2013 World Series of Poker

Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

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Event Info
Informaţii Nivel
40,000 / 80,000

Nivel: 4

Blinduri: 75/150


Old School Meets New School

Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante

Greg Maynard fits the bill of the traditional poker player, with his Tommy Bahama shirt and mild manner evoking prior generations of WSOP competitors. While the hyper-aggression of five-betting light and polarized ranges may be all the rage these days, Maynard just proved that A-B-C poker still has its place.

With the board reading {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, Maynard had shoved all-in over the top for his last 3,700 chips. After tanking for quite a while, a young opponent with a decidedly online air to him appeared pained by his decision making process, but he eventually called off a large portion of his stack.


Maynard: {K-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {J-Spades}{5-Spades}

Although the young man had read Maynard correctly for a flush draw, his low pair was still beaten by Maynard's eights. A blank on the river shipped the pot to Maynard, while his befuddled opponent went straight to his iPhone, likely to regale the online community with another tale of the fish not cooperating with a fancy play.

Jucător Fise Progres
Greg Maynard
Greg Maynard
9,800 9,800

The Updated 2013 WSOP Player of the Year

Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante

Current 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

1Daniel Negreanu427.15
2Benny Chen300.00
3Charles Sylvestre260.00
4Daniel Marton252.00
5Trevor Pope240.00
6Matt Waxman233.00
7Bryan Piccioli226.50
8Dan Kelly212.20
9Michael Bennington210.00
10Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy200.00

Liv's Alive

Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante

Liv Boeree joined us and not long after she was short stacked. We did catch a triple up from her though.

From under the gun, Boeree moved all in for her last 400 chips. She was called by the player in the small blind and the player in the big blind. The dealer rolled out the {4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop and the player in the small blind bet 550. The player in the big blind folded.

Boeree was ahead with {A-Spades}{J-Spades} but the small blind player had plenty of outs to catch with {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The turn was the {K-Hearts} and the river was the {5-Spades} though, and it was safe for Boeree to triple up.

Jucător Fise Progres
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
1,200 1,200
WSOP 1X Winner

Take Me to Your Leader

Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante

Hot on the heels of his recent deep run in Event #4: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed), online player Tayfun "Ty" Akbasil just claimed an enormous pot that likely makes him the early chip leader here on Day 1.

We caught the action as the pot of 22,325 was being pushed to Akbasil, but experienced pro Andy Philachack was kind enough to relay the action to our PokerNews Live Reporting station.

According to Philachack, a player raised from under the gun, and Akbasil three-bet to 600. Having woke up with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}, Philachack pumped it up to 2,000 with a four-bet, and that's where things got interesting.

Akbasil elected to five-bet to 4,000, but perhaps confused as to the stack sizes and mistakenly believing he was calling an all-in by Philachack, he tabled his {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} as he did so.

With the action back on him, and chips still in front of him to bet, Philachack was now faced with the unique conundrum of playing a chip-leadership deciding pot against an opponent playing with his hand exposed. Philachack tells us that his first instinct was to fold in a marginal coin flip situation, before a third player at the table volunteered that he folded ace-king. Secure in the knowledge that his opponent's outs were now limited to four, rather than six, Philachack made the call holding the lead in the hand.

Flop: {10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

With that, Akbasil's limited outs had delivered, and Philachack was the one left drawing thin. When no help arrived on the turn or river, Akbasil was the winner, and Philachack was left to wonder what might have been.

***Update: The player in question accused of sharing information during the hand has kindly informed us that, while he did mention folding ace-king, his words came when the board cards were being rolled out, and thus were irrelevant to the action.***

Jucător Fise Progres
Tayfun Akbasil
Tayfun Akbasil
22,325 22,325

Game of Thrones

Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante
Faraz Jaka in Earlier WSOP Competition
Faraz Jaka in Earlier WSOP Competition

We passed by Table # 40 in the Silver section to check in on the stacked lineup there, and it appears Faraz "The Toilet" Jaka has staked himself to the early lead over his fellow pros Annette Obrestad and Paul "X-22" Magriel.

Jaka has worked his stack to nearly double the starting amount, while Obrestad and Magriel have slipped a bit below the standard.

Sadly, we have no word on how many flushes it took Jaka to get the job done.

Jucător Fise Progres
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
7,150 2,650
WSOP 1X Winner
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
2,875 -1,625
WSOP 1X Winner
Paul Magriel
Paul Magriel
2,525 -1,975

Taguri: Annette ObrestadFaraz JakaPaul Magriel


Nivel 3 : 50/100, 0 ante

We just found Will "The Thrill" Failla in the field, and he's already taking his opponents on a roller coaster ride.

On a flop od {2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} Failla bet out 250. His opponent raised to 550 and Failla made the call.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} and Failla bet out again, this time to 600. His opponent raised all in and Failla snap called, tabling {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a flopped flush. His opponent was still live though with {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}.

"I need a diamond," she said.

"Keep 'em black." Failla said. "Black!"

The river was a blank for Failla and he was able to score a double up early here in the tournament.

Jucător Fise Progres
Will Failla us
Will Failla
7,000 7,000

Nivel: 3

Blinduri: 50/100