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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Mittelman Doubles Through Elia

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Kevin Elia opened to 80,000 from the cutoff position and directly behind him, Niel Mittelman called from the button. Everyone else got out of the way and it was heads-up going to the flop.

Flop: {2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Elia checked to Mittelman, who fired 80,000 into the middle. Elia then check-raised to 185,000 and Mettelman made the call.

The turn brought a {4-Hearts} and Elia pushed all in. Mittelman tanked, but eventually called all in for 1,125,000 and hands were revealed.

Mittelman: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for a set of fours.
Elia: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for queen-high.

Elia was drawing to a chop, but the {4-Hearts} river left Mittelman with quads and he doubled through to 2,225,000.

Elia is down to 600,000 following the massive blow.

Chip Counts
Niel Mittelman 2,250,000 1,050,000 pos
Kevin Elia 600,000 -1,250,000 neg

Color Up

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a small break so that the yellow $1,000 denomination chips can be colored up.

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Palumbo Rocking His Way to Lead

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Rocco Palumbo now holds more than one third of all the chips in play, courtesy of the following hand between him and Niel Mittelman.

It was a three-bet pot that saw a {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop hit the felt. Mittelman opted to check-raise on the flop, making it 210,000 after Palumbo led for 76,000. Palumbo made the call and a {k-Diamonds} would land on the turn.

This time Mittelman led for 250,000 and Palumbo quickly called. The {5-Spades} on the river would see Mittelman again lead, this time for a large 800,000.

When Palumbo again called, Mittelman said, "You're good," as he turned over {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Palumbo held {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and raked in the giant pot.

Chip Counts
Rocco Palumbo 3,000,000 1,280,000 pos
Niel Mittelman 1,200,000 -1,500,000 neg

Robinson Makes the Double

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Nelson Robinson open shoved his short stack all in and received a quick call from Jason Everett in small blind. Robinson was in front at this point, with his {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} needing to dodge some cards against Everett's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

The {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board was a safe one for Robinson, ensuring he took the double up to survive.

Chip Counts
Jason Everett 800,000 -300,000 neg
Nelson Robinson 750,000 450,000 pos

Anke Berner Eliminated in 7th Place ($59,478)

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6
Anke Berner - 7th place
Anke Berner - 7th place

It was folded around to Anke Berner in middle position and she moved all in for 384,000 total. Directly behind her in the cutoff, Niel Mittelman announced a call to put her at risk and everyone else got out of the way.

Mittelman: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}
Berner: {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board failed to improve Berner's hand and she was sent to the rail in seventh place.

Chip Counts
Niel Mittelman 2,700,000 380,000 pos
Anke Berner Busted

Patrick Karschamroon Eliminated in 8th Place ($45,040)

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6
Patrick Karschamroon - 8th Place
Patrick Karschamroon - 8th Place

The last hand Patrick Karschamroon's tournament began when Thomas Conway opened the pot to 52,000. Jason Everett then three-bet to 112,000 and it was on Karschamroon who shoved all in for just over 300,000. Conway got out of the way and Everett snapped off the call.

Karschamroon: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Everett: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

By the time the turn had run out on a {3-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board, Karschamroon was looking for the lone eight of clubs to survive. The {k-Hearts} wasn't what he was looking for and Karschamroon was sent home in eighth place.

Chip Counts
Jason Everett 1,100,000 475,000 pos
Patrick Karschamroon Busted

Robinson Getting Short

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Nelson Robinson called a bet from Kevin Elia on a {9-Spades}{J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop to see a turn, which brought the {Q-Clubs}.

Elia fired 77,000 into the middle and Robinson again called.

The {2-Spades} completed the board and Elia bet 375,000, which was enough to put Robinson all in. Robinson tanked hard, but eventually opted to let his hand go.

Robinson is down to his last 300,000.

Chip Counts
Kevin Elia 1,850,000 300,000 pos
Nelson Robinson 300,000 -350,000 neg

Mittelman Getting Aggressive

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Anke Berner opened the action with a raise and was promptly three-bet to 125,000 by Niel Mittelman on her direct left.

Flop: {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

On the flop, Berner led for 160,000 and Mittelman shoved his giant stack all in. He had Berner covered by a huge amount and the last lady standing went deep into the tank.

"I fold," Berner eventually uttered as Mittelman took down the large pot and left Berner as one of the short stacks.

Chip Counts
Niel Mittelman 2,320,000 470,000 pos
Anke Berner 370,000 -230,000 neg

Conway Folds to Palumbo's Pressure

Posted 2012-06-26 GMT-6

Action folded around to Rocco Palumbo in the big blind, who raised to 58,000. Thomas Conway called from the big for a heads-up pot.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and Palumbo led out for 45,000. Conway called to see a turn, which brought the {9-Diamonds}.

Palumbo fired again - this time for 76,000 and Conway slid his hand into the muck.

Chip Counts
Rocco Palumbo 1,720,000 120,000 pos
Thomas Conway 1,100,000 -110,000 neg
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Winner Rocco Palumbo
Winning Hand ♦A♦9
Prize 464,464

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,654,100