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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em


Chip Update

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Benjamin Scholl 690,000 85,000 pos
Jeff Shulman 620,000 160,000 pos
Jesse Martin 580,000 300,000 pos
Andrew Prock 415,000 -79,000 neg
Raymond Dehkharghani 275,000 -271,000 neg

Martin Does It

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 24

Folded to Jesse Martin in the small blind, he held {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts} when he raised it up. Benjamin Scholl called in the big blind and the dealer spread out a {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop. Martin led here and Scholl made it two bets. Martin made the call and a {8-Hearts} fell on the turn. This time Martin would opt to check-call and the {2-Diamonds} would complete the board on the river. When the player's turned their cards over, Martin's pair of sixes was enough to take down the hand and rake in the pot.

Matt Glantz Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,259)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Matt Glantz - 6th Place
Matt Glantz - 6th Place

Matt Glantz has made it two eliminations in just half an hour here as he makes his way way to the rail in 6th place. The hand in question began when Jesse Martin raised it up from the cutoff. Glantz called in the big blind and a {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop was dealt. Glantz led here and Martin called.

The {5-Hearts} on the turn would see Glantz flick in the remainder of his chips, which equaled just less than a big bet. Martin made the call and turned over {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}, well ahead of Glantz's {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. When the {a-Clubs} landed on the river, it was all over for Glantz.

Chip Counts
Matt Glantz Busted

Scholl Takes the Lead

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Benjamin Scholl has taken down few small pots and a big one to see his stack sit as the largest at the table. The hand started when Scholl raised from middle position. Andrew Prock made the call in the big blind and a {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop was spread on the flop. Scholl led with a bet here and Prock check-called as a {k-Spades} hit the turn. This time when Scholl led, Prock would make it two bets with a check-raise. Scholl called and the {8-Spades} was the last card to land on the felt.

This time Prock would lead and Scholl called, with his {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} stronger than then {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} of Prock.

Chip Counts
Benjamin Scholl 605,000 419,000 pos
Andrew Prock 494,000 -344,000 neg

Martin Winning Early

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Jesse Martin just taken down two hands in a row. The first hand saw him simply open it up preflop and pick up the blinds, while the second hand was a little more eventful. From the cutoff, Martin opened it up and received the lone call from Matt Glantz in the big blind. The {a-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop was slammed on the felt and Martin bet after Glantz checked. A call and the {10-Spades} hit the turn. Glantz would again check-call and the {6-Spades} would complete the board. This time both players checked and Glantz mucked his hand as Martin tabled his {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

Chip Counts
Jesse Martin 280,000 137,000 pos

Matthew Woodward Eliminated in 7th Place ($30,529)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Matthew Woodward - 7th Place
Matthew Woodward - 7th Place

It only took a few minutes after the dinner break for this tournament to head to six-handed play. Here is how that panned out.

A short-stacked Matthew Woodward opened it up from middle position and Benjamin Scholl called in the big blind. A {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop would see Scholl check and Woodward bet. Scholl then made it two bets and Woodward committed the last of his chips.

The players turned their hands over, with Woodward holding {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and needing some runner-runner help against the {2-}{2-} of Scholl. The turn ({9-Spades}) and river ({k-Diamonds}) weren't what Woodward was looking for as he exits the tournament in 7th place.

Chip Counts
Matthew Woodward Busted

Dinner Over

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 24

The players are back from dinner and ready for more play. Those betting limits are getting higher, so expect those bust outs to start coming.

Level 24 started

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6


Counts at Dinner

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Andrew Prock 838,000 16,000 pos
Raymond Dehkharghani 546,000 236,000 pos
Jeff Shulman 460,000 -50,000 neg
Matt Glantz 238,000 93,000 pos
Benjamin Scholl 186,000 -64,000 neg
Jesse Martin 143,000 -28,000 neg
Matthew Woodward 80,000 7,000 pos

Dinner Time

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 23

The remaining seven players have been sent on a 60-minute dinner break. We will see you back here soon for more limit hold'em action.

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Events List


Winner Benjamin Scholl
Winning Hand ♥A♣10
Prize 206,760

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 780,200