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


Ramdin Gets the Double

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

Victor Ramdin has spent much of the early part of the day as the shortest stack at the table and as such it is not surprising that he was the first player to find himself all in. The hand in question started when Ramdin opened up the pot with a raise preflop. Chris Vtich three-bet from the cutoff and only Ramdin would rumble.

The {7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop would see Ramdin check-call a bet from Vitch and the {9-Spades} would hit the river. Ramdin only had a few big bets at this point and would check-raise on the turn. Vitch then made it a third bet and Ramdin flicked in the last of his chips.

Ramdin: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Vitch: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Vitch needed a ten to split the pot, but the {6-Spades} on the river was good enough to send Ramdin the double-up and leave Vitch as the short stack.

Chip Counts
Victor Ramdin 135,000 65,000 pos
Christopher Vitch 40,000 -61,000 neg

Schreiber Scoops Up first Hand Back

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6

The first hand back from the break went like this. Christopher Vitch opened up the hand and Ian Johns quickly three-bet. Matthew Schreiber then made it four bets to go and Vitch got out of the way. A call from Johns and three cards would be dealt on the felt.

On the {3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, Johns would check-call a bet from Schreiber and a {8-Hearts} would hit the turn. John again check-called and he and Schreiber watched a {k-Diamonds} complete the board on the river. This time both players checked and turned their hands over.

Schreiber: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Johns: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Queens were good for Schreiber and raked in the pot.

Chip Counts
Matthew Schreiber 165,000 25,000 pos
Ian Johns 110,000 -25,000 neg

Back for More

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 3

The players are back from their break and ready for more limit hold'em action. At this point it is Victor Ramdin and Christopher Vitch who have considerably less than they started the day with.

Level 3 started

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6


Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Darin Thomas 260,000 55,000 pos
Brian Meinders 243,000 58,000 pos
Brock Parker 214,000 -16,000 neg
Christopher Hartman 180,000 -40,000 neg
Matthew Schreiber 140,000 -70,000 neg
Ian Johns 135,000 5,000 pos
Preston Derden 124,000 34,000 pos
Sean Rice 107,000 -63,000 neg
Christopher Vitch 101,000 -69,000 neg
Victor Ramdin 70,000 12,000 pos

First Break of the Day

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 2

Not a very eventful level, the ten players who started the day will head on their first 20-minute break of the day.

Thomas' Jacks Win

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 2

Darin Thomas opened it up with a raise and got two callers in Sean Rice and Ian Johns. The {q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop would see Thomas lead and Rice raise it up. Johns got out of the way and Thomas called as a {6-Hearts} was dealt on the turn. This time Thomas would check-call a bet from Rice and a {2-Diamonds} would be the last card dealt on the felt.

When both players checked the river, Thomas tabled his {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}, enough to rake in the pot late in this second level.

Preston Pushing Forward

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 2

Christopher Vitch opened up the action by flicking out a raise. Preston Derden was the only player who wanted to rumble, throwing in a call from the big blind.

The {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop would see Derden check-call a bet from Vitch as a {4-Hearts} turn card was flipped onto the felt. Both players checked here and then did the same when a {j-Diamonds} hit the river.

When Derden tabled his {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, the ace high was enough to see Vitch's cards into the muck and a pot sent the way of Derden.

Nines and Fives For Rice

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 2

Victor Ramdin opened with a raise and was called by Sean Rice and Ian Johns from the big blind.

The flop fell {5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and it checked to Rice who bet out. Johns threw out a check-raise and Ramdin got out of the way. Rice called and the turn brought the {J-Clubs}. Johns bet fourth street and Rice called once again. The river was the {5-Spades} and Johns fired one more bet. Rice called and showed {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for nines and fives, which was ahead of Johns' {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for queen-ten high.

A Couple with Ian

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-6 • Level 2

The play has been quite slow during this second level, but Ian Johns has still been getting quite active. Johns recently took part in two hands back-to-back and they went a little something like this:

  • Brian Meinders opened it up, making it two bets to go. Johns then three-bet and only Meinders called. On the {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop, Meinders opted to check-fold to the bet of Johns.
  • Brock Parker opened up the action with a raise and Johns promptly three-bet. Parker called and a {9-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop was dealt. Parker checked and Johns bet. Parker then check-raised and Johns called. On the {3-Hearts} turn, Parker would lead and Johns fold.
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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