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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better


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Chip Counts at the Break

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6

Timothy Finne snuck back ahead of Cameron Mckinley just before Level 24 concluded. Meanwhile, a single 5,000-chip currently separates Steven Loube and Roch Cousineau at the top of the counts.

Chip Counts
Steven Loube 1,540,000 190,000 pos
Roch Cousineau 1,535,000 -215,000 neg
Timothy Finne 635,000 20,000 pos
Cameron Mckinley 560,000 -95,000 neg

Break Time

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6 • Level 24

The remaining quartet of players have left for another 20-minute break.

Mckinley Doubles, Finne Now Fourth

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6
Cameron Mckinley
Cameron Mckinley

Cameron Mckinley opened with a pot-sized raise to 105,000 from under the gun, and Timothy Finne called from the big blind. The flop came {6-Spades}{J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and Finne pushed out a stack of 200,000, enough to put Mckinley all in, and he quickly called.

Finne: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Mckinley: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Mckinley was ahead with his queens, then the {Q-Clubs} turn made things even better for him. The river was the {8-Clubs}, and Mckinley doubles up to pass Finne in the counts.

Chip Counts
Cameron Mckinley 655,000 385,000 pos
Timothy Finne 615,000 -260,000 neg

Loube Misclicks

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6
Steven Loube
Steven Loube

Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau called from the big blind. The {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop saw Cousineau check-call a bet of 100,000 before both players checked the {7-Hearts} turn.

When the {9-Diamonds} peeled off on the river, Cousineau led out for 255,000 and Loube made a quick call. "Seven," Cousineau said and tabled {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}.

"Flush," Loube said excitedly and turned over {A-Spades}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

"No flush," Cousineau informed Loube as there weren't three spades on the board.

"What?" Loube said with genuine surprise, making it obvious he had misread his hand. "I have fours," he added a bit dejected.

It was a costly call as Cousineau retook the chip lead.

Chip Counts
Roch Cousineau 1,750,000 500,000 pos
Steven Loube 1,350,000 -400,000 neg

After Chop, Mckinley Still Short

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6

Timothy Finne raised to 60,000 from the button and got a single caller in Cameron Mckinley in the small blind. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Mckinley checked, Finne bet 80,000, and Mckinley called. The turn was the {3-Clubs}, and Mckinley immediately announced he was all in for 195,000. Finne quickly called.

Mckinley tabled {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a full house, and winced a little when he saw Finne had turned a low with his {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The {7-Clubs} fell on the river, and the pair chopped up the pot.

Chip Counts
Timothy Finne 965,000 20,000 pos
Cameron Mckinley 270,000 20,000 pos

Cousineau Finds Value; Mckinley in the Danger Zone

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6

Action folded to Tim Finne on the button and he limped, which prompted Cameron Mckinley to do the same from the small blind. Roch Cousineau checked his option in the big and it was three-way action to the {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop, which all three players checked.

The {7-Diamonds} turn saw Mckinley lead out for 60,000, Cousineau call, and Finne get out of the way. Mckinley then checked the {6-Spades} and Cousineau bet out 140,000. The former made a quick call with {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, but was scooped when Cousineau revealed {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for a flush and ace-four low.

Chip Counts
Roch Cousineau 1,450,000 280,000 pos
Cameron Mckinley 350,000 -245,000 neg

Cam Chooses to Fight Rocky

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6

Timothy Finne limped from the button, Cam Mckinley limped as well from the small blind, and Roch Cousineau checked from the big blind. The flop came {3-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and all checked. The turn then brought the {7-Hearts}. Mckinley checked again, and this time Cousineau bet 65,000. Finne stepped aside, but Mckinley fired a check-raise to 205,000, garnering a fold from Cousineau.

Mckinley picks up a few, but remains the short stack among the final four.

Chip Counts
Roch Cousineau 1,170,000 30,000 pos
Cameron Mckinley 595,000 -50,000 neg

Loube Doubles Through Cousineau

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6

Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau defended from the big blind. The latter proceeded to check the {9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop, opening the door for Loube to bet 125,000. Cousineau woke up with a check-raise to 275,000, and then checked the {8-Hearts} turn after Loube made the call.

The 34-year-old professional injury attorney bet his last 375,000, putting the pressure on Cousineau. "You going to show me?" Cousineau asked.

Loube shook his head no at first, but then added, "I don't know, maybe." Cousineau thought for a solid two minutes before making the call.

"I've got it," Loube said and slapped down the {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Spades}. While he had the goods at the time, Cousineau held {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{6-Spades} and could still win the pot if the board paired on the river. "Yes," Loube screamed when the {3-Clubs} appeared, giving him the double and the chip lead.

Chip Counts
Steven Loube 1,500,000 710,000 pos
Roch Cousineau 1,250,000 -590,000 neg

Profiling the Final Four

Posted 2012-06-28 GMT-6 • Level 24
Final Table
Final Table

Roch "Rocky" Cousineau is a 32-year-old casino dealer from Gatineau, Canada. Today marks his fourth WSOP cash.

Steven Loube is a 34-year-old personal injury attorney who lives in Atlanta, Georgia playing in his very first WSOP event.

As mentioned earlier, 31-year-old Timothy Finne has significant WSOP experience, with this marking his fifth WSOP final table. Finne hails from Fanwood, New Jersey, and describes himself as a "professional slacker."

Finally, Cam Mckinley from Vancouver, Washington is playing his second WSOP final table. This marks his eighth WSOP cash.

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Winner Steven Loube
Winning Hand ♥A♥7♦3♦4
Prize 267,345

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,320,300