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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,457,820
Entrants: 1068

Event 4 - Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 29, '06 - Jul 01, '06


Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 06)


Kianoush Abolfathi Wins the $1,500 Limit Event ($335,289)

Kianoush Abolfathi gets Eric Buchman all in preflop for his last few chips.  Aboldfathi shows 10diamond6spade and Buchman turns over 9club8diamond.  The board comes Kheart10spade4club4diamond7diamond and Eric Buchman has been eliminated from the tournament.

Eric Buchman finishes the tournament in 2nd place and earns $174,938.

Kianoush Abolfathi wins the $1,500 Limit event and the WSOP bracelet in addition to the $335,289.


Buchman Stays Alive

After being down to $35,000, Eric Buchman has doubled up with J-8 against the J-6 of Kianoush Abolfathi.

Buchman Crippled Again

Eric Buchman raises preflop and Kianoush Abolfathi makes the call after limping in originally. The flop comes 8diamond7heart3heart and the two players three bet the pot.  The turn is the Jh and Buchman bets the $40,000.  Abolfathi makes the call and the river is the 2diamond.  Both players check and Abolfathi shows 8spade5club and Buchman mucks.

Blind Increase

The blinds have increased to $10,000-$20,000 with stakes of $20,000-$40,000.

Updated Chip Count

The updated chip count is:

Kianoush AbolfathiMarina Del Rey, CA, US$1,420,000
Eric BuchmanValley Stream, NY, US$190,000


Quick Break

The players are currently on a 15-minute break.

Updated Chip Count

The updated chip count is:

Kianoush AbolfathiMarina Del Rey, CA, US$1,410,000
Eric BuchmanValley Stream, NY, US$185,000


Abolfathi Rakes A Big Pot

After Eric Buchman had worked his way up to over $300,000 chips, Kianoush Abolfathi flopped a set of three to take a pot of over $200,000 from Buchman and put him back under $200,000.

Eric Buchman Doubles Up

After reraising preflop back and forth, Eric Buchman gets all in for his last $85,000.  Buchman shows AheartJclub and Abolfathi turns over 6club6spade.  The board comes QheartQdiamond3heart4clubAdiamond and Buchman doubles to $170,000.

Chipping Away

Without playing any large pots, Kianoush Abolfathi is just chipping away at the stack of Eric Buchman.  Buchman's stack has been slowly whittled down to near $200,000.
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