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|Jul 07, '13||2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker||Event 61 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha||3||+|
Level 25 Update: Alexander Kravchenko Eliminated in 9th Place
Jul 07, '13
Players Remaining: 8 out of 386
Average Chip Count: 1,447,500
Seat 1: Gjergj Sinishtaj – 1,975,000
9th: Alexander Kravchenko – $67,742
Alexander Kravchenko Eliminated in Ninth Place ($67,742)
James Wiese raised to 100,000 preflop and Alexander Kravchenko reraised all in for 300,000. Sean Dempsey then reraised the pot and Wiese folded. The two remaining players then revealed their hands.
Kravchenko was eliminated in ninth place and Dempsey grew his stack to 1.2 million thanks to a straight.
Rory Brennan Doubles Up With Quads
Numit Agrawal raised to 90,000 and Rory Brennan reraised all in. Agrawal called and the two players tabled their hands.
Brennan made quad threes and that was more than enough for him to double up to 740,000 and survive. Agrawal held 675,000 after the hand.
Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 61 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha)
Jul 07, '13
The final table of Event No. 61 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha) has begun, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.
With the elimination of Oleksii Kovalchuk in tenth place ($52,611), the nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 24 with blinds of 15,000-30,000, and action will continue until a winner is determined. Play may be extended an additional day if it takes more than 10 levels to reach a winner as noted on the official structure sheet. With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players stack up:
Seat 1: Gjergj Sinishtaj – 1,960,000
Although only nine player remain this event attracted a field of 386 players, creating a total prize pool of $3,628,400, and the top 45 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:
1st Place: $852,692
Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.
|Jun 01, '11||2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker||$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship||1||+|
Round Two: Hour Three -- Gus Hansen Advances and The Magician Vanishes
Jun 01, '11
Note: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in round 2 is that the blinds begin at 300-600.
Players Remaining: 34 out of 128
Starting Stacks: 150,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 50,000 and had 100,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.
Eric Froehlich vs. Scott Clements
Gus Hansen Advances
Gregory Brooks and Gus Hansen saw an unraised flop of K K 2 and then Hansen bet 3,000. Brooks raised to 8,000 and Hansen made the call.
The 5 was dealt on the turn and both players checked. The 8 fell on the river and Hansen bet 16,100. Brooks raised to 53,300 and then Hansen reraised all in. Brooks made the all-in call for his final 28,000 and then they flipped over their cards:
Hansen: K 8
Hansen advanced to the round of 32 after the hand and Brooks was eliminated.
Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated by Maxim Lykov
Maxim Lykov limped on the button for 3,000 and Antonio Esfandiari raised to 18,000. Lykov reraised all in and Esfandiari made the call to cover him. Their cards:
Lykov: A Q
Board: K 6 2 3 Q
Lykov won the hand to double up and he was forced to shove with a short stack a short time later with J-8. He was far behind the A-K of Lykov and he was eliminated on the hand.
Alexander Kravchenko Eliminated
Alexander Kravchenko got the last of his chips all in preflop from the button and Armitraj Singh made the call. Their cards:
Kravchenko: A 10
Board: K 4 3 8 7
Kravchenko was eliminated on the hand and an excited Singh advanced to tomorrow.
|Sep 29, '10||2010 PokerStars.com EPT London - Season VII||EPT London Main Event||1||+|
Alexander Kravchenko Takes the Lead
Sep 29, '10
Team PokerStars pro Alexander Kravchenko and Gianni Direnzo got all of their chips into the middle on a 9 8 2 flop. Their cards:
Kravchenko: 8 8
Turn and River: 2 and K
Kravchenko won the hand with his crazy eights and Direnzo was eliminated. Kravchenko now holds the chip lead with 66,000.
