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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Days:

Level 27 started

Level:
27
Blinds:
20000/40000
Ante:
0

Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Arsht 925,000 125,000 pos
Donald Auger 820,000 45,000 pos
Al Barbieri 780,000 -320,000 neg
Stephen Hung 760,000 160,000 pos

Break It Down

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 26

Our final four are on a 20 minute break.

Barbieri Trying To Lighten The Mood

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 26
Al Barbieri
Al Barbieri

With all four players fairly close in chips, play has been very tight recently. The chips have mostly just moving around the table, and Al Barbieri is doing all he can to lighten the mood and make it more fun. Some of his antics have included offering to sing God Bless America, announcing the new dealer's arrival like Bruce Buffer, and posing as a fountain and spitting water out of his mouth off the stage. We can't make this stuff up.

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Al Barbieri 1,100,000 -100,000 neg
David Arsht 800,000 115,000 pos
Donald Auger 775,000 175,000 pos
Stephen Hung 600,000 -200,000 neg

Hung Takes Back-to-Back Pots Off Arsht

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Stephen Hung limped in under the gun, and David Arsht raised on the button. The blinds folded, and Hung made the call. The flop came down {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}, and Hung check called a bet from Arsht. The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, and Hung checked again. Arsht bet, and this time, Hung raised. Arsht called, and the {4-Diamonds} hit the river. Hung bet, and Arsht called. Hung tabled {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, and Arsht mucked {a-Spades}{q-Spades}.

On the next hand, Arsht raised under the gun, and Hung called in the big blind. The dealer fanned a flop of {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and Hung checked to Arsht, who bet out. Hung check raised for the second consecutive hand, and Arsht called. Hung bet the {j-Clubs} on the turn and the {7-Diamonds} on the river, with Arsht calling both time. Hung showed {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and Arsht mucked again.

Arsht falls to 685,000, while Hung jumps up to 800,000.

Chip Counts
Stephen Hung 800,000 360,000 pos
David Arsht 685,000 -515,000 neg

Aces for Auger

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

David Arsht opened under the gun and Donald Auger called from the button. Both blinds got out of the way and Arsht fired out on the {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop. Auger made the call and then raised when Arsht bet the {Q-Hearts} turn. The latter made the call and then check-called a bet on the {8-Spades} river.

"Aces," Auger said confidently as he rolled over {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

"You're good," Arsht responded even before seeing the cards.

Chip Counts
David Arsht 1,200,000 -400,000 neg
Donald Auger 600,000 300,000 pos

Glenn Engelbert Crippled, Eliminated in 5th Place ($45,953)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Glenn Engelbert
Glenn Engelbert

David Arsht raised from the button, and Glenn Engelbert and Donald Augar called in the blinds. The flop came down{6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, and it was checked to Arsht. He fired out a bet, and Engelbert instantly raised. Auger folded, but Arsht called. The turn was the {6-Hearts}, and Arsht called a bet from Engelbert. The {k-Diamonds} hit the river, and Engelbert checked. Arsht bet out 50,000, and Engelbert went into the tank. He only had 56,000 left, so it was a huge decision. After two minutes of thinking, he flung in the call. Arsht showed {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}, and Engelbert led out a big sigh of frustration, saying he had {a-}{10-}.

After the hand, Engelbert was left with just 6,000, while Arsht had half the chips in play at 1.6 million. Engelbert tripled up shortly after, but was eliminated a few hands later. Engelbert was all in preflop, and got calls from Al Barbieri and Stephen Hung. The board ran out {2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, and Barbieri showed {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}. It was good enough to take the pot, and Engelbert was eliminated in 5th place.

Chip Counts
David Arsht 1,600,000 680,000 pos
Glenn Engelbert Busted

Level 26 started

Level:
26
Blinds:
15000/30000
Ante:
0

A Crazy 10 Minutes for Engelbert

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

To say it's been an exciting ride for Glenn Engelbert in the last ten minutes would be putting it mildly. After doubling through Stephen Hung, Engelbert squared off against David Arsht in back-to-back hands. Both went to Engelbert as he held {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} in the first and {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} in the second.

Those pot both got to the turn, which allowed Engelbert to chip up to 445,000 and put himself back into contention. He seemed to have momentum on his side, not to mention a newfound confidence, but it all came to a screeching halt a few hands later when action folded to Arsht in the small blind and he raised. Engelbert three-bet from the big, Arsht called, and then the latter check-called a bet on the {10-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop.

Arsht then turned right around and led out on the {K-Hearts} turn, Engelbert called, and the {A-Diamonds} was put out on the river. Again Arsht bet and Engelbert, and the former rolled over {J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for a flopped straight. Engelbert shook his head and showed {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} for a rivered set and his third big pair in less than ten minutes.

Chip Counts
Glenn Engelbert 245,000 80,000 pos
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Winner

Winner David Arsht
Winning Hand ♦Q♣10
Prize 211,921

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 985,500