EVENT #175/7/98

TEXAS HOLD'EM (No Limit) $3,000
The Final Table
How they finished
Live From the 'Shoe
The Play-by-Play

The View from the Rail


Turning over some of the strangest hands of this year's Final Tables, it was as if the players were completely mystified by each other's moves.

Was there a full moon out tonight?


Dewey Tomko was all-in, with a call from the table captain, Erik Seidel. Erik only had a pair of 6's with an Ace, but it was good enough. Tomko left feeling Dewey in 30th.

Alex Brenes had just taken a huge hit when his A Q lost to Crews Johnston's A K. Now he was all-in for the blinds. Hassan Mohammed only had J 10, but when a Jack flopped it sent Brenes out in 29th.

Only one more to eliminate before everyone was in the money.

Just like Alex Brenes, Eskimo Clark had almost been wiped out when his A Q lost to Nick Murphy's A K. What little was left, went in on an A 9. Robert Bone had a K 5 in the big blind. When a King flopped, Eskimo was sent out into the cold in the dreaded 28th place.


Phil Mazzela didn't show his hand when his all-in bet was called by Crews Johnston with Q Q. Evidently, there was nothing of any help on the board as Mazzela left in 12th.

Robert Bone made a move. It turned out to be the wrong Bone movement. Robert had chips, he could have ankled to the Final Table. But he got it into his skull that pocket 10's could win him even more chips. Pascal Perrault was to Bone's immediate left. When Pascal saw A A in his hand he thought he might operate on Bone's chips.

Robert's move proved to be Bad To The Bone. Not only did an Ace flop, but Aces full eventually chilled Robert to the ...well you know, in 11th.

Matt Lefkowitz was another player who could have walked to the Final Table. He had a pile of checks. But Matt was left out of the fun when he decided his A K was the best hand. Erik Seidel said "I don't think so." Erik had A A. Matt went to the mat with his hand, and got the next day off for his trouble.


The floating crap game participants:

Seat 1Gorden Hall$38,000Las Vegas
Seat 2Rich Chiovari27,000Chicago IL
Seat 3Kent Buntjer93,000Oregon City OR
Seat 4Pascal Perrault34,000Paris FRANCE
Seat 5Roy Thung39,000White Plains NY
Seat 6Erik Seidel175,000Las Vegas
Seat 7Nick Murphy116,000Phoenix AZ
Seat 8Crews Johnston159,000Venice CA
Seat 9Alan Tessler46,000Ossining NY

Prize Money


Rich Chiovari had a few chips, Pascal Perrault only had a few more. Alan Tessler had a lot more.

Rich went all-in from early position with Kings. For some reason Pascal didn't put Chiovari on a pair and raised all-in with 4's. Alan Tessler said alright, if you insist, and called them both with Queens.

When a Queen fell on the turn, Tessler hit two birds with one stone. Perrault got 8th and the higher income, because he started the hand with more chips. Chiovari was 9th.

Nick Murphy had blown off lots of money at the Final Table. Now all-in with an A 7, he was called by Ken Buntjer with Q 8 of Hearts. Ken must have known something, because a Queen jumped right off the deck to prove Murphy's Law. What can go wrong, will finish 7th.

Roy Thung was at his fourth Final Table in 16 events. A phenomenal record, that even Doyle Brunson can't match. Roy had survived an all-in that had decimated Nick Murphy, when Roy's K J beat Murphy's K Q. Four Clubs, including runner runner, fell to catch Roy's Jack of Clubs.

Now Roy is all-in again, with A Q this time. Crews Johnston calls with 7's. The flop comes Queen. Home free, thought Roy. The turn is a blank, and the river a 7, to send Thung over to his now close friend Jack McClelland for yet another paycheck. It's Thung's thing. He's 6th.

Alan Tessler continued the strange behavior, when he didn't raise all-in with Queens. Now, after the flop which has a King, Tessler goes all-in. This suits Gorden Hall just fine. Before the flop he had K Q, now he has a pair of Kings. Tessler slow played himself over to Jack for 5th place money.

Erik Seidel must not have been able to put Ken Buntjer on an Ace. When the flop comes A 7 2, Erik comes over the top of Ken Buntjer's large bet, all-in. Ken reviews the betting in his mind and decides that Erik Seidel must be crazy. He calls the all-in bet and turns over A 10. Erik has A 6!. The 10 plays in the hand, and Erik Seidel plays in 4th place.

Ken Buntjer has a mountainous stack. Crews Johnston shouldn't take Ken on unless he wants to go home. Another player can't read Ken Buntjer.

The flop comes 10 10 5. Buntjer makes a large bet and Crews Johnston again comes over the top all-in, with a K Q! Crews is a 3rd missile over to Jack, when Buntjer shows A K.

Buntjer now has $456,000. Gorden Hall, the beneficiary of all this insanity, has $270,000. The guys go out with McClelland to finalize a deal.

When they come back, Buntjer immediately increased his lead with a Q 7 home run against Hall's A A, when two Queens flop. Hall then climbs back a bit, and the stage is set for the last strange hand.

In a final huge pot of about $600,000, Hall raises $50,000, with the nightmarish KQ, on the button. Buntjer tries to buy the pot, and raises all-in with the 10 8 of hearts. Hall calls, and is alive for a moment when a Queen comes on the flop.

But K Q can't win anymore. The turn comes a 10 and the river an unbelievable 8.

The gamblers are through. All the chips are in one pile. The moon MUST be full.


