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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed



Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 24: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Players are now on their second break of the day. See you back in 20 minutes.

Scott Montgomery Eliminated in 7th Place ($49,124)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Scott Montgomery - 7th place
Scott Montgomery - 7th place

The table's short stack Scott Montgomery came out firing in a recent hand by making it 180,000 preflop. Simon Charette flatted on the button and the rest of the table folded. A {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} flop was laid out, and Montgomery moved all in for his remaining 35,000. Charette made the call and cards were tabled.

Mongtomery: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Charette: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

Charette held top pair top kicker while Montgomery possessed a flush draw. The {7-Diamonds} on the turn gave Montgomery a few more outs, but a {10-Clubs} on the river sent him packing.

Chip Counts
Scott Montgomery Busted

Blumenthal Doubles Through Metalidi

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Eddie Blumenthal opened to 42,000 from under-the-gun and and was called by Artem Metalidi on the button. Luis Rodriguez Cruz also came along from the big blind.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Cruz checked to Blumenthal, who bet 81,000. Metalidi called and Cruz folded.

The turn brought a {3-Spades} and Blumenthal bet again - this time for 157,000. Metalidi again made the call.

A {3-Hearts} landed on the river and Blumenthal announced he was all in for his last 480,000. Metalidi asked for a count and announced, "Call." Blumenthal flipped over {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} for treys-full of aces and a disappointed Metalidi revealed {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for treys-full of kings.

Blumenthal scooped the massive pot and is now up to 1,400,000. Metalidi is down to 1,100,000.

Chip Counts
Eddie Blumenthal 1,400,000 400,000 pos
Artem Metalidi 1,100,000 -600,000 neg

Simon Says

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Simon Charette opened a recent hand from late position and made it 45,000. Eddie Blumenthal on the button three-bet to 107,000. Charette made the call and was witness to a {3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop. It was here we saw Charette check-call a bet of 118,000 from Blumenthal.

A {7-Diamonds} on the turn allowed both players to knuckle the felt for checks. Finally the {3-Spades} on the river allowed for Charette to take control and bet out 240,000. Blumenthal folded and Charette took down the pot.

Chip Counts
Simon Charette 2,300,000 200,000 pos

Metalidi Backs Down to Charette's Aggression

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Action folded around to Artem Metalidi, who opened to 42,000 from the button. Simon Charette three-bet to 109,000 from the small blind and the big blind folded. It was back on Metalidi, who decided to four-bet to 225,000. Charette tanked for a bit, but then re-popped it to 430,000. Metalidi had had enough and mucked his hand.

Charette is up to 2,100,000 while Metalidi has slipped back down to 1,700,000.

Chip Counts
Simon Charette 2,100,000 300,000 pos
Artem Metalidi 1,700,000 -200,000 neg

Level 24 started


Final Seven

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The final seven players will play until one player is eliminated and we reach our official final table.

Final Table of Seven

Seat Player
1 Scott Montgomery
2 Artem Metalidi
3 Simon Charette
4 Luis Rodriguez Cruz
5 Eddie Blumenthal
6 Bertrand Grospellier
7 Foster Hays

Play Back Underway

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Players are situated in their new seats and cards are back in the air.

Relocating to the Pavilion

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining seven players are now relocating to the Pavilion, where they will battle it out at the final table until only our champion remains.

Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 8th Place ($49,124)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Andrew Lichtenberger - 8th place
Andrew Lichtenberger - 8th place

Andrew Lichtenberger started the action out from the button by raising to 33,000. Simon Charette folded the small blind and Atem Metalidi three-bet to 105,000. Lichtenberger then took his time before throwing out a handful of green chips for a four-bet to 215,000. Atem Metalidi then took off his sunglasses and five-bet to 430,000. Lichtenberger's response was to move all in for about 700,000. Metalidi made the call and cards were tabled.

Lichtenberger: {K-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Metalidi: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

Lichtenberger was in great shape, and looked to double up and become one of the top remaining contenders. A {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{Q-Spades} flop was exposed and Metalidi hit the world. Running kings were the only thing that could save the down on his luck Lichtenberger. A {2-Clubs} on the turn and a {4-Hearts} on the river sent Lichtenberger on his way.

Chip Counts
Artem Metalidi 1,900,000 860,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger Busted
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Winner Simon Charette
Winning Hand ♠6♣6
Prize 567,624

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,522,520