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The world's best poker champs hit the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas for the chance to play for millions on television's newest poker challenge.

Recaps by Robert W. Seidelman, GSNN

Chad Brown
Brandi Williams
EP: Dan Pugliese
Packager: TVi Media
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Week Twelve - November 20-21

(C-Note: As always, what follows are televised-hand-by-televised-hand accounts.  Obviously, since it's only an hour show, most hands are not televised so you're going to see a lot of jumping of the dealer button. For more information on this and other poker precepts, visit Chris Wolvie's Poker Primer. In the meantime, here's Robert!)

Week 12 is upon us with just 11 tournaments left to go. Which brings us more returning players and some newbies. Joining our favorite Caesar's Challenge Centurion this week is Mark Tenet.

By the Way, the winner of last week's Tourney is Michael Miner. He won a $4,000 trip and $8,000 in cash.

Players this week are: Evelyn Ng/Rick Russell/Larry Sigetti/Max Pescatori/Chris Hinchcliffe/Matt Russell and Ned Shabou.

Playing for a trip to the Bahamas plus $8,000 in cash with the runner up winning $4,000.

Hand 1: Chris calls with a J-Q. Neil raises to $2,100 with A-A. Larry goes all in with A-J. Chris Folds with Neil Calling. with a 2-4-A on the flop and a 7 on the turn seals it for Neil, knocking out Larry.

Hand 2: Evelyn raises to $1,500 with 10-J. Max Calls with Q-K. 7-6-2 on the flop, 3 on the turn and a K on the river. Evelyn bets $1.700 with Chris quickly calling and quickly winning the pot.

Hand 3: Max Raises to $1,900 with 6-7. Ned calls with 7-9. 3-5-9 on the flop. Ned bets $600, with Max Quickly calling. 4 on the turn sees a $2,500 bet for Max. Ned did call. 2 on the river. Max bets $3,000, Ned calls and Max wins the pot.

Hand 4: Max bets $2,499 with 9-9. Evelyn goes all in with 6-6. Max calls. K-4-7 on the flop. 7 on the turn and a 10 on the river sees Evelyn to the Door.

Hand 5: Rick raises to $2,500 with A-2, Ned calls with 8-9. K-3-9 on the flop. Ned bets $1,200, Raises to $3,000. Ned calls. 6 on the turn. Rick bets $3,000. Rick calls. 6 on the river. Ned bets $3,100. Rick folds. Ned wins the pot.

Hand 6: Max bets $3,300 with K-9, Matt goes all in with A-7. Max calls. A-8-4 on the flop. 8 on the turn, 3 on the river and Matt Doubles up.

Hand 7: Rick goes all in with A-9, Chris Calls with A-J. A-J-9 on the flop. and the Deathblow comes with a 7 on the turn and Rick is out.

Hand 8: Matt raises to $2,400 with 10-Q, Max Calls with A-2. J-K-J on the flop garners a $1,500 bet from max, Matt Calls. K on the turn and an A on the river. Matt bets $4,000. Max calls and Matt wins the pot.

Hand 9: Chris calls with 8-10 Hearts, Ned calls with 6-2 Hearts, Matt checks with 5-6. Q-5-K Hearts on the flop. Chris goes all in With the top Flush, Matt folds, Ned calls with the dummy flush. A on the turn and Chris Doubles Up.

Hand 10: Max calls with J-7. Chris checks with 10-8. 8-J-Q on the flop. Max bets $1,200, Chris Calls. A on the turn, 9 on the river. Max bets $3,800, Chris calls and wins the pot.

Hand 11: Ned calls with K-6, Max Check with 10-3. 10-3-10 on the flop. K on the turn. Ned bets 41,500, Mac raises to $5,000. Ned goes all in, Mac calls. 10 on the river and Ned is out.

Hand 12: Chris bets $4,000 with K-10, Matt goes all in with A-8. Chris calls and sees a 10-9-5 on the flop. J on the turn and a 2 on the river sees Matt out.


Hand 13: Chris calls with A-K, Max check with 6-8, 6-9-Q on the flop, 9 on the turn. Max bets $1,600, Chris Calls. Q on the river. Max bets $3,800, Chris calls and wins the pot.

Hand 14: Max calls with 4-5, Chris checks with J-2. 7-J-8 on the flop. Max bets $3,000, Chris calls. J on the turn. Max bets $6,000. Chris goes all in, Max Folds.

Hand 15: Chris raises to $1,000 blind with 6-9. Max calls with 4-7. K-6-3 on the flop. Max goes all in, Chris calls. 10 on the turn, 9 on the river and Chris Hinchcliffe is the winner.

Chris Hinchcliffe wins $8,000, a $4,000 trip to the Caribbean and a DVD player. Total cash and prizes worth $12,500.

That does it for this week. For Chad, Brandi, and the rest of the staff, See you next week.

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