2014 World Series of Poker

Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 3
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações sobre o nível
50,000 / 100,000

Andrew Rennhack Wins Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em ($408,953)

Nível 30 : 50,000/100,000, 10,000 ante
Andrew Rennhack -- Event #26 Champ
Andrew Rennhack -- Event #26 Champ

Andrew Rennhack wore a huge grin as he was mobbed by friends, family and the media moments after he won his first WSOP bracelet and secured an amazing $408,953 for first place.

Rennhack fought his way through a starting field of 1,594 entrants to return today to battle it out with the remaining 12 players, and at the end of nearly 10 more hours of poker he was the last man standing.

Play resumed on Day 3 at 1 p.m. and Christopher Symesko was the first player eliminated. He lost a big pot to Rennhack in the first hand of play when his {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} lost to {q-Clubs}{q-Spades} and a queen came on the turn. Heinz Kamutzki then eliminated Symesko moments later. Will Failla was out in 11th place and Jonas Wexler fell in 10th.

Poker pro Dan Smith was the next player to go from the official final table of nine, dashing hopes of his first WSOP bracelet. Smith was all in with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} against the {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} of Kamutzki and the board ran out {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}.

Eric Rappaport busted in eighth place when his {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} fell behind to the two pair of Reed Goodmiller who held {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. It all went in on the turn and the final board read {9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Out in seventh place was Geremy Eiland, who ran first into the aces of Rennhack to cripple him and then the aces of Ryan Welch when he shoved his short stack in the next hand.

Six-handed play went on for some time and it was nearly three more levels before Kamutzki three-bet shoved with {q-Hearts}{8-Spades} and was called by both Tony Gargano and Rennhack. It was Gargaro with {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs} who would pair his ace to send Kamutzki to the rail.

A short while late it was Goodmiller’s turn to get his short stack in with two other players holding {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and he was bested by the {a-Spades}{q-Spades} of Rennhack this time. Goodmiller was the fifth placed finisher.

Welch went out in fourth when he three-bet shoved with {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and ran into the {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} of Michael Katz. A final board of {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} sent him packing.

Three handed play became a cagey affair but first Gargano asserted his authority picking up pot after pot until Katz started exerting his own pressure after Gargano lost some chips. Momentum swung back and forth and with Gargano getting low on chips he made a move on Katz three-betting him all in from the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} but ran into the {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} of Rennhack in the big blind. The queens held on a final board of {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{10-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, leaving Rennhack and Michael Katz to play heads up for the win.

Katz went into the final phase of play with a 5:2 chip lead over Rennhack but his attempt to finish him off backfired when Katz opened for 200,000, Rennhack raised to 500,000 and Katz moved all in. Rennhack called with {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Katz showed {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. The cards came out {q-Spades}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Rennhack doubled up.

Minutes later Katz was all in with {k-Spades}{10-Spades} against the {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} of Rennhack. A final board of {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts} and it was all over for Katz who picked up the biggest cash of his career.

A terrific three days of poker ended with Andrew Rennhack a delighted and worthy winner who will no doubt be celebrating long into the night and cherishing the memories of this victory for years to come.

Tags: Andrew RennhackDan SmithMichael KatzWSOP

Michael Katz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($252,826)

Nível 30 : 50,000/100,000, 10,000 ante
Michael Katz - 2nd Place
Michael Katz - 2nd Place

Hand #195: Michael Katz limped in and Andrew Rennhack checked his option. The flop was dealt, {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades}. Rennhack checked, Katz bet 105,000, and Rennhack folded.

Hand #196: Rennhack limped in, and Katz raised all in, Rennhack though for a moment before making the call, putting Katz’s tournament life on the line.

Rennhack: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

Rennhack was ahead and a classic race for WSOP gold was on underway. The dealer fanned out a {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts} board and Rennhack faded a turned flush draw and any king or ten to eliminate Michael Katz in second place.

Tags: Andrew RennhackMichael KatzWSOP

Tony Gargano Eliminated in 3rd Place ($166,384)

Nível 29 : 40,000/80,000, 10,000 ante
Tony Gargano
Tony Gargano

Hand #155: Michael Katz raised to 160,000 and Tony Gargano moved all in for approximately 1,800,000 from the small blind. Andrew Rennhack came over the top for all of his chips from the big blind and Katz open-folded {a-Spades}{j-Spades}.

Rennhack: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Gargano: {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The flop came {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Gargano got a few more outs. The turn was the {10-Hearts} and the river was the {j-Hearts} however and Gargano was out in third.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Andrew Rennhack us
Andrew Rennhack
5,150,000 2,850,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Katz us
Michael Katz
2,050,000 -950,000
Tony Gargano us
Tony Gargano

Tags: Andrew RennhackMichael KatzTony Gargano

Dinner Break Interview With Tony Gargano

Nível 28 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Tony Gargano
Tony Gargano

Tony Gargano has amassed more than a million dollars in live earnings since 2007 — recording 18 cashes at the World Series of Poker over that span — but he has yet to reach the winner's circle in a live event. Several deep runs in WSOP competition have given him a glimpse of the Mothership final table stage, but before today he had never played under the bright blue spotlights every poker player hopes to soak in at some point. Sitting second in the chip counts with just three players remaining, Gargano was kind enough to provide PokerNews a glimpse into the mind of a man on the verge of accomplishing a long held and elusive dream.

PokerNews: Can you tell the readers out there how it feels to finally sit down at the final table stage at the WSOP, after making so many deep runs thus far?