$3,000 No Limit Holdem
242 Entries - $726,000 Prize Pool

1.Ken BuntjerOregon City OR$268,620
2.Gorden L. HallLas Vegas137,940
3.Crews JohnstonVenice CA68,970
4.Erik SeidelLas Vegas43,560
5.Alan TesslerOssining NY32,670
6.Roy ThungWhite Plains NY25,410
7.Nick MurphyPhoenix AZ18,150
8.Pascal PerraultParis FRANCE14,520
9.Rich ChiovariChicago IL11,616
10.Matt LefkowitzBrookline MA8,712
11.Robert BoneHarrison AR8,712
12.Phil MazzelaLafayette LA8,712
13.Young PhanWhittier CA7,260
14.Ken LenaardStockholm SWEDEN7,260
15.Liam FloodMaynooth IRELAND7,260
16.Gary HaubeltPittsburgh PA5,808
17.Hilbert ShireyHaines City FL5,808
18.Jim TarrManhattan Beach CA5,808
19.John HeaneyWenonah NJ4,356
20.Chris "Jesus" FergusonPacific Palisades CA4,356
21.Berry JohnstonLas Vegas4,356
22.Randy HollandWaveland MS4,356
23.Hassan MohammedBirmingham ENG4,356
24.Billy BaxterLas Vegas4,356
25.Scott MayfieldLas Vegas4,356
26.Alex KongChester ENG4,356
27.Phyllis MeyersLas Vegas4,356


(Patty Hughes and Rudy Lotief)

The No-Limit Super Satellites start each evening at 8:40 PM in the Satellite area. The Entry Fee is $220 for $200 in Tournament chips and there are unlimited $200 re-buys during the first hour, if you have less than $200 in Tournament chips. You may also make a single or double add-on at the end of the re-buy period. Blinds start at $5/$10 and increase every 20 minutes. Available monies will be converted into non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable seats in the $10,000 World Championship event, with at least $5,000 in cash and $500 Lammers being divided among the final table players.

WSOP SUPER SATELLITE #21 Thursday 7 May 1998


There are some players whose style of play is ideally suited to Super Satellites. You have to play fast. The blinds double every 15 minutes. Waiting for good starting hands just won't work. Stealing blinds with marginal cards is the name of the game.

Only the Super-Aggressive continually win Super Satellites.

Meet O'Neil Longson.

Tonight, 186 players bought 202 re-buys bringing the prize pool to, $77,600.

The following were the rewards for making the final table:

1stA $10,000 Seat and $400$10,400
2ndA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
3rdA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
4thA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
5thA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
6thA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
7thA $10,000 Seat and $40010,400
8th6 Lammers and $303,050
9th3 Lammers and $2501,750

Some of the "names" who competed were:

Linda Johnson
Robert Turner
Cowboy Wolford
Don Larrimore
Paul Rowe
Thor Hansen
John Strzemp
Mike Sexton
Melissa Hayden
Danny Newman
Mike Laing
Don Barton
Brent Carter
Tommy Chung
David Rabbi
Kathy Kohlberg
Louis Asmo
Tahoe Andrew
Men Nguyen
Roy Dudley
Jesse Jones
Peter Vilandos

None of these esteemed players made the final table.

Steve Hohn was all-in for the big blind. His King high lost to O'Neil Longson's Ace high. Steve Hohn was 12th.

Franco Collantes tried to get some chips with A Q, but Jack Culp called with 8's. Franco was 11th.

In one of the stranger hands of this year's Super Satellites, two players were knocked out at once. They shared 9th place money and left a hole in the Final Table.

Gus Echeverri was the big blind. Paul Rowe called him all-in. Mallie Hoyer followed Paul all-in. When the third heart lands on the river. Gus shows his Q 8 of hearts. The flush eliminated both Paul Rowe, who didn't show his hand, and Mallie Hoyer who showed A Q of Clubs.

The Final Table:

Seat 1Rafael Perivoskin$6,000Las Vegas
Seat 2An Tran6,000Las Vegas
Seat 3O'Neil Longson10,500Salt Lake City UT
Seat 4(empty)
Seat 5Jack Culp22,500Phoenix AZ
Seat 6Al Stonum5,000San Bruno CA
Seat 7Gus Echeverri21,500Miami FL
Seat 8K.U. Davis5,000Plano TX
Seat 9John Galbraith1,500Las Vegas

The Final Table this evening was almost an afterthought, with only one player to be eliminated, before the seats were handed out.

Who would the one unlucky person be?

The short stacks were John Galbraith, K.U. Davis and Al Stonum. It seemed logical that the victim would come from one of those three, with John Galbraith the most likely as he didn't have enough chips to get through the blinds.

But amazingly, Galbraith did get though the blinds. That put the pressure back on K.U. Davis and Al Stonum.

Much to John Galbraith's relief, K.U. Davis cracked under the pressure. With the blind heading his way, Davis threw his case chips in with an A 9 suited. Jack Culp won the admiration of the table when his 8's stood up and sent almost everyone home happy. Everyone but K.U. Davis.

The Money Machine, O'Neil Longson, won his fourth seat and second in two nights. That's $10,000 a pop, kids, plus the cash which is usually in the $300 range.

O'Neil not only has an entry in the Big Dance, he's pulled over $30,000 out of these Super Satellites in three weeks. Not bad work, if you can get it.

The winners for Super Satellite #21 were:

Rafael Perivoskin
An Tran
Jack Culp
Al Stonum
John Galbraith
Gus Echeverri for the second time
And O'Neil Longson for the fourth time



Firing their bullets like they were auditioning to replace Sigourney Weaver in "ALIEN 5", the women took center stage in a Super Satellite, for a seat in the Ladies $1,500 7 Card Stud event on Sunday.

Tonight, 58 players paid $50 and bought 100 $40 re-buys, bringing the prize pool to, $6,320.

The following were the rewards for making the final table:

1stA $1,500 Seat and $100$1,600
2ndA $1,500 Seat and $1001,600
3rdA $1,500 Seat and $1001,600
4thA $1,500 Seat and $1001,600
5thA $1,500 Seat and $1001,600

Candy Boudreaux couldn't last long enough to make the Final Table. She went all-in with 10's, only to lose to Toni Gatz, who caught Aces. Candy wasn't dandy in 9th.

The Final Table:

Seat 1Jane Hughes$2,500Las Vegas
Seat 2Toni Gatz3,200Boca Raton FL
Seat 3Victoria Tagle5,600Placerville CA
Seat 4Joanne Bortner3,400Palo Alto CA
Seat 5Sheila Sperry3,000Las Vegas
Seat 6Marie Gabert3,900Incline Village NV
Seat 7Gloria Kuehn8,300Las Vegas
Seat 8Barbara Freer2,000San Diego CA

Proving that dumb plays are not gender specific, Gloria Kuehn blew her chance for a seat in the Ladies event. With $8,300, almost nothing could have stopped her from winning a seat. Nothing, that is, except LOOKING AT HER CARDS.

If her husband John, who was on the rail, had suggested a snack, or even a walk around the block, Gloria would have come back to find she had a seat in the Ladies tournament. There were only three places to eliminate, and she had a 26 chip lead on her nearest competitor.

Unfortunately, Gloria squandered a few of her chips, and then fell in love with her straight flush starting cards, and couldn't get off the hand until it was too late.

