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


Engelbert Doubles Through Hung

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Action started with Stephen Hung on the button, and he raised it up. Glenn Engelbert raised all in for 59,000 total, and it was on Donald Auger. He made the call, as did Hung. The flop came down {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and Auger checked to Hung, who bet. Auger nodded his head, and mucked his hand. The cards were flipped, and Engelbert was in a world of hurt.

Hung: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Engelbert: {q-Spades}{7-Clubs}

The turn brought the {6-Diamonds}, and the announcer mistakenly said "that doesn't help Glenn." In fact, it was the best card that he could have seen, as it gave him an open ended straight draw. As though the gods of irony were watching from above, the {5-Clubs} hit the river, giving Engelbert his straight. Engelbert slammed his water bottle on the table, as if to say "I'm still here" while the rest of the table got a bit of a chuckle out of Engelbert's luck.

Chip Counts
Stephen Hung 440,000 20,000 pos
Glenn Engelbert 165,000 5,000 pos

Engelbert Mauled by the Sugar Bear

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri raised from the cutoff and Glenn Engelbert defended from the big blind. The {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} flop saw Engelbert check-raise Barieri, who called. The {7-Clubs} turn went bet and check, brining about the {K-Spades} river. This time Engelbert check-called a bet from Barbieri, but he was disgusted when the "Sugar Bear" turned over {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for rivered Broadway.

That hand knocked Engelbert down to just 160,000, though his stack dwindled to just 80,000 a few hands later.

Chip Counts
Al Barbieri 1,200,000 220,000 pos
Glenn Engelbert 160,000 -120,000 neg

Barbieri Back In the Lead

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

David Arsht raised in early position, and Al Barbieri defended his big blind. The flop came down {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, and the fireworks went off. Barbieri bet out, and Arsht raised. Barbieri put in a third bet, and Arsht wasted little time in putting a fourth one out. Barbieri slammed the chips in for a call, and the turn was the {j-Clubs}. From here, action slowed down. Barbieri check called a bet on the turn, and when the river came the {10-Clubs}, both players checked.

Barbieri showed {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for flopped two pair, and Arsht mucked his hand. After that pot, Barbieri creeped ahead of Arsht, as the two are the clear chip leaders five handed.

Chip Counts
Al Barbieri 980,000 182,000 pos
David Arsht 920,000 -280,000 neg

Ben Landowski Eliminated in 6th Place($34,620)

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Ben Landowski
Ben Landowski

Ben Landowski's nightmare return from dinner break has come to an end. He entered the final table as the chip leader, but he went on a downward spiral in the last 30 minutes that has resulted in his elimination. Action started with Landowski, and he raised. Stephen Hung made it three bets in the big blind, and Landowski called. The flop came {3-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, and Hung bet. Landowski immediately went all in, and Hung made the call.

Landowski: {j-Spades}{8-Spades}
Hung: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Landowski had flopped top pair, but it was no good, as Hung held an overpair. Landowski would need another jack, or running spades to win the pot. The turn was the {5-Clubs}, and the river was the {7-Hearts}. Landowski will take home just under $35,000 for his efforts, while Hung's stack rising up to 420,000.

Chip Counts
Stephen Hung 420,000 295,000 pos
Ben Landowski Busted

Landowski Crippled Then Doubles

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Ben Landowski raised under the gun only to have David Arsht three-bet from the button. Both blinds got out of the way, Landowski called and it was heads-up action to the {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop. Landowski check-called a bet and then proceeded to do the same on the {5-Diamonds} turn and {5-Clubs} river. Arsht rolled over {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} and it proved to be good as Landowski mucked, dropping to just 70,000 in the process.

On the very next hand, action folded to Donal Auger in the small blind and he raised. Landowski was in the big blind and three-bet all in with {A-Spades}{7-Spades}. Auger made the call with {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} but was unable to catch as the board ran out {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{K-Hearts}.

Chip Counts
David Arsht 1,200,000 267,000 pos
Donald Auger 510,000 -100,000 neg
Ben Landowski 120,000 -372,000 neg

Hung Hangs Around

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Ben Landowski started things out with a raise, and it folded to Stephen Hung. He put in a third bet, and Landowski called. The flop came down {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and Hung put in the rest of his chips. He had more then the 25,000 limit allowed, but it didn't matter to Landowski, as he quickly folded his hand. Hung had lost some chips before this hand, but now he's back up to 125,000.

Chip Counts
Stephen Hung 125,000 -17,000 neg

Cards are in the Air

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6 • Level 25

The players are back from their dinner break, and the cards are in the air again.

Level 25 started


Chip Counts at Dinner

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Arsht 933,000 -67,000 neg
Al Barbieri 798,000 -62,000 neg
Donald Auger 610,000 5,000 pos
Ben Landowski 492,000 82,000 pos
Glenn Engelbert 280,000 -50,000 neg
Stephen Hung 142,000 -76,000 neg

Chow Time

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6 • Level 24

The six remaining players are now on a 60 minute dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at 10:05 PM local time.

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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