2012 World Series of Poker

Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Thirty-Two Hopefuls Remain in the Heads-Up Championship

Level 33 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
Vanessa Selbst in contention with 32 players remaining
Vanessa Selbst in contention with 32 players remaining

After three exciting rounds of heads-up poker, the first day of the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. There are 32 players remaining out of the 152-player field, all of whom are in the money. The day started with a short delay as many last-minute registrations were able to get into this event. After the draw was posted, 48 of the 152 players weren't amused as they had to play the first round. The remaining 104 players received a bye securing their seat in the second round.

Among the notable losers in the first round were Matt Marafioti, Sam Trickett, Jason Koon and Vanessa Rousso as Jason Mercier, Chris Moorman, David "Doc" Sands and Matt Perrins moved onto the next round. The real action started as the field got down to 128 and we had a full bracket of players to follow.

Sands, Phil Ivey and Justin Bonomo were among the first players to win their second round match while Andy Frankenberger, Shaun Deeb and Vladimir Shchemelev each busted. Today also marked the World Series of Poker debut of online superstar Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom who proved he could also play live during the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure when he won the $100,000 Super High Roller event banking just over $1.2 million. Blom beat Andy Bloch in the first round, but had to admit defeat in the second when he lost against Tommy Chen. Other notables that lost their second round match were Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Victor Ramdin, Erik Seidel and 2009 Heads-Up Championship winner Leo Wolpert.

With the field down to 64, all players had to win just one more match in order to cash for $10,966. Steven Landfish was the first player to reach the money when he beat Peter Jetten by rivering a straight against a turned set. Scott Baumstein didn't have a lot of trouble with Victor Ilyukhin, who called a big shove from Baumstein preflop with jack-ten. Baumstein watched his ace-deuce hold up and give him a seat in the fourth round. Richard Lyndaker took out the 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela. Lyndaker had flopped a straight when the money went in and Kassela's pair and gutshot couldn't catch up. We also said goodbye to 2010 Heads-Up Champion Ayaz Mahmood and 2011 Champion Jake Cody in the round of 64.

Daniel Negreanu beat Faraz Jaka in the second round and got another top opponent in the third matching up with heads-up specialist Jonathan Jaffe. Negreanu lost a big pot halfway through the match when both players had made a full house and the money went in on the river. He didn't recover and lost his last chips with fives against aces.

Other big names to make it to the round of 32 are Brian Hastings, Brock Parker, Eric Froehlich and Vanessa Selbst. The biggest upset came when Phil Ivey lost against the unknown Chae An. Ivey got it in good with ace-king against ace-seven, but a seven on the flop send him out the door.

We will come back tomorrow with the final 32 players and play until there are just four players remaining. The first round will take place at 1:00 PM local time followed by the second round at 4:00 PM and the final round at 7:00 PM. These are the payouts the remaining 32 will be fighting for.

3 - 4130,606
5 - 856,380
9 - 1620,674
17 - 3210,966

Be sure to join us right here on PokerNews for all of the action starting tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to check out our coverage of the other WSOP events happening on our Live Reporting Pages.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuPhil Ivey

