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


Classic Match Up

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Action folded around to Layne Flack who pushed forward 28,000 for a raise from the button. Adam Kagin then moved all in from the small blind. Kagin was fairly short stacked and pushed for 109,000. Flack completed the call and we were off to the races.

Flack: {8-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Kagin: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

Once the cards were flipped over, the tournament director announced "we have a classic match up" much to the delight of the crowd and players. The dealer spread a {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} flop. The turn brought a {9-Diamonds} giving Flack a straight as a potential out. The river blanked out as the {2-Hearts} fell in its place. Kagin has now doubled up and is almost at 250,000.

Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,250,000 -119,000 neg
Adam Kagin 240,000 115,000 pos

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Official Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,369,000 -11,000 neg
Brandon Schaefer 1,142,000 82,000 pos
Jonathan Cohen 703,000 23,000 pos
Jeff Madsen 502,000 62,000 pos
Michael Corson 445,000 -27,000 neg
David Chase 348,000 -72,000 neg
Justin Schwartz 294,000 4,000 pos
Brandon Steven 184,000 -106,000 neg
Adam Kagin 125,000 -5,000 neg

Break it Up

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 2: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Two levels down and the first break of the day. Well it's actually it's their third break of the day but this is the first scheduled one.

Madsen Shoots, He Scores

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Jeff Madsen is back on the up after he doubled through Justin Schwartz.

Schwartz opened to 17,000 from early position and quickly called after Madsen shoved for 210,000 from the cut-off.

Madsen: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Schwartz: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The board ran {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} to safely see Madsen's hand home.

Chip Counts
Jeff Madsen 440,000 235,000 pos
Justin Schwartz 290,000 -220,000 neg

Brandon vs. Brandon

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 2: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Brandon Stevens opened a recent hand to 17,000 from the cut off. Big blind Brandon Schaefer was the only one willing to pay for a flop and placed the call.

A {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Spades} flop fell, and both players checked. A {9-Diamonds} on the river saw the action repeat with each player tapping the felt for a check once again. On the river, Stevens decided to stray from the norm and bet out 22,000 after Schaefer checked. A few moments went by, and Schaefer made the call.

Stevens quickly mucked his cards, and Schaefer showed the table {A-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for the win.

Position Pays for Cohen

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Jon Cohen used position to his advantage to take Brandon Steven off a hand.

Madsen opened the pot with a 17,000 raise from under the gun. Cohen called from the cut-off before Steven three-bet to 39,000 from the small blind. Madsen tank-folded but Cohen called.

The flop fell {3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and Cohen called a 37,000 c-bet from Steven. The turn came {4-Spades} and Steven had had enough as he check-folded to a 77,000 bet.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Cohen 680,000 139,000 pos
Brandon Steven 290,000 -87,000 neg
Jeff Madsen 205,000 -77,000 neg

Schwartz Taking Control

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Justin Schwartz has come out raising in the past couple of hands, and this hand was no different with Schwartz opening for 17,000 from early position. Action folded around to Adam Kagin in the big blind who obliged and made the call.

On a {3-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} Kagin checked and Schwartz continued his aggresive ways with a bet of 21,000. Kagin then threw out two green chips for a raise and made it 50,000. Schwartz quickly moved all in which lead to a Kagin Fold.

Chip Counts
Justin Schwartz 510,000 146,000 pos
Adam Kagin 130,000 -107,000 neg

First Blood to Schaefer

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Brandon Schaefer has strengthened his position in second place after winning a pot that went all the way to the river.

He opened to 18,000 from under the gun and was called by Layne Flack in mid position and Jeff Madsen in the big blind.

The flop fell {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Madsen was the only caller after Schaefer continued for 35,000. The turn was the {7-Diamonds} and Madsen decided to lead for 50,000. Call.

The river came {2-Clubs} and Madsen check-folded to a 90,000 bet.

Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,380,000 -20,000 neg
Brandon Schaefer 1,060,000 152,000 pos
Jeff Madsen 282,000 -110,000 neg

Final Table is Set

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

With the recent elimination of Dylan Horton we have reached our official nine handed final table. Layne Flack has come out for an early lead by doubling up at the beginning of ten handed play and delivering the knock out blow to Dylan Horton just a few moments ago.

Seat Player Chips
1 Michael Corson 472,000
2 Layne Flack 1,400,000
3 Adam Kagin 237,000
4 Jonathan Cohen 541,000
5 Justin Schwartz 364,000
6 Brandon Steven 377,000
7 David Chase 420,000
8 Jeff Madsen 392,000
9 Brandon Schaefer 908,000
Chip Counts
Layne Flack 1,400,000
Brandon Schaefer 908,000 59,000 pos
Jonathan Cohen 541,000 110,000 pos
Michael Corson 472,000 22,000 pos
David Chase 420,000 40,000 pos
Jeff Madsen 392,000 -39,000 neg
Brandon Steven 377,000 -50,000 neg
Justin Schwartz 364,000 -59,000 neg
Adam Kagin 237,000 7,000 pos
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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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