2011 World Series of Poker

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

Binger Doubles Through Bichon; Eliminated by Mizzi

With around 25,000 in the pot and a board reading {J-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs}, Nick Binger moved all with {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} in for 14,700 and was called by Thomas Bichon's {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Binger needed to dodge a seven to survive, which is what he did as the {J-Diamonds} turn and {4-Diamonds} river blanked. Binger doubled on the hand to over 54,000.

A short time later, Binger was again all in holding {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} on a {J-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Spades} flop. His opponent was none other than Sorel Mizzi, who had massive draws with the {10-Spades}{8-Spades}. One of those draws we made when the {Q-Clubs} hit the turn, leaving Binger looking for a ten on the river. Unfortunately for him, the {4-Hearts} blanked and his tournament came to an end.

Sorel Mizzi 246,000 75,000
Thomas Bichon 35,000 -36,000
Nick Binger Eliminado

Tags/etiquetas: Thomas BichonNick BingerSorel Mizzi

Kings Hold for Negreanu; Watson Eliminated

After doubling Sorel Mizzi, Daniel Negreanu got right back in the saddle after raising from the hijack. From there, Mike Watson reraised to 16,000 from the button, Martins Adeniya made it 55,400 from the big blind, and Negreanu moved all in for 94,900. Watson called off for 27,000 and Adeniya made the call.

Watson: {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Negreanu: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Adeniya: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

Negreanu was ahead with the best hand while Watson was in need of some major help. The {3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop was fairly uneventful, and the {3-Spades} turn left Watson drawing dead. Adeniya could still win the pot with the case queen on the river, but it was not mean to be as the {A-Clubs} peeled off.

Watson was eliminated while Negreanu chipped up in a big way.

Daniel Negreanu 220,000 128,000
Martins Adeniya 64,000 -141,000
Mike Watson Eliminado

Tags/etiquetas: Martins AdeniyaMike WatsonDaniel Negreanu


Robert Mizrachi 380,000 -1,000
Mark Dickstein 130,000 7,000
Steve Gross 120,000 120,000
Praz Bansi 52,000 52,000
McLean Karr 42,000 32,000
Gabriel Thaler 33,000 9,000
Cliff Josephy 32,000 -12,000
Todd Brunson 26,000 -6,000
Nenad Medic 11,000 -1,000

Mizzi vs. Negreanu

Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi was in the cutoff and raised to 5,200 after action folded to him. Jason Somerville made the call from the button, but Daniel Negreanu wasn't content and made it 20,200 to go from the small blind. Mizzi responded with another raise to 36,200, Somerville folded, and Negreanu raised enough to put Mizzi all in. After a call, the cards were turned up:

Mizzi: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Negreanu: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

It was the "oh-so-common" race that we've grown accustomed to in all-in preflop situations. With Mizzi's tournament life on the line, the flop came down {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, leaving Negreanu wanting. The {2-Spades} turn changed nothing, and neither did the {Q-Spades} river as Mizzi survived to play another hand.

Sorel Mizzi 171,000 83,000
Daniel Negreanu 92,000 -90,000

Tags/etiquetas: Sorel MizziDaniel Negreanu

Oliver Busts Adams to Vault Into Chip Lead

Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver

Action folded to Chris Oliver in the cutoff and he put in a standard raise. Brandon Adams was in the big blind and pushed back with a reraise. Back and forth it went until Adams found himself all in for right around 110,000.

Adams: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Oliver: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Adams was in great shape to double, but Oliver had been known to get lucky a time or two before. As it turned out, this was one of those times as the {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades} flop delivered him a set. The {5-Clubs} turn left Adams drawing to a queen on the river, but it was the {A-Spades} card of death. Oliver is now the new chip leader.

Christopher Oliver 450,000 180,000
Brandon Adams Eliminado

Tags/etiquetas: Brandon AdamsChris Oliver

Pick a Card

Sorel Mizzi raised to 5,200 from the hijack and received calls from Jason Somerville and Men "The Master" Nguyen in the cutoff and button respectively. With action on Daniel Negreanu in the small blind, "Kid Poker" reraised to 22,000, forcing all of his opponents to fold.

Negreanu proceeded to tell Nguyen to pick a card, but "The Master" refused. Somerville wasn't so shy and was more than happy to pick a card, which ended up being the {K-Spades}.

Daniel Negreanu 182,000 17,000

Tags/etiquetas: Daniel NegreanuJason SomervilleMen NguyenSorel Mizzi