2012 World Series of Poker

Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Tage: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Finales Ergebnis
Gewinner Hand
Event Info
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Selbst Catches a Straight to Survive

Selbst took a large hit to her stack earlier this level in a hand we unfortunately missed. However, she was able to chip up a bit in a recent hand.

We caught up with the action on a {10-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop with four players. The player in the small blind checked and Layne Flack bet 1,200 from the big blind. Selbst went all in directly behind him for her last 8,000. The player in the hijack called cold and everyone else got out of the way.

Selbst: {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for an open-ended straight draw.
Opponent: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} for a pair of aces.

The {A-Diamonds} turn gave Selbst's opponent a set, but simultaneously gave Selbst a superior straight. The {K-Hearts} river kept Selbst in the lead and she more than doubled up to 18,000.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
18,000 -5,000
PokerStars Team Pro

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Level: 8

Blinds: 250/500

Ante: 50

Timoshenko Tank Folds

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 900 from the hijack and found caller in both the players in the cutoff and button.

The flop brought {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Timoshenko c-bet for 1,500. His opponent directly behind him raised to 3,200 and the player on the button got out of the way. Timoshenko, deliberate as usual, took his time and made the call.

Both players checked the {7-Clubs} turn, however, after Timoshenko checked the {10-Spades} river, his opponent announced that he was all in, which was enough to put Timoshenko at risk.

Timoshenko fell hard into the tank. He stared at the table with a look of steadfast concentration and took a deep breath. After puzzling for about three minutes, Timoshenko finally slid his hand into the muck.

Timoshenko is sitting on 13,000 following the hand.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
13,000 2,700

Tags: Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Obrestad Scoops a Big One

Annette Obrestad
Annette Obrestad

Action began with Annette Obrestad raising to 800 from the button and getting three-bet to 2,200 from her opponent in the small blind. The big blind folded and Obrestad decided to call and take a flop, which came {7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{7-Spades}.

Obrestad's opponent kept aggressive and fired 2,600 into the middle. Obrestad called. Her opponent slowed down and checked when a {4-Diamonds} fell on the turn and Obrestad underbet the pot for 1,700. The player in the small blind called.

The {Q-Diamonds} completed the board and Obrestad's opponent checked again, prompting a hefty 7,300 bet from Obrestad. Her opponent tanked for a bit and verbally announced, "Call." Obrestad flipped over {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for sevens-full of queens and her opponent rapped the table and mucked.

Obrestad, who won the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, is up to 52,000 after that one.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
52,000 16,000

Tags: Annette Obrestad

Selbst Doubles a Shorty

Vanessa Selbst opened to 900 from early position and was met with an all-in shove for about 6,000 from a player in middle position. Action folded back around to Selbst, who asked for a count. She then called.

Selbst: {K-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

"Five?" Selbst said before the river.

Nope. It was a {8-Clubs}.

"Thank you, Vanessa," Selbst's opponent playfully needled as he scooped the pot. Selbst declined to reply.

Selbst still has plenty of chips, however, as the hit only knocked her back to 23,000.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
23,000 -4,000
PokerStars Team Pro

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Level: 7

Blinds: 200/400

Ante: 50

The Numbers Are In...

Level 6 : 150-300, 25 ante

Today's event drew a total of 1,394 players, which generated a very nice prizepool of $3,805,620. Of those players, 144 will get paid at least $5,937 and the winner of the gold bracelet will take home $742,072 - not too shabby.