2011 World Series of Poker

Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Bakes Bests Allemann

• Nivel 4

Limit Hold'em

David "Bakes" Baker raised from middle position, Anton Allemann re-raised from the hijack seat, and Baker called.

Baker check-called a bet on the {6-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop, and after the {9-Spades} turned, and both players checked after the {k-Clubs} paired the board on the river.

Baker tabled {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} for a pair of eights, and Allemann flashed {7-}{7-} before mucking.

Tags/etiquetas: Anton AllemannDavid "Bakes" Baker

Smith Gets the Best of Sexton

• Nivel 4

No-Limit Hold'em

From middle position, Justin Smith raised to 1,800 and Mike Sexton three-bet to 5,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Smith and he made the call.

The flop came down {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} and Smith check-called a bet of 7,000 from Sexton. The turn was the {k-Clubs} and again Smith check-called, this time for 14,000. The river was the {7-Diamonds} and Smith checked for a third time. This time Sexton checked as well and Smith tabled {a-Spades}{7-Spades} for a full house. Sexton just shook his head and mucked his cards.

Sexton now has 135,000 while Smith has "boosted" up to 220,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Justin SmithMike Sexton

And More Chip Counts...

Steve Sung 207,000 12,000
Dan Shak 180,000 18,000
Steve Billirakis 178,000 13,000
Patrik Antonius 160,000 10,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg 146,000 -14,000
Brian Rast 140,000 -20,000
Richard Ashby 134,000 19,000
David Benefield 130,000 -30,000
David Oppenheim 120,000 -22,000
Alexander Kravchenko 110,000 -40,000
Tom Dwan 105,000 25,700


No-Limit Hold'em

There was about 25,000 in the middle and the board read {j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} when we reached Andrew Brown and Erick Lindgren's table. Brown tossed out one T25,000 chip, two T5,000 chips and a T1,000 chip, totaling 36,000. Lindgren went deep into the tank, then eventually folded.

"I'm going to be honest," Brown said after the hand. "That was supposed to be a 5K chip."

"Well, it won you the hand," Lindgren responded.

Andrew Brown 130,000 6,000
Erick Lindgren 87,000 -32,000

Tags/etiquetas: Andrew BrownErick Lindgren

Chiu Punts Pantling

David Chiu
David Chiu

We caught up with the action on the turn of a {J-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds} board where Andrew Pantling bet 7,100 in the cutoff. David Chiu raised to 18,100 on the button and was met with an all in from Pantling for around 56,000. Chiu instantly called as the players turned up their hands.

Chiu: {10-Spades}{9-Spades}
Pantling: {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}

Pantling had the second-nut straight but Chiu held the nuts to go along with his flush draw. Pantling would need any of the three remaining tens in the pot to survive and chop the pot. The river came the {Q-Clubs} which was not what Pantling needed and he was eliminated while Chiu neared the top of the leaderboard.

David Chiu 260,000 70,000
Andrew Pantling Eliminado

Tags/etiquetas: Andrew PantlingDavid Chiu

Hachem Back Over Starting Stack

• Nivel 4


Katchalov: {x-}{x-}/{3-}{10-}{k-}{7-}/{x-}
Hachem: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{6-}{7-}{5-}/{x-}
Soulier: {x-}{x-}/{9-}{10-}{j-}{2-}/{x-}

After a bring in, Eugene Katchalov completed with a three before Joe Hachem raised. Fabrice Soulier called, Katchalov raised again and both players called.

On fourth street, Katchalov bet and both players called. Fifth street had Hachem leading the way with a bet and two calls. Sixth street followed the same pattern. On seventh, Hachem bet again, Soulier folded this time and Katchalov called.

Hachem tabled {a-}{3-}{5-} while Katchalov produced {2-}{5-}{6-}. It had to go down to the fifth card and Hachem's ace got the best of Katchalov's deuce. With that pot Hachem gets to 154,000 while Katchalov sits with 126,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Eugene KatchalovFabrice SoulierJoe Hachem

Bach Bets 'Em Out


Daniel Negreanu: (X)(X) / {3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{q-Hearts} / (X)
David Bach: (X)(X) / {7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / (X)
Joe Cassidy: (X)(X) / {6-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} / FOLDED

We caught the action on fourth street, where Negreanu bet, Bach raised, and Cassidy and Negreanu both called. Negreanu slowed down, checking in fifth, and Bach bet. Cassidy and Negreanu both called.

Bach paired his nine on sixth, and led out. Cassidy released, and Negreanu called. Bach led again on seventh, and Negreanu was forced to fold.

David Bach 145,000 -18,000
Joe Cassidy 127,000 -56,000
Daniel Negreanu 84,000 -16,000

Tags/etiquetas: Daniel NegreanuDavid BachJoe Cassidy

Set for Stevie Z

• Nivel 4

Limit Hold'em

Before the break, Steve Zolotow checked to Jason Mercier with the board reading {9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}, and Mercier tossed out a bet. Zolotow check-raised, and Mercier made the call.

The turn was the {2-Hearts}, and Zolotow led out. Mercier put in two bets, Zolotow made it three, and Mercier called.

The river was the {q-Diamonds}, and Mercier opted to just call a bet from Zolotow. Zolotow opened up {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for a set of nines, and Mercier mucked his hand.

Tags/etiquetas: Jason MercierSteve Zolotow