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


Craig Bergeron Eliminated in 11th Place ($27,344)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Craig Bergeron 11th place
Craig Bergeron 11th place

We did not catch the exact preflop action, however, a short-stacked Craig Bergeron found himself all in preflop against the bigger stack of Joseph Urgo.

Urgo: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Bergeron: {A-}{7-}

The {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} board left Bergeron with eights-full, which was more than good enough to eliminate Bergeron from the tournament.

Chip Counts
Craig Bergeron Busted

Damien Lhommueau Eliminated in 12th Place ($27,344)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Damien Lhommeau 12th place
Damien Lhommeau 12th place

Action folded over to Damien Lhommeau on the button, who opened for 25,000. Luis Rodriguez Cruz called from the big blind to see a flop, which came {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}.

Cruz checked to Lhommeau, who continuation-bet for 30,000, Cruz raised and Lhommeau quickly went all-in for his last 200,000. Cruz called and hands were revealed.

Cruz: {Q-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Lhommeau: {J-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Lhommeau was in bad shape with only a gutshot and would need a ten or runner-runner to survive. The {3-Hearts} turn and {7-Spades} river were no help to Lhommeau and he was sent to the rail in 12th place.

Chip Counts
Luis Rodriguez Cruz 1,300,000 270,000 pos
Damien Lhommeau Busted

Blumenthal Snaps Off Metalidi

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Artem Metalidi opened for 25,000 from under-the-gun and was three-bet by Eddie Blumenthal to 58,000 from the cutoff. The blinds got out of the way and Metalidi made the call to see a flop, which came {J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Spades}.

Metalidi checked, prompting a 68,000 c-bet from Blumenthal, which Metalidi called.

The turn brought a {8-Spades}, leaving three spades on board and both players checked.

When a {Q-Hearts} landed on the river, however, Blumenthal took the initiative and led out for a hefty 183,000. Blumenthal took a deep breath and announced, "Call."

Metalidi flipped over {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} - a stone bluff. Blumenthal revealed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades} for two-pair and scooped the pot.

Chip Counts
Artem Metalidi 1,700,000 -240,000 neg
Eddie Blumenthal 1,000,000 150,000 pos

Running Scared

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Foster Hays started off the action with a raise to 27,000. Eddie Blumenthal on the button called, as did Scott Montgomery in the big blind. With a {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} board exposed Montgomery lead off with a check, and Hays continued for 54,000. A silent Blumenthal put in the call, and an even quieter Montgomery did the same.

The {9-Spades} on the turn allowed for all three players to knuckle the felt, and a {7-Spades} on the river saw a repeat of action with three checks. Hays announced "jacks and nines" and flipped over {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The other two's cards then melted into the muck. Afterwards Hays said "that was a weird hand".

Chip Counts
Foster Hays 950,000 60,000 pos

The Calm After the Storm

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 22: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

After an explosive first level, which saw six eliminations within a half hour, play has been markedly more tame. Slow, even. Many pots are going the route of "raise-it-and-take it," however, with blinds having just gone up, we expect the action to pick up again very soon.

Level 22 started


Final 12 Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Artem Metalidi 1,940,000 417,000 pos
Luis Rodriguez Cruz 1,030,000 25,000 pos
Foster Hays 890,000 -210,000 neg
Eddie Blumenthal 850,000 380,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger 630,000 384,000 pos
Simon Charette 620,000 215,000 pos
Joseph Urgo 570,000 -2,000 neg
Damien Lhommeau 410,000 -101,000 neg
Scott Montgomery 360,000 72,000 pos
Bertrand Grospellier 325,000 -162,000 neg
Freddy Deeb 290,000 -135,000 neg
Craig Bergeron 210,000 -390,000 neg

Final 12 Seat Draws

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Table #440

Place Player
1 Luis Rodriguez Cruz
2 Artem Metalidi
3 Foster Hays
4 Eddie Blumenthal
5 Damien Lhommeau
6 Scott Montgomery

Feature Table

Place Player
1 Andrew Lichtenberger
2 Simon Charette
3 Craig Bergeron
4 Bertrand Grospellier
5 Joseph Urgo
6 Freddy Deeb

Taylor Paur Eliminated in 13th Place ($21,189)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Taylor Paur 13th place
Taylor Paur 13th place

Action began with Foster Hays, who opened to 22,000. Directly behind him, Taylor Paur three-bet to 48,000. Hays mulled it over and three-bet to 125,000. Not backing down, Paur announced he was all in and Hays quickly announced, "Call."

Hays: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Paur: {A-Spades}{9-Spades}

Paur was dominated going into the flop and received no help as the board ran out {4-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Spades}, eliminating him in 13th place.

Chip Counts
Foster Hays 1,100,000 421,000 pos
Taylor Paur US US Busted

Toan Trinh Eliminated in 14th Place ($21,189)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Toan Trinh
Toan Trinh

Artem Metalidi and Toan Trinh started out a recent hand by getting into a raising match that ended with the shorter stacked Trinh getting all in and called.

Trinh: {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Metalidi: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Trinh was dominated by and needed to improve. A {9-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts} board ran out and Trinh was eliminated when his kicker wasn't up to snuff.

Chip Counts
Toan Trinh Busted
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Events List


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