and this time, he got it, as the {k-Diamonds} hit on the river. Phan celebrated, while Brady just shook her head, saying "I've never tried so hard to get someone to put their chips in the middle." Brady is still plenty healthy with 180,000, while Phan is now up to 85,000.

Chip Counts
Amy Brady 180,000 -70,000 neg
Steven Phan 85,000 20,000 pos
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Events List


Winner Chiab Saechao
Winning Hand ♦10♠10
Prize 70,859

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 329,400