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

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Wilmot Joins the 200K Club

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

We missed the exact action preflop, but we know that Joseph Kearney got the last of his 30,000 chips in holding {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, but was dominated by Matthew Wilmot, who held {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Wilmot clapped his hands, and told the dealer "no ace!" The dealer obliged, as the board ran out {8-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. Kearney headed to the rail, while Wilmot scooped the pot, pushing his stack to 200,000.

Chip Counts
Matthew Wilmot 200,000 65,000 pos
Joseph Kearney Busted

PokerNews Podcast: WSOP Kickoff with Tom Marchese

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Today marked the first day of the PokerNews Podcast from the 2012 World Series of Poker. Kristy Arnett hosts alongside Donnie Peters, Remko Rinkema and Danielle Barille with the first guest of the summer, World Poker Tour $100,000 Super High Roller winner Tom Marchese.

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Vohs Takes Out Another; Burns Eliminated

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

We caught up with the action on a board reading {J-Hearts}{4-Spades}{K-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. John Vohs had a 30,000 bet in front of him from the big blind position and action was up to Robert Burns, who announced he was all in after some deliberation. Vohs snap-called.

Vohs: {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Burns: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

Burns would need a ten and only a ten to stay alive. The river bricked out a {A-Diamonds}, which was too little too late for Burns as he was knocked out of the tournament.

Vohs is sitting on a very healthy stack of about 230,000.

Chip Counts
John Vohs 230,000 95,000 pos
Robert Burns Busted

Brady Binks The River, Takes Chip Lead

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Sometimes, the battle of the blinds can be some of the most boring pots in poker. Other times, it can be the biggest pot of the tournament. The latter was the case just now between Amy Brady and Joshua Murray. Action folded all the way around to Brady in the small blind, and she called. Murray checked his option in the big blind, and the two saw a flop of {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

Brady waited little time in betting out 8,000, and Murray thought for just a few moments before announcing a raise. He threw in the 8,000 for the call, then put out 15,000 more, a raise to 23,000. Brady wasn't about to backdown, and she quickly reraised to 53,000 total! Murray elected to make the call, and the pot swelled up to over 100,000. The turn came the {q-Clubs}, and Brady quickly moved all in. Despite being for all his chips, Murray thought for just a few seconds before calling! The cards were flipped, and Murray was well out in front.

Brady: {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Murray: {8-Spades}{3-Spades}

Murray had flopped bottom two pair in the big blind, and would need to dodge a queen, jack, or nine to win the pot. Unfortunately for him, the {q-Hearts} slammed down on the river, counterfeiting Murray and giving Brady the massive pot. With that win, she is now the chip leader, with 250,000.

Chip Counts
Amy Brady 250,000 120,000 pos
Joshua Murray Busted

Vohs Eliminates Vogel

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Mike Vogel playing during day 1.
Mike Vogel playing during day 1.

Action began with John Vohs, who opened for 7,500 from early position. Action folded around to Mike Vogel on the button, who re-popped it to around 24,000. Vohs pondered for a bit and then announced he was all in. Vogel quickly called off his remaining stack.

Vohs: {A-Diamonds}{K-}
Vogel: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}

Vogel was dominated going into the flop and would need help to survive. The {8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} failed to improve Vogel's hand and he was knocked out of the tournament.

Chip Counts
John Vohs 135,000 45,000 pos
Mike Vogel Busted

Parker Doubles Through Saechao

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Kerry Parker went all in from the button for his last 18,000 and found one caller in Chiab Saechao. Everyone else folded and hands were revealed.

Parker: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Saechao: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The {7-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} board kept Parker in the lead and he doubled up.

Chip Counts
Chiab Saechao 185,000 -25,000 neg
Kerry Parker 38,000 13,000 pos

Full Chip Counts

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

These are the most updated counts of the final three tables.

Chip Counts
Chiab Saechao 210,000 59,400 pos
James Routos 180,000 33,100 pos
Ray Pulford 150,000 -15,000 neg
Georgi Ivanov 140,000 14,000 pos
Matthew Wilmot 135,000 -5,000 neg
Donald Michael 130,000 19,800 pos
Amy Brady 130,000 74,000 pos
Robert Burns 110,000 63,600 pos
Ty Stewart 90,000 20,100 pos
John Vohs 90,000 -12,300 neg
Joshua Murray 85,000 12,600 pos
Carisa Schweisberger 80,000 3,600 pos
Michael Vogel 70,000 28,700 pos
Scott Wygal 65,000 15,000 pos
Steven Phan 65,000 3,500 pos
Joseph McCarthy 60,000 -11,100 neg
Chad Patterson 44,000 7,900 pos
Shu Ho 42,000 -26,600 neg
Jay Pinkussohn 40,000 7,200 pos
Patricia Baker 40,000 3,600 pos
Daniel Goldman 35,000 13,400 pos
Bradley Russell 35,000 9,000 pos
Nicolas Vaca-Rondon 30,000 -36,000 neg
Tom Weihrauch 29,000 13,500 pos
Kerry Parker 25,000 -33,800 neg

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Final 3 Tables

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Table Seat Player
445 1 Chiab Saechao
445 2 Donald Michael
445 3 Carisa Schweisberger
445 4 Joseph Kearney
445 5 Jay Pinkussohn
445 6 Ty Stewart
445 7 Bradley Russell
445 8 Georgi Ivanov
445 9 Kerry Parker
Table Seat Player
446 1 Chad Patterson
446 2 Robert Schiffbauer
446 3 Nicolas Vaca-Rondon
446 4 Steven Phan
446 5 Tom Weihrauch
446 6 Amy Brady
446 7 Joshua Murray
446 8 Shu Ho
446 9 Scott Wygal
Table Seat Player
451 1 Joseph McCarthy
451 2 John Vohs
451 3 Patricia Baker
451 4 Daniel Goldman
451 5 Matthew Wilmot
451 6 Michael Vogel
451 7 Robert Burns
451 8 Ray Pulford
451 9 James Routos

Final Three Tables

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Play has halted momentarily so that the staff can redraw for the top 27. Once all the players have taken their seats, we will get you a full seating chart.

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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