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WSOP -- Keven Stammen Wins Event No. 13

Stammen Takes Home His First Gold Bracelet and $506,786


Keven Stammen defeated a field of 1,088 players in event No. 13 ($2,500 no-limit hold’em) at the World Series of Poker on Sunday, June 7. Stammen took home the $506,786 first-place prize and his first gold bracelet for the victory.

The final day of the event began with 20 players, and action played down quickly to one champion. Phil Ivey, Roland de Wolfe, and Kirill Gerasimov were all in the hunt when play began, but each of them fell before the final table of 10 players was reached. It then took just 70 hands to play down to the final two players.

Stammen played strongly enough at the final table to take a 5-1 chip lead into heads-up play against Angel Guillen. Guillen proved to be a strong competitor, and he began to close the gap against the chip leader, growing his stack to 3 million at one point. Stammen held strong in the end and took home the golden prize, the title, and the cash.

Here is a look at the final results:

1. Keven Stammen — $506,786
2. Angel Guillen — $312,800
3. Shawn Glines — $202,694
4. Bahador Ahmadi — $139,934
5. Torrey Reily — $100,446
6. Antoine Berube — $75,547
7. Oktay Altinbas — $59,356
8. Matthew Lynn — $48,621
9. Gregg Merkow — $41,439
10. Garrett Beckman — $35,584

Here is a look at how the elimination hands came down in’s live updates:

Garrett BeckmanGarrett Beckman Eliminated In 10th Place ($35,584)

Beckman moved all in for 303,000 from early position. Shawn Glines was next to act and shoved his stack of 751,000 all in. Everyone else got out of the way, and the players turned up their hands.

Beckman: AClub Suit KDiamond Suit
Glines: 10Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit

Board: QClub Suit JHeart Suit 5Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit

Beckman was racing and got a Broadway-straight draw on the flop, but the board never got any better as he bricked on the next two streets, and he was out in 10th place, earning $35,584.

Gregg MerkowGregg Merkow Eliminated in Ninth Place ($41,439)

Keven Stammen raised to 61,000 preflop, and Merkow made the call. The flop came down 5Heart Suit 2Spade Suit 2Club Suit, and Stammen led out with a bet of 100,000. Merkow then raised, and Stammen came back over the top all in, having Merkow covered. Merkow made the call, and the players showed their hands.

Stammen: 10Diamond Suit 10Heart Suit
Merkow: 7Heart Suit 7Spade Suit

Merkow was in deep trouble and needed one of the remaining sevens to double up. Instead, the turn put the nail in the coffin as the 10Spade Suit gave Stammen a full house, and Merkow was ousted in ninth place, cashing out for $41,439.

Matthew Lynn Eliminated in Eighth Place($48,621)

Keven Stammen raised to 61,000 from the button, and Bahador Ahmadi made the call from the small blind. Lynn then moved all in for 286,000 more, and Ahmadi was the only caller. The players then turned up their hands.

Ahmadi: KHeart Suit JHeart Suit
Lynn: ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit

Board: KSpade Suit 6Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit 10Heart Suit 8Spade Suit

The flop gave Ahmadi the lead, and Lynn was unable to improve. He was ousted in eighth place. He won $48,621 for his efforts.

Oktay Altinbas Eliminated in Seventh Place($59,356)

Angel Guillen raised to 60,000 from the button, and Altinbas popped it to 300,000 from the small blind. Guillen pushed all in, having Altinbas covered. Altinbas decided to call and put himself at risk.

Altinbas: 10Spade Suit 10Heart Suit
Guillen: JSpade Suit JClub Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit 8Spade Suit 8Heart Suit 9Heart Suit 2Club Suit

Altinbas was dominated by an overpair and could not improve. He was eliminated in seventh place and cashed for $59,356.

Shawn GlinesShawn Glines Eliminates Antoine Berube in Sixth Place($75,547)

Shawn Glines raised to 75,000 from under the gun, and action folded to Berube. He raised all in to 410,000 total. Glines made the call, and both players turned over their hands.

Glines: 9Spade Suit 9Club Suit
Berube: ASpade Suit JDiamond Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit 6Spade Suit 5Heart Suit 8Heart Suit 2Heart Suit

Berube was in a coin-flip situation, but the board did not cooperate with his hand, and he busted out in sixth place, cashing out for $75,547.

Torrey Reily Eliminated in Fifth Place ($100,446)

Reily raised to 100,000 from under the gun, and the action folded around to Bahador Ahmadi in the big blind. He raised all in, having Reily covered. Reily decided to call, and both players tabled their hands.

Reily: QSpade Suit JDiamond Suit
Ahmadi: ASpade Suit JSpade Suit

Board: KSpade Suit 9Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 9Spade Suit 3Spade Suit

Reily flopped a gutshot straight draw but it never materialized on the next two streets and he was knocked out in fifth place. Reily earned $100,466 for his time.

Bahador Ahmadi Eliminated in Fourth Place ($139,934)

Keven Stammen raised to 105,000, and Ahmadi reraised all in. Stammen made the call, and both players showed down their hands.

Stammen: KClub Suit JHeart Suit
Ahmadi: 5Spade Suit 5Club Suit

Board: QSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit JDiamond Suit KDiamond Suit

Ahmadi got through the flop unscathed, but the turn and river brought a bullet to the chest and head, successively, as Stammen paired both of his cards and Ahmadi was ousted in fourth place.

Shawn GlinesShawn Glines Eliminated in Third Place ($202,694)

Keven Stammen raised to 105,000 from the button, and Shawn Glines raised to 300,000. Stammen then pushed all in, having Glines covered. Glines made the call and showed down AClub Suit KSpade Suit. That is usually a good hand to have, but when your opponent shows down KDiamond Suit KClub Suit, as Stammen did, you are in trouble.

The board ran out 10Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit 2Club Suit QClub Suit 3Club Suit, and Glines was eliminated in third place, pocketing a cool $202,694.

Keven StammenKeven Stammen Wins Event No. 13, Angel Guillen Eliminated in Second Place($312,800)

Keven Stammen entered heads up play against Angel Guillen with nearly a 5-1 chip lead. However, Guillen managed to cut that down considerably, and the two players were almost even in chips when the final hand came down.

Stammen raised to 105,000 from the button, and Guillen made the call. The flop came 9Spade Suit 8Heart Suit 2Heart Suit, and Guillen checked. Stammen fired 225,000, and Guillen popped it to 775,000. Guillen then moved all in and Stammen made the call.

Stammen: JSpade Suit JClub Suit
Guillen: JHeart Suit 9Heart Suit

Guillen hit top pair on the flop, but Stammen held an overpair. The turn was the 10Spade Suit and the river was the 2Club Suit. Stammen won event No. 13, pocketing $506,786.