Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Arieh Gets Flushed

With over 19,000 in the pot going to the flop, Josh Arieh and an opponent saw a flop of {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades} fall. Arieh bet 11,300 on this board and was called by his opponent.

Fourth street was the {8-Diamonds} and Arieh opted to slow down and check his option. His opponent checked right behind which caused the dealer to finish the board with the {8-Spades}. Arieh checked for a second time and his opponent bet 26,000.

Arieh went into the tank for over two minutes and eventually announced a call. Arieh's opponent showed {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for a flush and Arieh shot his hand into the muck.

Josh Arieh us 67,800 -14,200

Märksõnad: Josh Arieh

Late Night Orange Counts

Here is a list of updated counts from the Orange Section.

Erik Hellman 314,000 14,000
Claudia Crawford 288,000 63,000
Joseph Cheong us 245,000 19,000
Nick Schulman us 185,000 7,000
Eric Cloutier 160,000 73,000
James Mackey 142,000 7,000
Johnny Chan us 134,000 34,000
John Juanda id 133,000 -27,000
Brent Hanks 128,000 31,000
Will Failla 108,000 4,000
Joe Tehan us 72,000 32,500
Marcel Luske nl 71,000 -29,000
Brett Richey 54,000 -25,000
Shannon Shorr 50,800 -11,200
Andy Frankenberger us 36,000 4,000
Allen Kessler us 34,000 -32,000
Joe Awada 23,000 14,000
Ludovic Lacay fr Välja kukkunud

Bognanni Moves In Front

Marco Bognanni
Marco Bognanni

Stacks are fluctuating rapidly as we move through the final level of Day 2c. At the moment it appears Marco Bognanni has pushed past Randy Haddox and into the chip lead, although much is changing with every hand.

Just now Bognanni was involved in a hand in which an early position player raised to 2,500, Bognanni reraised to 6,500 from a couple of seats over, then it folded to the big blind who pushed all in for just 2,800. The first raiser then folded, and it was Bognanni's {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} against his opponent's {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

The board came {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, meaning Bognanni's opponent survived. Hardly a hit at all for Bognanni, however, who maintains his massive stack.

Marco Bognanni it 438,000 -1,000

Märksõnad: Marco Bognanni

Bardah Doubles Opponent

The player under the gun moved all in for his last 15,600 and was called by Ronnie Bardah in early position. The rest of the table folded and the hands were tabled.


The board came {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Bardah's opponent's two pair of eights and deuces was enough to score a double up. Bardah is now sitting on 95,600.

Ronnie Bardah us 95,600 -14,400

Märksõnad: Ronnie Bardah

Brunson Bows Out

Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson

Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner and two-time Main Event champion Doyle Brunson started today with an above average stack, adding to it early on before getting knocked back down to 60,000 at a time when the average had begun to rise above that mark. He would last until after the dinner break until finally being eliminated, becoming another of the many to go out here on Day 2c.

WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla announced Brunson's exit, and the remaining players cheered in acknowledgement of one of poker's all-time greats.

Doyle Brunson us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Doyle Brunson

Weisner No More

Melanie Weisner eliminated on Day 2c
Melanie Weisner eliminated on Day 2c

The last hand of Melanie Weisner's night began when a middle position player opened the pot to 3,100. Maurice Hawkins was on the button, making the call and it was at this point that Weisner shoved all in for 10,200 from the small blind. The original aggressor called and so too did Hawkins as the dealer spread out a {3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} flop.

Weisner watched on as the two players checked the flop and the dealer turned over a {q-Clubs} on the turn. This time when the play was checked to Hawkins, he bet 19,000. His opponent got out of the way and Hawkins and Weisner would turn their hands over.

Weisner: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Hawkins: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Weisner was in front at this point, but would have to dodge some heart and dodge them she did not. The {j-Hearts} river was devestating to Weisner as she made her way to the rail late here on Day 2c of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Maurice Hawkins us 280,000 25,000
Melanie Weisner us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Maurice HawkinsMelanie Weisner

Guillen Falling Shorter


Action folded to World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Angel Guillen in the small blind and he limped in. Sam Grafton checked his option in the big blind and the flop came down {K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Guillen bet 1,400 and Grafton called.

On the turn, the {K-Clubs} paired the board and Guillen checked. Grafton checked behind to see the {Q-Diamonds} fall on the river. Guillen checked again and Grafton bet 2,600. Guillen folded and fell even shorter with just over 30,000 in chips.

Sam Grafton gb 62,000 12,000
Angel Guillen mx 33,000 -20,000

Märksõnad: Angel GuillenSam Grafton

Le Makes Good Call, Almost at 100k


There was already 28,000 in the middle when we arrived at the table to see Nam Le heads up in position with an opponent. The board read {6-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, and Le's opponent fired out 17,000.

Le wasn't happy with the bet, as he shook his head a few times while looking at his opponent. Le broke down his chip stack, and after about a minute or so in the tank, he slid in the call. The roles then reversed, as it was his opponent who shook his head, before mucking his hand face down. Le had to table a hand to take the pot, and he showed {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} for aces and sixes.

After that win, Le is up to 96,000, and is looking to set himself up for a good run on Day 3.

Nam Le 96,000 24,000

Märksõnad: Nam Le

Updated Chip Counts from the Brasilia Silver Section

Xiu Deng 260,000 12,000
Maurice Hawkins us 255,000 22,000
Ben Lamb us 252,000 27,000
Christophe De Meulder be 190,000 -9,900
Kenny Hallaert 185,000 25,000
Burt Boutin 182,000 -8,000
Kyle Bowker 171,000 -49,000
Mike Cameron 170,000 70,000
Michael Pesek 167,000
David Inselberg 142,000 30,000
Barry Wiedemann 141,000 -4,000
Jason Potter 130,000 -10,000
Nick DiVella 130,000 44,000
JP Kelly 126,000 6,000
Brian Nadell 120,000 -30,000
Chris Moorman 120,000 -36,000
Amit Makhija 110,000 -15,000
Jason Mercier us 106,000 -6,000
Phil Galfond 105,000 37,000
Bryn Kenney us 100,000 75,000
Bolivar Palacios 86,000
Dean Hamrick 70,000
Keith Gipson 70,000 -21,000
Dominik Nitsche de 63,000 -42,000
Eric Buchman us 59,000 -41,000

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