Player Tags: Alexander Kravchenko
|Jul 04, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 55 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||4||+|
Level 27: Kravchenko Falls in 8th ($85,180)
Jul 04, '10
Players Remaining: 6 out of 346
Average Chip Count: 1,730,000
1. Ludovic Lacay — 3,200,000
Kravchenko Falls in 8th ($85,180)
Ville Mattila raised to 110,000 and Alexander Kravchenko the last of his 225,000 in from the big blind. Mattila called and they showed down:
Kravchenko was in the lead and stayed that way on a QQ3 flop. The turn was the 7, giving both players straight draws but keeping Kravchenko ahead. The 5 river was a bad card for the Russian, as it gave Mattila his straight and eliminated Kravchenko in 8th place. He made $85,180.
Alaei KOs Stelmak in 7th ($111,524)
Dmitry Stelmak opened for 175,000 and Daniel Alaei moved all in, having Stelmak covered. Stelmak called and saw he was behind. Their hands:
The flop missed everyone, running J48, but the 7 on the turn gave Stelmak the flush draw. The river brought the 2 and Alaei’s aces held up to boot Stelmak in 7th place, for $111,524.
|Jun 24, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 43 - $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship||1||+|
Level Eight: Last Level Of The Night
Jun 24, '10
Flop Games: 600-1,200 blinds
Players Remaining: 169 out of 241
Average Chip Stack: 42,781
1. Sergey Altbregin – 133,000
Kravchenko Takes One
Alexander Kravchenko completed to 1,200 and one player called. Kravchenko bet 1,200 on fourth street and was called.
Kravchenko then led out for 2,400 on every street after and was called down. Kravchenko tabled an 8-5-4-3-2 and it was good to take down the pot.
He was at 40,000 after the hand.
Juanda Takes One Off Barbieri
John Juanda completed to 1,200 and Al Barbieri made the call. Barbieri then led out for 1,200 on fourth street and Juanda raised to 2,400. Barbieri called and Juanda bet 2,400 on fifth street.
Barbieri called and both players checked on sixth street. On seventh street, Juanda was showing A476 and bet another 2,400.
Barbieri finally had enough and mucked his hand. Juanda took it down and he was at 20,000.
|Jun 21, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 38 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship||2||+|
Level Nine: Kravchenko Eliminated
Jun 21, '10
Players Remaining: 120 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 67,000
1. Thomas Marchese – 334,600
Alexander Kravchenko had his last 21,000 in chips committed into the pot on a 1094 flop.
Daniel Smith made the call to put Kravchenko at risk and turned over K10 for top pair. Kravchenko showed K9 for middle pair and needed some help.
The turn was the J and the river was the 2, offering no aid to Kravchenko and he was eliminated.
Peters Shot Down
David Peters found himself all in preflop with QQ. Unfortunately for him, his opponent was holding AA.
The board ran out K52JK and Peters was shown the door early on day two.
Humberto Brenes Eliminated
A hand after being knocked down to his last 5,000 in chips, Humberto Brenes was all in holding AJ.
Pierre Neuville woke up with AA and Brenes was in desperate need of a miracle.
But the board ran out K628 and Brenes was eliminated.
|Jun 20, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 35 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads Up Championship||2||+|
Round 5 Hour 2 Update: Day 2 Complete
Jun 20, '10
Players Remaining: 8 out of 256
Round Five Starting Chip Stack: 480,000
Vivek Rajkumar — $38,424
Notable Advancements to Round Six:
Player Twitter Accounts:
Bertrand Grospellier Eliminated
Bertrand Grospellier was all in for just 55,000 and Ludovic Lacay made the call. Grospellier tabled the KQ and was slightly behind the A10 of Lacay. The board ran out A7596 and Grospellier was gone.
Vanessa Rousso Advances
Vanessa Rousso limped and Vivek Rajkumar moved all in for 100,000. Rousso called and exposed the A3 and was behind the A8 of Rajkumar. Rajkumar witnessed one of the worst flops possible when it came 542. Rajkumar had outs to chop but the turn and river bricked for him and he was out.
