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


Nguyen Takes First One

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

Dung Nguyen has just taken down the first hand of the official final table to see his chip lead increase ever so slightly. The hand was against Kristijonas Andrulis.

Go Time

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

The players have been introduced and the cards are back in the air.

Final Table Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 3,270,000 70,000 pos
Theo Tran 1,910,000 10,000 pos
Jeffrey Manza 1,735,000 235,000 pos
Kristijonas Andrulis 1,295,000 -705,000 neg
David Pham 1,035,000 -715,000 neg
Bahman Jahanguiri 870,000 20,000 pos
Zachary Korik US US 580,000 -620,000 neg
Tyler Patterson 400,000 -100,000 neg
Blair Hinkle 325,000 -175,000 neg

Scott Clements Eliminated in 10th Place ($34,927)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Scott Clements - 10th Place
Scott Clements - 10th Place

Scott Clements got his short stack all-in preflop holding {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and ran into the {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Theo Tran. If Clements didn't find some help, we would be heading to our final table.

The {j-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts} board was no good for Clements as he was eliminated in 10th place, sending him home with $34,927 for his time.

With that, we are down to nine and the players have been sent on a short break before the final table begins. We will have full chip counts posted very soon.

Chip Counts
Theo Tran 1,900,000 600,000 pos
Scott Clements Busted

Nguyen Crushing

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

John Phan opened the pot up to 70,000 from early position. Dung Nguyen then called before Zachary Korik three-bet to 180,000. Phan got out of the way and a {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Spades} flop was dealt.

On the flop, Nguyen check-called a bet of 175,000. The {q-Diamonds} on the turn and Nguyen would again check-call a bet, this time of 350,000. The {10-Clubs} was the last card to the felt and this time both players would check.

Nguyen's {a-Spades}{10-Spades} was good enough to send Korik's cards into the muck as Nguyen raked in another pot to become the clear chip leader of the final ten.

Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 3,200,000 1,000,000 pos
Zachary Korik US US 1,200,000 460,000 pos

Level 25 started


Dung Wins Huge Pot

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

The action started Zachary Korik opened it up to 49,000. Jeffrey Manza then three-bet to 124,000. Dung Nguyen called on the button and Korik got out of the way.

The {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop would see Maza lead for 110,000 and Nguyen call. The {8-Clubs} turn and Manza would again lead, this time for 224,000. Another call and the {k-Spades} completed the board on the river. Manza kept firing here, sliding out 275,000. Nguyen called and Manza said, "queens?"

Nguyen tabled his {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and took the pot from a disappointed Manza.

Chip Counts
Dung Nguyen 2,200,000 700,000 pos
Jeffrey Manza 1,500,000 -500,000 neg

The "Unofficial" Final Table

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Seat Player
1 Dung Nguyen
2 Kristijonas Andrulis
3 Theo Tran
4 Blair Hinkle
5 Scott Clements
6 Zachary Korik
7 Tyler Patterson
8 Jeffrey Manza
9 David Pham
10 Bahman Jahanguiri

Matthew Pierce Eliminated in 11th Place ($34,927)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Matthew Pierce - 11th Place
Matthew Pierce - 11th Place

The elimination of Matthew Pierce in 11th Place has seen us head to our "unofficial" final table of ten. Pierce was all-in holding {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and was up against the {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} of Kristijonas Andrulis. The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and it was all over for Andrulis.

With that, we are heading to the ESPN Feature Table.

Chip Counts
Kristijonas Andrulis 2,000,000 800,000 pos
Matthew Pierce Busted

Patterson Doubles

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Tyler Patterson just shoved his stack all-in preflop holding {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. David Pham made the call holding {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and by the time the {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} board had run out, Patterson took the double-up.

Chip Counts
Tyler Patterson 500,000 50,000 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