Throwing her last 6 chips into the pot in hopes of a miracle, Gloria's 10's and 8's lost to Sheila Sperry's Aces and 9's. Gloria, who is an experienced tournament player and should have known better, finished 8th.

Sitting right next to Gloria and in her plain sight, was Barbara Freer with only one chip left. That chip went for the ante on the next hand. No miracles here either, Barbara finished one out of the money in 7th.

Joanne Bortner made $520 thanks to Gloria. She was all-in and could only make Queen high against Marie Gabert.

The first Ladies Super Satellite was over.

The winners for the Ladies Super Satellite #1 were:

Jane Hughes
Toni Gatz
Victoria Tagle
Sheila Sperry
Marie Gabert

WSOP SUPER SATELLITE #22 Friday 8 May 1998


Anytime you have Pat Fleming, Peter Vilandos and Mike Laing at the same table, you are going to have chaos. Put them side by side, and you have a scene from the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest."

Tonight, 214 players bought 234 re-buys bringing the prize pool to, $89,600.

The following were the rewards for making the final table:

1stA $10,000 Seat and $720$10,720
2ndA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
3rdA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
4thA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
5thA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
6thA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
7thA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
8thA $10,000 Seat and $72010,720
9th7 Lammers and $3403,840

Some of the "names" who competed were:

Surinder Sunar
John Juanda
Marsha Waggoner
Susie Isaacs
Mel Judah
Tuna Lund
Catherine Brown
Dewey Weum
O'Neil Longson
Vince Burgio
David Chiu
Brad Daugherty
Layne Flack
J.C. Pearson
Robert Walker
Artie Cobb
Chris Bjorin
Dan Heimiller
Tony Ma
Paul Kroh
Jack Keller
John Bonetti
Barbara Enright
Linda Johnson
Robert Turner
Cowboy Wolford
Thor Hansen
John Strzemp
Melissa Hayden
Brent Carter
Kathy Kohlberg
Louis Asmo
Tahoe Andrew
Roy Dudley
Jesse Jones
Mario Esquerra

None of these esteemed players made the final table.

With eight seats, and a consolation prize of $3,840 for ninth place, all of tonight's action centered on making the Final Table.

Gus Echeverri went all-in with Q 9 of Diamonds. David Travernier called with a K Q. King high won the pot and Gus was 15th.

Bob Walker went all-in, ahead of the big blind with A K and sucked out on Don Thompson's Queens when the flop came with an Ace. Thompson sucked back on the turn when a Queen fell. Bob was a Walker in 14th.

Pierre Brochard was all-in for the big blind. His Q 6 lost to the diabolical Peter Vilandos, who'd called with a 9 3. A 9 flopped, and Pierre said "Merde" as he left in 13th.

Monte Kotz didn't show his hand, but it must have been pretty bad. He lost to David Travernier's Ace high. The Full Monte was 12th and nakedly bitter about it.

Surinder Sunar, one of the true gentlemen of the game, only had 5 chips left in the small blind. He raised all-in with A 8 of Diamonds. Pat Fleming called with J 10. Pat caught a Jack on the flop and another one on the river. Pat said see you later to Surinder in 11th.

"I made a mistake." said Dan Barnett. Did he ever. "I was trying to protect my hand."

Sven Arntzen was all-in for three chips. Dan Barnett had plenty of chips to get a seat tonight, but he had the bright idea that he could raise and get Peter Vilandos to lay down his hand. We know Peter better than that, but Barnett must not.

Peter thought awhile, which should have been a clue to Barnett, then only called.

The flop comes 8 7 2. Dan Barnett goes all-in!!! Peter says ok, I gave you one chance but you blew it. He calls and turns over a pair of 9's. Dan Barnett shows 10 8. A King and a Queen follow, allowing Sven Arntzen to stay alive. But the board kills Dan Barnett, or more precisely Dan Barnett killed Dan Barnett, in 10th. He finished one out of the money, and surely out of a seat as well. Now we know why poker players are so seldom confused with rocket scientists.

The Final Table:

Seat 1Pat Fleming$25,000Las Vegas
Seat 2Peter Vilandos10,000Houston TX
Seat 3Mike Laing17,000Franklin PA
Seat 4Bob Gordon4,500Largo FL
Seat 5Vasilis Lazarou5,000Las Vegas
Seat 6David Travernier14,500Paris FRANCE
Seat 7Don Thompson5,500Olympia WA
Seat 8Ron Weaver1,500Oceanside CA
Seat 9Sven Arntzen7,500Las Vegas

The Final Table this evening was again an afterthought. There had been so many re-buys that 8 places were being paid. In fact, not a single hand was played at the Final Table tonight. Eight players paid the other one to lay his chips down.

Easier said than done.

Here starts our movie scene. The cards are dealt but no one has picked them up yet because there is a deal brewing.

Ron Weaver only has three chips, not enough for the big blind. Peter Vilandos is talking to Ron about a deal. Peter already has a seat. He's not allowed to take part in any deal negotiations. That's the rule. Peter knows this but can't help himself. He's Peter, and it would be easier to halt a freight train with a door stop, than to get Peter Vilandos to shut up.

Patti Hughes has been forced to play the role of Nurse Ratchet in this fiasco. She's yelling at Peter to be quiet. So Peter whispers the deal he thinks he's negotiated with Ron Weaver, to Pat Fleming on his right.

Of course, Fleming can never miss an opportunity to stir the pot, So he says, "The deal Peter is trying to make is this. Ron, you take $200 each from all of us, and we'll be done."

Bob Gordon, who has 9 chips, pipes up "I'll take that deal." All look at him in disbelief. Then Sven Arntzen who is entirely confused says, "We all have to pay him $200? I'm not sure I want to even play in the big one." It's pandemonium now.

Weaver says the deal is off. Patti says they have to play.

Peter Vilandos now takes over the negotiations, again, which he's not supposed to do. Play is stopped before it begins.

Finally, after the inmates have grown tired of running the asylum, it's Bob Gordon who accepts the extra $200 from each player and we can all go home.

The winners for Super Satellite #22 were:

Pat Fleming
Mike Laing
Vasilis Lazarou
David Travernier
Don Thompson
Ron Weaver
Sven Arntzen
and Peter Vilandos for the third time


(Becky Kerber, Barbara Lotief and Terry Vanderlip)

Single Table Satellites are run continuously 21 hours every day (8:00 AM until 5:00 AM) and usually last around 90 minutes. There are featured Satellites each day for the next day's event, as well as other Satellites depending on demand. Single Table Satellites for the $10,000 Main event and for the next no-limit Holdem event are spread frequently. Binion's charges $10 per player in a Satellite.

