2011 World Series of Poker

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

Chip Counts at the Break

Scott Seiver 3,891,000 -159,000
Matt Glantz 2,563,000 143,000
Minh Ly 2,304,000 -6,000
Brian Rast 2,252,000 -48,000
Phil Hellmuth 1,720,000 70,000
Vladimir Shchemelev 1,510,000 521,000
Jeffrey Lisandro 1,067,000 -173,000
Owais Ahmed 1,020,000 -390,000
Ben Lamb 1,008,000 8,000
Jason Lester 795,000 -55,000
George Lind 550,000 -135,000

Lamb Sinking

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ben "Benba" Lamb raised in the hijack seat, Brian Rast called from the small blind, and the flop fell {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Rast check-called 82,000, and the turn was the {9-Spades}. Rast checked, Lamb fired 236,000, and Rast potted.

Lamb released, and Rast won the pot.

Brian Rast 2,300,000 300,000
Ben Lamb 1,000,000 -160,000

Tags/etiquetas: Ben LambBrian Rast

Seiver Eclipses 4MM

No-Limit Hold'em

Scott Seiver opened from the hijack, Matt Glantz called in the cutoff, and the flop came down {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {4-Hearts}, and Seiver led for 115,000. Glantz called.

Seiver led again after the {9-Spades} rivered - this time for 375,000.

"Alright Scott," Glantz announced. "You deserve it."

Glantz folded.

"Thank you," Seiver offered.

Scott Seiver 4,050,000 100,000
Matt Glantz 2,500,000 -200,000

Tags/etiquetas: Matt GlantzScott Seiver

Glantz on the Go

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Matt Glantz: (X)(X) / {9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Spades} / (X)
Ben Lamb: (X)(X) / {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} / (X)

After Lamb brought it in, Glantz completed. Then Glantz bet on fourth and Lamb called. On fifth, Lamb picked up an ace and bet, Glantz raised, and Lamb called. On sixth, Lamb check-called Glantz's bet. Then on seventh, Lamb checked, Glantz bet, and Lamb folded.

As the chips were pushed his way, Glantz showed two of his down cards -- {8-Spades}{7-Hearts} -- which made him a jack-high straight. Glantz pushes up to 2.42 million, while Lamb falls to 1.16 million.

Tags/etiquetas: Ben LambMatt Glantz

Seiver Nears 4MM

No-Limit Hold'em

Minh Ly opened to 55,000 from the highjack seat, and Scott Seiver called on the button. The flop came down {3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades}, and Ly led for 77,000. Seiver called.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds}, and Ly checked to Seiver. Seiver made a hefty wager - 250,000.

Ly released, and Seiver picked up another pot.

Scott Seiver 3,950,000 150,000
Minh Ly 2,310,000 -190,000

Tags/etiquetas: Minh LyScott Seiver

Ace High a WInner for Lind

George Lind
George Lind

Limit Hold'em

George Lind raised from middle position and Jeff Lisandro called from the big blind. The two players took the flop of {Q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and both players checked. The {4-Hearts} landed on the turn and Lisandro led with a bet. Lind called.

The river was the {10-Spades} to complete the board and both players checked. Lisandro couldn't produce a better hand than Lind's {A-Spades}{5-Clubs} for ace high and mucked.

Jeffrey Lisandro 1,240,000 109,000
George Lind 685,000 -5,000

Tags/etiquetas: George LindJeff Lisandro

Seiver's Surprise Scoop


Scott Seiver: (X)(X) / {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / (X)
Minh Ly: (X)(X) / {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} / (X)

We caught the action on fourth street, where Seiver led out and Ly called. Ly made the best board on fifth, he check-called a bet from Seiver, and then check-called two more bets on sixth and seventh. Seiver opened up {a-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, and somehow scooped the whole pot.

Scott Seiver 3,800,000 100,000
Minh Ly 2,500,000 -100,000

Tags/etiquetas: Minh LyScott Seiver

Set of Kings Helps Hellmuth

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Limit Hold'em

Just had a big pot LHE hand develop between Vladimir Shchemelev, Jason Lester, and Phil Hellmuth.

The trio each put four bets in prior to the flop coming {K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. First to act, Hellmuth bet, Shchemelev called, then Lester raised from the button. Acting very hastily, Hellmuth made it three bets, Shchemelev folded, and Lester called.

The turn was the {A-Spades}, Hellmuth rapidly checked, and when Lester checked behind Hellmuth pushed out a bet, momentarily confusing George Lind watching the hand who called out "whoa" when the dealer started to deal fifth street. Then it was clarified -- Hellmuth was betting the river in the dark. The river brought the {J-Hearts}, and Lester called Hellmuth's bet.

"Set of kings," said Hellmuth, showing {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. "You have a set of nines, huh?" he added. Lester wasn't saying. He took another look at his cards, then tossed them face down to the dealer.

Lester tumbles to about 620,000, while Hellmuth is up over 1.5 million now.

Tags/etiquetas: Jason LesterPhil Hellmuth

Another Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

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Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb572.65321$1,130,494
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Phil Hellmuth458.25420$527,970
Sam Stein402.63521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #53