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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Count Update

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 5,500,000 500,000 pos
Theo Tran 1,900,000 -10,000 neg
Blair Hinkle 1,200,000 150,000 pos
Bahman Jahanguiri 1,000,000 130,000 pos
David Pham 550,000 -550,000 neg
Kristijonas Andrulis 400,000 -895,000 neg
Zachary Korik US US 400,000 -180,000 neg

Hinkle Snags a Double

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Blair Hinkle just got his remaining chips in the middle of the felt during a hand with Dung Nguyen.

In the hand, Nguyen and Hinkle took to a {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} felt and it was at this point that Hinkle got his stack all in. Henklie held {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Nguyen held {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}. Hinkle was already in front, but the {5-Diamonds} turn sealed the deal as the meaningless river changed nothing and Hinkle took down the double.

Chip Counts
Blair Hinkle 1,050,000 725,000 pos

Back From Break

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players are back from their break and ready to play some more poker. Six more eliminations and we will have our champion.

Level 26 started


Break Time

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining seven players have been sent on a 20-minute break.

Jeffrey Manza Eliminated in 8th Place ($58,874)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Jeffrey Manza - 8th Place
Jeffrey Manza - 8th Place

The last hand of Jeffrey Manza's tournament played out over several minutes and this is how it went down. Dung Nguyen opened it up to 70,000 preflop and Jeffrey Manza three-bet in the small blind. Nguyen contemplated the call as Manza said, "You know, folding is an option." Not for Nguyen though, as he made the call and the dealer readied three cards.

Flop: {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Manza led for 150,000 here and Nguyen raised it to 350,000. Manza then made it 550,000 to go. As Nguyen thought what to do, Manza said, "Are you going to double me up?" Nguyen then moved all-in, putting Manza to a decision.

"If you weren't so bad i wouldn't even be thinking about calling," said Manza as he thought hard. Eventually he decided to make the call and was at risk with his {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} behind Nguyen's {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}. The turn and river changed nothing and it was all over in eighth place for Manza.

Chip Counts
Jeffrey Manza Busted

Tran and Pham

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

David Pham was under the gun when he opened up the pot to 75,000. Theo Tran called in the hijack and a {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop was dealt. Both players checked here and a {k-Spades} was dealt on the turn. Pham bet 90,000 and Tran called. The {k-Clubs} river would see both players check Tran would table his {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, enough to rake in the pot.

Tyler Patterson Eliminated in 9th Place ($45,087)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Tyler Patterson - 9th Place
Tyler Patterson - 9th Place

Tyler Patterson has become our ninth-place finisher, courtesy of David Pham. It was all-in preflop in the big blind for Patterson, with his three-bet shove getting a call from Pham in early position.

Patterson's {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} was in front of Pham's {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, but it didn't stay that way as a {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts} board was spread across the felt.

For his efforts, Patterson goes home with $45,087 and a second World Series of Poker final table on his resume.

Chip Counts
David Pham 1,100,000 65,000 pos
Tyler Patterson Busted

Nguyen Staying Active

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Dung Nguyen has just taken down his third pot in the first ten minutes of this final table, recently rumbling with David Pham yet again.

In this hand, Pham opened the pot to 76,000. Dung Nguyen called on the button and Theo Tran in the big blind also called. The {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Spades} flop would see Tran check and Pham bet 125,000. Nguyen made the call and Tran got out of the way as a {3-Clubs} landed on the turn. This time Pham would check and then fold to a bet of 155,000 from Nguyen.

Dung Can't Be Stopped

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Dung Nguyen has just raked in another pot. This time it was against Daivd Pham. The hand in question saw Pham open the cutoff to 75,000. Nguyen called in the small blind and a {4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} flop was dealt.

Nguyen check-called a bet of 85,000 here and then both players checked the {6-Diamonds} turn. When the {2-Clubs} completed the board on the river, Nguyen led for 115,000 and Pham folded, sending the pot to Nguyen.

Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 3,700,000 430,000 pos
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Events List


Winner Dung Nguyen
Winning Hand ♥Q♠10
Prize 607,200

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info