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2008 World Series of Poker

Event 52 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em

Day 3 completed

Posted 07-03-2008 05:32 GMT-7
Event 52 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Congratulations to David Daneshgar, Event No. 52 Champion ($625,443)

David Daneshgar - Event No. 52 Champion
David Daneshgar - Event No. 52 Champion
David Daneshgar has negotiated his way through a field of nearly 2,700 to land his first WSOP bracelet, winning Event No. 52, a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, after coming from behind against Scott Sitron.

Sitron played well tonight. He entered play one of the table's short stacks (8th in chips), but picked up pocket queens on the third hand of the night and after doubling up there picked his spots carefully, eventually assuming the chip lead.

When play got down to three-handed, Sitron, Daneshgar, and eventual third-place finisher Dan Heimiller traded the lead back and forth until Sitron finally took out a short-stacked Heimiller when his A-10 outlasted Heimiller's A-3.

When heads up play began, Sitron enjoyed close to a 2-to-1 chip advantage over Daneshgar. During the fifty hands of heads up, Daneshgar received several big hands -- aces twice, kings -- but Sitron kept folding to Daneshgar's preflop raises. After about 30 hands, the tide turned when Daneshgar took a big pot without a showdown, then in the 50th hand of heads up, Daneshgar's pocket tens carried the day.

"It feels great to win my first one," he said afterwards. "I'm hoping to win my next one in about two weeks... plus three months, to make it back-to-back bracelets."

Congratulations to Daneshgar, who takes home $625,443 and a gold bracelet. And thanks for following the coverage!

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Hand #192 – Scott Sitron Eliminated in 2nd Place ($385,974); David Daneshgar Wins!

Scott Sitron - 2nd Place
Scott Sitron - 2nd Place
In the 50th hand of heads up play, Scott Sitron limped in from the button and David Daneshgar raised it up another 400,000 from the big blind. Sitron moved all in for 2.9 million in total, and in the blink of an eye, Daneshgar had made the call.

Sitron: {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Daneshgar: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Daneshgar makes two pair, tens and sixes, to take down the pot and become the latest WSOP bracelet winner!

Congratulations to Scott Sitron who played a superb tournament to finish in 2nd place for a handsome $385,974 in prize money!

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Hand #191 – David Daneshgar

David Daneshgar limped from the button, and Scott Sitron checked behind.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Spades}. Sitron checked, Daneshgar bet 175,000, and Sitron called. The turn was the {9-Diamonds}. Sitron checked. This time Daneshgar bet 350,000, and Sitron quickly folded.

Hand #190 – Scott Sitron

Scott Sitron raised it up from the button, making it 300,000 to go. David Daneshgar made the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {8-Spades}. Daneshgar checked, and Sitron fired out 500,000 to take it down.

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