Matt Hawrilenko raised from under the gun, and the action folded all the way to PokerStars Team Online Member Randy "nanonoko" Lew, who re-raised. Hawrilenko called, and the flop fell . Lew bet, and Hawrilenko called.
The turn was the , Hawrilenko called another bet from Lew, and the completed the board. Lew fired one final bullet, and Hawrilenko released.
As of right now, the board says that 730 players entered Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em. That's 55 players more than last year, 105 more than in 2010, and 87 more than in 2009. Limit hold'em may not be the most popular variant of the game, but numbers never lie, and this is surely an impressive field size!
Over in the Orange Section of the Amazon Room, Andy Bloch is sitting right next to Barry Greenstein. Why is this relevant? Well, two days ago, they were playing heads up for a bracelet in Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. Bloch was looking for his first career bracelet, and entered heads-up play with a clear chip advantage against Greenstein, who was looking for number four.
In the end, it was Bloch who triumphed, earning him $126,363 and his first ever WSOP gold bracelet.