2013 World Series of Poker

Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações sobre o nível
80,000 / 160,000

Nível: 8

Blinds: 200/400

Ante: 50

Williams Starts to Rebuild

Nível 7 : 150/300, 25 ante

David Williams was cruising along when we last checked on him, but something must have gone wrong in the meantime because we witnessed him getting a short stack into the middle of the felt.

Williams held {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} to his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and was set for a much needed double to 6,500. The {7-Spades}{a-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop improved both players to a pair of aces, but Williams' was the better of the two hands thanks to his king-kicker. The {K-Spades} turn improved Williams to two pair and the {5-Spades} river caused some initial confusion because Williams' opponent thought he had won the pot with a flush. However, Williams had improved to an ace-high flush and scooped the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
David Williams us
David Williams
6,500 -7,650

Tags: David Williams

Richie Sklar is Shooting Under Par

Nível 7 : 150/300, 25 ante
Richie Sklar (Seen Here Competing at the 2007 WSOP)
Richie Sklar (Seen Here Competing at the 2007 WSOP)

We caught up with a friendly gentleman by the name of Richie Sklar, and he proudly informed us that his stack had eclipsed the 40,000 plateau.

While these requests are par for the course when it comes to covering a WSOP tournament, Sklar let us know why he ws so excited to have ammunition at his disposal.

"I've played 10 tournaments this summer," Sklar explained. "And I haven't won a single chip!"

While that degree of run bad may have been a bit of an exaggeration, Sklar has certainly won his share of pots here today, having run his stack up to more than 40,000 near the end of Day 1A, or more than three times the current average.

Sklar also let us know that he is golfing buddies with none other than Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton, so it stands to reason that a little of their aptitude on the felt has rubbed off on Sklar during long sessions on the other green.

With two previous cashes at the WSOP to his credit, both of which represented top-10 finishes, Sklar is hoping his drives remain pure and his putting stays true here today.

Longtime readers of PokerNews may also remember Sklar from the 2009 WSOP, when he famously offered to buy President Obama into the Main Event.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Richie Sklar
Richie Sklar
43,500 43,500

Tags: Mike SextonPhil IveyRichie Sklar

How Do They Stack Up?

Nível 7 : 150/300, 25 ante

Here are more chips than you can shake a stick at!

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jamie Rosen us
Jamie Rosen
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
23,800 6,500
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
23,000 19,000
Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
20,700 4,900
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
19,900 1,100
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
19,700 10,400
WSOP 2X Winner
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
19,400 -9,600
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
14,200 7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
12,500 7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
12,100 600
WSOP 1X Winner
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
9,875 3,850
Will Failla us
Will Failla
9,300 -400
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
9,200 -3,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
8,600 600
WSOP 1X Winner
Erica Lindgren us
Erica Lindgren
8,500 2,500
Mclean Karr us
Mclean Karr
Josh Brikis us
Josh Brikis
8,400 500
Ognjen Sekularec
Ognjen Sekularec
8,300 5,575
Scott Montgomery ca
Scott Montgomery
7,800 4,875
WSOP 1X Winner
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
7,400 3,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Russell Crane us
Russell Crane
Gabriel Nassif
Gabriel Nassif
6,600 3,375
Joe Ebanks us
Joe Ebanks
5,500 -100
WSOP 1X Winner
Sam Holden gb
Sam Holden
5,250 1,050
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
4,200 -1,800
WSOP 2X Winner

I'm Sorry John, I Don't Remember

Nível 7 : 150/300, 25 ante

With just two levels of play left in the evening, the surviving short stacks are getting their chips into the middle at a rapid fire clip, and John Tech did the same after the flop fell {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}.

Tech held the {j-}{j-}, and his opponent snap-called while tabling the {4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for an open-ended straight draw.

Turn: {a-Hearts}
River: {9-Diamonds}

With that, the dealer mucked Tech's pair of jacks and prepared to push the pot to the player who made the straight. Which would have been fine, of course, except for the fact that four-card straights simply don't count here at the World Series of Poker.

Tech, for his part, did not react when his cards were mucked, and his opponent sat still as a stone, waiting to see if he could possibly win the pot with eight-high. Finally, just as the pile of chips was being pushed in the wrong direction, another player at the table spoke up to correct the error.

"He wins, right?," said the player, pointing toward Tech.

"Straight," answered the dealer confidently, arranging the {4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} alongside the flop to show the winning hand that never was. Eventually, the mistake was sorted out, and Tech's jacks were retrieved from the muck so that the pot could be awarded to its rightful owner.

"That would've been a tough beat there," said another player at the table, while Tech simply smiled and counted his new chips.

Tags: John Tech

Nível: 7

Blinds: 150/300

Ante: 25

And That, My Friend, is How You Play the Game

Nível 6 : 100/200, 25 ante
Nithin Eapen With a Catbird Grin After Hoodwinking Bracelet Winner Jason Duval for All of His Chips
Nithin Eapen With a Catbird Grin After Hoodwinking Bracelet Winner Jason Duval for All of His Chips

When we last saw Nithin Eapen, the native of Kerala, India was playing the "Millionaire Maker" event, alongside his countryman Jay Nair. The two had been randomly seated next to one another, and after a bit of small talk, Eapen and Nair discovered that they were from the same area of their homeland, spoke the same regional dialect, and knew the same people back home.

Today, Eapen was kind enough to stop us to offer a quick thank you for capturing his improbable meeting in print, and soon thereafter he rewarded us with the following gem of a hand.

The action was caught on the flop, with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Eapen having checked the action to recent bracelet winner Jason Duval.

Duval responded to the sign of weakness with a standard feeler bet, putting 800 into the pot, and Eapen flatted to see the turn come {7-Hearts}.

After another tap of the table by Eapen, Duval splashed out a bet of 1,725, and that's when the fireworks began a day early. Eapen appeared to be cowed by the aggression, looking back at his stack seemingly in fear, before staring over at Duval across the table.

"I have a piece of that, don't think you can just push me off," he said, still peering down apprehensively at his stack.

"So if you only have a piece, that means I can three-barrel the river and you fold, right?" answered Duval, his demeanor exuding confidence. "If you just have a small piece, why mess around?"

After appearing ready to release his hand a few times, Eapen suddenly announced himself all in, and Duval wasted no time in making the call with his {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Having turned a set, Duval had no doubt that his hand was good against Eapen's "piece" of the board, but he was shocked when he saw the {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} hit the table for the nut straight.

Before Duval could even process the bad news, or pray for the board to pair up, the dealer dropped the {k-Hearts} on the river to give Eapen a superfluous flush. The gracious amateur offered Duval a handshake while the pot was pushed his way, but the Canadian pro was simply too shocked to notice, walking away from the scene of the wreckage to commiserate with his friends on the rail.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
nithin eapen us
nithin eapen
19,600 19,600
Jason Duval ca
Jason Duval
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jason DuvalNithin Eapen

Watts Gets Paid on the River

Nível 6 : 100/200, 25 ante

Steve Watts instantly bet 600 into the 1,600 pot from the big blind when the {5-Diamonds} fell on the river of a board reading {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} board. His opponent, seated on the button, called as quickly.

Watts showed {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and won the pot.

Watts is a former professional footballer — that's soccer player to readers from the U.S.A — who turned to poker once his sporting career ended. Watts' poker career has started well and he has won over $410,000 so far, his largest cashes coming in 2012, which topped the scales at $102,759 and $51,063 respectively.

Tags: Steve Watts