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


Chan Chipping Down

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Terrence Chan has been bleeding chips of late, with his hands rarely going to showdown. The blinds and limits are very high now and as such when a player commits just a few big bets, it is a large portion of their stack. Chan is currently one of the shorter stacks in the room.

Chip Counts
Terrence Chan CA CA 90,000 -110,000 neg

Martin Doubles

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Jesse Martin was down to just a few big bets earlier, but has managed to see his stack double through Samuel Golbuff. The hand in question began when Golbuff raised it up in the small blind. Martin was in the big blind and made the call.

Flop: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

Golbuff led and Martin raised. A call from Golbuff and...

Turn: {3-Spades}

This time when Golbuff led, Martin would just make the call as...

River: {6-Diamonds}

Golbuff led again and Martin called all-in for his last 11,000.

Golbuff: {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}

A win for Martin.

Chip Counts
Samuel Golbuff 247,000 9,000 pos
Jesse Martin 152,000 75,000 pos

Qutami Winning Pots

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Ayman Qutami has taken down a few pots recently to see his stack increase dramatically. We recently watched Qutami take down a pot a off Matthew Woodward that went a little something like this.

From under the gun, Qutami raised it up and Woodward three-bet out of the small blind. Qutami called and a {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Spades} flop was dealt. Woodward checked and Qutami bet. A call and a {5-Diamonds} on the turn would see Woodward again check and Qutami again bet. Wooward called and a {5-Hearts} fell on the river. This time when Woodward checked and Qutami bet, Woodward would go deep into the tank. It's not often that the clock gets called on a player in a limit event, but that's what happened here as Woodward had one minute to act. Eventually he decided to fold and sent the pot to Qutami.

Chip Counts
Ayman Qutami 220,000 139,000 pos
Matthew Woodward 188,000 -30,000 neg

Scholl Doubling

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

From middle position Benjamin Scholl opened up the pot holding {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Samuel Golbuff called out of the small blind holding {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. On the {k-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop, Golbuff checked and then Scholl bet. Golbuff opted to put in the check-raise and Scholl quickly made it three bets to go. Golbuff made the call and the {9-Hearts} was dealt on the turn. Golbuff tapped the table and Scholl put in his last 15,000. Golbuff called and the two players turned their hands over. The {9-Clubs} on the river was safe for Scholl as his hand held up to see his stack double.

Chip Counts
Samuel Golbuff 238,000
Benjamin Scholl 137,000

Martin Gives Matt Chips

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

The action was opened on the button and Jesse Martin then three-bet from the small blind. Matt Szymaszek was in the big blind and he made it four bets. The button got out of the way and Martin capped the betting. Szymaszek made the call and a {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop was dealt on the felt.

Martin opted to check here and then Szymaszek bet. A call from Martin and a {2-Clubs} hit the turn. Again Martin checked and Szymaszek bet. Another call and a {j-Spades} completed the board. This time When Martin checked and Szymaszek bet, Martin would send his cards into the muck. Szymaszek then tabled his {k-Clubs}{k-Clubs}.

Chip Counts
Matt Szymaszek 219,000 137,000 pos
Jesse Martin 77,000 -21,000 neg

Chris Overgard Eliminated in 13th Place ($13,138)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Chris Overgard - 13th Place
Chris Overgard - 13th Place

Chris Overgard has just seen his tournament life come to an end over the course of two hands. We were there to see the hand that left him with just a couple of big bets. Overgard opened the button and Chan three-bet out of the small blind. Overgard made the call and then proceeded to call three streets of betting from Chan on a {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} board. At the end of the hand, Chan tabled {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, enough to take down the pot and see Overgard crippled.

Just a few hands later and we noticed that Overgard was busy gathering his belongings and leaving the tournament area in 13th place.

Chip Counts
Terrence Chan CA CA 312,000 84,000 pos
Chris Overgard Busted

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Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6


Qutami Wins Some

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Folded to Ayman Qutami on the button, he flicked in a raise and got one call from Chris Overgard. The {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop would see Overgard lead out and Qutami make the call. The same actions occurred on the {6-Hearts} turn and the {10-Spades} was the final card on the felt. This time Overgard would tap the table and then fold when Qutami put in a bet.

Chip Counts
Chris Overgard 117,000 7,000 pos
Ayman Qutami 81,000 11,000 pos

Kenneth Shei Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,138)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Kenneth Shei - 14th Place
Kenneth Shei - 14th Place

The eliminations have been flying fast during this second level of play today, with Kenneth Shei the latest addition to the rail. The last hand of Shei's night started when Terrence Chan opened up the pot from under the gun. Shei was in middle position and made it three-bets to go. Back on Chan and he made it four-bets. Shei made the call and a {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop was dealt.

At this point Shei had less then a big bet left and got the remainder of his stack in on the flop. Chan's {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} was in great shape against Shei's {k-Spades}{10-Spades} as he Shei would need some help. It was help that would never come as the turn ({j-Spades}) and the river ({6-Diamonds}) would see Shei sent home in 14th place.

Chip Counts
Terrence Chan CA CA 228,000 23,000 pos
Kenneth Shei Busted

Douglas Rutherford Eliminated in 15th Place ($13,138)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Douglas Rutherford - 15th Place
Douglas Rutherford - 15th Place

Just a short while after we lost our 16th place finisher, we have now lost Douglas Rutherford in 15th. Rutherford was quite short stacked coming into the last hand of his tournament. It all started when Rutherford opened the pot from middle position. Matt Glantz called in the big blind and a {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop was dealt out on the felt.

Both players checked the flop, while the {a-Hearts} on the turn would see Glantz lead and then Rutherford make it two bets. Glantz called and an {8-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Glantz led on the river and Rutherford called his last 12,000 into the pot.

When Glantz tabled {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a full house, Rutherford's cards went flying into the muck and he made his way out of the tournament area.

Chip Counts
Matt Glantz 235,000 42,000 pos
Douglas Rutherford Busted
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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