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


Short Break

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6 • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 700 ante

There is a ten-minute break as the grey T100 chips are colored up and taken out of play.

Trappy Cantu on the Climb, Slips a Little

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
  • Brandon Cantu took a small pot off Michael Mizrachi with a ten-low.
  • Cantu made a wheel in a three-bet pot with Mizrachi. They both drew one and Cantu checked to Mizrachi who failed to fall into the trap and checked behind.
  • Mizrachi four-bet to 60,000 to take a pot down. Lindgren had opened to 8,000 before Cantu three-bet to 60,000. Both players folded.
Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 510,000 20,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 346,000 42,000 pos

Wright's Shove Works

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

Erick Lindgren was under the gun and started off by raising it up to 8,000. Brandon Cantu three-bet to 26,000 and Michael Mizrachi made the call from the button. Larry Wright was in the big blind and he decided to move all in for his final 87,600 chips.

None of his opponents made the call giving Wright his first substantial pot of the day.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 490,000 -25,000 neg
Brandon Cantu 304,000 -26,000 neg
Larry Wright 150,000 30,000 pos
Erick Lindgren 80,000 -6,000 neg

Cantu Snaps Off Lichtenberger's Bluff

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

From the cutoff Andrew Lichtenberger raised it up to 8,000, and it got folded to Brandon Cantu who was in the big blind. He made the call.

Cantu took one card, Lichtenberger needed two.

Cantu threw out a 20,000 chip bet. Lichtenberger tanked for a bit before counting out a raise to 80,000. As soon as the chips hit the felt Cantu announced call.

"You got it," Lichtenberger said after which Cantu showed his {10-}{9-}{8-}{5-}{4-}. Cantu gets himself back up to second place while Lichtenberger drops a lot of chips.

Chip Counts
Brandon Cantu 330,000 82,000 pos
Andrew Lichtenberger 220,000 -120,000 neg

Lindgren Getting Low

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

Erick Lindgren is the short stack now after losing two pots in a row.

First up he bet into Larry Wright after he drew a pair. Wright called with {10-}{9-}{5-}{4-}{3-}.

The very next hand he three-bet to 32,000 from the big blind after Michael Mizrachi opened to 7,200 from the hijack seat. Mizrachi called and both stood pat.

Lindgren then led out for 43,000 and Mizrachi called. "Jack," said Lindgren.

It was no good though as Mizrachi opened the winning {10-}{9-}{7-}{4-}{2-}.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 515,000 65,000 pos
Larry Wright 120,000 3,800 pos
Erick Lindgren 86,000 -72,000 neg

Rep Porter Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,078)

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Rep Porter
Rep Porter

Rep Porter started the day second in chips, but that was no guarantee for the big money as he just got eliminated by Andrew Lichtenberger.

The action started with a raise from Lichtenberger who was under the gun. He made it 8,000 to go after which Porter three-bet from the button to 28,000. Brandon Cantu and Michael Mizrachi gave up their blinds, and it was back on Lichtenberger. After a good ten seconds he declared himself to be all in. Porter had to make a decision for his tournament life, and folding would leave him with just 86,000 chips. After a while he made the call.

Both players stood pat.

Lichtenberger turned over {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}, and had started with a huge hand. Porter was extremely disappointed as his {9-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{2-} were no good. We are down to five players and Andrew Lichtenberger is now in second place behind Michael Mizrachi

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 340,000 135,000 pos
Rep Porter Busted

The Mizrachi Show Continues

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

We asked the question in the opening post: Who can stop Brandon Cantu?

The answer might be Michael Mizrachi. He has position on the start of day chip leader and just won a pot off him to extend his lead.

Cantu raised to 6,000 from the hijack and called when Mizrachi three-bet to 16,000 from the next seat. Cantu drew one as Mizrachi stood pat, before Cantu check-called a large 40,000 bet.

Mizrachi opened {9-}{8-}{6-}{5-}{4-} for a ninety-eight. Cantu mucked.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 450,000 62,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 248,000 -57,000 neg

Mizrachi On a Tear, Grabs Chip Lead

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

We have only played seven hands at the final table, and so far Michael Mizrachi has won six of those. He just won the biggest pot of the day, the action went down as following.

Rep Porter raised from the button to 8,000, after which Brandon Cantu opted to three-bet to 25,000 from the small blind. Michael Mizrachi was in the big blind, and it didn't take long for him to make the call. Porter called as well giving us three-way action after the draw.

Cantu and Mizrachi both took one card, Porter stood pat.

Cantu checked to Mizrachi who fired out a big 60,000 chip bet. It took Porter only five seconds to make up his mind, and he called. Cantu gave it a little time but eventually decided to release his hand.

Mizrachi showed {9-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-} and Porter mucked his cards in disgust. Mizrachi has taken over the chip lead and looks to hammer his opponents hard from the start.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 388,000 148,000 pos
Brandon Cantu 305,000 -31,100 neg
Rep Porter 131,000 -102,400 neg

Ryan Tepen Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,318)

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6
Ryan Tepen - 7th place
Ryan Tepen - 7th place

The second hand of this final table saw the elimination of Ryan Tepen. Michael Mizrachi raised to 7,000 from the cut-off and made a quick call when Tepen shoved from the big blind for around 50,000.

Tepen stood pat as Mizrachi broke the {j-Hearts} (it flipped over).

Tepen opened {q-}{10-}{8-}{5-}{3-}. You could see Mizrachi's heart sink as he opened {9-}{8-}{6-}{4-} meaning he already had a winning hand. This is Mizrachi though and he drew {j-Clubs} to lock the hand up.

Edit: Mizrachi won the next two hands as well for a small advance. A frantic start to this final table had seen Mizrachi involved in every hand so far.

Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi 240,000 41,000 pos
Ryan Tepen Busted

No Slow Starts in This Game

Posted 2012-06-17 GMT-6

This game is fast and furious, and on the the very first hand of play we saw an interesting pot right away. From the cutoff Michael Mizrachi raised it up to 7,000 and Andrew Lichtenberger made the call from the button. Erik Lindgren was in the big blind and called as well.

Lindgren took one card, Mizrachi two and Lichtenberger one.

The action was checked to Lichtenberger who bet 21,000, and Lindgren called.

Lichtenberger turned over {10-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and took down the first pot of the day.

Chip Counts
Andrew Lichtenberger 205,000 43,900 pos
Michael Mizrachi 199,000 -7,800 neg
Erick Lindgren 158,000 -27,600 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