Day 1 2006 World Series of Poker: Event 03
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:52 AM
This long day has come to an end for the $1,500 Pot-Limit Event.
Stand by for the official chip count and list of the remaining 71 players.
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:42 AM
More leave this event with $3,008:
78 - Max Lichtenstein
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:38 AM
Gavin Phillips thought he was in trouble when turned over his A T, and his all-in opposer flipped an Ah Jc onto the table. Phillips got super duper lucky when the flop went down showing A-T-T, serving up an exquisite full-house. His opponent gained nothing from the turn or river so Phillips is now up on the board with $42,500.
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:27 AM
Hoyt Corkins goes home after he puts his last $5,600 all-in, pre-flop. Corkins has pocket 9’s but a caller produces pocket J J. The poker gods don’t smile on Corkin, and his hand never improves. He is eliminated in the 79th position, and collects $3,008.
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:17 AM
Victor Ramdin wants badly to take down Tri Tran by pushing him all in. Ramdin turns over KK and Tran steps up to the plate with pocket “ladies.” It looks good for Ramdin until flop goes down and shows Qh 9s 2d. The turn and river scoff at Ramdin as they are Ac and Jh. This gives Tran’s trips the win for $36,400, and Ramdin is reduced to about $33,000.
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:05 AM
Marek Kolk is the first to bust at the next payout rate of $3,008.
Thursday, 29th of June 2006 12:00 AMMore Call it a night.
The following players have finished are collecting $2,256.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:42 PM
Erick Lundgren busted at the 89th position. He collects $2,256 .
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:39 PM
Level 10 has begun and the blinds are now $600 / $1200
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:36 PM
Payout schedule for this event:
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:23 PM
97- Alexandros Nicola
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:21 PM
In the money!
The following players finished in the money and collected $902 each:
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:09 PM
Having just had his wings clipped moments before, Fabrice Soulier tries to rally with AA in the hole. He pushes all-in and gets a call from another player who produces KK. With a K coming on the flop, Soulier's adversary gets the set and the pot, leaving Soulier empty handed and eliminated.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 11:00 PM
Victor Ramdim and Fabrice Soulier go at each other and Ramdin comes out the victor. Both players see the flop of 7d 5d 4s and each goes all-in. Soulier turns over a pair of sevens, giving him the top set, but Ramdin turns over a Jd Td for the flush. Classic showdown…. Soulier loses his shot at a full house when the turn and river produce nothing, and he’s down to $3000. Ramdin pulls the $50,000+ pot and is now on the leader board with the second highest chip count.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 10:46 PM
Only nine players to go until it's money time!
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 10:44 PM
OUCH! Those cracked aces hurt!!
Mimi Tran turns over pocket rockets and hopes they will hold up to the other two player’s hands. Allen Cunningham turned over pocket 7’s and Rockey Encisol lays a big slick on the table. The flop shows Td 4s 2s, and it’s so far so good for Tran. Then with the turn and river being Jh Qh, the dreaded CRACK, and the rockets give way to the broadway straight, and Encisol eliminating both Cunningham and Tran.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 10:25 PM
The blinds have increased to $400 / $800 and we are on level 9.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 10:21 PM
Dewey Tomko catches a break and doubles up. Tomko puts out $1200 when the flop showed Qc 7s 5c. Then Chen Tam muscles him all-in. Tomko shows Kc 4c and Tam has Jc Tc. With As on the turn and 9c for the river, Tomko has the K high flush and crushes Tam’s J high flush.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:51 PM
There are less than 20 people left to be eliminated before we hit the money.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:49 PM
Freddy Deeb loses to “The Grinder,” when he pushes his last $1000 into the pot, pre-flop. Grinder showed a 5 2 and Freddy’s Jd Tc failed to produce. When a 5 hit on the flop, Deeb was eliminated.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:43 PM
Barry Greenstein makes a fatal move when he waits for his big blind to raise $1800, hoping to re-establish his stack. Jason Dickerson takes that opportunity to put Greenstein all-in for $3700. Greenstein’s Qd Td fell short to Dickerson’s Kd Qh.
