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


Updated Counts

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 2,740,000 -10,000 neg
Michael Aron 1,730,000 130,000 pos
Najib Kamand 1,690,000 -10,000 neg
Cherish Andrews 1,280,000 -120,000 neg
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 1,240,000 20,000 pos
Carter Phillips 1,080,000 180,000 pos
Huy Quach 880,000 76,000 pos
Jim Kasputis Jr 630,000 -140,000 neg
Jonathan Poche 480,000 -30,000 neg
Dwyte Pilgrim 460,000 -70,000 neg
Joe Cada US US 320,000

Quiet Cada

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Joe Cada was the big story coming into today, but after losing a few large pots early he has been relatively quiet. Cada hasn't really played a significant hand in the past twenty-five minutes. He's currently sitting at about 320,000.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 320,000 -190,000 neg

Kamand Grabs Huge Pot From Kasputis

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Jim Kasputis Jr raised to 55,000 from the cutoff only to have Najib Kamand three-bet to 185,000. It folded back to Kasputis who moved a large four-bet of 555,000 into the center of the table.

Kamand moved all in for 986,000 total and Kasputis mucked his hand. Kamand showed {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and is now sitting on about 1,700,000.

Chip Counts
Najib Kamand 1,700,000 900,000 pos
Jim Kasputis Jr 770,000 -755,000 neg

A Double For Quach

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Maximilian Lehmanshi flat called on the button and Huy Quach completed from the small blind. Michael Aron checked his option from the big and the dealer put out a flop of {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Quach led out for 35,000 and Aron mucked his cards straight away. Lehmanski called and the {K-Diamonds} turned. Quach check called a bet of 62,000 and the {9-Spades} came on fifth street.

Quach checked and Lehmanski moved him all in. Quach called all in for abotu 259,000 and showed {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for a flush.

"You win," said Lehmanski, mucking his hand and giving Quach double up chips.

Chip Counts
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 1,220,000 -100,000 neg
Huy Quach 804,000 444,000 pos

JC Tran Eliminated in 12th Place ($38,214)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
JC Tran - 12th Place
JC Tran - 12th Place

A short-stacked JC Tran shipped all in for 54,000 from the button and Michael Aron called from the big blind.

Tran: {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Aron: {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}

Aron jumped ahead on the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Tran needed a heart or a king to double up. Unfortunately for Tran, the turn and river came {4-Diamonds} and {Q-Diamonds}, eliminating him from the tournament.

Chip Counts
Michael Aron 1,350,000 81,000 pos
JC Tran Busted

Cherish Broadway

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Cherish Andrews opened to 50,000 from under the gun and was called by Huy Quach on the button and Michael Aron in the big blind.

The flop was {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Spades} and Aron checked to Andrews who fired 75,000. Quach called and Aron got out of the way.

The turn brought the {Q-Diamonds} and both players checked to see a {4-Hearts} river. Andrews pushed 225,000 into the middle and Quach called but mucked his hand when Andrews showed {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for Broadway.

Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews 1,700,000 650,000 pos
Huy Quach 360,000 -305,000 neg

Tran Doubles

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

JC Tran moved all in from the hijack for 35,000 and was called by Maximilian Lehmanski from the big blind.

Tran: {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Lehmanski: {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Tran paired up on the {10-Spades}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop and kept the lead through fourth and fifth street when they came {Q-Diamonds} and {5-Diamonds}.

Chip Counts
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 1,320,000 -80,000 neg
JC Tran 96,000 31,000 pos

Patrick Karschamroon Eliminated in 13th Place ($29,941)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Patrick Karschamroon - 13th Place
Patrick Karschamroon - 13th Place

Patrick Karschamroon open-shipped all in from the cutoff of 191,000 and was called by Najib Kamand in the big blind.

Karschamroon: {7-Spades}{4-Spades}
Kamand: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The board fell {8-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and Karschamroon was unable to improve his hand and best Kamand's jacks. Karschamroon will take home $29,941 for his efforts.

Chip Counts
Najib Kamand 800,000 211,000 pos
Patrick Karschamroon Busted

Andrews Takes Some of Tran's Stack

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Cherish Andrews opened to 50,000 from early position and was called by JC Tran from the big blind. The flop fell {4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Tran checked to Andrews who continued out for 75,000. Tran mucked his hand and Andrews grabbed the pot.

Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews 1,050,000 69,000 pos
JC Tran 65,000 -110,000 neg

Quach and Tran Clash

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

JC Tran opened to 55,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Huy Quach who called from the big blind.

The flop was {2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Quach checked to Tran who continued out for 65,000. Quach called and the {A-Hearts} fell on fourth street.

Quach checked for a second time and Tran moved out a bet of 92,000. Quach announced that he was all in and Tran tanked for about a minute before tossing his hand into the muck.

Chip Counts
JC Tran 175,000 -217,000 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