2012 World Series of Poker

Event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 3
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000
Players Info - Day 3

Day 3 Ends With Heads-Up Play Set to Resume Tomorrow

Level 27 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Luis Campelo and Will Jaffe
Luis Campelo and Will Jaffe

It has taken three days and 3,219 players to get to this point. We have two players left, Will Jaffe and Luis Campelo. Both players fought it out heads up for 2 levels, and look to come back tomorrow to finish it out.

Play began today with 15 players fighting for contention. Clayton Fletcher was the first player to fall to the wayside after {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} couldn't over come Nghi Van Tran's {a-Spades}{j-Spades}. After Fletcher we saw a slew of players get eliminated on the journey to the final table; Ian Chan, David 'Bakes' Baker, Benjamin Volpe, and Carl Le all took their leave short of the final 10 handed table.

Of all the players to come up short it was Baker who had faced the worst of it. He managed to call the all in of eventual final tablist Luis Campelo, with {A-Spades}{K-Spades}. Campelo tabled {K-Clubs}{j-Spades}, and the board ran out {10-}{q-}{10-}{j-}{10-} giving Campelo the rivered boat. This fact was lost on Campelo who went to shake Baker's hand, thinking he had just been eliminated. The short stacked Baker made his exit a few hands later.

Ten handed play didn't last long with Brett Schwertley coming up short with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} against Ken Fishman's {K-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. Jeff Fielder, Benjamin Grise, and Muhamet Perati all followed Schwertley to the rail shortly after.

After knocking out Jason Tompkins in 6th place Joseph Kuether took control of the game with a chip lead he refused to relinquish. Kuether went on to knock out Ken Fishman and gained even more chips.

Nghi Van Tran was the next to leave in fourth place. Three handed play commenced with players trading off stealing the blinds and antes, but eventually a pot did manifest. Luis Campelo and Joseph Kuether managed to get all the chips in the middle with Kuether ahead, but am unfortunate river card put the hand in Campelo's favor, causing for the bigger stack Kuether to lose a huge chunk. Soon after that Kuether was eliminated by Will Jaffe.

Will Jaffe and Luis Campelo started their heads up match by playing small pots. They ended the day doing the same. For two levels both players traded chips back and forth with neither one moving up and down the counts very much and staying virtually even. Jaffe ended the day with the chip lead, but both players remain close in the counts. The completion of 10 levels brought an end to play for the day. Both players are expected to return tomorrow at 2:00 PM.

It only seemed natural that the two players with the biggest rails would end up heads up. Campelo's camp seemed to explode in excite every time Campelo even stole the blinds. Brazilian chants and cheers have been a common occurrence through out the day and the wave has become quite a common sight at the final table by the Brazilians. Jaffe's crowd hasn't been quite as loud as Campelo's, but they have been steadfast in their cheering Jaffe cheering through out the day.

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