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Event #7 - No Limit Hold'em Six Handed Results & Report

World Series of Poker Circuit Event

Event #7 - No Limit Hold'em Six Handed
Harrahs Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino
18 Highway 50
Stateline, NV, 89449, US
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Kevin Calenzo Kevin Calenzo Wins Second Gold Ring
Las Vegas Poker Pro Takes Down Hardware at Lake Tahoe – After First Victory at Caesars Atlantic City Three Ladies Make...
Profile: Kevin Calenzo
Date: November 13, 2012 Time: 12:00 PM

Buy-In: $365
Prizepool: $65,700
Entries: 219
Game Type: No Limit Hold'em

Place Country Name Prize
1 USA Kevin Calenzo $17,741
2 USA Donna Delfin $10,960
3 USA Daniel Brackett $7,678
4 USA Ting Ho $5,416
5 USA Natasha Barbour $3,850
6 USA Ken Kootstra $2,759
7 USA Jamie McCarrel $1,993
8 USA Robert Medlyn $1,993
9 USA Adam Zschau $1,452
10 USA Ross Iversen $1,452
11 USA Matthew Weber $1,066
12 USA Erkut Yilmaz $1,066
13 USA Andrew Barber $790
14 USA Nora Cupp $790
15 USA Brett Schwertley $790
16 USA Dallas Elwell $790
17 Phillip Hui $790
18 USA William Ellis $790
19 USA James Czarnecki $589
20 USA Bryan Schultz $589
21 USA Shawn Daniels $589
22 USA Peter Mavro $589
23 USA Jesse Capps $589
24 USA Benjamin Coates $589

Tournament Report

Kevin Calenzo Wins Second Gold Ring

Las Vegas Poker Pro Takes Down Hardware at Lake Tahoe – After First Victory at Caesars Atlantic City

Three Ladies Make Final Table – Finish 2nd, 4th, and 5th

Stateline, Nevada (November 15, 2012) – Kevin Calenzo won his second career gold ring tonight, at the Harveys Resort and Casino at Lake Tahoe.

Calenzo topped a field of 219 players en route to a thrilling victory which included the most entertaining final table so far of this year's Lake Tahoe series. The six-handed finale included three females – somewhat unusual given the relatively small number of women who enter major tournaments (usually about 5-10 percent of the field).

Many spectators were hoping to see a repeat of the rare event that occurred on the WSOP Circuit two years ago, when three females finished 1-2-3, the first such occurrence in major tournament history. But the hat trick wasn't to happen in this night, especially with Calenzo's dominant performance during the tournament's final stages. Calenzo won his first gold ring last season in the Main Event Championship, held at Caesars Atlantic City. That win paid a whopping $197,451. He also cashed for more than $100,000 in an event played at the 2012 WSOP in Las Vegas. With this victory, Calenzo now has about a half million in WSOP-related earnings.

Calenzo is originally from upstate New York, where he lived until recently He now resides in Las Vegas, but is increasingly on the road playing in poker tournaments around the country No doubt, another victory here will sustain his bankroll and confidence to continue further, perhaps soon to reach even loftier heights. “This win wasn't as big as at Caesars,” Calenzo said in a post-tournament interview. “But anytime you win a poker tournament, it's good.”

Oddly enough, Calenzo had never played here at Lake Tahoe before. He was encouraged by several friends to make the trip north from Las Vegas. That turned out to be some wise advice. The win paid $17,741. Calenzo also picked up 50 ranking points towards the WSOP Circuit National Championship. “I love playing the Circuit events,” Calenzo said. “These are the best structures for players – bar none. For the buy-in, these structures are amazing.”

Donna Delfin, from Folsom, CA finished as the runner up. At one point when the last two players were heads-up, Delfin held the chip leads. But 90 minutes later, Calenzo raked in the final pot of the night. The other ladies who made final table appearances included Kristen (Ting) Ho, from Irvine, CA who enjoyed her best WSOP Circuit showing with a fourth-place finish.

Fifth place went to Natasha Barbour, from Tampa, FL.

Tournament Notes

– This was the seventh (of 12) events at the Harvey's Lake Tahoe series.

– Day One began with 219 entries. By the end of the first ten-hour session of play at 2:30 am, only six remained. The survivors returned for Day Two and played the final table session began.

– When the final table began, three of the six finalists were female – highly unusual for major events given the relatively small percentage of female entrants. The ladies were Donna Delfin (2nd), Kristin Ho (4th), and Natasha Barbour (5th).

– William Ellis cashed in this event, his third in-the-money finish so far at this Lake Tahoe series.

– Peter Mavro cashed in this event, his 25th career WSOP Circuit in-the-money finish.

– The final table went about seven hours, longer than expected for a final table that began six-handed. Heads-up play lasted about 90 minutes.

With his victory, Calenzo earned 50 points in the Casino Champion race for the Harveys Lake Tahoe series. But double gold ring winner David Gilmer currently stands way ahead of all players with 102.5 points.

The player who accumulates the most overall points in Lake Tahoe's twelve combined gold ring tournaments will earn the title “Casino Champion” and shall receive automatic entry into the $1 Million 2012-13 WSOP Circuit National Championship. The qualifier will join the winner of the $1,675 buy-in Main Event (Nov. 18-20), who also wins an automatic seat.

All players who cash in gold ring events receive points that apply to both the Casino Championship race (good for Lake Tahoe events only) and the season-long race to claim one of the 60 at-large National Championship bids to be awarded to the top point earners throughout the season. More information on the points system is available on

The 2012-13 WSOP Circuit at Harveys Lake Tahoe runs through November 20, 2012.

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