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


Michael Mizrachi Eliminated in 4th Place ($28,198)

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

He was chip leader for a very long time in this tournament, but unfortunately for him the final table didn't play out as he had expected. He started the day really strong, but just crashed in fourth place taking home $28,198. The final hand played out like this.

Brandon Cantu raised it up to 8,000, and Mizrachi moved all in for his final 63,000 chips. Cantu made the call.

Both players drew one card.

Michael Mizrachi {6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}
Brandon Cantu {9-}{6-}{5-}{2-}

Cantu showed a {J-}, and that gave Mizrachi plenty of outs to stay alive. He needed to hit a jack, ten, nine, eight or seven in order to stay live, but he came up short. Mizrachi turned over a {2-}, and got himself a nice round of applaus as he exited the final table stage.

Chip Counts
Brandon Cantu 595,000 75,000 pos
Michael Mizrachi Busted

Mizrachi Short

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

Michael Mizrachi, so dominant a short while ago, is now the short stack along with Larry Wright.

He opened to 10,000 and then four-bet to 70,000 when Andrew Lichtenberger three-bet to 40,000. Lichtenberger tank-called and drew one. Grinder stood pat and then bet 60,000 when checked to him.

Lichtenberger called with {10-}{8-}{4-}{3-}[2x. Mizrachi was bluffing with three deuces in his hand.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 680,000 180,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 520,000 105,000 pos
Michael Mizrachi 65,000 -130,000 neg
Larry Wright 65,000 -84,000 neg

Erick Lindgren Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,676)

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren

The action hasn't slowed down for one moment here at the final table as we just lost our fifth place finisher, Erick Lindgren. From the hijack Brandon Cantu raised to 8,000 and Michael Mizrachi made the call from the cutoff.

Andrew Lichtenberger was on the button, and quickly threw in a three-bet to 42,000. Larry Wright gave up his small blind after which Erick Lindgren moved all in for a total of 70,000 from the big blind. Cantu and Mizrachi folded, Lichtenberger made the call.

Both players drew one card.

Andrew Lichtenberger {8-}{5-}{3-}{2-}
Erick Lindgren {9-}{7-}{4-}{2-}

"Will you show me if i'm live, 'Chewy'?" Lindgren asked his opponent who told the dealer to just deal his card face up.

Lichtenberger hit a {6-}, and that did it for Lindgren who could no longer win the hand. To wrap things up Lindgren hit an {a-} and walked out with a $19,676 payday.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 500,000 85,000 pos
Erick Lindgren Busted

Mizrachi Slipping, Cantu Winning

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

In two hands Michael Mizrachi just lost a decent amount of chips to Brandon Cantu. He's now in fifth place while Cantu jumps into second.

From the small blind Cantu raised to 12,000 and Mizrachi defended his big blind. Both players drew one card.

Cantu checked to Mizrachi who fired out 30,000, and he got snap-called. Mizrachi showed {J-}{7-}{6-}{4-}{2-} against Cantu's {10-}{9-}{8-}{4-}{3-} and took down this pot.

On the second hand Cantu raised from the cutoff to 8,000, and Mizrachi three-bet him to 20,000 from the button. Cantu called, and both players drew one card.

Cantu checked to Mizrachi who fired out 25,000 and once again the snap-call followed. Mizrachi announced he had a jack-seven, and that was no good against {10-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}.

Mizrachi is losing chips fast while Cantu is climbing towards chip leader Andrew Lichtenberger.

Chip Counts
Brandon Cantu 415,000 103,000 pos
Michael Mizrachi 195,000 -143,000 neg

Lichtenberger Using Position Well

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger is still in the chip lead and using his position at the table very well.

Twice in the last orbit Michael Mizrachi has three-bet the open of Brandon Cantu. Mizrachi knows that Cantu has a wide opening range so the three-bet is profitable play. The only problem for him is that Lichtenberger is exploiting that fact and four-betting to great effect. Both times he four-bet his opponents folded.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 415,000 5,000 pos

Lindgren Stays in

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

Erick Lindgren was just under the gun and moved all in for his final 41,000 chips. Brandon Cantu folded, after which Micheal Mizrachi made the call from the button. Both blinds released.

Both players mucked an ace face up, and drew one card.

Michael Mizrachi {8-}{5-}{4-}{3-}
Erick Lindgren {10-}{7-}{4-}{2-}

"You show first, so I know if i'm drawing live," Lindgren said who could be drawing dead if Mizrachi didn't pair up with a nine or lower. But, Mizrachi showed an {A-} keeping Lindgren's hopes alive. He turned over a {K-} and doubled up.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 338,000 -42,000 neg
Erick Lindgren 93,000 39,000 pos

Lichtenberger into the Lead

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

For the first time at this final table Andrew Lichtenberger has the chip lead.

He three-bet to 36,00 after Michael Mizrachi opened to 10,000 from the cut-off. Mizrachi called and drew one as Lichtenberger stood pat.

Lichtenberger bet 44,000 when Mizrachi checked, and then called when check-raised up to 96,000.

Lichtenberger opened {9-}{8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}. Mizrachi opened {9-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and said he hadn't looked at his draw card yet. The whole table seated as Mizrachi flipped up a {2-} to pair.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 410,000 140,000 pos
Michael Mizrachi 380,000 -131,000 neg

Cantu Unhappy

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

With a big stack and good chance at winning a WSOP gold bracelet, you would expect Brandon Cantu to be at least a bit happy at the table. But that's not the case. He just slammed the table, after after missing a draw against Andrew Lichtenberger.

Cantu raised from the button to 8,000, Michael Mizrachi gave up his small blind, and Lichtenberger three-bet to 36,000 from the big. Cantu counted out the chips and made the call.

Both players drew one card.

Lichtenberger checked, after which Cantu double checked his cards. As if the dealer wouldn't notice a tap on the table Cantu slammed it hard, and some frustration was clearly visible. Lichtenberger showed {J-}{9-}{7-}{4-}{2-} and took down this pot.

Chip Counts
Brandon Cantu 312,000 -36,000 neg
Andrew Lichtenberger 270,000 46,000 pos

Level 17 started


Break Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 511,000 1,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 348,000 2,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger 224,000 4,000 pos
Larry Wright 149,000 -1,000 neg
Erick Lindgren 54,000 -26,000 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