For the $320 buy-in No Limit Holdem Satellites, ten Players start with $1,200 each in chips. The blinds start at $10/$25, increase every 15 minutes, and the winner gets six $500 Lammers plus $100 in cash.

For the $1,010 buy-in Single Table $10,000 Satellites, ten players start with $4,000 each in chips. The blinds start at $25/50 and increase every 20 minutes. The winner gets a non-transferrable seat in the Championship Event.


The Temperature sign atop Binion's Horseshoe read 78 degrees at 3:00 PM on Friday afternoon. The sky was partly cloudy, sunny, blue and clear. The wind was out of the SW at 10 to 20mph most of the day.


ESPN will be doing TV coverage of the Final Table of the $10,000 Championship event, and it is scheduled to be aired on 12 July.

The Final Table will be held in the Special Events room (which has been the location of the 20 table Poker room during the 1998 WSOP). Bleachers will surround the Final Table in the Special Events room, and a large screen TV will be set up in the Tournament Pavilion.

Jim Albrecht says "We expect to exceed the record 312 entries of last year."


Won't happen this year. Last year's attempted live internet coverage didn't work out too well, and Jim Albrecht says "We'll have to wait until the technology catches up, before we try it again."

1998 WSOP vs 1997 WSOP

Things are starting to wind down a bit at the 1998 WSOP, which is the normal pattern of the past. Many players have come, lost their stakes, and are now on the rail, or have gone back home. The long lists for games that were prevalent a week ago are much shorter now, and there actually was an empty table in the main Poker room around 6:00 PM today.

Jim Albrecht said that overall, the 1998 WSOP is about "flat" from last year. The Tournament Prize Pool is down, but has been picking up the last couple of days.

Supervisor John "Scoff" Sheffield said that the high-limit side action is down from last year, and Jimmy Stefan said things were about the same as last year in the main Poker room. Super Satellites are up, and Single Table Satellites are about the same.

A Survey of 26 players in the high-limit side action games, showed six believing that the side action area was busier this year, eight feeling that it was slower, and twelve who thought it was about the same.


In response to a taunt from an onlooker, Jack said "I'm not as dumb as I look."


One section of bleachers, around the Final Table area is reserved for the Press, and has a prominent sign so stating. Last year this section was scrupulously policed to keep non-Press persons out, and was almost empty every day.

This year there isn't much of an attempt to exclusivize it for the Press, and our Mike Paulle often finds it difficult to squeeze in edge-wise, when his hopping around takes him to the Final Table area.


19981997CUM DIFF
Event #1$2000 Holdem5:322:36+ 2:56
Event #2$1500 Razz4:374:023:31
Event #3$1500 Omaha3:003:592:32
Event #4$1500 Stud2:393:581:13
Event #5$1500 PL Omaha5:063:412:38
Event #6$1500 Stud Hi/Lo 83:513:083:21
Event #7$2000 NL Holdem1:593:221:58
Event #8$2000 Omaha Hi/Lo 83:493:282:19
Event #9$2000 PL Holdem4:123:113:20
Event #10$2500 Stud4:103:124:18
Event #11$2500 PL Omaha3:213:453:54
Event #12$2500 Stud Hi/Lo 85:314:125:13
Event #13$3000 Holdem5:084:265:55
Event #14$3000 Omaha Hi/Lo 83:084:264:37
Event #15$3000 PL Holdem3:562:236:10
Event #16$5000 NL 2 to 73:182:416:47
Event #17$5000 NL Holdem2:543:386:03
Event #18$5000 7 Stud3:48
Event #98$5000 Holdem3:12
Event #20$1000 Ladies 7 Stud?
Event #21$10000 NL Holdem3:47


First 16 Events: $7,802,000 (1998) vs $8,044,000 (1997)


It is likely that a Deal was made when they got down to two players today. At that time, Ken Buntjer had T456,000 and Gorden Hall had T270,000 in chips.

Event #1$2000 HoldemDeal Unlikely
Event #2$1500 RazzDeal Unlikely
Event #3$1500 OmahaDeal Probable
Event #4$1500 7 StudDeal Probable
Event #5$1500 PL OmahaDeal Probable
Event #6$1500 Stud Hi/LO 8Deal Probable
Event #7$2000 NL HoldemDeal Unlikely
Event #8$2000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8Deal Probable
Event #9$2000 PL HoldemDeal Unlikely
Event #10$2500 7 StudDeal Probable
Event #11$2500 PL OmahaDeal Unlikely
Event #12$2500 Stud Hi/Lo 8Deal Probable
Event #13$3000 Limit HoldemDeal Unlikely
Event #14$3000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8Deal Probable
Event #15$3000 PL HoldemDeal Unlikely
Event #16$5000 NL Deuce to SevenDeal Unlikely
Event #17$3000 NL HoldemDeal Probable
Event #18$5000 7 Stud
Event #19$5000 Holdem
Event #20$1000 Ladies 7 Stud
Event #21$10000 NL Holdem

Formal, official Deals at the WSOP are done in private, under the supervision and guidance of Jack McClelland, WSOP Tournament Co-ordinator. Deals represent a reallocation, or split of the announced remaining prize pool, that is agreeable to all remaining players. All remaining players do not have to participate in an official Deal, as long as all remaining players give their consent.

All pay outs by Binion's, and the tax reporting will reflect the Deal allocation, but press releases and official WSOP earnings reflect the scheduled, announced pay outs.

Jack McClelland tries to immediately squelch any "Deal talking" in the Final Table area, and will stop the playing clock and allow a "Deal break" at any time.

A normal Deal will probably allocate the bulk of the remaining prize pool equally (or unequally, relative to chip count, perceived ability, bargaining skills etc.) between the remaining participants, with a small portion (perhaps 10 % or so) and the Title going to the eventual winner. Some deals may earmark some of the un allocated portion to the eventual second or third place finisher, in addition to the allocation for the first place money.

Binion's attempts to prevent private Deals, which are unenforceable and may present tax complications, by the participants. Binion's probably would prefer a Deal free environment all together, but recognizes that a top heavy pay out structure is conducive to Deals, and has arrived at the current procedure as the best solution.


