2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harrah's Rincon

Main Event
Days: 2
Event Info

2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Harrah's Rincon

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
20,000 / 40,000

Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Edmund Liu Leads Final Table in Rincon

Level 23 : 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Day 2 was a relatively short day for play in the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Rincon Main Event. Action started with 43 players, and after eight hours of play, the final table was reached. Leading the way was Edmund Liu, who will come into Monday's final with 1,560,000 in chips.

Not far behind Liu was former WSOP November Niner Soi Nguyen with 1,330,000. The final table also includes poker pro David Randall, as well as Lynda Tran, who became the first woman to reach the final table of a WSOP Circuit Main Event this year.

WSOP-C Harrah's Rincon Final Table

1Jonathan Chehanske387,000
2Lorenzo Bosforo233,000
3David Randall704,000
4Soi Nguyen1,338,000
5Lynda Tran716,000
6James Czarnecki277,000
7Erik Roussakis707,000
8Edmund Liu1,560,000
9Ted Jivkov200,000

There were ten unfortunate players who came into the poker room today, and walked away empty-handed. The bubble boy was young pro Shawn Daniels, whose {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} fell to the pocket tens of Kenna James. James flopped a set, and Daniels couldn't catch up.

Following Daniels out the door were Loni Harwood (33rd), Eric Baldwin (31st), James (27th) and David Singontiko (24th), amongst several others. When we got down to ten players, Artem Invanenko was eliminated on the final table bubble when his {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} failed to beat the {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} of Randall.

Liu took control of the tournament after he was given an early Christmas present with 14 players left. Liu raised it up to 25,000 in late position, and Arthur Hahn defended his big blind. Hahn checked in the dark before the flop came out {2-Spades}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, and Liu checked behind. Both players also checked when the turn brought the {k-Clubs}, and the river was the {k-Hearts}. Hahn open shoved all in for 207,000, even though there was only 55,000 in the pot. Liu took only about 10 seconds to call.

Hahn: {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Liu: {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Liu's trip kings picked off the bluff of Hahn, who was eliminated in 14th place.

With the final nine set, Monday's action should be very exciting. With the players getting an early day on Day, they all will have plenty of time to rest up before the 12:00 p.m. PT restart. Everyone left has locked up a minimum of $9,956, but they'll all be gunning for the $107,862 top prize. Along with that prize comes the coveted WSOP Circuit gold ring and a seat in the nationally-televised Southern Comfort 100 Proof World Series of Poker National Championship to be held at Harrah’s New Orleans from May 21-23, 2013. Be sure to come back to Pokernews tomorrow to follow all of the action.

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Artem Ivanenko Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,065)

Action folded around to the short stack Artem Ivanenko, and he moved all in for 111,000. It folded all the way around to David Randall in the big blind, and he asked for a count. Once he got the total, he grabbed four of his yellow T25,000 chips, and dropped it in for the call.

Randall: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Ivanenko: {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Ivanenko would need to win the race to survive, and while he didn't pair the {4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{k-Spades} flop, he did pick up straight draw outs. The {2-Hearts} hit the turn, giving Randall a set, but Ivanenko could still catch a nine or an ace to survive. He didn't do it though, as the {7-Clubs} hit the river.

That hand put Randall up to 700,000, and also gives our official final table!

Player Chips Progress
David Randall
David Randall
700,000 120,000
Artem Ivanenko
Artem Ivanenko

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Liu Using His Chips Effectively

Edmund Liu is the chip leader as we get back from dinner break, and he loos like he's ready to pound the final table bubble. Liu raised in early position to 30,000, and it folded around to Lorenzo Bosforo. He reraised to 87,000, and it got back to Liu.

He thought for about 15 seconds before grabbing all of his yellow T25,000 chips, and sliding them forward, putting Bosforo all in. He thought for about a minute, peaked back at his cards a few times, then threw them into the muck.

Liu boosted his stack to 1.4 million, while Bosforo drops to under 300,000.

Player Chips Progress
Edmund Liu
Edmund Liu
1,400,000 100,000
Lorenzo Bosforo
Lorenzo Bosforo
290,000 -90,000

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Level: 23

Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 2,000

Unofficial Final Table

Level 22 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The players will be back in just a few minutes, and here is where they will be sitting.

11Jonathan Chehanske 
12Lorenzo Bosforo 
13David Randall 
14Soi Nguyen 
15Lynda Tran 
16James Czarnecki 
17Erik Roussakis 
18Edmond Liu 
19Artem Ivanenko 
110Ted Jivkov 

Dinner Time

Level 22 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The players have decided to take the full hour dinner break. We are down to 10 players, and when the dinner break ends, we will post a seating chart with chip updates as well.

Ray Henson Eliminated in 11th Place ($8,065)

Action folded around to Ray Henson in the small blind, and he moved all in for 120,000. Edmund Liu was in the big blind, and he made the call as soon as he peaked down at his cards.

Henson: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Liu: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The flop was action packed, coming {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{10-Hearts}. Henson had flopped two pair, but Liu was still drawing very live, and when the {a-Clubs} hit the turn, Henson was drawing dead. The {k-Hearts} completed the board, and Liu took all of Henson's chips.

With that pot, Liu regains the chip lead, sitting on 1.23 million. We are now down to 10, and those players are forming the unofficial final table as we speak.

Player Chips Progress
Edmund Liu
Edmund Liu
1,230,000 210,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson

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