Greenstein is eliminated and Dickerson’s stack increases to about $22,000
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:35 PM
Lindgren loses nearly half his stack. He raised $1000 from the late position just to have the button reraise the pot for another $3600. Lindgren contemplates and then puts his challenger all-in with another $2400. Lindgren is holding an A Q and the other player has J J. The flop looks good for Lindgren by showing a Q, but the river damaged him severely when a J hit. Lundgren is down to about $8000, no thanks to that set of J’s
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:27 PM
We are now at level 8 with about 129 players left. The blinds are now $300 / $600
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:25 PM
David Solomon bids farewell as his pre-flop raise doesn’t hold up. His bet with A – J in his hand, was called by a player who was holding a K – J. The flop produced a K, and though it helped his opponent, Solomon was too invested and bet his last $2500, which was called again. There was no salvation to be had for him on the turn or river
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:10 PM
I've just been told that we are down to 15 tables now
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 09:08 PM
Chris “Jesus” Ferguson is showing some strength now as he doubles up. His big blind has one caller and Ferguson raises to $2200. Seat nine answers that with a reraise to $4400. Ferguson calls and the flop goes down, 9s 7c 4d. Ferguson goes all-in with his last $500 and is called. Ferguson flips over a pair of “Ladies,” while his challenger tosses pocket 10’s on the table. The turn and the river don’t assist either of them, but keeps Ferguson’s QQ as top pair. He scoops up over $15,000
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 08:56 PM
We've lost about 50 players since dinner, bringing us close to 150 left.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 08:54 PM
Randy Jensen and an aggressive adversary go toe to toe, all in, when a flop of 7s 5d 4d hits the table. Jensen turns over 6d 2d and the other shows Qd Jd. UH-OH!
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 08:44 PM
Greenstein takes a big hit when his As 2s go against a 5s 7s and Qc 7c. When the board showed Qs 9c 8s 7d 6d, the flush draws are powerless against the two pair. Greenstein now sits with around $4300.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 08:39 PM
John Juanda must have had a power meal. In the small blind he raised $1200. Everyone folded except the big blind and they go head to head. With the flop showing Kd Qs 7c, Juanda bets another $2100 and the challenger pushes all-in for a total of $7000. Juanda takes his time mulling his options and finally calls before turning over Ks 8s. The challenger flips over Js Th. With a 10c and 3d hitting the table, Juanda takes the pot and leaves the other player empty handed.
The players are back from dinner and ready to rock on....
The blinds are now $200 / $400
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 08:28 PM
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 07:28 PM
Ok folks, we are on break.
When the play resumes, the blinds will be set at 300 / 600.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 07:21 PM
David Solomon is climbing the chart with two, almost back-to-back, double ups.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 07:12 PM
Erick Lindgren makes a large jump to about $17,200. With his K – Q, it was sweet to have that flop come K – T – 9. His opposer turned over pocket 8’s, but nothing hit to boost his chances
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 07:06 PM
Talk about drawing DEAD!!
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:56 PM
Rick Chase is LUCKY with the “Ladies” today! He pushed his entire stack in on a 9 high flop. His challenger quickly tossed pocket 9’s on the table. Chase is praying one of his outs hits with his QQ. The river becomes his best friend when the dealer flips over an oh so sweet Q. After scooping the beautiful pot, Chase is now on the leader board with about $27,000
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:48 PM
Skirmish taking place. In a heads up pot, a player tossed in a $500 chip and then moved the rest of his stack into the middle. It was declared all in by the dealer. His opponent said, “that was a string bet”. was uncertainty as to whether or not the player declared himself all in or not. "You know I was all in," says the player. Then he went on to say, "You're one of those kinds of guys." The floor was called and it was ruled a string bet. This infuriates the bettor. "You know I was all in," he exclaims. He points to the floorman: "You are wrong," points to the dealer: "And so are you." "In my day a player would never dream of doing what you just did. You know I was going all in. The guys I played with in the old days would have slit your throat."
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:46 PM
Big and Small blinds go heads up, with Erick Lindgren coming out on top. There’s $1300 in the pot and the flop is Kd 8d 2s when Lindgren’s opposer bets the pot. Lindgren pauses, and then makes the call. Both players check through the turn and river, 8c Jd. Lindgren flops down his 7c 7h and takes the pot with two pair, bringing his stack to about $10,250.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:34 PM
Juanda takes the lead on the board when he stares down an aggressive adversary moments ago.