Round of 32

Level 33 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
MatchRound of 128Round of 64Round of 32
1T. Chen  
 V. BlomT. Chen 
2V. VongxaiburanaR. LengT. Chen
 R. Leng  
3J. Somerville  
 E. FroehlichE. FroehlichE. Froehlich
4S. O'DwyerS. O'Dwyer 
 Y. Timoshenko  
5V. Ruzicka  
 S. BaumsteinS. Baumstein 
6V. IluykhinV. IluykhinS. Baumstein
 C. Moorman  
7A. Esfandiari  
 I. HaxtonA. EsfandiariA. Esfandiari
8J. GodshallJ. Godshall 
 J. Mercier  
9J. Brikis  
 R. LyndakerR. Lyndaker 
10B. GreenF. KasselaR. Lyndaker
 F. Kassela  
11M. Perrins  
 C. MooreC. MooreC. Moore
12E. SionD. Sands 
 D. Sands  
13M. Jacobson  
 P. VolpeP. Volpe 
14V. RamdinD. DanchevP. Volpe
 D. Danchev  
15J. Andress  
 C. AnC. AnC. An
16M. BevandP. Ivey 
 P. Ivey  
17C. Guerra  
 S. DeebC. Guerra 
18I. YaroshevskyyI. YaroshevskyyI. Yaroshevskyy
 J. Dambrosio  
19L. Lacay  
 L. WolpertL. LacayA. Singh
20A. SinghA. Singh 
 A. Ross  
21A. Goott  
 M. WeisnerM. Weisner 
22T. VedesT. VedesT. Vedes
 J. Ankenhead  
23E. Patel  
 M. StoutE. PatelB. Hastings
24J. RumptzB. Hastings 
 B. Hastings  
25V. Selbst  
 S. ClementsV. Selbst 
26J. KesterJ. KesterV. Selbst
 R. Romanello  
27T. Marchese  
 T. BarlowT. MarcheseK. Saul
28K. SaulK. Saul 
 R. Fee  
29P. Kalevar  
 D. EliasD. Elias 
30S. KellyB. GrospellierD. Elias
 B. Grospellier  
31C. Katz  
 J. DuthieC. KatzJ. Gross
32S. TikhonovJ. Gross 
 J. Gross  
33S. Landfish  
 D. BenefieldS. Landfish 
34B. WoodsP. JettenS. Landfish
 P. Jetten  
35O. Busquet  
 J. JaffeJ. JaffeJ. Jaffe
36F. JakaD. Negreanu 
 D. Negreanu  
37R. O'Donnell  
 A. MakhijaR. O'Donnell 
38G. WolffG. WolffR. O'Donnell
 S. Winter  
39E. Beebe  
 J. CollopyJ. CollopyA. Robl
40A. RoblA. Robl 
 C. Wafula  
41J. Riordan  
 J. BonomoJ. Bonomo 
42E. KokkonenE. KokkonenE. Kokkonen
 A. Frankenberger  
43R. Minnis  
 A. KeatingA. KeatingM. Steinberg
44T. ReinhartM. Steinberg 
 M. Steinberg  
45S. Stein  
 E. SeidelS. Stein 
46S. GreenbergJ. MoJ. Mo
 J. Mo  
47B. Steven  
 G. LindB. StevenS. Kurnaz
48S. KurnazS. Kurnaz 
 H. Kaczka  
49Y. Sun  
 M. SilvermanM. Silverman 
50B. ParkerB. ParkerB. Parker
 D. Smith  
51M. Radoja  
 D. ColmanM. RadojaM. Radoja
52B. LambM. Mizrachi 
 M. Mizrachi  
53R. Rosenblum  
 V. ShchmelevR. Rosenblum 
54A. LichtenbergerA. LichtenbergerA. Lichtenberger
 M. Gonsalves  
55M. Charania  
 D. PolkD. PolkD. Polk
56A. GriffinA. Mahmood 
 A. Mahmood  
57A. Kuzmin  
 D. BenyamineA. Kuzmin 
58J. JuandaC. ChouC. Chou
 C. Chou  
59B. Sulsky  
 M. DrummondM. DrummondM. Drummond
60J. CodyJ. Cody 
 Y. Li  
61A. Gregg  
 S. ChidwickA. Gregg 
62K. BlockK. BlockK. Block
 B. Pellegrino  
63A. Guetti  
 A. ManserA. ManserA. Venovski
64R. LewA. Venovski 
 A. Venovski  

Grospellier Gone

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

After a series of raises Bertrand Grospellier found himself all in and at risk against Darren Elias. Grospellier was behind as his {A-}{9-} wasn't up to snuff to Elias' {A-}{J-}. The board blanked out for "ElkY" and he was subsequently eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
240,000 120,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Tags: Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierDarren Elias

Saul Knocks Marchese out

Kevin Saul raised to 6,000 from the button and Tom Marchese decided to three-bet him to 12,000. Saul moved all in and Marchese made the call putting his tournament life at risk.

Saul showed {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} against Marchese's {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and the board ran out {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} giving Saul a winning pair of queens. Saul moves on to the next round in which he will play against Vanessa Selbst.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Saul us
Kevin Saul
240,000 120,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Kevin SaulTom Marchese

Prize Pool and Payouts

Level 33 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante

The 152 players in this event generated a prize pool of $1,428,800. The top 32 spots are being paid out and everyone that makes the round of 32 will lock up $10,966 — or a profit of $966. The top spot will earn $371,498 and making the final four guarantees a player $130,606. Here's a list of the payouts, which you can also find on our Payouts Page.


Everyone that advances from today will be in the money and return tomorrow to play at 1:00 PM for even more cash.

Lichtenberger Moves On

Russell Rosenblum raised to 6,000 from the button and Andrew Lichtenberger decided to put his opponent all in. Rosenblum sighed and thought for around ten seconds before he calmly announced the call.

Lichtenberger showed {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and Rosenblum was in trouble with {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}. The board ran out {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} giving Lichtenberger the win and a spot in the fourth round.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
240,000 120,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Russell Rosenblum us
Russell Rosenblum

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerRussell Rosenblum