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2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harveys Lake Tahoe

Main Event

Day 1 completed

Posted 11-18-2012 03:23 GMT-7
Main Event
Day 1 completed

Hancock Leads Entering into Day 2

• Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Robert Hancock
Robert Hancock

Finally, after nearly 14 hours of play, both Day 1a and Day 1b of the Main Event have concluded here at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe. Your overnight chip leader is Robert Hancock who bagged 135,800 chips. Joining him at the top of the counts are Jeff Rubie, David Clark, Steve Foutty, and Tom Masinter, all of whom have over 110,000 chips.

A total of 416 players registered for Day 1a, Day 1b, or both. That’s a 27 percent increase from last year’s event, and registration is still open for those willing to enter Day 2 with an extremely short stack. A total of 106 players survived Day 1a, and approximately 60 survived Day 1b. The two fields will combine tomorrow.

En route to the chip lead, Hancock was unafraid to battle some of the bigger stacks in the room. John Song, who was the chip leader of Day 1a for a few levels, butted heads with Hancock during Level 11. The two took a flop of {2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, and Song checked to Hancock who fired 4,200. Song called. The turn was the {a-Clubs}, both players checked, and the {6-Spades} completed the board. Song led out for 5,200, and Hancock quickly raised to 20,200. Song folded, and Hancock tabled {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} face up.

Ryan Olisar ended Day 1b among the leaders, and had a roller coaster day. At one point, he doubled an opponent holding two sevens and then doubled with sevens the very next hand. Olisar flopped a set on a board of {8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, his opponent called all-in with two nines, and the turn and river came {6-Diamonds}, {k-Spades} respectively. Olisar shipped the 90,000-chip pot, and finished the day with 111,800.

Joining Olisar on Day 2 will be Ylon Schwartz, Cylus Watson, JC Tran, Howard “Tahoe” Andrew, Jesse Rockowitz, and other notable players.

Among the players who fired two bullets and busted twice were David Williams and Tommy Vedes. We missed both of Vedes’ bustout hands, but on Williams’ second bustout hand he squeezed over a raise and two calls. Two players called the all in, and the checked it down as the board ran out {5-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{k-Spades} – or so it seemed. Despite making a checking motion, one of the players fired a bet on the river. The other folded, Williams showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, but it was no good against his opponent’s {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

Kevin Calenzo was not eliminated during play on Saturday, but he was crippled during Level 12. Calenzo opened from under the gun, the player on his direct left called, and Exequiel Fernando moved all in for 21,000 in middle position. Calenzo re-shipped, the player on his left folded, and the hands were opened:

Calenzo: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Fernando: {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Calenzo had Fernando crushed, but the {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gave Fernando three direct outs to double up. The {3-Spades} spiked on the turn, giving Fernando a full house, and only the case ace would eliminate him from the tournament.

The {j-Hearts} bricked on the river, and Fernando more than doubled to 45,000 chips. Calenzo bagged 17,500 chips.

Here’s how the top ten looks:

RankPlayerChips
1Robert Hancock135,800
2Jeff Rubie126,000
3David Clark114,500
4Steve Foutty114,100
5Tom Masinter113,000
6Nick Troendly111,900
7Ryan Olisar111,800
8Jasthi Kumar105,200
9Bruce Peterson101,300
10Matt Keikoan98,100

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End-of-Day Counts for Day 1b

Steve Foutty 114,100 21,100
Nick Troendly 111,900
Jasthi Kumar 105,200
Matt Keikoan 98,100 38,100
Ylon Schwartz 84,300 24,300
Cylus Watson 70,000 6,000
Shawn Van Asdale 59,000 14,000
Exequiel Fernando 42,400 -2,600
Kennii Nguyen 40,000 -10,000
Cliff Fisher 28,600 -8,400

Four More Hands

• Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

There will be four more hands dealt here in Day 1b. After each table has completed four hands, the remaining players will bag and tag for the evening.

Calenzo's Aces Cracked

Kevin Calenzo opened to 2,500 from under the gun, a player called on his left, and Exequiel Fernando moved all in for 21,000 in middle position. Calenzo re-shipped, having Fernando covered, and the flatter folded.

Calenzo: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Fernando: {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Calenzo had Fernando crushed, but the {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gave Fernando three direct outs to double up. The {3-Spades} spiked on the turn, giving Fernando a full house, and only the case ace would eliminate him from the tournament.

The {j-Hearts} bricked on the river, and Fernando more than doubled to 45,000 chips. Calenzo is left with just 15,000 or so.

Exequiel Fernando 45,000
Kevin Calenzo 15,000 -57,000

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Two Dimes for Schwartz

Ylon Schwartz
Ylon Schwartz

Ylon Schwartz and two opponents saw a flop of {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Schwartz led for 5,500, and only one player called.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, Schwartz led again - this time for 6,500 - and the player called.

The {a-Spades} completed the board, both players checked, and Schwartz's opponent showed {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a pair of nines. Schwartz tabled {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens, and raked in the pot.

Ylon Schwartz 60,000 8,000

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"That's How You Win"

When we walked over to Cylus Watson's table, his stack was considerably bigger than our last visit.

"You want to know how he doubled?" Steve Foutty asked, grinning.

Foutty went on to explain that the two were heads up on a board of {k-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts}. Foutty checked, Watson fired 5,000, Foutty check-raised to 15,000, and Watson moved all in. Foutty called with {7-}{7-}, Watson had {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}.

The turn and river were both hearts, doubling Watson.

"That's how you win," Watson added once Foutty was finished telling the story.

Both players couldn't help but laugh.

Steve Foutty 93,000 -14,000
Cylus Watson 64,000 28,000

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Level 12b started

Posted 11-18-2012 02:15 GMT-7 SantanaBandana
Level:
12b
Blinds:
600/1200
Ante:
200

Preflop Action

There was an open to 3,000, a three-bet to 9,000, and Philip Sparta cold four-bet to 22,000 out of the small blind. Keith Copeland tanked for nearly two minutes before moving all in for less, and the action folded back to the three-bettor, who called.

The flop came down {q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, and Sparta quickly moved all in. The three-bettor folded.

Sparta: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Copeland: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The jacks held as the turn and river came {2-Spades}, {8-Clubs} respectively, more than doubling Copeland to 33,000 chips.

Sparta is still in fine shape with 67,000 chips.

Philip Sparta 67,000
Keith Copeland 31,000

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