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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Jared Rosenbaum Eliminated in 9th Place ($48,614)

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6
Jared Rosenbaum - 9th Place
Jared Rosenbaum - 9th Place

Jared Rosenbaum was in middle position when he open shoved his short stack. On his direct left, Neil Channing made the call and with a flurry of cards going into the muck from around the table, Rosenbaum was at risk.

Channing's {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} was well in front of the {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} that Rosenbaum held and was even more in front when the {2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} flop hit the felt. Rosenbaum begged for the five of diamonds here, but the {2-Clubs} on the turn would give Channing the full house and leave Rosenbaum drawing dead.

The meaningless {k-Spades} on the river changed nothing and Rosenbaum was eliminated in 9th place.

Chip Counts
Neil Channing 3,100,000 365,000 pos
Jared Rosenbaum Busted

Channing Makes a pair

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

Neil Channing opened for 65,000 and Henry Lu called from the small blind. The flop came {8-Spades} {10-Spades} {5-Hearts}. Lu check-called 45,000 and the {K-Clubs} came on the turn. Both players checked and the {7-Spades} fell on the river.

Both players checked again and Lu tabled pocket deuces and Chaning held {A-} {8-} for a pair of eights.

Botond Celebrates Too Early as Hovan Doubles

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6

When Balazs Botond opened the pot to 65,000, Hovan Nguyen would shove all in for 225,000 directly on his left. Botond made a fairly quick call and the two players tabled their hands.

Botond: {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Nguyen: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop kept Nguyen in front, but gave Botond a few more outs. The {q-Diamonds} turn was great for Botond, giving him the straight and sending him to the rail to celebrate with his friends.

The celebration was a little premature though as a fourth diamond on the river gave Nguyen the flush to send him the double up.

Chip Counts
Hovan Nguyen 500,000 205,000 pos
Balazs Botond 420,000 -355,000 neg

Channing Active in Early Action

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

Neil Channing has played three of the four hands dealt thus far. In the last hand he opened for 65,000 from under the gun and Tom Alner called. The flop came {K-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {6-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn came {Q-Diamonds}, Channing bet 75,000 and Alner folded.

Go Time at the Final Table

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

The introductions have been made and the cards are back in the air. Let's do this.

Final Table Counts

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6

Here is how the players look heading into the official final table. As you can see, Henry Lu holds the chip lead by just 10,000 chips more than Neil Channing. Play will be underway in shortly

Chip Counts
Henry Lu 2,745,000 1,345,000 pos
Neil Channing 2,735,000 35,000 pos
James Mackey 2,015,000 215,000 pos
Tom Alner 1,550,000 630,000 pos
John Nelson 1,460,000 270,000 pos
Balazs Botond 775,000 -35,000 neg
Francois Dur 590,000 -30,000 neg
Jared Rosenbaum 305,000 35,000 pos
Hovan Nguyen 295,000 -230,000 neg

Quick Break Before Final

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

The players are heading on a short break before the official final table begins. We will have full chip counts shortly.

Zach Clark Eliminated in 10th Place ($37,675)

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6
Zach Clark - 10th Place
Zach Clark - 10th Place

Folded to Zach Clark in the cutoff, he raised it up to 65,000. Henry Lu then made it 150,000 on the button and the action was sent back to Clark. After a few moments thinking, Clark shoved all in. Lu snap called, having Clark covered, and the two players turned their hands over.

Clark: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Lu: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

Clark was looking good to double up and sit with a great position in this final ten. However, the {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{q-Clubs} flop had other ideas and when the turn and river bricked out, it was all over in 10th place for Clark. With that, Lu continues his rampage and rise up the counts.

Chip Counts
Zach Clark Busted

First Hand on Stage

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6

We had barely gotten settled in our perch at the ESPN Feature Table when Balazs Botond and Neil Channing got in a huge hand.

We missed the action but the board was {A-Clubs} {2-Spades} {K-Clubs} {8-Clubs} {7-Spades} and there was a huge pot already built. Channing bet 350,000 on the river and Botond called.

Channing tabled {K-Hearts} {K-Clubs} and Botond mucked.

Chip Counts
Neil Channing 2,700,000 1,400,000 pos
Balazs Botond 810,000 -1,440,000 neg

The "Unofficial" Final Table

Posted 2012-06-25 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Seat Player
1 Henry Lu
2 Tom Alner
3 Balazs Botond
4 Hovan Nguyen
5 Francois Dur
6 Jared Rosenbaum
7 Neil Channing
8 James Mackey
9 John Nelson
10 Zach Clark
1  … 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 

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Winner Henry Lu
Winning Hand ♣4♥4
Prize 654,380

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,739,500