2013 World Series of Poker

Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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2013 World Series of Poker

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40,000 / 80,000

A Cold Day in Hell(muth)

Nivel 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth (Seen Here in an Earlier Event) Has Hit the Rail
Phil Hellmuth (Seen Here in an Earlier Event) Has Hit the Rail

Mere moments after arriving here in the Brasilia Room, Phil Hellmuth just whisked by the PokerNews Live Reporting Desk, heading to the exits after failing to dodge those infamous bullets.

We headed over to Hellmuth's former table to find out the details of his demise, and apparently, Tony Dam did the deed with {6-}{8-} on the {4-}{5-}{6-}{7-}{Q-} board. Hellmuth's legendary hand reading radar must have been on the fritz in this one, as he was unable to sniff out Dam's straight.

Jucător Fise Progres
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Olisar With a Huge Call

Nivel 4 : 75/150, 0 ante

On a board of {3-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} we found Ryan Olisar in a pot. Olisar checked from the big blind while his opponent bet 1125. Olisar called.

The river was the {K-Clubs} and Olisar checked again. This time his opponent made another bet of 2250. Olisar fell into the tank, he thought through the hand for more than 2 minutes. Finally, and rather reluctantly, he put in the calling chips.

His opponent turned up {6-Clubs}{7-Spades} for no pair and no draws, but Olisar showed {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for just third pair. Either way it was good and Olisar scooped a big pot.

Jucător Fise Progres
Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
10,500 10,500

The Fossilman Making Friends

Nivel 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer in Earlier WSOP Play
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer in Earlier WSOP Play

We spotted Greg Raymer in the house, presiding over a modest stack at the moment, but holding court as only the 2004 WSOP Main Event champion can.

Conversing with players at a nearby table, refreshing his memory on player's names he met in previous events, and generally bringing a jovial atmosphere to the tournament floor, the man affectionately known as "Fossilman" is still embracing his role as a true ambassador for the game, even here on Day 1 of a $1,500 NLH event. He has company in that regard, as another former Main Event champion in Joe Cada (2009) is sitting at the next table over.

We will be sure to track the champ's progress as he tries to build a stack suitable for a player of his stature.

Jucător Fise Progres
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
3,725 3,725
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner

The Internet Hand of a Lifetime

Nivel 4 : 75/150, 0 ante

We heard the words above uttered by a tablemate of Larry Tull, who had just eliminated two players and built a healthy stack with an unlikely draw out.

According to Tull, his {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} was trailing badly when the money went in preflop, against the {A-Clubs}{A-Spades} and {10-}{10-} held by his two opponents.

A flop of {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds} brought a little something for everybody, as Tull's opponent's both flopped sets, leaving him in a bad way with just top pair.

Turn: {2-Diamonds}
River: {3-Diamonds}

As quick as an online suckout, but much more painful for the fallen players here today, the dealer dropped running diamonds to give Tull the improbable win. As he celebrated his good fortune, the other players at the table commiserated over the painful beat they had just witnessed.

Jucător Fise Progres
Larry Tull us
Larry Tull
18,575 18,575

"The Hillbilly Got Me"

Nivel 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Antonio Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari

We didn't catch the hand but we did catch the aftermath of Antonio Esfandiari's bust out. Esfandiari was standing up from the table talking to the player who busted him. "You wanna flip for a dime?" he asked the player. "One thousand dollars, what color do you think your first card will be?"

"I think it's gonna be red," he said.

"Ok let me sweat it with you," Esfandiari said. Esfandiari stopped packing his things and moved over to where he and the other player could both sweat the card. "Ship it!" Esfandiari said seeing that it was black. "Alright, when you bust tonight we're going out to a fancy dinner ok?"

"I'm not gonna bust though," the player said. "I busted another pro. I got quads on you. Life is good." The table erupted in laughter.

"Yo, Antonio, are you out?" someone shouted from another table.

"Yeah," he responded. "The hillbilly got me." With that, Esfandiari collected his belongings and hit the rail.

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Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
WSOP 3X Winner