2012 World Series of Poker

Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Days: 3

Johnson and Bardah Butting Heads

Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

After the shortened dinner break, Marco "Crazy Marco" Johnson and Ronnie "RoNasty" Bardah have been battling back and forth while Vincent Gironda just takes a view from the sidelines.

On the first hand, Johnson raised from the button and Bardah three-bet from the small blind. Johnson called and the flop came down {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Bardah bet and Johnson raised. Bardah reraised and Johnson called.

The turn was the {A-Clubs} and Bardah bet. Johnson raised and Bardah made the call after a little bit of thought. The river then completed the board with the {Q-Spades}. Bardah checked and Johnson bet. Bardah gave it up and Johnson won the pot.

After that, the two were in action on the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop with Johnson checking the action to Bardah. Bardah bet and Johnson check-raised. Bardah called.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and Johnson fired a bet. Bardah called. Then the river {Q-Spades} came and Johnson bet again. Bardah called, but mucked his hand after Johnson turned up the {K-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for two pair, kings and queens.

On the very next hand, Johnson raised from the small blind and Bardah defended with a call in the big blind. The flop came down {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Johnson led with a bet. Bardah raised and Johnson called.

The {9-Hearts} fell on fourth street and Johnson passed the action to Bardah, who fired a bet and got called.

The river was the {A-Diamonds} and Johnson checked. Bardah bet and Johnson folded his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
1,025,000 -240,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
1,000,000 329,000
WSOP 2X Winner

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