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Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in £10,000
Players 346

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

It's Oh So Quiet


Hand #131: Fabrizio Baldassari received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #132: Three players see a limped flop of {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} where Ronald Lee took it down with a bet of 65,000.

Hand #133: Ronald Lee also received a walk.

Hand #134: James Bord raised his button to 125,000 and the blinds folded.

The action has slowed down the last few hands, with the remaining players as quiet as a bunch of nuns in a library.

Tags: Fabrizio BaldassariJames BordRonald Lee

Lee Using Stack Like Monster Truck On Minis

Ronald Lee: out in front
Ronald Lee: out in front

Hand #126: First hand of fourway action, and Fabrizio Baldassari, first to act, raised to 125k, finding no callers.

Hand #127: From the same position, James Bord made the same raise the next hand, to 125k. Ron Lee reraised on the button this time to 345k, finding little resistance.

Hand #128: Roland de Wolfe moved in on the button for 555k, and for the second time his short-stack-shove went uncalled. 90k addition to his stack right there.

Hand #129: Lee raised to 150k after a James Bord small blind limp, which wins that pot.

Hand #130: Fabrizio Baldassari raised first to act to 135k, and everyone else's hand flew into the muck more quickly than the eye could see.

Tags: Roland de WolfeRonald LeeDaniel SteinbergFabrizio Baldassari

Nicolas Levi Eliminated in 5th Place (£208,119)

Nicolas Levi - 5th Place
Nicolas Levi - 5th Place

Hand #124: Ronald Lee raised to 105,000. Nicolas Levi began staring him down from the button and then moved all in. Fabrizio Baldassari was in the small blind and asked for a count. He was informed that the all-in bet was for 990,000. Baldassari tanked and then folded, as did everyone else including Lee and Levi won the pot.

Hand #125: Levi raised to 135,000 from the cutoff seat. Lee put Levi all in from the big blind, applying maximum pressure. Levi tanked and at one point it looked like he asked for a count on Lee's stack who had him well covered. Levi must have wanted to see how much of his stack Lee was risking on putting Levi all in. Levi then tanked a bit more while sipping on his water. He eventually called and held the best hand when the cards were turned over.

Levi: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Lee: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The flop came down {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Lee picked up a ton more outs with a flush draw. He was still behind though to Levi's nines.

The turn brought the {K-Clubs} and that put Levi in a big hole facing elimination. He now could only catch the the {9-Spades} on the river. The river was the {10-Spades} though and that did it, Levi was out in fifth place.

Tags: Nicolas LeviRonald Lee

Little in the Way of Action


Hand #119: Ronald Lee took it down with a standard preflop raise.

Hand #120: Fabrizio Baldassari raised his button. The blinds folded. I can't recall a hand where someone played back at the Italian.

Hand #121: The action folded around to Ronald Lee in the small blind. Roland De Wolfe requested a walk with a smile, and got just that as Lee relinquished his hand. De Wolfe showed {A-}{K-}.

Hand #122: Lee raised the button 105,000. Fold, fold.

Hand #123: Roland raised the button for the majority of his stack. Both blinds folded.

Daniel Steinberg Eliminated in 6th Place (£156,530)

Danny Steinberg - 6th Place
Danny Steinberg - 6th Place

Hand #116: Danny Steinberg raised to 110,000. Nicolas Levi moved all in from the big blind for a little over one million and Steinberg folded.

Hand #117: On the button, Roland de Wolfe moved all in and won the pot.

Hand #118: Ronald Lee raised to 110,000. Steinberg was in the big blind and reraised to 285,000 total. Lee moved all in with Steinberg having about 900,000 behind. He counted down his entire stack and didn't look happy at all about having to make this decision. After tanking for a bit, he made the call.

Steinberg tabled the {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and Lee held the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a coinflip. Lee had Steinberg covered.

The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Lee stayed in front. The turn brought the {3-Hearts} and then the river the {8-Clubs}. Steinberg reached over and shook the hand of Lee before hitting the rail. He earned

Tags: Daniel SteinbergRoland de WolfeRonald Lee

a Hat-Trick of Fans

Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi

James Bord's army might be dominating the rail, but Nicolas Levi also has his supporters.

Flanked by bracelet winner Davidi Kitai, a (ahem) hat-trick of Levites are seated at the end of the rail, all donning Fedora hats in honour of their fellow countryman.

With just over one million in chips, London-based Levi is still in good shape, and is certainly a contender for the title if the cards remain on his side.

Tags: Nicolas Levi

Roland vs. Ronald

Roland de Wolfe, grinding the short stack
Roland de Wolfe, grinding the short stack

Hand #111: First hand at the brand new level and Ron Lee opened for 110k, picking up the blinds and antes.

Hand #112: Another Lee preflop raise to 110k took the next one. Easy game.

Hand #113: Nicolas Levi raised to 115k (breaking the new level's trend) and Fabrizio Baldassari, who hadn't threebet in a while, made it 350k. Levi folded quickly when it came back round and Baldassari picked up yet another pot without showing a card.

Hand #114: Roland de Wolfe shipped it in preflop, and no one found a hand to call him. Over 100k to him right there.

Hand #115: Ronald Lee put Roland de Wolfe all in, small blind to big blind. No call.

Tags: Daniel SteinbergFabrizio BaldassariNicolas LeviRoland de WolfeRonald Lee