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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry


Huang The Leader

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Derrick Huang
Derrick Huang

We have a new chip leader and his name is Derrick Huang. Where did he get his chips you ask? From Amanda Musumeci.

The hand in question started when Musumeci opened it to 130,000 from the cutoff. Derrick Huang called in the small blind and a {5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{a-Spades} flop was dealt.

Huang would check to Musumeci who bet 155,000. Huang called and the dealer turned over a {7-Diamonds} on the turn. Huang would again check and Musumeci again fire, this time 215,000. Another call and the final card would be dealt on the river.

The {a-Clubs} would see Huang check and instead of going with a third bullet, Musumeci would go with a check. Huang said he had queen high and was getting ready to fold his hand, but that would all change when Musumeci turned over {j-Spades}{6-Spades} for just jack-high. Huang's {q-Spades}{10-Spades} hit the felt and he took down the pot to become the new chip leader.

Chip Counts
Derrick Huang 4,100,000 500,000 pos
Amanda Musumeci 3,375,000 -475,000 neg

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Final Five Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Amanda Musumeci 3,850,000 -400,000 neg
Ashkan Razavi 3,625,000 1,325,000 pos
Derrick Huang 3,600,000 -200,000 neg
Duy Ho 2,900,000 -100,000 neg
Ryan Olisar 1,320,000 170,000 pos

Brian Rast Eliminated in 6th Place ($137,632)

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Brian Rast - 6th place
Brian Rast - 6th place

It was the last hand before the first 20-minute break of the day that would see Brian Rast eliminated in a gallant 6th place.

The hand in question saw cards fly into the muck from all directions before it was on Ashkan Razavi on the button. Razavi would raise it up to 100,000 and it was on Rast in the small blind. He shoved for his short stack and Razavi immediately made the call.

Razavi: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Rast: {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}

The crowd went wild, especially Razavi's rail as they cried out for a king. The {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop didn't house a king, but it was a good one for Razavi. The {3-Clubs} turn wasn't what Rast was looking for and the {7-Hearts} on the river would be the final bullet in Rast's tournament life.

With that hand, the remaining five players have been sent on a 20-minute break. We will have full chip counts for you shortly. The chip lead is going to be close between Razavi and Musumeci.

Chip Counts
Brian Rast Busted

Duy Doubles Big

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Duy Ho doubles
Duy Ho doubles

Duy Ho's position in this tournament has just changed dramatically thanks to the chips of Ryan Olisar. Folded to Olisar in the small blind, he raised it up to 130,000. Ho was directly on his left in the big blind and shoved all-in.

Olisar thought hard as it was 1,470,000 to call. Eventually he decided to go with the call and two players tabled their hands.

Ho: {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Olisar: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The {9-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop prompted Ho's rail to shout and cheer at the sight of the nine, while the {q-Clubs} turn would see them shout out for another paint card.

The {7-Clubs} on the river was what they were looking for as Ho took the huge double up. Olisar is now struggling as one of the shortest stacks at the table.

Chip Counts
Duy Ho 3,000,000 1,900,000 pos
Ryan Olisar 1,150,000 -1,600,000 neg

Small One For Olisar

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6
Ryan Olisar
Ryan Olisar

Amanda Musumeci popped it up to 110,000 and Ryan Olisar called from the big blind. Olisar checked on the {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} board and Musumeci continued for 140,000. Olisar called and the {10-Hearts} turned, prompting checks from both players.

The board finished with a {7-Clubs} and both players checked once again. Olisar tabled {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Musumeci mucked her hand.

Chip Counts
Amanda Musumeci 4,250,000 -250,000 neg
Ryan Olisar 2,750,000 250,000 pos

Updated Counts

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6

A few more hands have gone by with no flops being seen as the players share some chips preflop. Here is how the stacks are looking at the moment.

Chip Counts
Amanda Musumeci 4,500,000 -400,000 neg
Derrick Huang 3,800,000 200,000 pos
Ryan Olisar 2,500,000 -50,000 neg
Ashkan Razavi 2,300,000 250,000 pos
Duy Ho 1,100,000 350,000 pos
Brian Rast 850,000 150,000 pos

Olisar Gaining Ground; Ho Struggling

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6

Folded to Ryan Olisar in the small blind, he would raise to 155,000. Duy Ho was in the big blind and made the call as a {7-Clubs}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop was dealt.

On the flop, Olisar bet 155,000 and Ho quickly raised it up to 310,000. It didn't take long for Olisar to fire back, moving all-in. Ho thought and though before flashing a {7-} and letting it go.

Olisar flashed an {a-} as he raked in his new chips.

Chip Counts
Ryan Olisar 2,550,000 700,000 pos
Duy Ho 750,000 -1,000,000 neg

No Flops

Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

We have been struggling to see a flop of late. Teh last three hand have seen preflop aggression take down pots. The first of three saw Duy Ho open it up to 150,000 from the cutoff and Ashkan Razavi three-bet to 380,000 in the small blind. Nobody wanted to rumble and he took it down.

The very next hand, Amanda Musumeci opened it to 110,000 and Derrick Huang three-bet to 260,000 in the big blind. The hand after that saw Brian Rast open the button to 100,000. No player wanted to play with the short stack and Rast took down the hand.

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Posted 2012-06-06 GMT-6 • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

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Events List


Winner Ashkan Razavi
Winning Hand ♥K♦10
Prize 781,398

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 4,595,400