With Ah As Ks on the flop, John Juanda checks his cards and then checks to the other player. The pot amount is then bet by the other player and Juanda calls. 5D on the turn. Again Juanda checks to his adversary. This time the other player unloads a $4000 bet. Juanda has had enough and he raises over the top, all-in, for an additional $1850. A bit stunned, the opponent checks his cards and ponders for a few moments before tossing them into the muck. Juanda scoops the whole dang pile of chips and is now sitting pretty with about $21,.000.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:20 PM
The Grinder is flying high now with about $11,000 in chips at his beck and call. Much, much better than a short time ago when his short stack was barely $1000.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:15 PM
John Gale and Allen Cunningham have a showdown as Gale puts Cunningham all-in. The flop shows Jh 6s 5s and Cunningham turns over his Ah Kh, which are looking rather meager at the moment. Gale shows Kc Jc, giving him the first edge. The turn is better for Allen when the 8h hits the table. When the As splashes into the river position it’s double up time for Cunningham, bringing him to $7500!!
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 06:07 PM
Randy Jensen waits in anticipation as he has called his adversary’s pre-flop, all-in hand. Jensen shows 8d 8c and it’s anybody’s guess how this will turn out, with the other player sporting a Th Kd. The flop, Ac 8h 2d brings relief to Jensen and prayers from the other. The last two cards are an answer only to Jensen’s prayers as they are 2s Js, leaving his opponent flat out of luck and chips.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 05:55 PM
Gavin Smith enjoys taking another one down. His Ts 9c hold up against the other player’s all-in hand of Ad Jd. Qh 9h 2d 6d 8s gives Smith the edge with a pair of 9’s and pushes the other player over the edge. This brings Smith’s chip count to around $6500.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 05:51 PM
In the small blind, Tim Phan calls a $600 raise. 6h 5c 4h hit the table and the other player bets $1000. Phan calls, and the turn is 4s. Again, the other player raises. With a $3000 raise, Phan goes all-in to call. He turns over Ad 4d and is pleased with his trips. The river doesn’t help the other player at all and Phan welcomes the double up to $9000.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 05:40 PM
The “Grinder” doubles up just in time. One player limped in early and Men Nguyen called on the button. Grinder raised $600 more from the small blind. The early player puts Mizrachi all-in and everyone else bows out. Mizrachi shows Kh Qc and gazes at his opposer’s Ac Th. Lady luck smiled on the Grinder as the board came out Qd Jd 3h 3c 5d, leaving the other player with nada!! The Grinder breathes a little easier with about $2400
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 05:28 PM
Juanda goes all-in on the river against a huge stack to his left. With 2d Td Ts Qs 5h on the table, the “Goliath” thought about it long and hard, and finally called. Juanda casually turned over Ac Qc for top two pair while “Goliath” mucked his hand.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 05:14 PM
Barry Greenstein just thought he was going to slow play his rockets until two other’s forced him to show his muscle. Greenetein’s AA paid off nicely in a three-way pot. When two other opposers brought the pot up an extra $2000, Barry came over the top and pushed all-in, pre-flop. Both opposers made quick calls, leaving all to wonder what each had. The table showed 10 – 3 – 3, which didn’t phase Greenstein, and the remaining cards showed to be 8 – 7. As one player turned over KK and the other QQ, their excitement was quickly squashed when they saw those pocket rockets laughing at them. Greenstein takes the whole shebang, bringing his chips to around $9000, as he gleefully remarked “Now that’s how you play poker!!.”
Josh Arieh makes a surprising call that cost him. With $3600 in the pot and with 9c 7c 3c 7s on the board, Josh calls all-in with pocket 4’s. His nemesis turns over an Ac Kh, two overcards along with a flush draw. Arieh goes down the tank as the river brings a 9d, giving the other player a welcomed out with two higher pairs, and dashing Arieh’s high hopes.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 04:24 PM
Antonio Esfandiari makes his exit from today's event.
Robert Williamson III went all in with QQ and was called by KK. The flop added insult to injury when the it brought another K to give his opponent a nice set. Running queens are Robert's only prayer..... NO such luck!
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 04:13 PM
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 03:54 PM
Under the gun, Layne Flack raises to $450. The big blind counters with an all-in reraise for an additional $100. Flack calls and flips over Ad Ks, leaving his opponent in distress with only a Kd 4c. The board shows 7c 6d 3c 3h Qh and Flack takes it with an Ace high.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 03:41 PM
It's adios to John D'Agostino who takes his leave from this pot-limit event.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 03:29 PM
Greenstein still going strong.
