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Golbuff Doubles

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Limit Hold'em

Michael Gathy open-raised from the cutoff and Samuel Golbuff three-bet from the big blind. Gathy flatted and the flop brought {9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

A very short-stacked Golbuff led out and and Gathy raised, which was enough to put Golbuff all in. Golbuff called to put himself at risk and hands were revealed.

Golbuff: {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Gathy: {J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Golbuff was ahead with king-high but would need to fade a lot of outs to survive. The {10-Spades} turn and {3-Clubs} river were safe for Golbuff and he doubled up to 190,000.

Chip Counts
Michael Gathy 280,000 -51,000 neg
Samuel Golbuff 190,000 100,000 pos

Golbuff Crippled

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

Limit Hold'em

Action began with Joep van den Bijgaart, who made it two bets from early position. It was folded around to Samuel Golbuff in the cutoff, who made it three bets. Not to be outdone, Salman Behbehani then made it four-bets from the big blind. Bijgaart gave his hand up, but Golbuff made the call.

The flop came {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Behbehani led out. Golbuff raised and Behbehani flatted to see the turn, which brought a {8-Clubs}. This time, Behbehani went on the defensive and check-called a bet from Golbuff.

The {A-Diamonds} landed on the river and both players checked. Behbehani tabled {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} for a rivered pair of aces and a frustrated Golfbuff revealed the {Q-Spades} and mucked his hand.

Golbuff is down to just 90,000 following the hand.

Chip Counts
Salman Behbehani 550,000 125,000 pos
Samuel Golbuff 90,000 -251,000 neg

Phil Ivey Eliminated in 8th Place ($21,699)

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Phil Ivey - 8th Place
Phil Ivey - 8th Place

No-Limit Hold'em

After folding for three hands after getting crippled, Phil Ivey stuck his last 7,000 in from under the gun. Action folded to Michael Gathy on the button and he called. Joep van den Bijgaart called from the small blind and Erik Cajelais checked from the big blind.

The three active players in the hand checked down the board as it ran out {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} before getting to a showdown.

"I looked at an ace," announced Ivey as the players started turning over their hands.

Gathy showed the {K-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a pair of sevens, van den Bijgaart the {4-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Cajelais showed the {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for two pair and then Ivey had the {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Ivey did have an ace, but the three that came with it wasn't what he needed to stay alive and he was eliminated in eighth place.

Ivey was quickly out the door and we'll surely see him soon in another event at the World Series of Poker.

Chip Counts
Phil Ivey Busted

One for Tryba

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6 • Level 20

No-Limit Hold'em

Action folded to Samuel Golbuff in the cutoff seat and he raised. Chris Tryba called from the button and the flop came down {Q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Golbuff bet 35,000 and Tryba called.

On the {10-Hearts} turn card, Golbuff checked and Tryba bet 72,000. Golbuff gave it up and Tryba won the pot.

Ivey Crippled as Golbuff Smacks Miracle Double

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6
Phil Ivey and Samuel Golbuff
Phil Ivey and Samuel Golbuff

No-Limit Hold'em

Action folded to Phil Ivey in the cutoff seat and he raised to 20,000. On the button, Samuel Golbuff reraised all in for 159,000. The blinds folded and Ivey quickly called.

Ivey turned over the {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and was way ahead of the {6-Hearts}{2-Spades} for Golbuff.

The flop came down an interesting {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, giving Golbuff a pair and a straight draw, but keeping Ivey in front.

The {K-Spades} landed on the turn and Ivey was still in the lead, but a miracle {4-Spades} on the river gave Golbuff a six-high straight and doubled him up.

As the tournament director counted down that stack of Golbuff, all he could do was laugh at what had just happened while Ivey just stared blankly with his famous "Ivey face" and mouth dropped open as if to say, "Was that even real?"

Ivey was cripped and down to just 11,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Samuel Golbuff 341,000 91,000 pos
Phil Ivey 11,000 -216,000 neg

Gathy Takes One

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

No-Limit Hold'em

Action folded to Michael Gathy in middle position and he attempted to raise, but only tossed out 13,000 so it was ruled a call. Phil Ivey called on the button and Brent Wheeler checked in the big blind.

The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Wheeler checked. Gathy bet 18,000 and Ivey folded. Wheeler also folded and Gathy won the pot.

Chip Counts
Brent Wheeler 265,000 -65,000 neg
Phil Ivey 196,000 -31,000 neg

Gathy Doubles

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

No-Limit Hold'em

After Salman Behbehani raised to 23,000 from the cutoff seat, Michael Gathy reraised all in from the button for 154,000. Action folded back to Behbehani and he called.

Behbehani: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Gathy: {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The flop, turn and river ran out {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Gathy doubled up.

Chip Counts
Salman Behbehani 425,000 -75,000 neg
Michael Gathy 331,000 161,000 pos

Gathy Triples Up

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6

No-Limit Hold'em

Action began with Michael Gathy, who moved all in for his last 55,000 from early position. It was folded around to Brent Wheeler in the small blind, who tank-called after some deliberation. Chris Tryba immediately moved all-in from the big blind and Wheeler folded.

Tryba: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Gathy: {9-Spades}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, leaving Gathy with nines and deuces for the triple-up.

Chip Counts
Chris Tryba 340,000 -60,000 neg
Brent Wheeler 330,000 -52,000 neg
Michael Gathy 170,000 116,000 pos

Ivey, Party of Nine

Posted 2012-06-20 GMT-6 by

Phil Ivey has made his 5th Final Table at the 2012 World Series of Poker. Jokingly, the WSOP tournament staff created him a "Reserved" sign for his seat. Here are some photos from early action.

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Winner Chris Tryba
Winning Hand ♦10♦9
Prize 210,107

Level Info

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Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

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Prize Pool 894,075