Tony Gargano: I've made a few deep runs, this is... I'd like to think this a little overdue actually, but you know, I haven't won anything yet. I've won a few online but this would be my first live major win.

PokerNews: Your friend Joe Cada just walked by on his way to rail you, and Cliff Josephy has been on hand as well.

Oh yes, those are two of my very good friends from poker, Dave Benefield was here as well, and Melissa Costello, a couple others. Matt Salsberg was here. I don't know, I think a couple people are stopping in now, but I'm trying not to look over there. It's a little distracting, but...

PokerNews: Does the presence of such a strong group of supporters serve as motivation during a moment like this?

Gargano: Not to me, to be honest, I think it's sort of distracting. I didn't really tell anybody, but they know because they're my good, good friends, but I didn't really tell any of the guys I play cash games with at the Bellagio or anything like that. You know, it's just extra pressure and extra things to worry about. Then you go on dinner and they're like all around, but you can't really include everyone, and you just want to sort of sit there and do nothing. I mean, I guess maybe if you lose a big pot they can sort of pump you up a little bit, it could be helpful.

PokerNews: Or maybe they can heckle your opponents, get them off their game?

Yeah, yeah, sure (laughing). I've done that before, I've served in that capacity many times.

PokerNews: How do you feel about your position coming back from dinner? You had the chip lead before slipping into second, so what is your mindset at the moment?

Yeah, I punted some off (laughing). No, I was feeling pretty tired but I ran up and down the stairs outside, so I feel a lot better now. I've come back to life I think, so I'm feeling pretty good.

PokerNews: What would winning a bracelet here today mean for you, as a player, as a professional and just as a person?

I think it would actually mean quite a bit to me, I've had a lot of, sort of top-20 type finishes when first place was like a million dollars or something. I've come close so many times, and I mean eventually I think I'm just going to have to accidentally win one.

Tags: Cliff JosephyDavid BenefieldJoe CadaMatt SalsbergTony Gargano

Mike Matusow Implodes After "Excessive Celebration" Penalty at WSOP

Nível 28 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

In Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low at the 2014 World Series of Poker, Mike Matusow was penalized for "excessive celebration" deep into the money. After being slapped with a one-round penalty, the ruling quickly became a hot topic with the poker community. PokerNews spoke with "The Mouth" about the incident to get his thoughts and reaction, and to see how it affected his play.

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Tags: Mike Matusow

Reed Goodmiller Eliminated in 5th Place ($87,797)

Nível 26 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Reed Goodmiller
Reed Goodmiller

Hand #70: Michael Katz opened to 80,000 from under the gun and Andrew Rennhack called from the small blind. Reed Goodmiller got all of his chips in from the big blind for a total of 155,000. Katz and Rennhack both flatted and the flop was the {4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Both players checked and the turn came the {q-Hearts}. Rennhack led for 125,000 and Katz folded.

Rennhack tabled {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and Goodmiller's {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} was drawing dead. The inconsequential {7-Diamonds} fell on the river and Goodmiller graciously shook hands and headed to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Andrew Rennhack us
Andrew Rennhack
1,600,000 -100,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Reed Goodmiller us
Reed Goodmiller

Tags: Andrew RennhackMichael KatzReed Goodmiller

Heinz Kamutzki Eliminated in 6th Place ($65,202)

Nível 26 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Heinz Kamutzki is eliminated in 6th place
Heinz Kamutzki is eliminated in 6th place

Hand #67: Tony Gargano made it 90,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #68: Andrew Rennhack raised to 85,000 from first position and Heinz Kamutzki moved all in. Tony Gargano called from the big blind as did Rennhack. The flop was {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and both players checked. A {3-Clubs} on the turn and Gargano bet 60,000 and Rennhack called. The river {k-Clubs} saw Gargano get 180,000 and Rennhack had a good think before folding.

Kamutzki {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}

Gargano {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Kamutzki was eliminated as Gargnos paired ace took all his chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki

Tags: Heinz KamutzkiTony GarganoAndrew Rennhack

Final Table Interview: Michael Katz

Nível 26 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Katz
Michael Katz

Michael Katz has eleven World Series of Poker cashes and three of them — four if you count this one — have come during this WSOP. It's been five years since his last final table, and he narrowly missed one two weeks ago, finishing 14th in Event 4: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em. We caught up with Katz as the players were leaving for their second break of the evening to ask about his summer and how he feels he's playing.

PokerNews: This is your fourth cash already this series. Do you feel like this is your summer?

Michael Katz: I think so. I still have some work to do but it’s going alright so far.

How do you feel you're playing today?

I think I am playing pretty well. I ran pretty good earlier in the tournament so things are going pretty good.

Any key hands that got you to the final table?

Yesterday, I spiked a few times, so I definitely have been running hot.

How do you feel the table is playing so far?

Everyone is playing pretty well, so anybody can really win this right now. All six players are definitely capable of anything so it’s anyone’s game.

What’s your plan for the rest of the night?

Hopefully, I will be here for awhile and then go out drinking after, but we will have to wait and see what happens.

Tags: Michael Katz

PokerNews Podcast Episode #225: When in Doubt, Bet feat. Ryan Riess

Nível 25 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling

The PokerNews Podcast crew covers several huge stories, including the PokerStars sale, Mike Matusow's penalty, and the decline of pot-limit hold'em. They are then joined by defending Main Event champion Ryan Riess to talk about his banner, his recent run bad, and much more.

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Tags: Ryan RiessMike MatusowPokerNews Podcast