On the board came Ts 7d 3s with $650 in the pot. Greenstein bets $450 and his opponent calls. With Js on the turn, both players check. Another spade on the river is good news for Greenstein, especially when his opponent bets $700. Greenstein debates it for a few seconds, and then calls with an Ad Qs. He sends the other player to the locker room and now Barry is courting a stack of $4400.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 03:12 PM
Although Josh Schlein is pleased to have doubled up with an AQ against Q4, he is still short stacked with only about $500 in chips.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 03:07 PM
Both Howard Lederer and John Juanda take an early leave today.
They both busted out shortly after the first break.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:57 PM
Barry Greenstein Takes Down Daniel Negreanu.
Negreanu limps in with $50. Greenstein raises to $375. Negreanu reraises with an all-in for $1000 more. Greenstein calls and turns over Js Jh while Negreanu flips over 7h 7s. The board shows Ah 8c 8d 6d 5c. Greenstein snags the $3125 pot and Negreanu leaves the table. With his new found obsession, he said "Hey, I'll see you out on the golf course."
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:48 PM
After winning a nice pot earlier, Clonie Gowen transfer a lot of chips to Jimmy Athanas. He beat her with the nut flush. She is now down to about 700 chips.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:47 PM
Short stack, Huck Seed had recovered to $900 in chips. He limped in middle position. Next to act, Mike Sexton raised from the small blind to $125. The big blind came over the top and reraised to $300. Seed then reraised . Mike Sexton looked at his cards, showed them to the crowd and mucked. The big blind made an all-in call of $325. He turned over 9h 9s. Huck Seed showed the As Ks, drawing thin as Sexton held two of his outs. Just as ordered by Seed, the Ah hits the flop, overpowering the pair of 9’s held by his opponent. The pair of aces held up, and Seed wins the hand.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:37 PM
Folded around to the cutoff, he raised to 225. Clonie Gowen reraised from the small blind to 675. The cutoff made the call and we have action. The flop came the Qd 6d 4c. Clonie moved all in for her remaining chips, 725 of them and got the call. The cutoff showed the Ac Qc for top pair on the board, but Clonie outpipped him when she turned over the Kc Kh. The turn and river brought thte Jh and 3h to keep her kings safe and warm. Clonie doubles up early.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:36 PM
John D’Agostino cripples himself early. With the board showing Jh 5h 5d 8d 6s, he thinks about calling an all-in bet of $875 by another player. He finally decides to call and the other player turns over 5s 4d. D’Agostino mucks and he loses the pot worth $2750.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:18 PM
The Grinder struts his stuff….. When an opponent limped in for the 25 blind, Michael “Grinder” Mizrachi bumped it to 125. Toto Leonidas called that raise and back around to the limper, he came over the top to 425. Grinder called and Toto bowed out. Heads up. The flop came the Kh7d 3d. Limper bet 1500 and Grinder came over the top of him risking his tournament life with an all in move for 650 more. The Limper called and showed K K for a fat set. Grinder showed the Ad Qd for the nut flush DRAW. Oh my. The turn came the 5c and Grinder was on the edge of disaster or heaven. The river brought a big smile to his face as the 6d floated in on a cloud to complete the board. Grinder takes a huge pot over 5K.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:06 PM
T J Cloutier had made some moves earlier that were not productive. He was already down to less than 400 out of his 1500. With the flop of the 8h 4s 6c, TJ moved all in and got a quick call from an opponent. TJ had the 7d 5d for the nut straight and the opponent had cards for a gutshot bigger straight, the 8c 9d. The turn came the 9s and now the opponent was open for more outs since he now held top two pair. The river came an innocuous 3h and TJ doubled up and is has new life.
Here's a list of players so far:
The cards are in the air and away we go.
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 12:12 PM
The room is filling up and the players are finding their seats. Anticipation is in the air as there are many pros and newbies scoping each other out.
Hi it is Paula here today bringing you the updates on Event # 3 $1500 Pot-Limit Hold'em - Day 1
Last year this event attracted 1071 entries with a total prize pool of $1,477,980. With records being broken already for event # 1 and 2 lets see what happens today
The winner last year was Thomas Werthmann of Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Wednesday, 28th of June 2006 01:37 PM
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