2007 World Series of Poker

Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem
Day: 3
Event Info

2007 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
15,000 / 30,000

Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem

Day 3 Completed

Alex Borteh Wins Event #34 ($3,000 Limit Hold'em), Brandon Wong Eliminated in 2nd Place

Wong was all in pre-flop with {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Borteh called with {K-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. The flop was {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Borteh's king high remained in the lead. The {K-Spades} on the turn sealed victory for Borteh and left Wong drawing dead.

Alex Borteh wins Event #34, $225,483, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet!

Brandon Wong takes home $135,615 for second place.

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Borteh Cripples Wong

Wong raised from the button with {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and Borteh called with {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The flop was {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {7-Spades}. Borteh bet and Wong called. The river was the {5-Hearts}. Borteh decided to value-bet his two pair (even though there were several possible straights out there) and Wong called with his A-Q high. Borteh dragged another sizeable pot and Wong was crippled. He'll almost certainly be all-in on the next hand.

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Another Big One for Borteh

Borteh raised pre-flop with {K-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Wong called with {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The flop was {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong called. The turn was the {J-Clubs}. Wong bet and Borteh called. The river was the {2-Clubs}. Wong checked Borteh bet and Wong folded.

Wong was down to around 400,000 after the hand. He's playing aggressively and well, but Borteh just keeps hitting flops on him.

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Borteh's Jacks Hold Up on Scary Board

Wong raised from the button, Borteh three-bet, and Wong called. The holecams revealed:

Wong {K-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Borteh {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}

The flop was {A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Borteh led out and Wong called. The turn was the {7-Hearts}. Borteh led again and Wong raised -- putting significant pressure on his opponent, who must have been hating that ace on the flop as well as the turn card that filled in a straight. After a long think, Borteh called. The river was the {9-Spades}. Borteh checked, Wong bet, Borteh called and he dragged in a monster pot.

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Trading Pots

At this point in the tournament, the blinds and betting limits are at an astronomical level relative to the players' stacks and it costs each player about 250,000 to see a hand through to the river. Right now, Wong and Borteh are trading small pots back and forth, grinding it out as they get a feel for one another.

Both players are also very experienced. This is Wong's 7th trip to the WSOP and he has already cashed three times this year, twice in limit hold'em events. It's the third year at the WSOP for 24-year old Borteh, who cashed in the $2,500 short-handed no-limit hold'em event in 2006.