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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout


Updated Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Christopher Vitch 380,000 250,000 pos
Brian Meinders 370,000 -25,000 neg
Darin Thomas 350,000 25,000 pos
Brock Parker 330,000 155,000 pos
Victor Ramdin 176,000 -9,000 neg
Preston Derden 20,000 -20,000 neg

Six Head to Break

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 4

An exciting end to that level, the six remaining players have been sent on a 20-minute break. See you soon!

Matthew Schreiber Eliminated in 7th Place ($15,747)

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Matthew Schreiber - 7th Place
Matthew Schreiber - 7th Place

The eliminations have been flying fast in the late stages of this level, with Matthew Schreiber the latest addition to the rail. Schreiber was fairly short stacked heading into the final hand of his tournament, with his bust-out starting like this.

Schreiber opened from early position and the action was folded to Christopher Vitch in the big blind. He asked Schreiber how much he had left and once satisfied with an answer, he three-bet. Schreiber then committed the last of his chips and the two players turned their hands over.

Schreiber: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Vitch: {j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

Schreiber was in terrific shape, that is he was until the {8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop hit the felt. The {8-Clubs} turn and the {5-Hearts} river were no help to Schreiber and he made his way out the door in 7th place.

Chip Counts
Matthew Schreiber Busted

Sean Rice Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,992)

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Sean Rice - 8th Place
Sean Rice - 8th Place

Sean Rice was able to double his short stack a mere two hands earlier, but found himself all in during this hand against chip leader Brian Meinders.

Rice raised preflop only to have Meinders three-bet. It folded back to Rice who four-bet and Meinders capped the action. The two saw a flop of {8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{K-Spades} and Rice got the rest of his stack in on this board.

Rice: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Meinders: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Rice had an ace-high but Meinders was holding a higher one. The board completed with the {4-Clubs} and {2-Hearts} and just like that Rice was sent to the rail, collecting $11,992 in prize money.

Chip Counts
Brian Meinders 395,000 85,000 pos
Sean Rice Busted

Ian Johns Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,225)

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Ian Johns - 9th Place
Ian Johns - 9th Place

Ian Johns raised preflop only to find Brian Meinders three-bet. Johns four-bet and Meinders five-bet Johns all in. The hands were turned over only to find that Johns was way out in the lead.

Johns: {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}
Meinders: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

A flop of {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} was spread in front of the two and Johns' aces were still way in the lead. The {6-Spades} turned and Meinders was in need of one of the two remaining black jacks left in the deck. Fortunately for Meinders, that's exactly what peeled off on the river. The {j-Spades} completed the board and just like that Johns' aces were cracked and he became our ninth place finisher

Chip Counts
Brian Meinders 310,000 120,000 pos
Ian Johns Busted

Ramdin Doubles to Thrive

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin

Brian Meinders opened up the action and Victor Ramdin then made it three-bets to go. Meinders then made it four bets and Ramdin capped the betting. When Meinders made the call, it was looking very likely that Ramdin would get the remainder of his stack in on the flop, having just a couple of big bets.

Flop: {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Ramdin and Meinders both put enough bets and raises to empty Ramdin's stack and the two players turned their hands over.

Ramdin's {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} was in good shape against the {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} of Meinders and when the {5-Hearts} turn and the {9-Hearts} river hit the felt, Ramdin would take the double.

Chip Counts
Brian Meinders 190,000 -186,000 neg
Victor Ramdin 185,000 85,000 pos

Bullets For Vitch

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 4

Matthew Schreiber raised preflop only to find Christopher Vitch three-bet. Brian Meinders called from the button and Schreiber tagged along as well.

The flop was {8-Spades}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Schreiber led out. Vitch tossed out a raise and Meinders opted to three-bet in this spot. Schreiber thought for a moment before mucking his hand and Vitch decided to call.

The {10-Clubs} rolled off on the turn and Meinders bet out. Vitch called and the two saw the {9-Clubs} complete the board. Meinders checked to Vitch who tossed out one last bet. Meinders called but mucked his hand when Vitch showed {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}.

Derden Doubles Again

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

Darin Thomas raised preflop and Preston Derden got all of his money in. Thomas called and the hands were turned up:

Thomas: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Derden: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}

The flop was {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Derden was able to pair his ace and come that much closer to another double up. The {2-Diamonds} turn and the {9-Clubs} river sealed the deal and Derden was able to double through Thomas.

Chip Counts
Preston Derden 40,000 12,000 pos

Christopher Hartman Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,164)

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Christopher Hartman - 10th Place
Christopher Hartman - 10th Place

After almost four hours of play, the first elimination of our final table has just occurred, with Christopher Hartman the unlucky player to go home in 10th place.

The last hand of Hartman's tournament began when Matthew Schreiber opened up the pot with a raise. Hartman then committed the remainder of his chips in the small blind and Victor Ramdin called out of the big blind.

Hartman watched on as a {7-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop was dealt out. Ramdin check-called a bet here and then both players checked the {5-Spades} turn. The {a-Hearts} on the river would see Ramdin check-fold to a bet from Schreiber and Hartman would wait for Schreiber to show his hand.

When Schreiber turned over his {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}, it was strong enough to see Hartman fling his {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} into the muck and make his way out of the tournament area.

Chip Counts
Christopher Hartman Busted

Schreiber Flops Set; No Good

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

On a flop of {6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts} Matthew Schreiber led out only to be raised by Brian Meinders. Schreiber three-bet and Meinders called.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Schreiber bet out again. Once again Meinders raised only this time Schreiber just flat called. The river was the {4-Hearts} and both players checked. Meinders showed {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a turned flush that was now ten-high with four hearts on the board.

A sullen look washed over Schreiber's face as he showed {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a flopped set that was now merely a six-high flush.

Chip Counts
Brian Meinders 376,000 36,000 pos
Matthew Schreiber 78,000 -77,000 neg
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Winner Brian Meinders
Winning Hand ♠5♠3
Prize 116,118

Level Info

Level 8
Limits 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 494,199