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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout


Jeff Madsen Eliminated in 7th Place ($36,308)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Birthday hangover for Jeff Madsen
Birthday hangover for Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen's dream of winning his third bracelet, and first for six years, had ended. He'd shoved three times in recent orbits, and on the fourth time he was called.

The action folded around to Jon Cohen on the button and he raised to 33,000. Madsen was in the big blind and moved all-in for 264,000. Call.

Madsen: {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Cohen: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Madsen winced when he was called but must've been happy not to be a big dog in the hand.

The board ran {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} to miss Madsen's over cards, despite picking up a draw to the world on the turn.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Cohen 1,220,000 430,000 pos
Jeff Madsen Busted

Madsen Making Moves

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Recently short stacked Jeff Madsen has moved all in three times in the past couple of orbits, but has received no takers and continues to take down a handful of blinds and antes.

Chip Counts
Jeff Madsen 240,000 -10,000 neg

Play Slowing Down

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 4: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Play has slowed down in the past fifteen minutes or so. The blinds and antes seemed to be passed around one hand after another.

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Madsen Mucks

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Michael Corson opened a recent hand by making it 27,000 in early position. It looked as though he might take it down, but Jeff Madsen in the big blind had something to say about that and completed the call.

After a {7-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop was shown and both players checked. A {j-Clubs} on the turn brought a 44,000 bet from the sleeping giant, Madsen. A call was made by Corson and we were off to the river. With the {8-Diamonds} planting down for the river we saw Madsen check-call a bet of 69,000 for Corson. Corson flipped over {A-Hearts}{j-Spades} for two pair eights and aces, which were seemingly good enough as Madsen mucked his hand.

Chip Counts
Michael Corson 320,000 -125,000 neg
Jeff Madsen 250,000 -200,000 neg

Cautious Big Stack Play

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Brandon Schaefer and Layne Flack are the two chip leaders and have mostly, until just now, avoided each other today, which is understandable.

Schaefer opened to 30,000 from the button and Flack defended to see a {7-Hearts}{q-Spades}{a-Hearts} flop. Schaefer continued for 35,000 and Flack check-called to the {5-Diamonds} turn. Schaefer had another barrel lined up, and the 90,000 did the trick as Flack check-folded.

Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,760,000 -90,000 neg
Brandon Schaefer 1,240,000 98,000 pos

Brandon Steven Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,375)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Brandon Steven - 8th place
Brandon Steven - 8th place

Brandon Steven started out a recent hand by opening to 27,000 from middle position. David Chase reraised to 75,000 in the cutoff. It then folded around to Layne Flack in the big blind who threw in 212,000. Steven immediately went all in, and Chase folded. Lack completed the call and put Steven at risk.

Flack: {A-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Steven: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

Once the {3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{a-Spades} flop was exposed Flack took the advantage. The {j-Spades} on the turn helped no one, and the {5-Hearts} on the river sent Steven packing.

Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,850,000 600,000 pos
Brandon Steven Busted

Justin Schwartz Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,168)

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Justin Schwartz - 9th place
Justin Schwartz - 9th place

Justin Schwartz folded his big blind to action and had 51,000 remaining when open shoved from the small blind the next hand. Brandon Steven was in the big blind and called.

Schwartz: {j-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Steven: {q-Spades}{7-Spades}

The board ran {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} to end Schwartz's dreams. Steven added those much needed chips to his stack.

Chip Counts
Brandon Steven 190,000 6,000 pos
Justin Schwartz Busted

Schwartz Crippled

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

It looked as though we would have a limped pot after Justin Schwartz, and Jeff Madsen came in for the minimum. Layne Flack even completed his small blind; all that was left was for Adam Kagin to check. Instead, Kagin moved all in for 225,000. Schwartz was visibly disgruntled about this change in events, and after a few moments he moved all in. Madsen and Flack got out of the way and cards were tabled.

Kagin: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Scwartz: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

The dealer then plopped down a {A-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop giving Kagin the advantage. A {5-Hearts} on the turn and a {10-Hearts} on the river sealed the deal and once again Kagin doubled up.

Chip Counts
Adam Kagin 450,000 210,000 pos
Justin Schwartz 80,000 -214,000 neg

Cohen Runs a Happy House

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Jonathan Cohen has moved further clear in third spot after he won a pot versus Jeff Madsen.

Madsen opened to 26,000 from the under-the-gun seat and was called by Cohen (cut-off) and Brandon Steven (small blind).

Madsen continued for 42,000 on the {q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades} flop and was only called by Cohen. Pot control was the name of the game from here on in as both players checked the {q-Clubs}{4-Spades} turn and river.

"Ace-king," said Madsen. Cohen opened {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for full house and took the pot.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Cohen 790,000 87,000 pos
Jeff Madsen 450,000 -52,000 neg
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Winner Brandon Schaefer
Winning Hand ♠8♣7
Prize 311,174

Level Info

Level 8
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

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