Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Chip Leader?

"Am I the chip leader?" Mike Leah joked to us minutes ago.

He's amassed a 7,000-chip stack in the first two levels, which is a chore when the limits are so low.

"It's even harder to stay awake," Leah said with a smile.

Mike Leah ca 7,200 2,700

Tagit: Mike Leah

November Niners Do Battle

When we reached the Table 371, the board read {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Eric Buchman, who finished fourth in the 2009 WSOP Main Event had a bet in front of him, and the action folded to Jeff Shulman, who finished fifth in the 2009 Main Event. He raised, and Buchman tank-called.

The {j-Diamonds} completed the board, and Shulman tossed out a bet. Buchman quickly called, then mucked when Shulman tabled {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a turned flush.

There seems to be some kind of special bond between November Niners, because every time we see them interact, they do so as if they're old friends. In this instance, as soon as the hand was over, Buchman was asking Shulman about where he was playing these days. The two started talking about the games in Vegas, and were very pleased to be in each other's company.

Eric Buchman seated next to Joe Cada at the 2009 Main Event final table

Outside of the 2009 Main Event, both players have had great success at the WSOP. Buchman won a bracelet in 2010, and finished runner-up to Kianoush Abolfathi in this event last year. Shulman does not have a WSOP gold bracelet, but 2009 was the second time he had made the WSOP Main Event final table in the 2000's.

Jeff Shulman at the 2009 Main Event final table

Jeff Shulman us 4,950 450
Eric Buchman us 3,550 -950

Tagit: Eric BuchmanJeff Shulman


Six-Betting and Last Longers

• Taso 1: 50-100, 0 ante

Limit hold'em can be brutally slow, especially for younger no limit hold'em wizards. Joseph Cheong is certainly a wizard himself, and the following tweets with Jonathan Aguiar and Shaun Deeb prove this to be true.

Tagit: Jonathan AguiarJoseph CheongShaun Deeb

Notable Players in the Field

Al Barbieri us 4,500
Chad Brown us 4,500
Andre Akkari br 4,500
Ted Forrest us 4,500
Dwyte Pilgrim us 4,500
Vitaly Lunkin ru 4,500
Barry Greenstein us 4,500
Andy Bloch us 4,500
Jonathan Little us 4,500
Olivier Busquet us 4,500
"Miami" John Cernuto 4,500
Matt Hawrilenko us 4,500
Fabrice Soulier fr 4,500
Joseph Cheong us 4,500
Marco Traniello it 4,500
David Baker us 4,500
Sam Grizzle us 4,500
Dan Kelly us 4,500
Richard Ashby gb 4,500
J.C. Tran 4,500
David "Bakes" Baker us 4,500
Victor Ramdin us 4,500
Brian Rast 4,500
Jennifer Harman us 4,500
Jon Aguiar 4,500

Welcome to Event 13

It's time for some Limit Hold'em here in Event 13. Last year, a field of 675 players came out for this event and it was won by Harrison Wilder, who claimed his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and over $205,000.

This year's field size should be about the same and the tournament staff is confident about the numbers reaching at least 600 once again. That will make for a nice event with a solid prize pool up for grabs.

Play is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 PM, so stay tuned for the PokerNews coverage live from the event.

Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
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