Any player abusing employees or other players, either verbally or physically (swearing, throwing cards, etc.) or disrupting the tournament will be penalized. The following will be the MINIMUM penalty imposed:

FIRST OFFENSE - 20 minutes away from the table. (Blinds and/or antes to be forfeited)
SECOND OFFENSE - 40 minutes away from the table.
THIRD OFFENSE - Disqualification

The WSOP Floorpeople will be strictly enforcing the rules, with zero tolerance. Every player starts each Event with a clean slate as far as penalties are concerned.


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Barry Shulman20 Minutes
Ray Dehkharghani20 Minutes
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Phil Tanner20 Minutes
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Thi Thi Tran20 Minutes
Phil Tanner20 Minutes


Jack McClelland is assisted by Steve Morrow and Jeff Vanderlip as Assistant Tournament Coordinators.

The 1998 WSOP continues the two-day format that was inaugurated last year, for most of the tournaments. Also, all two-day events start one level lower than in past years, and each level at the Final Table has been lengthened from 60 minutes to 80 minutes. Limit Holdem and Omaha events have two new levels of betting. First day play continues until the field is reduced to the Final Table, and Final Table play begins at 4:00 PM on the second day.

In addition to the money and a gold bracelet, each winner of a 1998 WSOP Event will get free rooms at next year's WSOP. If you win more than one Event, you can roll subsequent hotel accommodations over to later years.

The extra betting levels added to this year's WSOP Events, and the longer duration of levels at the Final Table, "promised increased playability and a higher expected return for the skilled player."

If "skilled player" equates to well known "world class player", then the the higher expected return for the skilled player has not been happening.

Except for a few scattered exceptions, the 1998 WSOP has been dominated by lesser lights and relatively unknown players.


Shift Supervisors Jimmy Stefan, John Buchanan, Tony Shelton and Cathy Wood run the Poker room where the lower limit games are played.

Games being spread on 30 April:

2 - 1/4/8 Holdem2 - 10/20 Omaha 8
2 - 4/8 Holdem2 - 15/30 Holdem
1 - 4/8 Omaha Hi2 - 20/40 Holdem
1 - 1/5 7Stud1 - 20/40 Omaha 8
1 - 4/8 Omaha 82 - 30/60 Holdem
2 - 10/20 Holdem1 - 20/40 ROE
1 - 10/20 Omaha Hi


Shift Supervisors John "Scoff" Sheffield, Kathy Hudson and Marshall Kassoff run the higher limit games on the south end of the Tournament Pavilion.

Games being spread on 30 April:

1 - 5/5/10 PL Omaha/PL Holdem2 - 50/100 7Stud 8
3 - 5/5/10 PL Holdem1 - 10/25 PL OmahaPL
1 - 25/25 PL Holdem1 - 75/150 Holdem
1 - 25/50 PL Holdem1 - 75/150 7Stud 8
1 - 25/50 PL Omaha1 - 50/100 Razz
1 - 50/100 7Stud1 - 200/400 HORSE
1 - 50/100 Holdem1 - 100/200/400 2 to 7
1 - 100/200 Omaha1 - 150/300
2 - 50/100 Omaha 81 - 150/300 ROE
1 - 10/10 NL Holdem1 - 600/1200 HOE


Updated Through 7:00 PM Friday 8 MAY 1998

1.Brent Carter
2.Randy Holland
3.Gary Lent
4.Hieu Ma
5.Milt Meyers
6.Marsha Waggoner
7.Michael Pancer
8.Bob Walker
9.David Tagg
10.Steve Kaufman
11.Barbara Enright
12.Steve Rydel
13.Joe Baumgartner
14.R. London
15.Paul Hoenke
16.Allen Cunningham
17.John Bonetti
18.Frank Hernandez
19.R.W. Miller
20.Men "The Master" Nguyen
21.Casey Kastle
22.J.C. Pearson
23.John Morgan
24.Jim Bechtel
25.Peter Vilandos
26.Bill Lester
27.Cliff Davis
28.Debbie Burkhead
29.James Brown
30.Jack Green
31.Peter Brehm
32.Don Barton
33.John Richman
34.Luis Santoni
35.Jack Fox
36.Flan "Irish Mike" Pilkington
37.Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
38.O'Neil Longson
39.Thor Hansen
40.Frank Landen
41.Greg Turk
42.John Gledhill
43.Ralph Hoots
44.David Rubin
45.Justin Westmoreland
46.John Juanda
47."Super" Mario Esquerra
48.Jim Bayton
49.Doug Segers
50.John Spadaveccia
51.Greg Alston
52.Jan Lundberg
53."Miami" John Cernuto
54.John Heaney
55.Don Holt
56.John Gordon
57.Kent Hori
58.Fariborz Azima
59.Hans "Tuna" Lund
60.Bob Karp
61.Erik Seidel
62.David Welch
63.Rick Young
64.Asher Derei
65.Charles Watkins
66.Paul Honas
67.Paul Ladanyi
68.Blair Rodman
69.Huck Seed
70.LA Hung
71.Frank Wong
72.Bill Gazes
73.Tony Lantz
74.Brian Kruger
75.Bob Loar
76.Jim Karambinis
77.Howard Lederer
78.Robert Perry
79.Larry Satterwhite
80.Andy Lin
81.Chris Tsiprailidis
82.Louis Asmo
83.Lucy Rokach
84.Scott Gray
85.Kevin Song
86.Nhut Tran
87.Lee Watkinson
88.Roy Flowerday
89."Amazon" Erik Alps
90.William Strother
91.H.R. Smith
92.Mark Rose
93.Mark Napolitano
94.Amarillo "Slim" Preston
95."Q" Knopow
96.Richard Harroch
97.Gary Haubelt
98.Bruce Yamron
99.Gus Echeverri
100.Andrew Black
101.Junior Sample
102.Tom Jacobs
103.Matt Lefkowitz
104.Michael Konik
105.Susie Isaacs
106.Dana Ronald
107.Pete Haugan
108.John Franjesh
109.Fred Sigur
110.Paul Martin
111.Richard Tatalovich
112.Earl Key
113.David Roepke
114.Randall Skaggs
115.Robert Kojfer
116.Max Stern
117.David "Devil Fish" Ulliott
118.Paul Rowe
119.John Aglialoro
120.Jim Ward
121.An Tran
122.Al Stonum
123.John Galbraith
124.Jack Culp
125.Ralph Perivoskin


