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Henderson's 11: Hugh Leads Entering the Third and Final Day

[user101598] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Hugh Henderson - Chip leader
Hugh Henderson - Chip leader

The 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit continued on Sunday with Day 2 of the Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event. Of the 201 players that started the day only 11 remain, and the chip leader is Hugh Henderson with 4.235 million. Henderson was the only player to bag over 2.4 million chips, and will enter the third and final day with nearly a quarter of the chips in play.

Day 2 began with Rick Hensley as the chip leader. Hensley, who started the day with a little over 400,000 in chips, then knocked out an opponent and peaked at 460,000. It was all down hill from there for the Morganton, North Carolina native. He lost a 345,000-chip pot against Larry Gurney when he moved all in on the flop with a gut-shot straight draw. Gurney called with aces, and held.

Hensley then proceeded to lose another big pot with ace-jack against Fernando Tobal’s aces, and then was eliminated by Keith Fox. Hensley moved all in with second pair on a queen-high board, and Fox called with ace-queen. The turn and river both bricked, and Hensley was eliminated before the first break of the day.

Other players who suffered quick eliminations were Chris Bell, Tripp Kirk, and Ken “Teach” Aldridge. Aldridge lost the majority of his chips with two pair against an opponent’s flush draw. The player made his flush, and Aldridge busted shortly thereafter.

The bubble burst in Level 19 when Sean Walton four-bet shoved with two kings. Carter Myers looked him up with ace-king, and the {a-Spades} poked its way through the window of the flop. The turn was a brick, the river was a third ace, and Walton was eliminated just shy of the money.

Once the bubble burst, there was a flurry of eliminations. Among the players who cashed but were unable to survive the day were Claudia Crawford, James Menard, five-time ring winner Kyle Cartwright, Jerry Barlow, Jeff Williams, and Benjamin Armstrong. Williams lost a race with ace-jack against Myers’ pocket nines.

When the field was reduced to just two tables, the pots began to grow exponentially. John Bowman won one massive pot off of Jonathan Moseley, when he flatted a raise preflop with pocket queens. The flop brought another queen and two eights, giving Bowman a full house, and he just called Moseley’s bets on the flop and turn. On the river, Moseley fired a third bullet and Bowman put in a large raise. Moseley made the call, then mucked when he saw Bowman’s monster.

Moseley got those chips back and more a few hands later when he rivered a full house against Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and won a 2.8 million-chip pot. Fitzpatrick called a one million-chip shove on the river with trip deuces, which crippled him down to 430,000 chips.

All eyes will be on Henderson on Monday however, as he leads the way with over four million chips. In the second-to-last elimination of the evening, he rivered the nut straight against Milan Dragic. Henderson open-shoved for a pot-sized bet, and Dragic called with a set of eights. They were no good however, and he was off to the cage to collect $15,601 for his 13th-place finish.

Fitzpatrick followed him to the rail in 12th, losing a blind-for-blind hand against his nemesis, Moseley. Fitzpatrick jammed from the small blind with a weak ace, Moseley called with a pair of sevens, and the pair held.

Play will resume at noon local time on Monday, with the two tables looking like this:

21Kory Kilpatrick675,000
25Todd Osborne565,000
26Daniel Weinman1,580,000
27Hugh Henderson4,235,000
28Jerry Monroe665,000
29John Bowman1,815,000
32Raymond Weaver1,400,000
35Jonathan Moseley2,395,000
36George Zinaty2,210,000
37James Kinney1,285,000
39Mark Handy295,000

Be sure to check back with the PokerNews Live Reporting team, as we bring you up-to-the-minute updates straight from the tournament floor.

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Quads on the Last Hand of the Night

[user101598] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

George Zinaty checked on a board of {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, and Raymond Weaver fired 100,000. Zinaty called.

The {9-Clubs} completed the board, and Zinaty checked again. Weaver tossed out 175,000, and Zinaty check-raised to 475,000.

"You have a straight flush?" Weaver grunted.

Zinaty didn't answer.

Weaver hummed and hawed for 30 seconds or so, then finally called. Zinaty triumphantly tabled {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for quads.

"Wow!" Weaver exclaimed. "That's a great hand! You shoulda told me you had one, I wouldn't have bet."

