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

Lew Doubles

With the board reading {4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, we caught up to see Randy Lew counting out all of his chips for a double up. Lew's two pair with {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} was enough to scoop the pot and double him up. He's now sitting around 59,000.

Player Chips Progress
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Randy Lew
59,000 35,500

Tags: Randy Lew

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Level 13 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb572.65321$1,130,494
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Phil Hellmuth458.25420$527,970
Sam Stein416.13521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #53

One For Gavin

With the board reading {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, Gavin Smith checked to his opponent who fired out a bet of 4,000. Smith called and the two saw a river of {Q-Clubs}. Smith pushed out a bet of 11,700 and his opponent was visibly frustrated.

"You show up with like jack-ten every time. This is ridiculous. I call", his opponent said, tabling {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}.

Gavin flipped up {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a diamond flush and was able to scoop the pot.

Player Chips Progress
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Gavin Smith
139,000 1,000

Tags: Gavin Smith

Nelson Clinging On

Level 13 : 800-1,600, 200 ante

On a flop of {3-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} Danny Nelson was facing a bet of 3,800. Nelson shoved for around 11,000 more and his opponent called. Nelson held {J-} {9-} and was up against {A-Spades} {10-Spades}. The board finished {K-Clubs} {5-Clubs} and Nelson doubled to 28,000.

Tags: Danny Nelson

Kenny Nguyen Fails, Karpati's on the Comeback Trail!

Kenny Nguyen has just been busted at the hands of Jimmy Gillot after moving the last his money in with {A-}{Q-}, but was out-flopped by Gillot's {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

"They got me again!" Nguyen lamented. "Bad beat everywhere, man!"

As for our Hungarian friend Imre Karpati? We passed by table 373 and our jaws dropped when we saw his stack - he's now on more than 24,000, which is more than he started the day with!

Player Chips Progress
24,500 21,900
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Kenny Nguyen

Tags: Kenny NguyenImre Karparti

Recent Eliminations

Since we've reached the money, the action has been moving thick and fast throughout the Amazon Room, with Frank Croschere and Jeremy Gold amongst the latest players to have hit the rail.

Earlier, Gold got the last of his money into the middle with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, but ran into the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} of Marion Tallent, which improved to a set after the dealer spread the board of {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

A short time later, Croschere moved all-in with {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}, but lost the flip for his tournament life against the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} of Niko Kivinemi when he paired up on the flop of {10-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs} but couldn't improve after the turn and river ran out {6-Clubs}, {4-Spades}.

We can also confirm that both Russell Rosenblum and Josh Brikis have been sent to the rail.

Player Chips Progress
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Josh Brikis
Russell Rosenblum us
Russell Rosenblum
Jeremy Gold
Jeremy Gold
Frank Croschere
Frank Croschere

Tags: Josh BrikisRussell RosenblumJeremy GoldFrank CroschereMarion TallentNiko Kiviniemi

Level: 13

Blinds: 800/1,600

Ante: 200