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


Chambers Triples

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Carter Phillips opened to 200,000 from the button and Tom Chambers moved all in for 435,000 total. Joe Cada raised to 675,000 from the big blind and Phillips responded by moving 1,375,000 into the pot. Cada folded and the hands were turned up:

Phillips: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Chambers: {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

The board fell {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and Chambers was able to win the pot and triple up.

"I folded ace-jack," remarked a dejected Joe Cada after the hand.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 5,000,000 -400,000 neg
Joe Cada US US 4,300,000 -700,000 neg
Tom Chambers 1,345,000 790,000 pos

Phillips Scores Huge Double Up

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Carter Phillips Doubles Up
Carter Phillips Doubles Up

Tom Chambers opened in the cutoff to 225,000 and it folded to Carter Phillips who moved all in from the big blind for 2,440,000. Chambers called and showed {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}. Phillips had {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and we were off to the races.

Phillips jumped into the lead on the {Q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop by pairing his queen. It wouldn't be a race without a sweat, however, as the turn brought the {K-Hearts} giving Chambers outs to make a straight. The river bricked out though, bringing the {5-Hearts}.

This hand was a key double up for Phillips while crippling Chambers.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 4,970,000 2,630,000 pos
Tom Chambers 555,000 -2,630,000 neg

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 5,135,000 35,000 pos
Tom Chambers 3,185,000 205,000 pos
Carter Phillips 2,340,000 -180,000 neg
Cherish Andrews 1,990,000 190,000 pos

Level 30 started


Break Time

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

The final four players are now on a 20-minute break.

Najib Kamand Eliminated in 5th Place ($153,578)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Najib Kamand - 5th Place
Najib Kamand - 5th Place

Carter Phillips opened to 160,000 from the button only to have Najib Kamand move all in for his last 1,350,000 from the small blind. Tom Chambers was in the big blind and also announced that he was all in. Phillips folded and the hands were shown:

Kamand: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Chambers: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Chambers was ahead with the tens and stayed the way when the dealer spread out a flop of {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Fourth street brought the {4-Clubs} and Kamand was one card away from elimination.

The {7-Clubs} was of no help to Kamand and he was sent home in 5th place to find solace in his $153,578 in tournament winnings.

Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 2,980,000 1,755,000 pos
Najib Kamand Busted

Phillips Takes it On Flop

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Action folded to Carter Phillips' small blind and he completed his call. Najib Kamand checked his option from the big blind and the dealer put out a flop of {Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}.

Phillips fired out a min-bet of 80,000 and Kamand shot his hand to the muck.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 2,850,000 150,000 pos
Najib Kamand 1,100,000 -300,000 neg


Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

It's been a while since we've seen a hand go past the flop here. Carter Phillips is continuing to play the aggressor at the table, usually taking down a pot with the standard raise to 160,000 or folded when he gets three-bet.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 5,100,000 100,000 pos
Carter Phillips 2,700,000
Cherish Andrews 2,050,000 -150,000 neg
Najib Kamand 1,400,000
Tom Chambers 1,225,000 -5,000 neg

Updated Counts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Carter Phillips has been the aggressor as of late, moving his way from the shortest stack at the table to second in chips over the past half hour.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 5,000,000 200,000 pos
Carter Phillips 2,700,000 500,000 pos
Cherish Andrews 2,200,000 100,000 pos
Najib Kamand 1,400,000 -300,000 neg
Tom Chambers 1,230,000 -370,000 neg

Carter Climbing Back

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Carter Phillips limped before the flop and it folded to Cherish Andrews who checked her option in the big blind.

The dealer put a flop of {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} in the middle of the table and Andrews check-called a bet of 155,000. The {10-Spades} appeared on fourth street and Andrews checked for a second time. Phillips bet once again, this time making the magic number 350,000. Andrews called and we were off to the river.

The {7-Hearts} came on fifth and Andrews checked for a third time. Phillips announced that he was all in for his remaining 990,000 and Andrews folded after pondering for a moment.

Phillips is now sitting on a stack of about 2,200,000.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 2,200,000 600,000 pos
Cherish Andrews 2,100,000 -550,000 neg
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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