Zinaty raked in the pot, and the remaining 11 players are now bagging and tagging for the evening.

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Late Double for Kilpatrick

Shamus • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Kory Kilpatrick
Kory Kilpatrick

On the last hand of the night on Table 2, Kory Kilpatrick found himself all in and at risk for his last 320,000 with {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} versus the {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} of Jerry Monroe.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{K-Spades} to pair Kilpatrick twice, and the rest of the board ran out {8-Diamonds} then {Q-Spades} and Kilpatrick doubled to end the night.

Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
us 675,000 370,000
Jerry Monroe us
Jerry Monroe
us 665,000 -50,000

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Kilpatrick Counterfeited

[user101598] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Kory Kilpatrick opened to 50,000 from under the gun, Hugh Henderson called on the button, and the dealer fanned {8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Kilpatrick continued for 60,000, and Henderson made the call.

The turn was the {q-Hearts}, and Kilpatrick slowed down, checking to Henderson. Henderson took the opportunity to bet 100,000, and Kilpatrick tank-called.

The river was the {8-Clubs}, and both players checked. Kilpatrick tabled {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} for queens and eights with a six, which Henderson had beat with {k-Spades}{2-Spades} for queens and eights with a king.

Henderson is now in the danger zone with 305,000 chips.

Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
us 305,000 -640,000

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Jeremiah Fitzpatrick Eliminated in 12th Place ($19,170)

[user101598] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick - 12th Place
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick - 12th Place

The action folded to Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, who moved all in for 370,000 from the small blind. Jonathan Moseley snap-called in the big blind.

Fitzpatrick: {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Moseley: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The board came {2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{j-Spades}, and Fitzpatrick was eliminated in 12th place. Moseley now has 2.1 million chips.

Jonathan Moseley
Jonathan Moseley
2,100,000 420,000
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
us Busted

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Kinney Collects a Few

Shamus • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Jonathan Moseley raised to 50,000 from the cutoff seat and got two callers in James Kinney (small blind) and Mark Handy (big blind). The flop came {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. It checked around to Moseley who continued for 60,000, Kinney called, and Handy folded. Both remaining players then checked the {10-Hearts} turn.

The river brought the {9-Spades} and a bet of 175,000 from Kinney. Moseley thought just an extra beat or so, then called, and Kinney quickly tabled {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for tens and deuces. Moseley studied the cards, then mucked.

Jonathan Moseley
Jonathan Moseley
1,680,000 -270,000
James Kinney
James Kinney
1,280,000 260,000

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Milan Dragic Eliminated in 13th Place ($15,601)

[user101598] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Milan Dragic - 13th Place
Milan Dragic - 13th Place

Hugh Henderson opened to 60,000 from under the gun, Milan Dragic called on the button, and both blinds released.

The dealer fanned {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}, and Henderson led out for 70,000.

"How much?" Dragic asked, the second the chips hit the felt.

The dealer informed him of the amount, and he instantly called.

The turn was the {8-Hearts}, and Henderson fired another 90,000. Dragic immediately raised to 175,000, and then the dealer told him that he must make it 180,000. Dragic obliged, and Henderson called.

The {q-Hearts} completed the board, and Henderson quickly uttered, "all in."

Dragic snap-called the 650,000-chip bet, and Henderson flipped over {k-Spades}{10-Spades} for the stone-cold nuts. Dragic flashed {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for a turned set of eights, and hit the rail.

Henderson is now our overwhelming chip leader with over four million chips.

Hugh Henderson us
Hugh Henderson
us 4,300,000 1,140,000
Milan Dragic
Milan Dragic

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Flop Eight Elates Fitzpatrick

Shamus • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Jeremiah Fitzpatrick open-raised all in for 318,000 from early position, and when it folded back to Raymond Weaver in the blinds he called the shove.

Fitzpatrick had {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} and was well behind Weaver's {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}. But the {4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} flop gave Fitzpatrick a set and put him well in front. The turn was the {7-Clubs} and the river the {3-Hearts}, and Fitzpatrick's hand was best.

Raymond Weaver
Raymond Weaver
685,000 -615,000
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
us 650,000 220,000

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