Berger Bags a Bracelet as Crain Rises
Friday, 7 June 2013
Levi Berger became claimed today’s only WSOP bracelet after overcoming a tough final table in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em six max event.
The American grinder held the chip lead for much of the final session but as the field whittled itself down from 14 to a final table of six he gradually relinquished his grip on the tournament. However, despite not having the largest stack at the table, Berger continued to press the action and after a series of ups and down he soon found himself squaring off against Scott Clements.
While he might not have had the skill edge over Clements, Berger certainly had the heart and after a back-and-forth battle the non-bracelet holder soon claimed his first title with pocket kings. With the flop showing 8d 7s 2s, Berger was happy to call Clements all-in and when the cards were on their backs he saw that he needed to fade Clements straight draw with Th 9s.
A tense turn and river unfolded, but after the dealer offered Clements no help, the final pot was pushed towards Berger along with $473,019 and his first WSOP bracelet.
Elsewhere in the Rio, Event #12 saw a final table led by Eric Crain take shape. Having already earned himself a fourth place finish in Event #8 earlier this week, Crain will be looking to go a few places better when the finale kicks off tomorrow.
The American pro’s task won’t be an easy one though as he’ll be sat across from fellow big stack, Allen Cunningham. Indeed, while Crain’s 620,000 chips allow him some room for error, Cunningham’s 452,000 chip stack will certainly pose a threat to Crain’s chances.
WSOP 2013 Event #11: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Max Final Results
1st Levi Berger $473,019
2nd Scott Clements $292,339
3rd Ben Palmer $185,426
4th Eddy Sabat $121,711
5th Jacob Bazeley $82,297
6th David Gonia $57,282
Event #12: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em End of Day 2 Chip Counts
1st Eric Crain 620,000
2nd Allen Cunningham 452,000
3rd Jaspal Brar 382,000
4th Timothy Reilly 282,000
5th Lev Rofman 200,000
6th Anthony Harb 178,000
7th Kenneth Shelton 160,000
8th Nicolas Halvorson 110,000
9th Jeanicolas Fortin 47,000