Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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Taso 29
Blindit 40,000 / 80,000
Antet 10,000

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Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Jeff Smith Wins Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($323,125)

• Taso 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Jeff Smith - 1st Place
Jeff Smith - 1st Place

American Jeffrey Smith from Encinitas, Calif., has captured his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and the top prize of $323,125. Smith defeated runner-up Danny Nguyen after a long three-hour heads-up match that saw a chip lead change almost every couple of hands.

Smith scored his first WSOP cash in last year's Millionaire Maker event, earning $2,704 for a 605th-place finish. According to Smith's Hendon Mob page, his previous best cash was a 3rd-place finish for $25,800 in a 2008 LA Poker Classic side event. Smith's total career earnings before today were just under $46,000 so he has multiplied that by almost six times.

In the final hand, Smith raised to 160,000 and Nguyen pushed all in. Smith made a fast call and flipped over {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to Nguyen's {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. The board came down {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Smith's trip nines won the pot. Nguyen made $199,829 for his runner-up finish.

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Tagit: Jeff SmithWorld Series of Poker

Danny Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($199,829)

• Taso 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Danny Nguyen - 2nd Place.
Danny Nguyen - 2nd Place.

Hand 292: Danny Nguyen pushed all in and Jeff Smith quickly called.

Nguyen: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Smith: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{k-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Nguyen made the double up to 1,460,000 chips.

Hand 293: Smith raised to 160,000 and Nguyen pushed all in. Smith made a fast call and flipped over {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} to Nguyen's {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. The board came down {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Smith's trip nines won the pot, the tournament, the bracelet and the top prize money. Nguyen made $199,829 for his runner-up finish.

Jeff Smith us 5,820,000 1,000,000
Danny Nguyen us Ulkona

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Taso:
29
Blindit:
40,000/80,000
Antet:
10,000

Hands #281-291: Preflop Dance

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 281: Jeff Smith raised all in and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 282: Nguyen limped and folded to Smith's all in.

Hand 283: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 284: Smith got a walk.

Hand 285: Smith limped and Nguyen checked his option. The flop came {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} and both players checked. The turn was the {8-Clubs} and both players checked again. The river came the {7-Hearts} and Nguyen check-folded to Smith's 125,000 bet.

Hand 286: Smith got a walk.

Hand 287: Smith won the pot when he pushed all in.

Hand 288: Nguyen pushed his small stack all in and won the pot.

Hand 289: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 290: Smith got a walk.

Hand 291: Nguyen got a walk.

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Hands #275-280: Smith Grinding Nguyen Down

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 275: After unknown preflop action, Jeff Smith check-called 140,000 on a flop of {j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}. The turn brought a {k-Diamonds}, and Smith check-called 375,000 this time. He checked the {9-Clubs} river and Danny Nguyen elected to check it back. Smith's {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} was good.

Hand 276: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and took the pot.

Hand 277: In a limped pot, Nguyen checked and called 100,000 on {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. He checked again on the {7-Diamonds}, this time folding to a bet of 200,000.

Hand 278: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Smith called. The two checked to the end, when the community had come {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Smith bet 160,000 and Nguyen called. Smith tossed {8-Spades}{5-Spades} into the middle for trips.

"Man, you're catching cards since dinner," Nguyen said.

Hand 279: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 280: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and won.

Jeff Smith us 4,820,000 1,320,000
Danny Nguyen us 1,000,000 -1,300,000

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Hands #260-273

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 260: Danny Nguyen opened to 130,000 and Jeff Smith folded.

Hand 261: Smith raised to 130,000, Nguyen raised to 360,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 262: Smith got a walk.

Hand 263: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 264: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith called and a flop of {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} was laid out. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 180,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 265: Smith raised to 130,000 and Nguyen made the call. The two saw a {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop and both players checked to the turn {4-Hearts}, Nguyen bet 135,000 and Smith called. The river was the {j-Hearts}, Nguyen checked, Smith bet 200,000, Nguyen called, and Smith turned over {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}, which was good. Nguyen mucked.

Hand 266: Smith got a walk.

Hand 267: Smith opened with a bet of 130,000, Nguyen called and the flop was dealt {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. Nguyen checked, Smith bet 150,000 and Nguyen let it go.

Hand 268: Smith got a walk.

Hand 269: Nguyen's turn to get a walk.

Hand 270: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith called and a flop rolled out {j-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 150,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 271: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 272: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 273: Nguyen got a walk.

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Hands #249-259: All In and Chop

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 249: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 250: Danny Nguyen took it down with a 130,000 raise.

Hand 251: Jeff Smith raised to 130,000 and won the pot.

Hand 252: Danny Nguyen won the blinds and antes with a raise to 130,000.

Hand 253: Jeff Smith won the pot with a raise to 130,000.

Hand 254: Jeff Smith got a walk.

Hand 255: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 256: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Jeff Smith called to go to a flop. It came {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Smith check-folded to Nguyen's 180,000 continuation bet.

Hand 257: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 258: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 259: Jeff Smith raised to 130,000 and Danny Nguyen called him. The flop was dealt {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Nguyen check-called Smith's bet of 150,000. The turn was the {q-Clubs} and Nguyen led out for 325,000. Smith took little time announcing all in and Nguyen eventually made the call.

Nguyen: {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Smith: {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

The river was the {3-Spades} and the players chopped the pot with two pairs each.

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Hands #243-248: Smith Gets Two Streets with Second Pair

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 243: Jeff Smith limped in, Danny Nguyen raised to 185,000 and Smith called. Both players checked the {6-Spades}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop and Nguyen checked the {j-Diamonds} turn. Smith bet 110,000 and Nguyen called. On the {3-Clubs} river, Nguyen check-called 225,000 and Smith showed him {j-Clubs}{9-Spades} to take the pot.

Hand 244: Unknown action.

Hand 245: Unknown action.

Hand 246: Nguyen raised to 155,000. Smith slid out a tower of green T25,000 chips to three-bet and Nguyen folded.

Hand 247: Smith opened to 155,000 and got called. The two checked down the {2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} board and Smith won with {a-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

Hand 248: Nguyen opened to 130,000 and took the pot.

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith

Hands #236-242: Another Exchange of the Chip Lead

• Taso 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand 236: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Jeff Smith folded.

Hand 237: Smith opened to 135,000, Nguyen called and the two saw a {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Spades} flop. Both players checked to the turn {a-Hearts}. Nguyen checked, Smith bet 160,000 and Nguyen made the call to see the river {k-Hearts}. Nguyen checked again, Smith bet 175,000, Nguyen called and Smith showed him {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Pair of jacks was good and Smith shipped the pot.

Hand 238: Smith got a walk.

Hand 239: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 240: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith folded.

Hand 241: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 242: Nguyen raised to 130,000, Smith raised to 300,000 and Nguyen made the call. The two saw a {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop, and both players checked to the turn {8-Clubs}. Smith bet 320,000 and Danny called to the river {a-Clubs}. Jeff led out again - this time for 500,000 - Nguyen announced all in and Smith quickly called. Nguyen turned over {a-Hearts}{8-Spades} for two pair, but Smith tabled {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a flopped set and scored the double.

Jeff Smith us 3,500,000 2,090,000
Danny Nguyen us 2,300,000 -2,110,000

Tagit: Danny NguyenJeff Smith