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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed


Shaio Doubles Through Matusow

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

We have just had our biggest pot of the day, as Ramey Shaio has just doubled through Mike Matusow to jump him to over a million, and plummet Matusow to the short stack.

Action started with Matusow raising to 35,000, and it folded to Shaio, who three bet to 83,000. Matusow raised all in, and Shaio called him off. The cards were flipped, and we had a million chip race.

Matusow: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Shaio: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

The flop shot Shaio into the lead, coming {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Matusow would need a miracle queen, and while the turn was paint, it was the {j-Hearts}. The river was the {10-Spades}, and Matusow shipped 3/4 of his stack over to Shaio.

Chip Counts
Ramey Shaio 1,060,000 510,000 pos
Mike Matusow 295,000 -521,000 neg

Currle Cuts Some From Matros

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

We caught the action on the flop with the board showing {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Spades}. It was a battle of the blinds, with Matt Matros betting out 40,000, and Jonathan Currle called from the big blind. The {a-Hearts} came on the turn, and Matros fired 55,000 into the pot. Again, Currle made the call, and the river was the {3-Diamonds}. Matros slowed down this time, and checked, and Currle fired out 150,000 into the middle. Matros released his hand, giving the pot to Currle.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Currle 810,000 189,000 pos
Matthew Matros 540,000 -152,000 neg

Shaio Doubles Through Muzzatti

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

Action folded to Robert Muzzatti, who raised it up to 35,000. Ramey Shaio shoved his short stack of 272,000, and Muzzatti made the called.

Muzzatti: {a-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Shaio: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The board ran down {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, and the short stack doubled through the chip leader.

Chip Counts
Robert Muzzatti 1,280,000 -270,000 neg
Ramey Shaio 550,000 217,000 pos

One Time for Muzzati

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

We caught the action on the flop with Matt Glantz heads up with Robert Muzzatti. The flop read {5-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}, and Glantz bet 35,000 in the small blind. Muzzatti raised it up to 90,000, and after a couple minutes of thinking, Glantz called. The turn was the {q-Spades}, and Glantz checked to Muzzatti, who fired out 125,000. Glantz gave his hand up, and Muzzatti showed a bluff, {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, and said "just one time" with a smile.

Chip Counts
Robert Muzzatti 1,550,000 105,000 pos
Matt Glantz 650,000 -124,000 neg

Matros Off to Good Start

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

Mark Darner started the action on the button by raising to 34,000, and Matt Matros was the only caller in the small blind. The flop came down {a-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, and both players checked. The turn was the {8-Spades}, and Matros led out for 40,000. Darner made the call, and the river was the {10-Hearts}. Matros counted out another bet, 76,000 this time, and tossed it in. Darner made the call, and Matros tabled {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for top pair. Darner mucked, and Matros took the first main pot of his table.

Chip Counts
Mark Darner 1,262,000 -150,000 neg
Matthew Matros 692,000 150,000 pos

Day 3 Is Underway!

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The players are in their seats, and the cards are in the air!

Level 22 started


Day 3 Almost Head: Will Matusow Get #4?

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Mike Matusow- Going for 4th Bracelet today
Mike Matusow- Going for 4th Bracelet today

Two days ago, a whopping 1604 hopefuls entered the action packed Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em- Six-Handed. After 20 levels of play, we have just nine players left. Two players are standing above the rest at the moment: Robert Muzzatti has the chip lead with 1,445,000. Not far behind is Mark Darner, who holds 1,412,000.

There are three big name notables still alive today. Matt Glantz is looking to pull an Andy Bloch and erase his name from the "greatest players with no bracelet list" today. He has set himself well, as he comes into today fourth in chips. Matt Matros has claimed bracelets in back-to-back years, winning a $1,500 Limit Hold'em in 2010 and a $2,500 Mixed Hold'em last year. Matros comes into today as the second lowest chip stack, but don't count out this proven veteran. However, all eyes will be on one man: Mike "The Mouth' Matusow.

Matusow was one of the most well known figures in the game when the poker boom hit. You either loved or you hated his brash approach to the game, and you will be hard pressed to find a well known player who has been more up and over the past few years then Matusow. The Mouth has been relaitively quiet in recent years, and hasn't won a bracelet in four years, which also marks the last time he made a WSOP final table. He comes into today 4th in chips, and all the rail birds will have one eye on him.

The final nine players will be here in about half an hour, and we will get underway at 1:00 PM. We will award another bracelet today, so stayed tuned to Pokernews all day, as we will bring you all the updates from this exciting conclusion!

Seating Chart

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Table Seat Player Chips
445 1 Mark Darner 1,412,000
445 2 Matt Matros 542,000
445 4 Jonathan Currle 621,000
445 5 Gordon Vayo 730,000
445 6 Mark Radoja 556,000
Table Seat Player Chips
451 2 Matt Glantz 774,000
451 3 Mike Matusow 816,000
451 4 Robert Muzzatti 1,445,000
451 6 Ramey Shaio 333,000

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 3 started
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Winner Matthew Matros
Winning Hand ♥6♥5
Prize 454,835

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,165,400