2009 World Series of Poker

Event 1 - Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2009 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
8,000 / 16,000

Event 1 - Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Congratulations to Andrew Cohen - Event 1 Champion ($83,778)

Victorious Andrew Cohen
Victorious Andrew Cohen
After a very long couple of days battle here in the Amazon Room in The Rio we have our first bracelet winner of the 2009 WSOP. We started yesterday with 866 players and made it down to eighty-one by the end of play on Day 1.

Today those players returned and played down to a winner. It took nearly twelve hours, but we finally got there. Andrew Cohen was near the top of the chip counts the whole day and kept his calm at the final table, as others around him were moving up and down in chips.

By the time he made it to heads up, he had a commanding lead that he managed to keep and knock his opponent out when all the chips went in. PokerNews congratulates a worthy winner.

Paul Peterson is Eliminated in 2nd Place ($51,787)

Paul so close
Paul so close
After a lot of small ball heads up play, where both players looked tired, we finally had a showdown hand.

Paul Peterson limped from the button as he had done the last few hands and saw Andrew Cohen raise it up from big blind as he had also been doing for the last few hands. This time his raise was met by an all in from Peterson and a call from Cohen.

Coin flip time as Cohen revealed {6-Clubs} {6-Hearts} to Peterson's {A-Spades} {Q-Clubs}.

The board came {4-Hearts} {J-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {7-Spades} to eliminate Peterson in 2nd place.

Casey Kuhn Eliminated in 3rd Place ($33,923)

3rd place finisher
3rd place finisher
Andrew Cohen raised it up to 45,000 from the small blind and Casey Kuhn called from the big blind before the flop came down {3-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {5-Clubs}.

A bet, a raise all in and a call, before the cards were on their backs.

Cohen tabled {5-Spades} {2-Spades} and was behind to Kuhn's {K-Hearts} {4-Clubs}. The turn came {5-Hearts} !! to see Cohen move ahead and stay there as the river came {10-Spades}.

A cruel way to be eliminated but a great performance from our 3rd place finisher. We're heads up now.

Grant Yasui Eliminated in 4th Place ($23,483)

Andrew Cohen raised up from the cutoff to 45,000 before Grant Yasui reraised to 145,000. Cohem made a quick call before a flop came {Q-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {6-Spades}.

Yasui moved all in and Cohen snap called with {5-Spades} {5-Clubs} and was ahead of Yasui's {A-Diamonds} {9-Clubs}.

The turn and river blanked giving us our 4th place finisher.

Jun Dulay Out in 5th Place ($17,127)

Casey Kuhn raised preflop to 36,000 from UTG. It was passed to Jun Dulay in the small blind who reraised to 148,000. Behind them, Andrew Cohen moved all-in from the big blind and Kuhn quickly got out of the way.

Dulay still had a fair amount of chips left but felt he had put too much into fold and made the call with {8-Spades} {8-Clubs} but was up against {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds}.

The board was {10-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {K-Spades} helping neither player which meant we were down to four players.

That's More Like It...

Andrew Cohen raised to 45,000 from the cut off before Paul Peterson moved all in from the big blind for 197,000. Cohen made the call with {A-Spades} {8-Spades} but was in bad shape against Peterson's {Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades}.

The flop came an interesting {3-Hearts} {6-Spades} {10-Spades} but the turn {Q-Hearts} and river {10-Hearts} came to make a full house for Peterson and double him up to over 400,000.

Level: 19

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 2,000