Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Preispool $1,287,650
Players 566

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000

New Chip Leader

Nick Schwarmann
Nick Schwarmann

After a preflop raising war between the big stacks, the chip lead has changed. The action went like this:

Nick Schwarmann raised from the button to 20,000 and David Pham answered with a reraise to 50,000. Schwarmann 3-bet to 143,000 and Pham 4-bet to 310,000. It didn't stop there as Schwarmann 5-bet 467,000. Pham mentioned it was an all in or fold; he opted to fold. And with that, Schwarmann claimed the chip lead.

Nick Schwarmann us
Nick Schwarmann
us 1,400,000 350,000
David Pham us
David Pham
us 1,100,000 -100,000

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Updated 2013 WSOP POY Leader Board (6-23-13)


Current 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

1Daniel Negreanu459.28
2Tom Schneider438.51
3Daniel Kelly344.70
4Jason Duval328.85
5Erick Lindgren323.51
6Scott Clements303.50
7Matt Waxman300.00
8Benny Chen300.00
9Mark Radoja292.50
10Matthew Ashton289.75

Jafee Doubles Through Juanda


"All-in and a call," was the cry from the dealer, alerting us to the Table #447.

We turned around to discover Jared Jaffee all in with {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} against the {K-Spades}{2-Spades} of John Juanda on a flop that read {8-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. The {3-Clubs} turn almost hit Juanda. but you get nothing for nearly hitting in this game. The {A-Diamonds} completed the board and Jaffee's double up.

Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 575,000 247,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 290,000 -380,000

Tags: Jared JaffeeJohn Juanda

Mike DeGilio Eliminated in 7th Place ($29,770)

Michael DeGilio
Michael DeGilio

Mike DeGilio has been eliminated and we are down to six players in Event #38.

Justin Oliver opened on the button and in a flurry of activity DeGilio was all in and Oliver had called.

DeGilio: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Oliver: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

DeGilio would need some help from the board, but it failed to materialize as the five community cards fell {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. DeGilio had to endure more pain as the floor staff had to double check the chip stacks of both all-in players. Oliver did have DeGilio covered and he was officially busted from the tournament.

Justin Oliver ca
Justin Oliver
ca 600,000 300,000
Mike DeGilio us
Mike DeGilio
us Ausgeschieden

Chips Are Starting To Move


Play started a little quiet on table #447 with a preflop raise taking it down. The players have begun to seen a few flops and are using position to their advantage.

An example:

Nick Schwarmann raised to 20,000 from the button and Daniel Park reraised to 50,000 from the big blind. Schwarmann called and then check called Park's 40,000 bet on the {7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop. Park checked the {9-Hearts} turn and Schwarmann bet 84,000. Park raised to 200,000 and after some thought Schwarmann 3-bet all in for more. Park mucked and Schwarmann showed {8-}{5-}.

Here are the chip counts from the rest of the table:

Nick Schwarmann us
Nick Schwarmann
us 1,050,000 261,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 670,000 204,000
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us 328,000 -289,000
Daniel Park us
Daniel Park
us 190,000 -290,000

Tags: Daniel ParkNick Schwarmann

Jonathan D'Souza Eliminated in 8th Place ($29,770)

Jonathan D'Souza
Jonathan D'Souza

The tournament has lost its first player of the day, that dubious honor going to Jonathan D'Souza.

A 20,000 raise from David Pham from under the gun was called by D'Souza, who was next to act. The dealer spread the {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop. Pham checked, D'Souza quikcly moved all in and Pham beat him into the pot with a call.

D'Souza: {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Pham: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}

"Oh! Really?" said D'Souza when he saw he was essentially drawing dead.

The {5-Spades} turn gave D'Souza some outs to a chop, but the {8-Clubs} river was not one of them and sent D'Soua to the cahsier's desk to claim eighth place money.

David Pham us
David Pham
us 1,200,000 289,000
Jonathan D'Souza CA
Jonathan D'Souza
CA Ausgeschieden

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DiGilio Check-Raises D'Souza


Jonathan D'Souza opened the betting with a raise to 23,000 on the button and met some resistance from Mike DiGilio who three-bet to 50,000 from the big blind. D'Souza called and the {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop came into view.

DiGilio checked, D'Souza bet 50,000 and DiGilio stared him down. Thirty second later, DiGilio check-raised to an unknown amount, unknown because no sooner had DiGilio pushed his chips forward, D'Souza's cards hit the muck.

Tags: Jonathan D'SouzaMike DiGilio

A More Serious Atmosphere


Towards the end of Day 2 the players were happy, joking and in a jovial mood, but that has changed. It is as if they have realized they are only seven players away from winning a WSOp bracelet.

So far play has been cagey with most pots settled preflop. Stay tuned, though. We have a feeling this is the calm before the storm.

Shuffle Up and Deal!


The cards are in the air here in Event #38. By the time the day is completed, one of these eight players will be a World Series of Poker champion. Who is your money on?

Welcome to Day 3 of Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)!

Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)

Just two days ago, the tournament started with 566 players and not long from now the final eight players will take to the felt in hopes of claiming victory. The remaining field is headlined by the current chipleader, David Pham (911,000) and John Juanda (466,000). Joining Pham and Juanda today are Nick Schwarmann(789,000), Jared Jaffee (617,000), Daniel Park (480,000), Jonathan D’Souza (446,000), Justin Oliver (300,000) and Mike DeGilio (253,000).

The nature of four-handed play will guarantee an exciting day of poker with plenty of action. All eight players will be positioning themselves to make it to the final table of four but only one will be able to claim the first-place prize of $309,071 and take home a golden souvenir.

Action begins at 1:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room. Follow live updates and hand-for-hand coverage from the final table right here at PokerNews.

Here is the seat draw for the final two tables:

Table 447

1Jared Jaffee617,000
2Nick Schwarmann789,000
3John Juanda466,000
4Daniel Park480,000

Table 452

1David Pham911,000
2Jonathan D'Souza446,000
3Justin Oliver300,000
4Michael DeGilio253,000

While you are waiting for the cards to get in the air, take some time to get caught up on yesterday's happenings from The World Series of Poker with Lynn Gilmartin and your June 23rd Update.

Tags: David PhamJared JaffeeJohn JuandaJonathan D'SouzaLynn GilmartinMichael DeGilioNick Schwarmann