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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 30: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball


Wright Keeps The Pressure On

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

Brandon Cantu raised the button to 16,000 and Larry Wright defended his big blind.

Both players took one card.

Larry Wright lead out for 35,000 after which Cantu made it 100,000 to go. Wright wasn't done investing chips and he slid out a big three-bet to 335,000. Cantu tanked for a long time and folded knocking him down to just under 400,000.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 896,000 90,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 395,000 -90,000 neg

More For Wright

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Larry Wright
Larry Wright

Brandon Cantu raised from the button to 16,000 and Larry Wright defended his big blind.

Wright took one card while Cantu stood pat.

Wright checked to Cantu who bet 15,000, and almost immediately Wright check-raised to 60,000. Cantu called and mucked when his opponent showed {9-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}.

Wright extends his chip lead some more and has 806,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 806,000 64,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 485,000 -64,000 neg

Three For Wright

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

From the button Larry Wright raised to 17,000 and Brandon Cantu defended his big blind.

Both players drew one card.

Cantu check-folded to Wright's 35,000 chip bet.

A few hands later it was Cantu who raised the button to 16,000 and Wright three-bet to 40,000. That was enough to take it down.

On the third hand Cantu raised to 16,000 and Wright defended from his big blind. Wright ook one card while Cantu needed two. Wright lead out for 37,000 and took down the pot after which he showed two nines.

Wright takes down three pots in a row and extends his chip lead.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 742,000 56,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 549,000 -56,000 neg

Cantu's Closing The Gap

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

On one of the first hands of heads up play Brandon Cantu won a nice pot. After a button raise Larry Wright decided to defend his big blind and took two cards. Cantu stood pat and Wright checked.

Cantu threw out 40,000 and Wright called him off immediately.

Cantu showed {10-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{2-} and that was good against {Q-}{10-}{8-}{7-}{2-}. Wright still has the lead, but not by a big margin.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 686,000 -54,000 neg
Brandon Cantu 605,000 54,000 pos

Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($41,445)

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Andrew Lichtenberger - 3rd place
Andrew Lichtenberger - 3rd place

Larry Wright took care of Andrew Lichtenberger over the course of two hands.

Lichtenberger defended his big blind after a Wright button raise. Both drew one and Lichtenberger check-called a 35,000 bet, and then mucked upon seeing Wright's {10-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}.

Lichtenberger was down to 190,000 after that hand. He raised off the button and saw Wright three-bet call Lichtenberger's shove. Wright then stood pat as his opponent tank-drew one.

Wright opened {j-}{10-}{9-}{8-}{4-}.

Lichtenberger was drawing to a nine-low with {9-}{6-}{5-}{3-} but found another {5-} to bust.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 740,000 250,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 551,000 1,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger Busted

Cantu Back on Top

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Brandon Cantu
Brandon Cantu

We're seeing a lot of small pots, and Brandon Cantu has profited from those.

Chip Counts
Brandon Cantu 550,000 100,000 pos
Larry Wright 490,000 -130,000 neg
Andrew Lichtenberger 245,000 -50,000 neg

Even Stacks Slowing the Action

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6 • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 2,000 ante

Maybe it's the fact that the stacks are more even now, maybe it's because the realization of how close they are to the gold, or maybe it's because Michael Mizrachi has busted out.

Whatever the reason the pace of the game has slowed considerably from what we were witnessing earlier.

Wright Extends Lead

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

Most of the pots so far this level have been stolen blinds and antes, with Larry Wright just getting the best of that battle.

He also won the only showdown pot after calling a 16,000 button raise from Cantu whilst sat in the big blind. Both drew two cards, and then checked. Wright opened {j-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Cantu mucked.

Chip Counts
Larry Wright 620,000 54,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 450,000 -22,000 neg
Andrew Lichtenberger 295,000 -44,000 neg

Level 19 started


Official Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Larry Wright 566,000 126,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 472,000 45,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger 339,000 -76,000 neg
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Winner Larry Wright
Winning Hand x9x8x7x3
Prize 101,975

Level Info

Level 20
Blinds 5,000 / 10,000
Ante 3,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 384,750