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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em


Deeb Drags a Double

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Shaun Deeb opened the pot with a hijack raise, and Phil Ivey three-bet from the small blind. Deeb got the last 270,000 of his chips into the middle without delay, and the cards were on their backs.

Deeb: {9-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds}
Ivey: {A-} {Q-}

The {6-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {4-Hearts} flop put Deeb two cards from the exit, and the {2-Spades} turn was a blank, too. The river was not a blank. The {10-Hearts} dropped off the deck to save Deeb's tournament life. Ivey is forced to grant a double to drop back under a million, while Deeb crawls out of the cellar and doubles back to 570,000.

Chip Counts
Phil Ivey 915,000 -270,000 neg
Shaun Deeb 570,000 240,000 pos

Hoyt Corkins Eliminated in 9th Place ($41,829)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Hoyt Corkins - 9th place
Hoyt Corkins - 9th place

The two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet holding, cigar chomping legend, Hoyt Corkins has just been eliminated in 9th place. Here is how the end came about.

Manuel Bevand raised to 40,000 and Hoyt Corkins moved all-in one seat to his left for 260,000. The action folded around to Bevand and he made the call.

Bevand {A-Hearts} {J-Spades}
Corkins {9-} {9-}

The flop of {A-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {8-Clubs} put Bevand ahead and Corkins was looking likely to leave us in the very first hand. The turn {J-Diamonds} added some straight outs for Corkins, but the {10-Diamonds} sealed his fate and he was our first player eliminated.

Chip Counts
Manuel Bevand 1,395,000 300,000 pos
Hoyt Corkins Busted

Final Table Tidbits

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 24

We have quite a group assembled here, and we think it's a good idea if we tell you just a bit about them.

Ali Eslami is no stranger to high-pressure poker games. He's appearing at his sixth WSOP final table, and he plays all the games quite well. Shaun Deeb called him one of the best Badugi players in the world yesterday, but he also has one previous pot-limit hold'em final table. He also took down the WSOP-C Regional Championship in Rincon last season. That was good for more than $280,000 and his first piece of WSOP jewelry, but he's got his sights set on that bracelet today.

Matt Marafioti is our Canadian at the table. He's moved past $2 million in live winnings with this performance in Event #17, and he certainly knows his way around this event. Two years ago, Marafioti finished runner-up in the $10,000 version of this tournament, notching his biggest career cash of close to $400,000 dollars. He's making his third appearance at a WSOP final table.

Phil Ivey needs no introduction. He's 35 years old, from New Jersey originally, and he's the best poker player in the world. There's not much question about that. He's second on the all-time money list, and his eight bracelets put him fifth all-time in that category. Another win today would move him into a fourth-place tie with Johnny Moss.

Manuel Bevand is 35 years old, too, and he's a former chess player and computer programmer. Bevand is well known in Europe where he travels along with the biggest poker tours, but he's still seeking his first taste of WSOP gold. He received the loudest ovation of the nine when he was introduced, and it sounds like we have a strong French contingent with us this evening.

Hoyt Corkins is one of the stalwarts of the WSOP, and he's looking for his third gold bracelet. His previous two came 15 years apart, giving him the record for longest span between bracelets. He's also racked up 35 cashes in his years here. Oh, and more than $5.5 million in earnings.

Andy Frankenberger is a former equity trader from New York City, and he's only been playing poker professionally for about two years. In his first year as a pro, he won a major title as well as a bracelet. He's already made one WSOP final table this summer, and that one ticked him up over $2 million in tournament winnings. Not too shabby for two years of poker.

Alex Venovski is a Brit who's relocated to Florida. He's appearing at his first career WSOP final table. This cash will move him up past $500,000 in career earnings.

Daniel Weinman is also playing at his first WSOP final table. He's not a lumberjack, though he wrote that under "Occupation" on his bio sheet. He's a local with about a quarter-million dollars in live winnings, and he seems to have a big group of fans here today.

Shaun Deeb. What else needs to be said? Deeb made history this year by winning four SCOOP titles. His online results are astonishing, but he's still waiting for his big live breakthough. This could be it, but he'll have some work to do as he starts this final table on the second shortest stack. He's made one WSOP final table prior to this one, and he's crested $750,000 in live tournament cashes.

Final Table Time!

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

We've reached the final table of nine, and the players have been dismissed for a 20-minute break. When they come back to play for the bracelet, they'll stack up thusly:

Chip Counts
Phil Ivey 1,185,000 -60,000 neg
Manuel Bevand 1,095,000
Ali Eslami 730,000
Alexander Venovski 490,000 -40,000 neg
Matt Marafioti 455,000 -20,000 neg
Andy Frankenberger 435,000 -100,000 neg
Daniel Weinman 390,000 10,000 pos
Shaun Deeb 330,000 120,000 pos
Hoyt Corkins 260,000

Ryan Julius Eliminated in 10th Place ($34,139)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Ryan Julius - 10th place
Ryan Julius - 10th place

Ryan Julius has just been confirmed as the final table bubble boy. He raised the action up to 140,000 from early position, Manuel Bevand three-bet to 250,000 from the cutoff (which covered Julius) and Julius made the call.

Bevand {9-Spades} {9-Diamonds}
Julius {A-Spades} {8-Spades}

Board: {9-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {10-Spades}

The nine on the flop giving Bevand a set and it was all over by the turn. Ryan Julius, the least experienced of the final ten players, leaves in a very respectable 10th place for his biggest cash in two years.

Chip Counts
Manuel Bevand 1,095,000 350,000 pos
Ryan Julius Busted

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Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Phil Ivey 1,245,000 -75,000 neg
Manuel Bevand 745,000 -25,000 neg
Ali Eslami 730,000 110,000 pos
Andy Frankenberger 535,000 95,000 pos
Alexander Venovski 530,000 95,000 pos
Matt Marafioti 475,000 71,000 pos
Daniel Weinman 380,000 -110,000 neg
Hoyt Corkins 260,000 -11,000 neg
Ryan Julius 250,000 -40,000 neg
Shaun Deeb 210,000 -18,000 neg

Break Time

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 23

The players have just taken a short break.

Deeb Running on Empty

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 23
Shaun Deeb still smiling
Shaun Deeb still smiling

Shaun Deeb just raised 90,000 off a 318,000 starting stack in the small blind. Ali Eslami moved enough chips into the middle from the big blind to put Deeb all-in, and after a spell deep in the tank he folded to leave himself with 228,000 chips.

Venovski Wins a Blind Skirmish

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 23
Alex Venovski
Alex Venovski

Alexander Venovski completed in the small blind and Daniel Weinman checked in the big. The action checked down to the river on a board of {K-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {8-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} and Venovski squeezed a 45,000 value bet out of Weinman holding {K-Spades} {10-Hearts}

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Winner Andy Frankenberger
Winning Hand ♥A♦J
Prize 445,899

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,682,600