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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

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Gironda Doesn't Fall for It

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Vincent Gironda
Vincent Gironda

From the button, Vincent Gironda raised. Marco Johnson three-bet from the small blind and Ronnie Bardah called from the big blind. Gironda called as well and the flop came down {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}.

All three players checked the flop and the {3-Spades} landed on the turn. After Johnson checked, Bardah bet. Gironda called and Johnson folded.

The river card was the {K-Clubs} and Bardah checked. Gironda bet and Bardah check-raised. Gironda called and Bardah turned over the {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for queen high. Gironda showed the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for a king-high flush and won the pot.

Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah 1,085,000 255,000 pos
Vincent Gironda 475,000 155,000 pos

Bardah Riding the Rush

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 24

Ronnie Bardah three-bet from the small blind after Marco Johnson raised on the button. Johnson called and the flop came down {Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Bardah bet and Johnson called.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Bardah fired again. Johnson raised and Bardah fired right back with a reraise. Johnson called.

The river was the {8-Clubs} and Bardah bet out. Johnson quickly called.

Bardah showed the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for top set and Johnson mucked his hand.

Bardah Rockets Back

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 24

Marco Johnson raised from the small blind, Ronnie Bardah made it three to go from a seat over, and Johnson called.

Johnson also ended up check-calling Bardah's bets after the {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop, the {J-Clubs} turn, and the {5-Clubs} river. Bardah then tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}, and scooped the pot.

"American Airlines, baby!" shouted one of the many here cheering on Bardah. With that one he flies up the counts to close the gap a bit with Johnson.

Bardah Check-Raises Gironda On River

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

From the button, Vincent Gironda raised. Ronnie "RoNasty" Bardah called fro the big blind and the flop came down {J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Bardah checked and Gironda bet. Bardah check-raised and Gironda called.

The turn was the {8-Spades} and Bardah bet. Gironda put in a raise and Gironda made the call. Then, the {K-Spades} completed the board on the river. Bardah checked and Gironda bet. Bardah check-raised and Gironda folded his hand.

Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah 780,000 180,000 pos
Vincent Gironda 320,000 -90,000 neg

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

Marco Johnson continues to chip up, having now assumed the lead among the final three.

Chip Counts
Marco Johnson 1,125,000 311,000 pos
Ronnie Bardah 600,000 -365,000 neg
Vincent Gironda 520,000 125,000 pos

Brent Wheeler Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,828)

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Brent Wheeler - 4th place
Brent Wheeler - 4th place

Ronnie Bardah opened from the button, then Brent Wheeler three-bet from the small blind, forcing a fold from Vincent Gironda. Bardah asked how much Wheeler had left — not quite three small bets — then four-bet, and Wheeler called.

When the flop came {7-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, Wheeler bet, Bardah raised, and Wheeler called with what he had left. Bardah had {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for sevens while Wheeler needed help with {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and river the {5-Spades}, and Wheeler was eliminated.

Bardah continues to maintain the advantage as we begin three-handed play.

Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah 1,070,000 270,000 pos
Marco Johnson 814,000 -86,000 neg
Vincent Gironda 395,000 -165,000 neg
Brent Wheeler Busted

Marco Rising

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

From the small blind, Vincent Gironda raised. Marco Johnson reraised from the big blind and Gironda called.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Gironda check-called a bet to see the {8-Hearts} fall on the turn. Gironda checked and Johnson bet. Gironda folded and Johnson won the pot.

On the next hand, Gironda raised from the button and Johnson three-bet from the small blind. Gironda called.

The {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop prompted a bet from Johnson. Gironda folded and Johnson won the pot.

Johnson moved into the chip lead with approximately 900,000 in chips. Gironda has slipped back to 560,000.

Chip Counts
Marco Johnson 900,000 175,000 pos
Vincent Gironda 560,000 -65,000 neg

Gironda Rivers a Pair

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 24

Ronnie Bardah raised on the button and Vincent Gironda called from the big blind to take the {K-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop. On the flop, Gironda check-called a bet from Bardah.

The turn went check, check after the {2-Hearts} fell. Both players also checked the {7-Clubs} river card.

Gironda showed the {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a rivered pair of sevens and Bardah mucked.

King-High Flush for Johnson

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

From the button, Marco Johnson raised. Ronnie Bardah reraised from the small blind and Johnson called.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Bardah bet. Johnson called. The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Bardah bet again. Johnson called. The river was the {9-Clubs} and Bardah bet again. Johnson called.

Bardah tabled the {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, but his queen-high flush was no good against the {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} for Johnson as he held the king-high flush and won the pot.

Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah 800,000 -280,000 neg
Marco Johnson 725,000 320,000 pos

Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 5th Place ($33,541)

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Sorel Mizzi - 5th place
Sorel Mizzi - 5th place

Ronnie Bardah opened from the cutoff, and when Sorel Mizzi three-bet from the button it left Mizzi with but a single pink (5,000) chip behind. It folded to Vincent Gironda in the big blind who called, and Bardah called as well.

All three checked the {Q-Spades}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop. The turn brought the {2-Spades}, and when it checked to Mizzi he tossed out his last chip, with both of his opponents calling. Gironda and Bardah checked down the {4-Hearts} river, and the trio opened their hands.

Gironda: {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Bardah: {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Mizzi: {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Mizzi winced as he saw Bardah had paired his four on the river to beat his own small pair, then wished all luck as he parted.

Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah 1,080,000 95,000 pos
Vincent Gironda 625,000 10,000 pos
Sorel Mizzi Busted
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Winner

Winner Ronnie Bardah
Winning Hand ♥A♠4
Prize 182,088

Level Info

Level 26
Limits 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 687,050