Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Eight Handed)



Esfandiari Sends One Home

Webjoker • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

We picked up the action at the flop as a player in mid-position bet out 2,700 on {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. Antonio Esfandiari raised it up to 7,600 from the cutoff and his opponent made the call. Both players checked the {5-Hearts} on the turn after which the dealer put down the {7-Diamonds} as the final community card. The player in mid-position checked to Esfandiari who announced all-in. Now the long wait began as Esfandiari's opponent had to decide if he wanted to risk his last 15,000 in chips to find out if the Big One for One Drop winner was bluffing or not. After several minutes past the curiosity won and the player announced to the dealer that he called. That was Esfandiari's signal to show his {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for trips. Esfandiari raked in the chips as his opponent wished the players at the table good luck and mucked.

Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 64,000 33,000

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Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante
Art Alaniz
Art Alaniz
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 33,000 -5,000
John Riordan us
John Riordan
us 33,000 8,000
Mark Burford us
Mark Burford
us 31,000 -15,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 22,500 7,500
David Diaz us
David Diaz
us 20,000 7,000
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 20,000 1,000
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 19,000 7,000
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 18,000 3,300
Jamie Armstrong us
Jamie Armstrong
us 16,000 1,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 14,500 -10,500
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
us 13,000 -4,425
John Racener us
John Racener
us 9,000 -1,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 7,500 -7,500
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
us 7,000 -9,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 6,000 -9,000

Glantz Straightens Out Opponent

[user101598] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

Matt Glantz opened to 700 from under the gun, both players in the blinds called, and the flop fell {3-Spades}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The player in the small blind led out for 700, the big blind folded, and Glantz called. The turn was the {7-Diamonds}, the player in the small blind led out again - this time for 1,600 - and Glantz put in a raise to 4,600. The player tanked for a bit, then called.

The {4-Hearts} completed the board, the player checked for the first time, and Glantz tossed out 5,100. The player called, then mucked when Glantz showed {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a turned straight.

Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 48,000

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Smith Busts His Neighbor

Webjoker • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

In front of Gavin Smith was about 6,000 in chips; enough to set his left neighbor allin. On the table we had a {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop and after a little while the button made the call. Smith showed his {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and was in front against the {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} from the button. The {9-Spades} on the turn and {Q-Spades} on the river were no help for the button and Smith grabbed new chips.

Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 46,000 10,000

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Prize Pool and Payouts

[user139916] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

Get Out of Here!

Webjoker • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

These four players we'll not see in action anymore this tournament. Duhamel ran his {A-}{K-} into someone's aces and O'Dwyer lost a coin flip for his last ten big blinds. What happened to Schwartz and Lichtenberger we do not know at the moment, but Michael Phelps must have had something to do with it since he has a bunch of chips in front of him.

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
33,000 9,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us Ausgeschieden
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us Ausgeschieden
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca Ausgeschieden
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie Ausgeschieden

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #153: Welcome to the 2013 World Series of Poker

[user101598] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante
WSOP steps
WSOP steps

The crew is in Las Vegas for the 44th annual World Series of Poker, where they break down the National Championship, the $25,000 Fantasy Draft, and preview what's to come. The podcast will be coming at you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from the WSOP, and it will be live streamed on The Muck at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

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A Hero Has Fallen

Webjoker • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante

Andy Frankenberger is nowhere to be found anymore. Former table mate Ankush Mandavia tells us that Frankenberger called it off with {Q-Spades}{6-Spades} on {J-}{10-}{J-} | {K-} | {4-} with three spades. The flush for Frankenberger was not enough to secure him the double-up, his opponent had a full house with {J-}{10-} and that took care of business. We'll probably see Frankenberger giving it another try tomorrow in the $1,500.

Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us Ausgeschieden

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More Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 5: 100-200, 25 ante
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 29,800 14,800
Corey Burbick us
Corey Burbick
us 26,000 26,000
Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
24,000 6,800
Hiren Patel us
Hiren Patel
us 22,000 11,000
Mike DeGilio us
Mike DeGilio
us 21,000 21,000
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
us 20,000 13,400
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 19,000 4,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us 19,000 4,000
Greg Ostrander us
Greg Ostrander
us 18,000 18,000
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us 16,000 1,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 15,000
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 14,500 -500
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 11,000 11,000
Alex Phahurat us
Alex Phahurat
us 11,000 -4,100
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 7,000 7,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 5,600 -7,100