WSOP Event #56 and Event #57 - $1,500 NLHE and $5,000 Omaha H/L

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2011. July 11.
The Swedish programmer <strong>Hasan Alexander Anter</strong> took down the<em> WSOP Event #56 </em>( in style: he defeated his opponent with a royal flush. The <em>Event #57</em> bracelet (<em>$5,000 Omaha H/L</em>) went to <strong>Nick Banger</strong>.
The 4th day of the 56th event at the World Series of Poker started out with 3 players after the action was stopped the previous day because of the blind levels. The Swedish player dominated the other 2 players:

Hasan Anter - 8.385.000
Nemer Haddad - 3.440.000
Andy Philachack - 3.235.000


The game continued on the 60.000/120.000 blind level, Anter sprung into action right away. He had beaten both Philachak and Haddod in 2 big pots, which made him a dominant chipleader with 11 million. After 20 minutes, the first player had to leave the table. The shortstack Philachack went preflop all-in, Haddad called.

Haddad: {#}A {#}T
Philachack: {#}3 {#}3

Board:
{#}T {#}6 {#}7 {#}K {#}K

Even though Haddad eliminated Philachack, he was a 3:1 underdog to Anter. As it was predicted, he couldn't turn the tide, Anter held his advantage throughout the heads-up. They battled for 1,5 hours, but finally Anter raised to 500,000, to which Haddad replied with an all-in to 3,2 million. Anter called after a bit of thinking.

Anter: {#}A {#}4
Haddad: {#}A {#}2

Board:
{#}Q {#}K {#}T {#}4 {#}J

Hasan Anter

The 22 Swedish player, who works as a programmer took down the bracelet and the stunning $777,928 main prize in style, with a very lucky royal flush. He is the first Scandinavian player to win a WSOP bracelet.

Final Results:

1. Hasan Anter - $777.928
2. Nemer Haddad - $479.521
3. Andy Philachack - $345.698
4. Selim Oulmekki - $251.267
5. John Borzio - $184.561
6. John Horvatich - $137.025
7. Rayan Nathan - $102.803
8. Ryan Goindoo - $77.914
9. James Boyle - $59.705




At Event #57, play continued with the heads-up, as the two players, Nick Binger and David Bach played more than 3 hours the previous day, the organizers called it a day. On the 4th day, they came back to their stacks and the 40.000/80.000 blind level:

Nick Binger – 3.230.000
David Bach – 2.055.000


The heads-up didn't last too long this time around; the two player for merely an hour until the winner celebrated his victory. Binger never let go of his 2:1 chiplead. The final hand came around when Bach raised to 300,000 pre-flop, and finally went all-in to Binger's 900,000 reraise.

Binger: {#}A {#}5 {#}3 {#}3
Bach: {#}A {#}K {#}K {#}4

Board:
{#}7 {#}5 {#}2 {#}9 {#}5

Nick Binger

Binger collected the pot, which meant the victory for him, he took down the $397,073 main prize, plus the bracelet of course. With this win, the 29-year-old player grew his live tournament winnings to $2 million. Bach won $245,314 for his second place finish.

Final results:

1.Nick Binger - $397.073
2. David Bach - $245.314
3. Bryce Yockey - $180.180
4. Phil Laak - $133.377
5. Trevor Reader - $99.512
6. Peter Charalambous - $74.845
7. Nick Schulman - $56.729
8. Bjorn Verbakel - $43.328
9. Allen Kessler - $33.352



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