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2009 World Series of Poker

Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em

Day 3 Completed

Posted 06-20-2009 19:17 GMT-12
Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Congratulations to Jordan Smith, Winner of Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em ($586,212)

Congratulations Jordan Smith
Congratulations Jordan Smith
It took three gruelling and hard-slogged days of poker and a seven hour final table to crown Jordan Smith as the Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Champion!

Another giant field of 1,695 competitors contained some of the toughest players to grace the circuit including Kathy Liebert, Joe Sebok, Andy Black and David 'Chino' Rheem.

However once the final table was formed early this evening, it was one of the most evenly stacked final tables in history with Pat Atchison firmly on top.

Two women also made the final nine with chess champion Almira Skripchenko exiting in seventh and professional poker player Laurence Grondin bowing out in third place. In the end it would be Jordan Smith taking a slight advantage into heads-up play against Ken Lennaard.

The two battled it out in a see-sawing affair with the chip lead trading hands at several occasions. When Smith took the strong advantage with a rivered nut-straight to Lennaard's second nut-straight it seemed all but over. Lennaard battled back before being flushed out of the tournament in second place when his top-pair and flush draw was unable to improve.

For Smith's great showing of patience, skill and selected aggressiveness he will walk away with $586,212 in prizemoney, the title of champion and most importantly the coveted gold bracelet.

Congratulations to Jordan Smith for taking down Event 36, and make sure to stay dialled in to PokerNews as the remainder of the 2009 WSOP unravels right here!

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Lennaard Eliminated in 2nd Place ($360,439); Jordan Smith Wins!

Ken Lennaard - Eliminated in 2nd Place
Ken Lennaard - Eliminated in 2nd Place
Ken Lennaard made it 300,000 to go and Jordan Smith called.

Smith then checked on a flop of {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, and Lennaard bet out 350,000. Smith reraised all in, and Lennaard called.

Smith: {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Lennaard: {J-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

When the turn and river came {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}, Smith's flush held and he captured the title and champion's bracelet. After the hand, the player's congratulated each other on a hard fought match.

Lennaard earned $360,439 for his second-place finish.

Lennaard Doubles Up

Jordan Smith made it 275,000 to go and Ken Lennaard moved all in for 1,800,000. Smith made the call.

Lennaard: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Smith: {A-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, bringing no help, though Smith caught a straight draw with the {9-Spades} on the turn. The {10-Clubs} was a brick for Smith and Lennaard doubled up to 3,620,000.

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Smith Doubles

Ken Lennaard opened to 240,000 from the button and Jordan Smith made the call.

The flop fell down {7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Smith checked to Lennaard who fired out 150,000. Smith called and then checked the {K-Diamonds} on the turn before calling a 300,000 chip bet.

When the river landed the {6-Spades} Smith took the lead by betting out 900,000, only to have Lennaard push all in.

Smith insta-called and tabled his {10-Spades}{9-Clubs} to best Lennaard's {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} on the way to doubling to 8,670,000 while Lennard slipped to 1,500,000 in chips.

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Lennaard Creeps In On Smith

Feeling a little better then before
Feeling a little better then before
Ken Lennaard pushed the action to 240,000 from the button and Jordan Smith made the call.

Both players checked the {A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop to see the {7-Clubs} fall on the turn.

Lennaard led out for 300,000 and Smith quickly folded. As Lennaard raked in the pot he flashed his {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} for top-set and the nut flush-draw as he moves closer to even in chips.

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