2012 World Series of Poker

Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
20,000 / 40,000

Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Sage, Kushner Lead after Day 1

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 0 ante
Benjamin Sage - chip leader
Benjamin Sage - chip leader

Day 1 of Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books, and after ten levels of play, Benjamin Sage is your chip leader with 358,400 chips. Following Sage is Joe Kushner (352,500), who won a mind-boggling, five-way all in against Brian Hastings, John Juanda, and two other opponents. Kushner had a pair of aces on a {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board, and the {3-Diamonds} on the turn gave him a full house. No one could top that, and he raked in a massive pot.

Event 39 attracted 293 runners, generating a total prize pool of $2,754,200. The top 36 finishers are guaranteed a minimum of $16,801, while the winner will take home $661,000 and the World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Joining Sage and Kushner in the running for the top prize are Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Jerome Bradpiece, Andrew Brown, Jason Mercier, John Riordan, Nikolai Yakovenko and 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada.

Phil Ivey was one of the first players to make an exit today, and plenty of notables followed him out the door, including Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, Martin Staszko, Viktor Blom, Tom Marchese, Joseph Cheong and Brian Hastings.

Kushner wasn’t the only player to partake in a crazy hand, Mike Cameron was involved in two, and in both of them he lost to quads! In the first hand, Cameron turned quad fours, but his opponent, Mohsin Charania, rivered quad eights. In the second hand, Cameron had tens full of fives on a {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs} board, but Will “The Thrill” Failla had flopped quad fives. Cameron was later eliminated, and was none too happy about how his day went.

Play will resume tomorrow at 1:00 PM local time, and we’ll play ten more levels (unless we reach a final table). For now, good night from Las Vegas!

Tags: Benjamin Sage

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Benjamin Sage us
Benjamin Sage
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
WSOP 1X Winner
Jerome Bradpiece gb
Jerome Bradpiece
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
Nestor Martinez us
Nestor Martinez
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
WSOP 4X Winner
Bahram Zohri de
Bahram Zohri
John Riordan us
John Riordan
188,900 12,900
WSOP 2X Winner
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
Christopher King us
Christopher King
Wilfried Haerig de
Wilfried Haerig
Cory Wood us
Cory Wood
Timothy Flanders gb
Timothy Flanders
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
159,300 113,300
Brandon Crawford us
Brandon Crawford
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
157,800 -7,200
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
157,600 2,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Adam Kornuth us
Adam Kornuth
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
146,900 1,900
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
143,000 -13,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
140,600 14,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
131,200 57,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
130,100 30,100

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Bagging and Tagging

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 0 ante

The players are bagging and tagging their chips, which means it's the end of the night. Stay tuned for the recap coming shortly.

Four More Hands

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 0 ante

The players have been instructed that they will all be playing four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Updated Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
349,000 9,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
John Riordan us
John Riordan
176,000 176,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
155,000 -5,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
145,000 110,000
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
145,000 90,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru
Alexander Kravchenko
121,000 59,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
110,000 13,000
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
106,000 68,500
WSOP 5X Winner
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
93,000 76,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
91,000 -1,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
80,000 40,000
Jens Kyllönen
Jens Kyllönen
80,000 -25,000
Will Failla us
Will Failla
Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
65,000 32,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
65,000 5,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
60,000 -15,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
57,000 30,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
55,000 25,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
38,000 -19,000
George Lind III
George Lind III
38,000 -6,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
37,000 -10,000
Eric Cloutier ca
Eric Cloutier
30,000 -40,000

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Cada Can't Hero-Call

Joe Cada opened to 3,000 from middle position, and a player on the button called. The flop fell {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and Cada continued for 4,000. His opponent called.

The turn was the {4-Clubs}, and Cada fired another bullet - this one was worth 11,500. His opponent again called.

The {2-Clubs} completed the board, and Cada slowed down, checking to his opponent who immediately reached for orange T5,000 chips and fired 20,000 into the pot. Cada screwed up his face, and re-checked his cards. He cut out enough chips to make the call, and shuffled them while he studied the board.

Eventually, he mucked, and the player proudly tabled {10-}{9-}{5-}{4-} for a pair of fours and a busted straight draw.

"I almost called with a pair of eights," Cada lamented.

Cada couldn't pull the trigger, and his stack slipped to around 60,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
62,000 -12,000

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Racener Extracts Some Revenge On Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel (Event 37)
Jonathan Duhamel (Event 37)

From early position, 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel raised to 3,000. Action folded to the man he beat heads up to win the title, John Racener, in the big blind and he reraised to 11,200. Duhamel moved all in for around 20,000 and Racener quickly called.

Racener held the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and was against Duhamel's {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The flop, turn and river ran out {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Racener made a Broadway straight to win the pot and bust Duhamel.

Duhamel wished Racener luck as he left. After Duhamel was gone, Will "The Thrill" Failla piped up and said, "Too bad you couldn't do that in November," citing that Racener lost heads up in the Main Event to Duhamel.

"I know, right," responded Racener. "I can beat him now when there's 100 people left."

Player Chips Progress
John Racener us
John Racener
65,000 23,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel

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