John Aglialoro
"Amazon" Erik Alps
Greg Alston
Derei Asher
Louis Asmo
Don Barton
Joe Baumgartner
Jim Bayton
Jim Bechtel
Andrew Black
John Bonetti
Peter Brehm
Jim Brown
Debbie Burkhead
Brent Carter
"Miami" John Cernuto
Jack Culp
Allen Cunningham
Cliff Davis
Gus Echeverri
Barbara Enright
Super Mario Esquerra
Azima Fariborz
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
Roy Flowerday
Jack Fox
John Franjesh
John Galbraith
Bill Gazes
John Gledhill
John Gordon
Scott Gray
Jack Green
Thor Hansen
Richard Harroch
Gary Haubelt
Pete Haugan
John Heaney
Frank Hernandez
Paul Hoenke
Randy Holland
Don Holt
Paul Honas
Ralph Hoots
Kent Hori
LA Hung
Susie Isaacs
Tom Jacobs
Casey Kastle
Steve Kaufman
"Q" Knopow
John Juanda
Jim Karambinis
Bob Karp
Earl Key
Robert Kojfer
Michael Konik
Brian Kruger
Paul Ladanyi
Frank Landen
Tony Lantz
Howard Lederer
Matt Lefkowitz
Gary Lent
Bill Lester
Andy Lin
Bob Loar
R. London
O'Neil Longson
Hans "Tuna" Lund
Jan Lundberg
Hieu Ma
Paul Martin
Milt Meyers
R.W. Miller
John Morgan
Mark Napolitano
Men Nguyen
Michael Pancer
J.C. Pearson
Robert Perry
Ralph Perivoskin
Flan "Irish Mike" Pilkington
Amarillo "Slim" Preston
John Richman
Blair Rodman
David Roepke
Lucy Rokach
Dana Ronald
Mark Rose
Paul Rowe
David Rubin
Steve Rydel
Junior Sample
Luis Santoni
Larry Satterwhite
Huck Seed
Erik Seidel
Doug Segers
Fred Sigur
Randall Skaggs
H.R. Smith
Kevin Song
Max Stern
John Spadaveccia
Al Stonum
William Strother
David Tagg
Richard Tatalovich
An Tran
Nhut Tran
Chris Tsiprailidis
Greg Turk
David "Devil Fish" Ulliott
Peter Vilandos
Marsha Waggoner
Bob Walker
Jim Ward
Charles Watkins
Lee Watkinson
David Welch
Justin Westmoreland
Frank Wong
Bruce Yamron
Rick Young

The WSOP Report

Poker professional Ken Buntjer overcame a world and World Series record $3,000 No Limit Hold'em field to capture his first gold bracelet and with it $268,620. It was the biggest tournament win ever for the 59 year-old former computer firm owner who has been a pro for 15 years. Buntjer, author of The Secret to Winning Big in Tournament Poker, won an unprecedented three consecutive tournaments at the Gold Coast in 1993.

"When the final table began, I thought victory was possible, but the odds were very long," he said. "Now that I've done it I've proved that I'm capable of winning the big one (the $10,000 World Championship)." Echoing the sentiments of a number of this year's finalists, Buntjer said, "I really appreciate the new structure Jim Albrecht and Jack McClelland have put in, the added levels and the two-day format."

Buntjer began heads-up play with a $456,000 to $270,000 chip advantage over Gorden L. Hall. In a few minutes came the key hand, with Hall betting throughout with pocket aces while Buntjer slow-played three queens he had flopped, electing only to call a $100,000 bet on the river which saw a possible flush card fall.

Hall, now at an overwhelming disadvantage, went all-in and survived a few times before trying it again with K-Q offsuit against Buntjer's 10h-8h. The flop came Q-7-4, giving Hall top pair, but the turn and river were 10 and eight, two runners for two pair and the victory.

"I feel very good," Hall said. "I had a fair shot to win. It was very tough, with all the best players in the country here." Hall, 55, a retired manufacturer of medicines for horses and a former horse owner-trainer, had never played at the World Series before this year and this was his first cash in three events.

Crews Johnston, 58, a retired insurance consultant and an "off-and-on poker player" since college, took third, his third WSOP cash. "I'm very happy with my finish - note I didn't say delirious," he said. "I know no other profession where you can steal $68,000 and nobody will put you in jail for it." Johnston said. "Every pot I won I stole. I just couldn't pick up a hand." He was all-in with K-Q offsuit against Buntjer's A-K of diamonds which won with a board of 10-10-5/5-3.

Fourth place went to Erik Seidel, who won the preceding $5,000 Deuce to Seven event and has now had three final tables and another cash at this WSOP. "It's disappointing," said Seidel, who was chip leader when final-table action began. But this finish propelled the 38 year-old former Wall Street trader past John Bonetti and T.J. Cloutier into 10th place on the Top Money Winners list with total earnings of $1,292,146. Since 1988 he has made 14 final tables in 19 cashes. Seidel was eliminated all-in with A-6 offsuit against Buntjer's A-10 offsuit on a flop of A-7-2 followed by 4-Q.

Alan Tessler, making his second final table this year, finished fifth when he missed a bevy of flush, straight and pair outs with Qh-8h against Hall's pocket sixes. The board came Jh-10-3/7h-A. "I got lucky on one hand and then unlucky - I guess that's what the game is," said the 55 year-old realtor.

Sixth place went to Indonesian-born Roy Thung who became the only competitor to make four final tables this year. He was knocked out to roars of disbelief from the large audience when he bet with A-Q and went all-in to call Johnston's raise with pocket sevens. The flop came A-J-3, the turn a six, and the river was a cruel seven. "It was not meant to be," said Thung ruefully. "I have done it to others..."

Nick Murphy, 55, owner of a wholesale produce business, took seventh when his A-7 offsuit lost to Buntjer's Q-8 of hearts with a board of Q-7-5/2-2. "I didn't like getting drawn out on twice in a row," he said, "but it's a pleasurable experience to play with such outstanding players."

