Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
The 2012 World Series of Poker continued on Thursday as the final 31 runners of a 526-player field returned to battle it out for the Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better title. After ten levels of play, a winner was still undetermined, which meant the remaining three players will return for an impromptu Day 4 and battle it out for the gold bracelet and $330,277 first-place prize.
The man with the best chance of capturing the title is Viacheslav Zhukov, who bagged up 2.26 million and finished as the chip leader. Standing in his way are Roch Cousineau and Chris Bell, who sit with 1.64 million and 835,000 respectively.
We’ll have a full recap of the Day 3 & 4 action once a winner has been determined on Friday, but in the meantime here’s a look at the 27 eliminations from Day 3:
|4th||David "ODB" Baker||$100,820|
The remaining three players will return at 2 PM PST on Friday to the stage in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room to finish this thing out. Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations on the way to crowing the latest WSOP champion.
A few orbits of folding his blinds and Chris Bell was left extremely short. What looked like the last hand of Bell's tournament began when Bell raised it up to 150,000 in the small blind. Roch Cousineau called in the big blind and a flop was dealt. Bell shoved for around 125,000 here and Cousineau immediately called.
Bell was so far behind that he thought it was all over, even shaking Cousineau's hand. When the hit the turn, Bell's rail exploded with cries for a nine. It wouldn't be a nine though, with the instead falling on the felt, giving Bell the higher end of the straight and sending him the miracle double up.
Roch Cousineau opened for 115,000 under the gun and David "ODB" Baker defended from the small blind. The latter checked the flop, but then check-raised Cousineau's 180,000 bet the size of the pot. Cousineau simply said, "All in," and Baker got in for around 900,000 total.
It was a bad spot for Baker as Cousineau held the better heart draw, an open-ended straight draw, and low outs if it came runner-runner. The turn was a dagger through Baker's heart as it gave Cousineau the said straight, while the sent him out the door in fourth place and putting an end to his dreams of a second bracelet.
|David ODB Baker||Busted|
Viacheslav Zhukov was under the gun when he opened it up to 105,000. Only Roch Cousineau would call out of the big blind. On the flop, both players checked and a was dealt on the turn. Cousineau led for 180,000 here and Zhukov quietly said, "i raise pot." It was determined to be an extra 585,000 to Cousineau and after some thought, he decided it was too much to call, sending the pot to Zhukov.
|David ODB Baker||1,000,000||-350,000|
David "ODB" Baker raised to 115,000 under the gun and Viacheslav Zhukov defended from the big blind. Zhukov proceeded to check-call a bet of 250,000 on the flop before both players checked the turn.
When the peeled off on the river, Zhukov took a moment and led out with a pot-sized bet. Baker, who had 650,000 behind, reluctantly said, "I call." Zhukov rolled over for the low, while Baker's was good for the high. Chop it up.
The four players have pretty much been sharing chips for the last ten minutes, with a raise picking up the blinds. One of the few flops we have seen was between Roch Cousineau and Viacheslav Zhukov. Folded to Cousineau in the small blind, he raised it up to 125,000. Zhukov called and the dealer spread out a flop. Cousineau led for 176,000 here and when Zhukov folded, Cousineau's rail exploded in excitement.
Chris Bell is the shortest stack at the table, but is doing everything he can to remedy that. He and David "ODB" Baker recently got all the chip in on a flop after committing 200,000 in chips preflop. Here is how their cards looked.
The turn was great for Bell, but the river meant that the pot would be chopped up. Back to square one for Bell.
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|Saturday, July 7||2 pm||#60: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)||Pavilion Stage|
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