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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


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Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

Place Player Points
1 Andy Frankenberger 384.66
2 Phil Ivey 383.55
3 John Monnette 319.50
4 Brian Hastings 303.00
5 Ashkan Razavi 274.06
6 Aubin Cazals 251.00
7 Michael Gathy 250.00
8 Clifford Goldkind 240.00
9 Phil Hellmuth 240.00
10 Simon Charette 237.50

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 2,794,000 -136,000 neg
Jim Kasputis Jr 1,525,000 -183,000 neg
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 1,400,000 100,000 pos
Michael Aron 1,269,000 -1,000 neg
Cherish Andrews 981,000 -49,000 neg
Joe Cada US US 769,000 119,000 pos
Huy Quach 665,000 13,000 pos
Dwyte Pilgrim 640,000
Carter Phillips 622,000 36,000 pos
Najib Kamand 589,000 6,000 pos
Jonathan Poche 497,000 -43,000 neg
JC Tran 392,000 42,000 pos
Patrick Karschamroon 340,000 81,000 pos


Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

...And Pilgrim Doubles Right Back

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Huy Quach opened to 45,000 from under the gun only to have Michael Aron three-bet to 115,000. It folded to Dwyte Pilgrim in the big blind who announced all in for 272,000 total. Quach got out of the way and Aron called.

Aron: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Pilgrim: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Aron jumped way into the lead ont he {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop and it was just about all over for Pilgrim.

The {J-Diamonds} on the turn gave him outs to make Broadway if a queen fell on the river. Fortunately for Pilgrim, that's exactly what happened. The {Q-Diamonds} peeled off on the river and Pilgrim became the winner of what once was a race. He's now sitting on about 640,000.

Chip Counts
Michael Aron 1,270,000 -475,000 neg
Dwyte Pilgrim 640,000 280,000 pos

Tran Doubles Through Pilgrim

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Dwyte Pilgrim made a raise to 53,000 from early position and JC Tran shipped all in from the small blind for 158,000 total. Pilgrim showed the {K-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and was behind Tran's {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

The board brought the {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Tran's queens were able to hold, doubling him to about 350,000.

Chip Counts
Dwyte Pilgrim 360,000 -410,000 neg
JC Tran 350,000 -10,000 neg

Valentyn Shabelnyk Eliminated in 14th Place ($29,941)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Valentyn Shabelnyk - 14th Place
Valentyn Shabelnyk - 14th Place

After being crippled in the last hand, Valentyn Shabelnyk raised all in for 125,000 from under the gun. He was called by Jonathan Poche in the big blind and the hands were tabled:

Poche: {8-Spades}{5-Spades}
Shabelnyk: {J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

The board fell {3-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades} giving Poche a spade flush to send Shabelnyk home in 14th place.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Poche 540,000 295,000 pos
Valentyn Shabelnyk Busted

Chambers Takes Down Huge Pot; Cripples Shabelnyk

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Tom Chambers
Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers opened to 45,000 from the hijack and Valentyn Shabelnyk called from the big blind.

The dealer pounded the table and dealt out a {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop . Shabelnyk checked to Chambers who continued out for 85,000. Shabelnyk tossed out a call and the {A-Hearts} fell on the turn. Shabelnyk checked for a second time and Chambers opted to move 225,000 into the middle this time. Shabelnyk called once again.

Fifth street was the {4-Hearts} and Shabelnyk checked. Chambers moved a massive bet of 900,000 to the middle. Shabelnyk announced a call and showed {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}.

Much to the heartbreak of Shabelnyk, he was behind the {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} of Chambers whose flopped two pair turned into a full house on the turn. Chambers is now the commanding chip lead of the tournament with 2,930,000.

Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 2,930,000 1,250,000 pos
Valentyn Shabelnyk 85,000 -1,675,000 neg

Cada Loses Monster Pot

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Joe Cada opened to 42,000 from under the gun and was called by Tom Chambers in the hijack and Valentyn Shabelnyk in the big blind.

The flop came {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} and Shabelnyk checked. Cada continued out for 82,000 and Chambers threw out a call. Shabelnyk mucked and we were heads up to the turn.

Fourth street was the {10-Spades} and Cada checked. Chambers bet 200,000 and Cada called to see the {7-Clubs} fall on the river. Cada checked his option for a second time and Chambers waited a moment before moving 300,000 into the middle.

Cada announced a call and showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} but was behind the queens and tens of Chambers' {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

This hand was a huge hit to Cada, who began the day as the chip leader and is now sitting on 650,000.

Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 1,680,000 1,148,000 pos
Joe Cada US US 650,000 -620,000 neg

Chambers Doubles Through Shabelnyk

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Tom Chambers shoved from the hijack for 477,000 and was called by Valentyn Shabelnyk in the big blind.

Shabelnyk: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Chambers: {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} as Chambers spiked the turn to double to about 985,000. Shabelnyk slipped to about 1,380,000.

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Winner Carter Phillips
Winning Hand ♣Q♦J
Prize 664,130

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 80,000 / 16,000
Ante 20,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,794,850