2011 World Series of Poker

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

Lamb Chops at Laak

No-Limit Hold'em

David Baker raised from the hijack to 1,300. Phil Laak was on the button and flat-called before Ben Lamb three-bet from the small blind to 5,000. Baker folded and then Laak called.

The flop came down {7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Lamb bet 5,600. Laak made the call to see the {Q-Diamonds} land on the turn. Lam kept his foot on the gas and bet 13,000. Laak folded and Lamb won the pot.

Ben Lamb 110,000 -60,000
Phil Laak 102,000 -10,000

Tags/etiquetas: Phil LaakBen LambDavid Baker

And Some More Chip Counts...

David Bakes Baker 223,000 38,000
Alexey Makarov 182,000 12,000
Scott Seiver 160,000 -8,000
David Benyamine 158,000 12,000
Leonard Martin 153,000 3,000
Eli Elezra 152,000
Jose-Luis Velador 147,000 -3,000
Shawn Buchanan 140,000 -5,000
Robert Mizrachi 128,000 -37,000
Mikael Thuritz 125,000 -25,000
Mikhail Smirnov 104,000 -500

Greenbacks for Greenstein


Barry Greenstein raised in middle position, and Daniel Negreanu and George Lind called. The flop came down {2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, and Lind led out. Greenstein called, and Negreanu folded.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds}, and Lind led again. Greenstein raised, and Lind called.

Lind checked for the first time after the {j-Spades} rivered, and Greenstein tossed out a bet. Lind called. Greenstein opened up {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for trip sixes, Lind mucked, and Greenstein won the pot.

Barry Greenstein 135,000 8,000
George Lind 105,000 -35,000

Tags/etiquetas: Barry GreensteinDaniel NegreanuGeorge Lind

Ruthenberg Five-Bets

No-Limit Hold'em

Winner of the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low World Championship back in 2008, Sebastian Ruthenberg, reraised David Oppenheim's opening raise to 4,600 from the small blind. Oppenheim placed third in this event last year and came back with a reraise to 11,400. Ruthenberg then five-bet to 31,800 and Oppenheim went into the tank. Eventually he gave it up and Ruthenberg won the pot.

Sebastian Ruthenberg 160,000
David Oppenheim 142,000 5,000

Tags/etiquetas: David OppenheimSebastian Ruthenberg

E-Dog Takes Bite Out of Glantz

2-7 Triple Draw

Erick Lindgren raised in the cutoff and Matt Glantz re-raised on the button. Lindgren made the call as each player drew one. Lindgren bet and Glantz called.

On the second draw, Lindgren stood pat and bet while Glantz drew one again and called.

Both players then stood pat and Lindgren checked this time. Glantz tossed out a bet and Lindgren came back with a check-raise which was called. Lindgren turned over {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} which was good when Glantz mucked. Both players are sitting with stacks below the starting amount though.

Matt Glantz 132,000 10,000
Erick Lindgren 119,000 6,000

Tags/etiquetas: Erick LindgrenMatt Glantz

Jacks for Diaz

• Nivel 3

No-Limit Hold'em

Board - {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Arturo Diaz led out for 2,000, and "Crazy" Marco Johnson called. The river was the {4-Clubs}, and Diaz checked to Johnson who tossed out 6,000. Diaz quickly called.

Johnson opened up {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for a pair of nines, but Diaz tabled {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for a wired pair of jacks, and won the pot.

Tags/etiquetas: Arturo DiazMarco Johnson

Chip Counts

Rami Boukai 212,000 15,000
Chris Klodnicki 187,000 -3,000
John D'Agostino 160,000 5,000
Michael Binger 151,000 -19,000
Ashton Griffin 146,000
Erik Seidel 132,000
Bertrand Grospellier 131,000 -1,000
Andrew Brown 124,000 -15,000
Matt Glantz 122,000 -8,000
Erick Lindgren 113,000 -2,000

Clemencon Climbing

Pot-Limit Omaha

When we reached Table 358, the board had already been dealt {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and there was roughly 60,000 in the middle. Daniel Alaei checked in the small blind, and Tristan Clemencon bet 28,700. Alaei called.

Clemencon opened up {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{j-Spades} for a flopped full house, Alaei mucked, and Clemencon is now well above 200,000 chips.

Tristan Clemencon 220,000 70,000
Daniel Alaei 70,000 -80,000

Tags/etiquetas: Daniel AlaeiTristan Clemencon