Five minutes after the final table began, Tessler knocked out Rich Chiovari and France's Pascal Perrault in the same hand. Perrault was all-in with pocket fours, Chiovari with pocket kings, while Tessler held pocket queens. The flop came 10-10-8, followed by a crushing queen on the turn. "It was a terrible two-outer," said Chiovari, 54, of his fourth WSOP cash. "It's the breaks, the nature of the game." Perrault, 39, a pharmacist who plays on the European circuit, said, "I'm very happy. This is my first final table at the World Series. It was difficult to stay at the table for 14 hours, but such a pleasure to do it."

Play by Play

The Final Table
Card by Card and Bet by Bet
1998 WSOP Event #17: $3,000 No Limit Holdem
242 Entries, $726,000 Total Prize Pool and chips in play

Seat 1Gorden Hall38,000[GH]
Seat 2Rich Chiovari27,000[RC]
Seat 3Kent Buntjer93,000[KB]
Seat 4Pascal Perrault34,000[PP]
Seat 5Roy Thung39,000[RT]
Seat 6Erik Seidel175,000[ES]
Seat 7Nick Murphy116,000[NM]
Seat 8Crews Johnston159,000[CJ]
Seat 9Alan Tessler46,000[AT]


d = dealer
F: = Flop
T: = Turn
R: = River

First action reported in a betting round, normally means the first player that put money into the pot in that betting round. A check is usually not reported as the first action in a betting round. Folds are not always reported. If there are four players at the beginning of a betting round, and it's reported that one player bets and is called by one other player, then the remaining two players folded.

    *** 4:04 PM Friday 8 May 1998

    *** 48 minutes remaining of 2,000/4,000 Blinds with a 1,000 ante.

  1. d PP - GH raises 6,000 and all fold.
  2. d RT - GH raises 6,000 and all fold.
  3. d ES - GH raises 6,000 and all fold.
  4. d NM - RC raises 8,000 with Kh Ks, PP re-raises 18,000 more all-in with 4s 4c, AT calls with Qd Qc and PP calls about 10,000 all-in. Board: Th 8s Ts Qc 5d. AT wins.

    *** Rich Chiovari finishes 9th and Pascal Perrault finishes 8th at 4:09 PM.

  5. d CJ - ES raises 6,000, CJ re-raises 30,000 more and all fold.
  6. d AT - AT raises 6,000 and all fold.
  7. d GH - ES raises 16,000, GH re-raises about 30,000 more all-in and all fold.
  8. d KB - CJ raises 11,000 and GH calls. F: 5c Qs 3c. CJ bets 30,000 and GH folds.
  9. d RT - ES raises 6,000 and NM folds.
  10. d ES - ES raises 6,000 and all fold.
  11. d NM - RT raises 16,000 all-in with Kd Jc, ES calls, NM re-raises 53,000 more with Kh Qd and ES folds. Board: 3c 7d 4c 7c Ac. RT wins.
  12. d CJ - CJ raises 11,000 and all fold.
  13. d AT - NM raises 11,000 with As 7h, KB re-raises about 45,000 with Qh 8h and NM calls about 35,000 all-in. Board: 5d Qs 7d 2c 2d. KB wins.

    *** Nick Murphy finishes 7th at 4:21 PM.

  14. d GH - AT raises 11,000 and all fold.
  15. d KB - CJ raises 11,000, KB re-raises about 120,000 all-in and all fold.

    *** Approximate Chip count

    CJ 185,000
    KB 160,000
    ES 150,000
    AT 110,000
    RT 65,000
    GH 55,000

  16. d RT - RT raises 16,000 and all fold.
  17. d ES - GH raises 6,000 and AT calls. F: 6h Qh Jc. GH bets 10,000 and AT calls. T: TC. Gh bets 32,000 all-in and AT folds.
  18. d CJ - CJ raises 11,000 and all fold.
  19. d AT - RT raises about 70,000 all-in and all fold.
  20. d GH - KB raises 40,000 and RT folds.
  21. d KB - GH raises 11,000 and all fold.
  22. d RT - GH raises 11,000 and all fold.
  23. d ES - RT raises 11,000 and all fold.
  24. d CJ - CJ raises 11,000 and all fold.
  25. d AT - RT raises 11,000 and all fold.
  26. d GH - CJ raises 11,000 and KB calls. F: 6c 7d 4h. KB bets 40,000 and CJ folds.
  27. d KB - CJ raises 16,000 and all fold.
  28. d RT - ES raises 8,000 and CJ folds.
  29. d ES - RT raises 11,000, AT re-raises all-in and RT folds.
  30. d CJ - CJ raises 16,000 and all fold.
  31. d AT - AT raises 11,000 and all fold.
  32. d GH - CJ raises 16,000, GH re-raises 25,000 more and CJ calls. F: Qh 4s As. Both check. T: 4c. CJ bets about 130,000 all-in and GH folds.
  33. d KB - Folded to ES in the big blind.
  34. d RT - ES raises 8,000 and CJ folds.

    *** Break from 4:47 PM until 4:58 PM. Blinds increase to 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante.

  35. d ES - ES raises 6,000 and all fold.
  36. d CJ - CJ raises 14,000 and AT calls. F: 2c 6d 3c. Both check. T: 8c. Someone bet 30,000 and was called. R: 4d. Both check. AT shows Ah Tc and CJ mucks.
  37. d AT - GH raises 17,000 and all fold.
  38. d GH - KB raises 40,000 and RT folds.
  39. d KB - GH raises 14,000 and ES calls. F: 4h 9c 3c. GH bets about 25,000 all-in and ES folds.
  40. d RT - AT raises 14,000 and all fold.
  41. d ES - ES raises 8,000, CJ re-raises 40,000 more and ES calls. F: 6s 4c 5s. CJ bets about 100,000 all-in and ES folds.
  42. d CJ - KB raises 34,000 and all fold.
  43. d AT - RT raises 14,000 with Ah Qc, CJ re-raises 21,000 more with 7d 7c and RT calls 21,000 all-in. Board: 3h As Jc 6d 7h. CJ wins.

