Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Mizrachi Rivered

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi bet on the {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop after an opponent checked to him. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and the first player checked. Mizrachi bet and his opponent called.

The river was the {9-Clubs} and Mizrachi's opponent led out. Mizrachi called and announced, "I have a set." His opponent tabled the {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for a club flush and won the pot. "Just my luck," said Mizrachi.

Michael Mizrachi us 18,000 14,900

Tagit: Michael Mizrachi

Value-Betting Third Pair

After a raise and a call, Justin Bonomo and an opponent took a flop of {3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Bonomo's opponent check-called a bet, and the turn was the {j-Spades}. Bonomo's opponent checked, Bonomo bet, and his opponent called again.

The {5-Spades} completed the board, and Bonomo's opponent checked a third time. Bonomo tossed out a bet, and his opponent called. Bonomo confidently turned over {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a pair of nines, his opponent mucked, and Bonomo raked in the pot.

Justin Bonomo us 13,400 1,900

Tagit: Justin Bonomo

Riccobono Loses to Nines

Al Riccobono check-called a bet on the {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop to see the {8-Diamonds} land on the turn. Riccobono check-called another bet and the {3-Clubs} fell on the river. Again, Riccobono check-called a bet from his opponent.

Riccobono was shown the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} by his opponent, which prompted Riccobono's cards to go into the muck and the pot pushed the opposite way.

Al Riccobono us 4,700

Tagit: Al Riccobono

Ivey Out

There was around 1,200 in the pot when we arrived at Phil Ivey's table, and the board read {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Ivey bet out of the small blind, and an opponent in the small blind called. The turn was another eight - the {8-Diamonds} - and Ivey checked. His opponent bet, and Ivey called.

The {10-Spades} completed the board, and Ivey check-called one more bet. Ivey showed an ace, but his opponent tabled {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for a full house, and won the pot.

A few hands later, Ivey was eliminated, meaning he's still yet to cash at the 2012 WSOP.

Phil Ivey us Ulkona

Tagit: Phil Ivey

Cash Money

• Taso 6: 300-600, 0 ante

The 730 individuals who entered Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em generated a total prize pool of $985,500. The top 81 players are guaranteed at least $2,453, the official final table members are guaranteed at least $15,886, and the winner will take home $211,921, along with the WSOP gold bracelet. Here's how the payouts look as whole:


Chan Doubles

The action folded to a player in the small blind, who raised. Terrence Chan three-bet, the player called, and the dealer fanned {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The player in the small blind led out, and Chan called. The turn was the {q-Spades}, and the player led out again. Chad raised all in for 725 - less than two bets - and the player called.

Small Blind{q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

A meaningless {2-Spades} fell on the river, and Chan doubled up.

"Usually when you come over and start writing, it's a bust out," Chan joked with our reporter after the hand. "I thought I was done."

Terrence Chan ca 3,250 1,825

Tagit: Terrence Chan

Three Streets of Value for Seed

The action folded to a player in the small blind, who raised. Huck Seed called, and the flop fell {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The player in the small blind bet, Seed called, and the turn was the {q-Hearts}. Again, the player bet, and Seed called.

The {3-Clubs} completed the board, and the player bet again. Seed called.

"Queen," the player announced, flipping over {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}.

Seed tabled {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a pair of aces, and he raked in the pot.

Huck Seed us 5,300 800

Tagit: Huck Seed


Andy Bloch will not win his second career WSOP bracelet in this event - we just walked by his table, and the seat next next to Barry Greenstein is empty.

Andy Bloch us Ulkona

Tagit: Andy Bloch