2011 World Series of Poker

Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Nguyen Wins Baby

After a player in early position raised to 300 Scotty Nguyen reraised to 1,300. A third player then moved all in for 3650, Nguyen was the only one to make the call. Seeing as Scotty had less than his opponent he was the one at risk.

Nguyen held {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and his opponent has {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. Things were looking bad for Scotty on a board of {6-}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}, but the river was all Nguyen needed as a {K-Spades} rolled off. Scotty Nguyen doubled up and is around average stack.

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Scotty Nguyen
7,500 3,000
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Lew Lost

Facing a raise from early position Randy Lew vied for going all in instead of simply calling. His opponent instantly called, and both cards were flipped. Lew held {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and was dominated as his opponent had {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}.

The dealer flipped the cards and everyone saw a board of {A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-}{2-}{Q-}. Both players had a pair of aces, but Lew's kicker wasn't enough and he was eliminated.

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Randy Lew

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Lindgren's iPad Takes a Break

Level 4 : 75-150, 0 ante
Erick Lindgren looking away from the iPad.
Erick Lindgren looking away from the iPad.

Erick Lindgren is fully engrossed in his iPad but he takes a break from his digital entertainment every now and then to play a hand. He three-bet in position preflop to 1,100 and found a call from Vitaly Lunkin and another player.

The flop hit {7-Spades} {K-Spades} {5-Hearts} and it was checked to Lindgren, who bet 1,000. Lunkin folded but the other player called. The turn came {6-Spades} and action was checked to Lindgren. He moved all in and gained a fold from the other player. Lindgren is near the 10,000 mark.

Lindgren stacked his chips and went right back to his iPad.

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Four to the Floor?

Level 4 : 75-150, 0 ante

There was a commotion over on table 26, where the dealer had spread a flop of {9-}{9-}{6-}{J-} - one too many! The floor was called over immediately to resolve the problem and the dealer did advise that the jack was in fact the last card to have come off the deck.

Now in some countries, the ruling is that if the last card can be established, it is then put in its right place as the second burn card and the play and deal continues as normal. However, as the WSOP Official Rules state:

Rule #82: If the flop contains four (rather than three) cards, whether exposed or not, the dealer shall scramble the four cards face down. A tournament official will be called to randomly select one card to be used as the next burn card and the remaining three cards will become the flop.

The players were outraged, but as they say, rules are rules and in this case, the floorman was spot on. As it turned out, the jack was the card selected as the next burn card and play didn't even proceed past the flop as a player moved all in with {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, forcing the others to fold.

A short time later, the floorman returned with a page of the rulebook in hand. "I've got the rules right here, I just don't want you think that I'm crazy!" he said.

"Well, you are crazy, but that's okay, you got it right!" a player replied, sending a ripple of laughter around the table.

Thanks For Playing

Level 4 : 75-150, 0 ante

Annette Obrestad was among the late registrants tables that just started play and has already been eliminated on the first hand. We were called over by the table and told that a player with pocket tens called her reraises every street, but then she mucked on the river when she saw she was beat.

According to the table the player told her, "I know who you are and that you play aggressive."

As we walked away from the table we heard the player say, "If it wasn't Annette I would have folded."

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Keep on Truckin' ...

The field has now moved well past the 3,100-player mark and amongst those who are still in today's field is former PokerNews Live Reporting guru Garry Gates.

In a recent hand on table 129, the player in the UTG +1 position raised to 300 and the action folded around to another player in late position who called, as well as Gates from the big blind to go three ways into a flop of {5-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

Gates and the UTG +1 checked, but both folded after the late position player fired out a bet. Gates may still be in, but Melanie Weisner is not - a little birdie on the interwebs told us.

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Garry Gates
Melaine Weisner
Melaine Weisner

Level: 4

Blinds: 75/150

Ante: 0

Kwaysser Using His Postion

Level 3 : 50-100, 0 ante

Valdemar Kwaysser raised to 250 from the button and the small blind called. The flop hit {J-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {K-Spades} and the small blind bet 100 and Kwaysser called. The turn fell {7-Spades}, the small bind bet 1,500 and again Kwaysser called. The river brought the {6-Spades} and the small blind finally slowed down, checking to Kwaysser.

Kwaysser bet 2,500 and after mulling it over the small blind kicked his cards into the muck. Kwaysser has chipped up to just over 8,000.

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