    *** Roy Thung finishes 6th at 5:12 PM.

  44. d GH - KB raises 11,000 and ES folds.
  45. d KB - KB raises 44,000 and all fold.
  46. d ES - GH raises 14,000 and all fold.
  47. d CJ - KB raises 36,000 and all fold.
  48. d AT - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  49. d GH - CJ raises 26,000 with 4s 4h, ES re-raises 21,000 more all-in with 8s 8d and CJ calls. Board: Td Jh 2d Qs 2h. ES wins.
  50. d KB - ES raises 12,000 and CJ folds.
  51. d ES - ES raises 12,000 and all fold.
  52. d CJ - AT raises 12,000 with Qh 8h, GH re-raises about 39,000 more all-in with 6d 6s and AT calls. Board: 3s Jh Td 7h Ac. GH wins.
  53. d AT - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  54. d GH - Folded to ES in the big blind.
  55. d KB - AT raises 12,000 and all fold.
  56. d ES - ES raises 12,000 and all fold. ES shows an A.
  57. d CJ - AT raises 12,000 with Qd Qc and GH calls with Ks Qs. F: 2d 4h Kh. AT bets about 42,000 all-in and GH calls. T: 7d. R: 8s. GH wins.

    *** Alan Tessler finishes 5th at 5:29 PM.

  58. d CJ - CJ raises 26,000 and all fold.
  59. d GH - CJ raises 26,000 and all fold.
  60. d KB - ES raises 16,000 and CJ folds.
  61. d ES - ES raises 12,000 and all fold. ES shows an A.
  62. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  63. d GH - Folded to ES in the big blind.

    *** Approximate Chip count

    CJ 205,000
    KB 190,000
    GH 170,000
    ES 160,000

  64. d KB - ES raises 14,000 and CJ folds.
  65. d ES - KB raises 24,000 and all fold.
  66. d CJ - CJ raises 24,000, KB re-raises 50,000 more and CJ folds.
  67. d GH - KB raises 27,000 with Ad Ts, ES re-raises 42,000 more with Ah 6c and KB calls. F: 2d As 7d. KB bets 50,000, ES raises 45,000 all-in and KB calls. T: 4s. R: Qs. KB wins.

    *** Erik Seidel finishes 4th at 5:40 PM.

  68. d KB - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  69. d KB - CJ raises 45,000 and GH folds.
  70. d CJ - GH raises 22,000 and KB folds. GH shows As Qc.
  71. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.

    *** Approximate Chip count

    KB 400,000
    CJ 175,000
    GH 150,000

  72. d KB - KB raises 24,00, CJ re-raises about 145,000 all-in and KB folds.
  73. d CJ - CJ raises 26,000 and KB calls. F: Th 9c 2c. Both check. T: 8s. Both check. R: 4h. KB bets 40,000 and CJ calls. KB mucks. CJ shows As 4c.
  74. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  75. d KB - CJ raises 24,000, GH re-raises 30,000 more and CJ folds. GH shows Ah Ac.
  76. d CJ - CJ raises 24,000, GH re-raises 30,000 more, KB calls and CJ folds. F: As 6c Kc. GH bets about 100,000 all-in and KB folds. KB shows T T.
  77. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  78. d KB - Folded to GH in the big blind.
  79. d CJ - CJ raises 24,000 and KB calls. F: Qc Jc 9c. KB bets about 190,000 all-in and CJ folds.
  80. d GH - DH raises 39,000 and all fold.
  81. d KB - CJ raises 27,000 and GH folds.
  82. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  83. d GH - KB raises 27,000 and CJ folds.
  84. d KB - Folded to GH in the big blind.
  85. d CJ - CJ raises 24,000 and all fold.
  86. d GH - KB limps, CJ raises 34,000 and KB folds.
  87. d KB - Folded to GH in the big blind.
  88. d CJ - CJ raises 34,000 and all fold.
  89. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  90. d KB - CJ raises 34,000 and GH folds.
  91. d CJ - CJ raises 34,000, KB re-raises about 210,000 more all-in and CJ folds.
  92. d GH - KB limps, CJ raises about 185,000 all-in and KB folds.
  93. d KB - Folded to GH in the big blind.
  94. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  95. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  96. d KB - CJ raises 37,000 and GH folds.
  97. d CJ - GH raises 17,000 and KB folds.
  98. d GH - KB limps, CJ raises 40,000 and KB folds.
  99. d KB - KB raises 36,000 and all fold.
  100. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  101. d GH - Folded to CJ in the big blind.
  102. d KB - KB raises 19,000 and all fold.
  103. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  104. d GH - GH raises 19,000 and all fold.
  105. d KB - Folded to GH in the big blind.
  106. d CJ - Folded to KB in the big blind.
  107. d GH - KB limps with Ad Kd, CJ raises 34,000 with Kc Qd, KB re-raises about 240,000 all-in, and CJ calls about 135,000 all-in. Board: 5h Th Ts 5c 3h. KB wins.

    *** Crews Johnston finishes 3rd at 6:18 PM.

    *** Break until 6:38 PM. Now a 2,000 ante with 5,000/10,000 blinds. A Deal was probably made during this break.

    Chip Count

    KB 456,000
    GH 270,000

  108. d KB - KB raises 15,000 and GH folds.
  109. d GH - GH folds.
  110. d KB - KB folds.
  111. d GH - GH raises 20,000 and KB folds.
  112. d KB - KB raises 20,000 with Qc 7c and GH calls with Ah As. F: Qd 6h Qh. Both check. T: 2d. GH bets 30,000 and KB calls. R: 4h. GH bets 100,000 and KB calls. KB wins.
  113. d GH - GH folds.
  114. d KB - KB folds.
  115. d GH - GH folds.
  116. d KB - KB raises 20,000 with Qs 8d, GH re-raises 51,000 more all-in with Qc Jc and KB calls. Board: Jh 3c As 9d 5d. GH wins.
  117. d GH - GH folds.
  118. d KB - KB limps, GH raises all-in and KB folds.
  119. d GH - GH folds.
  120. d KB - KB folds.
  121. d GH - GH folds.
  122. d KB - KB limps, GH raises 40,000 and KB calls. F: 9s 6s 6h. Both check. T: 4d. GH moves all-in and KB folds.
  123. d GH - GH folds.
  124. d KB - KB limps, GH raises 50,000 and KB folds.
  125. d GH - GH raises 25,000 and KB calls. F: 2h 7h 7d. GH bets 50,000 and KB folds.
  126. d KB - Both limp. F: 3s 3c 5s. Both check. T: Tc. Both check. R: 6h. KB bets 40,000 and GH folds.
  127. d GH - GH raises 40,000 with Kc Qh, KB re-raises 426,000 all-in with Th 8h and GH calls 200,000 all-in. Board: 7c Qc 4d Ts 8c. KB wins.

    *** Gorden Hall finishes second and Ken Buntjer wins the $3,000 No Limit Holdem Championship at 6:58 PM.

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