2011-12 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harrah's Rincon

Main Event

Brandon Cantu Eliminated in 11th Place($8,449)

Action folded around to Freddy Deeb in the small blind, and he raised it up to 38,000. Brandon Cantu was in the big blind, and he announced all in for 182,000 more. Deeb made the call, and when the cards were flipped, we were off to the races.

Cantu: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Deeb: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Cantu asked the dealer for a seven, but he had other plans in mind, as the flop came out {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{q-Spades}. Deeb flopped trips, and Cantu was in a world of hurt. The {4-Diamonds} on the turn didn't help, and Cantu would need one of the two remaining sevens in the deck to win, but the river came the {3-Spades}. Deeb collected the bounty, while Cantu busted just before the final table.

Freddy Deeb 1,200,000 100,000
Brandon Cantu Busted

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Funkhauser Calls Down

We picked up the action on the turn in a battle of the blinds situation. The board read {5-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and it was Joe Kuether leading out into David Funkhauser for 42,000. Funkhauser made the call.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Kuether bet again, this time 90,000. Funkhauser once again called. Kuether tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts} but it was no good to the turned two pair of Funkhauser's {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}.

David Funkhauser 930,000 402,000
Joe Kuether 870,000 -147,000

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Spires Takes a Big One From Dandrea

Second to act, Ty Spires raised to 40,000 and was called by Raymond Dandrea in the big blind.

The flop came {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Dandrea thought for a bit before checking. Spires checked behind. The turn was the {6-Hearts} and Dandrea led for 60,000 and was called by Spires.

The river was the {3-Hearts} and this time Dandrea led for 150,000. Spires thought for a bit before making the call and was pleased to see his {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} take it down against the {a-Spades}{10-Spades} of Dandrea.

Ty Spires 1,160,000 263,000
Raymond Dandrea 330,000 -252,000

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Posted 03-26-2012 19:03 GMT CoryDowd

Day 3 Is Here: All Eyes On Freddy Deeb

Welcome back everyone! It has been an exciting two days here at the WSOP-C Main Event Harrah's Rincon, and only 11 players have survived to see today. And what a field we have left. Joe Kuether (1.017 million) and Ty Spires (896,000) are still in, both looking for their second Main Event final table in three months. We also have Brandon Cantu (335,000), and LA pro David Funkhauser (528,000). However, everyone will be watching our chip leader Freddy Deeb (1.1 million) today, who is looking to make history.

No one, in the history of the WSOP Circuit, has won two main events in the same season. Not only does Deeb have the chance to do that, he has the chance to win his second main event in just three months! He won the main event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles in January, a tournament where he registered on day 2, and went from 20 big blinds to every chip in the tournament!

The players will be filing in in about 30 minutes, and start unbagging their chips. Play will get back underway at noon, and we will play all the way down to a winner today. Will history be made here at Harrah's Rincon? Stay tuned to Pokernews to find out!

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Posted 03-26-2012 18:11 GMT
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