2011 World Series of Poker

Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Days: 2
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Level: 15

Blinds: 1,200/2,400

Ante: 400

Holbrook Losing Ground

A player in early position opened for 5,500 and Nick Holbrook raised to 12,500 in late position. Action folded back to the original raiser and he moved all in for 45,300. Holbrook called and tabled {A-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} and was up against {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs}.

The board ran {9-Clubs} {6-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {5-Diamonds} and Holbrook lost another big portion of his stack.

Player Chips Progress
Nicholas Holbrook
Nicholas Holbrook
70,000 -108,000

Tags: Nick Holbrook

Meyers Flushes and Breaks $200k

Level 14 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Brandon Meyers opened in the cutoff for 4,500 and Michael Abdoulah called from the big blind. The flop fell {4-Clubs} {A-Clubs} {J-Spades} and Abdoulah checked. Meyers bet out 5,500 and Abdoulah called to see the {2-Hearts} turn. Abdoulah checked again and Meyers bet out 13,500. Abdoulah called and the river fell {2-Clubs}. Abdoulah checked a third time and Meyers bet 28,000.

Abdoulah announced call and grimaced at the bad news when Meyers tabled {8-Clubs} {7-Clubs}. The he painfully counted out the 28,000 and shipped it over to Meyers -- who now sits at 210,000.

Tags: Brandon MeyersMichael Abdoulah

Lichtenberger Doubles

Action began when the player under the gun made it 4,000 to go. Andrew Lichtenberger made the call from the cutoff and the player on the button three-bet to 12,800. The under the gun player made the call and Lichtenberger moved all in for 58,300. The button folded and the player under the gun made the call.

Lichtenberger: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board fell {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{J-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Lichtenberger's pair of aces with a king kicker were able to take down the pot and earn him a double up.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
168,000 116,800
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger

Gyarmati's Gone

All the money was in the middle between David Gyarmati and Yoonjun Park before the flop; Gyarmati had gotten his money in with {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}, but found himself flipping for his tournament life against Park's {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}.

The flop of {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs} kept Park ahead and the {7-Spades} on the turn sealed Gyarmati's fate. The river {J-Diamonds} was just for show.

Player Chips Progress
Yoonjun Park
Yoonjun Park
100,000 85,200
David Gyarmati
David Gyarmati

Tags: David GyarmatiYoonjun Park

Nelson Finds Some Ladies

Level 14 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Danny Nelson opened for 5,300 in early position. The player on his left moved all in with a large stack. Action folded back around to Nelson and he called quickly, tabling {Q-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}. His opponent sighed and flipped over {7-Spades} {7-Clubs}.

The board ran {2-Spades} {6-Spades} {6-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} and Nelson had 40,000 exactly behind and has doubled to just over 80,000.

Tags: Danny Nelson

Philachack Wins Another Big One

From early position, David Zenel put in a raise, making it 4,000 to go. Andy Philachack three-bet the action to 10,000 from middle position and the player in the cutoff moved all in for 33,400. Zenel mucked his hand and Philachack made the call.

Philachack: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Opponent: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The board came down {J-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Philachack's queens full of jacks scooped a sizable pot and eliminated a player in the process. Philachack is now currently our biggest stack in the room.

Player Chips Progress
Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
225,000 107,000

Tags: Andy Philachack

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 300

Big Stacks Collide

Level 13 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

David Zemel was on the button and opened for 4,000 and Andy Philachack raised to 9,800 from the small blind. Zemel called and the flop came {10-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {7-Hearts}. Philachack checked, Zemel bet 12,000 and Philachack insta-called. Both players checked the {2-Diamonds} turn but when the {Q-Hearts} river came Philachack checked and Zemel bet out 26,000. Philachack tanked for a while but then kicked his cards back to the dealer.

Tags: David ZemelAndy Philachack