2012 World Series of Poker

Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 2
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 2 Completed

Day 2 Ends with Brown in the Lead

Level 20 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante
Andrew Brown enters the final day of Event 39 with the chip lead.
Andrew Brown enters the final day of Event 39 with the chip lead.

Day 2 of Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha began with 88 players looking to make the money, and then advance to Day 3. After ten hours of grueling poker, only thirteen players remain, and the chip leader is Andrew Brown with 1,774,000 chips. Brown’s stack began to surge before the dinner break, and after the bubble burst, he rocketed to the top of the counts. During the last few levels, he busted Keith Lehr, Konstantin Bucherl, Alexander Kravchenko, and David Callaghan.

Sammy Farha and Benjamin Sage are the only other players with more than a million chips. Here’s how the entire field looks:

Andrew Brown1,774,000
Sammy Farha1,129,000
Benjamin Sage1,013,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann895,000
Steven Silverman668,000
Joe Kushner571,000
Andy Seth569,000
Adam Kornuth568,000
Nikolai Yakovenko528,000
Jason Mercier408,000
Ville Wahlbeck247,000
Micah Smith215,000
John Kabbaj210,000

There were plenty of notables who returned for Day 2 only to miss the money. The list includes George Lind III, John Racener, Ben Grundy, Noah Schwartz, Joe Cada, Brett Richey, Chris DeMaci, and our eventual bubble boy; Huck Seed. Seed was very short with 37 players remaining, and on the fourteenth hand of hand-for-hand play, he was all in with {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Aussie Matthew Kirk had him at risk with {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, and the board ran out {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, eliminating Seed one spot shy of $16,801.

During the last level of play, when we redrew to two tables, Jason Mercier was at the bottom of the counts. And, when he got his money in the middle, he was well behind Josh Tieman and Farha. Mercier received running hearts however, tripling him to over twenty big-blinds. An orbit or two later, he was all in again against Seth holding just top pair. Mercier was able to fade all of Seth’s outs, and doubled to nearly 40 big blinds. He finished the day with 408,000, and is looking to capture his third career WSOP bracelet – all of which have come in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Event 39 will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time. Brown, Wahlbeck, and Kabbaj will be looking for their second career WSOP bracelet, Mercier his third, and Farha his fourth. We look forward to an exciting finish, and we hope you join us for all of your exclusive up-to-the-minute updates!

Tags: Andrew Brown

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

Level 20 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante
4452John Kabbaj210,000
4453Jason Mercier408,000
4455Andy Seth569,000
4456Jan-Peter Jachtmann895,000
4457Micah Smith215,000
4459Sammy Farha1,129,000
4461Ville Wahlbeck247,000
4462Nikolai Yakovenko528,000
4464Benjamin Sage1,013,000
4466Steven Silverman668,000
4467Joe Kushner571,000
4468Adam Kornuth568,000
4469Andrew Brown1,774,000

Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
1,774,000 -26,000
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
1,129,000 29,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Benjamin Sage us
Benjamin Sage
1,013,000 13,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
895,000 -5,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
668,000 -32,000
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
571,000 -79,000
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
569,000 -81,000
Adam Kornuth us
Adam Kornuth
568,000 23,000
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
528,000 -27,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
408,000 -2,000
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
247,000 27,000
Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
215,000 -35,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
210,000 20,000
WSOP 2X Winner

More for Mercier

Jason Mercier limped in from under the gun, Andy Seth potted to 54,000 on his direct left, and the action folded back to Mercier, who called.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}, and Mercier potted, making it 126,000. Seth raised, putting Mercier all in, and Mercier called.


Mercier's pair of tens held as the turn and river came {3-Diamonds}, {9-Diamonds}, respectively, doubling him to over 400,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
650,000 -140,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
410,000 158,000

Tags: Jason MercierAndy Seth

Four More Hands

Level 20 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

The tournament clock is frozen at "10:00," and the tournament staff drew a {4-} from the deck. That means we'll play four more hands, then bag and tag for the evening.

Keith Lehr Eliminated in 15th Place ($33,794)

Keith Lehr - 15th Place
Keith Lehr - 15th Place

Keith Lehr and Andrew Brown were heads up on a flop of {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}. Lehr led for 60,000, and Brown called.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds}, and Lehr slowed down, checking to Brown who fired 85,000. Lehr called.

The river was a third diamond - the {3-Diamonds} - and Lehr moved all in. Brown called, and Lehr showed two aces. Brown tabled {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for a flopped full house however, and Lehr was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
1,890,000 420,000
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Keith LehrAndrew Brown