WSOP Event #49 and #50: Ante Only NLHE and $5,000 NLHE Are Over

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2012. July 02.
Day 3 of inaugural Event #49 $1,500 Ante Only No Limit Hold'em and Day 4 of Event #50 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em are finished in WSOP 2012.
The 9-handed final table was held on event Day 3 of the inaugural $1,500 Ante Only No Limit Hold'em tournament. The event where there were no blinds, only ante from the first level had 939 entrants for a total prize pool of $1,267,650. Eugene Du Plessis had the chiplead in the beginning of the finale.

WSOP 2012 Event #49 Stacks

Justin Schwartz lost his stack first, Sameer Aljanedi and Seth Davies followed. Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald finished in 6th place, Du Plessis, Harrison Gimbel and John Hayes were railed afterwards, leaving Mike Sowers and Greg Hobson in the heads-up.

Mike Sowers: 2,100,000
Greg Hobson: 2,100,000


Hobson managed to build an edge and he entered the last hand (ante: 30,000) with just over 3,000,000 in chips. Hobson opened to 60,000 from the button, Sowers shoved and Hobson called.

Sowers: {#}A {#}7
Hobson: {#}7 {#}7

Board: {#}9 {#}K {#}5 {#}9 {#}8

Sowers’ hand did not improve on the board and Hobson won the first ever Ante Only NLHE WSOP tournament.

Greg Hobson
Greg Hobson

The end results are as follows:


WSOP 2012 Event #49 Winnings

Day 3 of Event #50 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em was called off before a winner could be announced, therefore three players returned for a 4th day to play it down to the end.

Dan Smith: 6,620,000
Kyle Julius: 4,435,000
Panayote Vilandos: 3,955,000


Surprisingly, event favourite and 3-handed chipleader Dan Smith got eliminated first when they shoved preflop in a hand against Panayote Vilandos:

Vilandos: {#}A {#}T
Smith: {#}A {#}K

Board: {#}8 {#}6 {#}3 {#}T {#}6

Vilandos started the heads-up with a significant lead in chips (9,200,000 against Kyle Julius’ 5,9000,000). In about 1.5 hours, Julius kept dropping down until they shoved preflop in the last hand.

Vilandos: {#}A {#}J
Julius: {#}A {#}5

Board: {#}K {#}Q {#}4 {#}3 {#}T

Vilandos won his third WSOP bracelet after 1995 and 2009.

Panayote Vilandos
Panayote Vilandos

The end results are as follows:

WSOP 2012 Event #50 Winnings

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