2011 World Series of Poker

Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Contemplating the Situation

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Soft-spoken Chris Moorman was in early position and opened for 6,500. His bet cleared the field all the way to Sam Stein in the cutoff before being met with a 17,200 reraise. The button and blinds got out of the way, leaving Moorman to make the call.

Both players then checked the {4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop, which was followed by the {6-Spades} turn. At this point, Moorman bet 19,500, Stein raised to 40,500, and Moorman hit the tank. He spent a solid three minutes contemplating the situation, and we're not talking about Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, before finally releasing his hand.

Chris Moorman 180,000 2,000
Sam Stein 155,000 38,000

Tags/etiquetas: Sam SteinChris Moorman

A Few Chip Counts

Toby Lewis 210,000 150,000
Erick Lindgren 156,000 -9,000
Michael Benvenuti 110,000 51,000
Tom McCormick 92,000 64,000
John Juanda 74,000 3,000
James Akenhead 62,000 -19,000
Grayson Nichols 60,000 -8,000
James Carroll 55,000 22,000
Steve Billirakis 32,000 -31,400

Bonomo Busts

• Nivel 14: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly

We found this hand on the flop as Justin Bonomo was counting his all in. The board read {9-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} {10-Spades} and Jennifer TIlly called Bonomo's 12,800 bet.

Bonomo: {A-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}
Tilly: {A-Spades} {9-Spades}

The board finished with runner runner spades with {6-Spades} {K-Spades} to give Tilly the nut flush and push her to around 270,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Jennifer TillyJustin Bonomo

Missed Opportunities

Just before the level up, Daniel Negreanu raised from the hijack and received a call from Dani Stern in the small blind. Thomas Bichon then reraised from the big blind and action was back on Negreanu, who decided to four-bet to 40,000. Surprisingly, Stern then five-bet to 140,000. Bichon called off for around 40,000 and the pressure was back on Negreanu.

"Queens?" Negreanu asked. "I'm supposed to call if you have queens." After about a minute of thought, Negreanu tossed {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. Stern didn't have queens, instead revealing {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}. Bichon was at risk and needed help with his {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. The {K-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop did not provide it, but it did get Negreanu to chuckle at a missed opportunity.

It looked as if Bichon was destined for the rail, but then the {A-Diamonds} hit the river to give him the lead. The {8-Clubs} river changed nothing and Bichon more than tripled on the hand.

Daniel Stern 136,000 -59,000
Thomas Bichon 123,000 88,000

Tags/etiquetas: Dani SternDaniel NegreanuThomas Bichon


Escrito 2011-06-05 04:23 GMT por Chad_Holloway

Obrestad Finds Callers, Still Short-Stack

• Nivel 13: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Annette Obrestad won, but short-stacked.
Annette Obrestad won, but short-stacked.

Annette Obrestad only had 1,000 chips and put it in the pot in early position. Jason Mercier raised to 5,100. Sam Stein called from the button, Nicholas Levi called from the small blind and Beth Shak called from the big blind.

With five players going to the flop, and Obrestad's main pot at 5,000, the flop came {8-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}. Levi and Shak both checked, Mercier bet 8,700, Stein called and the blinds got out of the way. The turn came {K-Spades} and both active players checked. The {4-Clubs} river brought a 13,800 bet from Mercier.

Stein tanked for a few moments and asked Merceir, "What do you have behind? I want to know, I 'm not gonna raise you." Which brought laughs from the table. Stein called and all players tabled their hands.

Obrestad: {K-Hearts} {7-Spades}
Mercier: {A-Hearts} {Q-Spades}
Stein: {A-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}

Obrestad won the 5,000 main pot with two-pair, while the much larger side pot was split between Stein and Mercier.

Tags/etiquetas: Annette ObrestadBeth ShakJason MercierNicholas LeviSam Stein