Alex Kravchenko Eliminated
Ernst Schmejkal bet 16,000 and Alexander Kravchenko moved all in. Schmejkal called to put Kravchenko at risk. Kravchenko exposed the KQ and had live cards versus the A10 of Schmejkal. However, The board ran out J64710 and Kravchenko was gone.
|Jun 15, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 29 - $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||1||+|
Deeb Still Healthy
Jun 15, '10
Remaining Players: 168 of 171
CP Family Chip Counts
Barry Shulman â€” 29,500
Deeb Runs Into Kings
Seat 6 made it 1,000 pre-flop and Shaun Deeb re-raised to 1,500. Seats 3 and 6 called and the flop came 225.
Seat 3 bet, seat 6 raised, and Deeb re-raised. Everyone called, and the turn brought the 8. Seat 3 bet, seat 6 folded and Deeb raised. Seat 3 called and on the 3 river Deeb check-called.
Seat 3 showed KK and Deeb mucked. His stack was still healthy after the loss, with around 37,000 in chips.
Kravchenko Flushes Meinders
Entering the action after the turn on a board of 5K73, Alexander Kravchenko check-called a bet from Brian Meinders, runner-up in event No. 23.
On the 8 Kravchenko led out and got a call. He flipped over J10 for a flush and Meinders mucked.
Kravchenko had around 31,000 after the hand.
The Professor In Getting Short
Howard Lederer check-raised Erik Sagstrom’s bet on a flop of K63 and was called. Lederer then led out on the Q turn and Sagstrom put in a raise. Lederer called and again check-called Sagstrom on the Q river.
Sagstrom showed Q6 for a full house and The Professor dropped to 3,100 in chips. Sagstrom was up to 42,000 after the hand.
|Jun 07, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 14 - $1,500 2-7 No-Limit Lowball||3||+|
And there were 4
Jun 07, '10
1. Yan Chen — 475,000
Kravchenko is The Day’s First Victim, Finishes in 7th Place ($9,568)
Alexander Kravchenko was all in for his last 35,000 and was called by chip leader Mike Wattel. Kravchenko drew one and Wattel stood pat. Their hands:
Kravchenko paired his 4 and was eliminated in 7th place, taking $9,568 in prize money.
James Bord Falls in 6th Place ($12,997)
James Bord pushed his last 100,000 in and was called by Yan Chen. Bord drew one and Chen stood pat. Their hands:
Chen held the 9-low, and Bord paired his 3. Chen’s stack rose to 423,000, busting Bord in 6th place.
Bui Bounced in 5th ($18,096)
Todd Bui moved all in for 38,000 from the small blind and Yan Chen called, standing pat. Bui drew one and they showed down:
|Jun 04, '10||2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker||Event 10 - $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship||2||+|
Level 1 Update: Clements Off To Good Start
Jun 03, '10
Limits: Bring-in 50, Ante 50, Stakes 200-400
Average Chip Count:
Clements Clubs Lindgren
Both Scott Clements and Erick Lindgren checked the first four cards with Clements showing 7Q and Lindgren showing K4.
Lindgren checked when he got the 9 on the next street and Clements bet 400 when he got the 7. Lindgren called and got the 5 next, checking to Clements who checked his 3.
Both players checked the last card and Clements showed he was essentially playing his visible pair of sevens, and his down cards were AJ2. The pair was good, and Lindgren mucked, down to around 29,400 in chips while Clements was up a bit, at 30,600.
Trips Take One From Negreau
Daniel Negreanu bet every street against Alexander Kravchenko and the player in seat 3. Seat 3 got out of the way after 5th street, but Kravchenko check-called until Negreanu bet on the 7th street. Here, he check-raised to 800 and Negreanu called.
Kravchenko’s full house took a nice early pot, boosting his stack to around 32,500, while Negreanu’s dropped to around 27,500.
Scotty Gets Flushed
On fourth street, Barry Greenstein check-called a bet from Scotty Nguyen with his board reading (X-X)-5-J. Nguyen’s board resembled (X-X)-8-9.
Greenstein picked up the 2 on fifth and check-called another bet from Nguyen who caught the 7. Nguyen now led on sixth when he caught the J and Greenstein called, who caught the 4.
On the river, Nguyen now checked and Greenstein bet and Nguyen called. Greenstein revealed the 4-10-7 in the hole to make a flush and send him the pot.
Lisandro Chipping Up
Jeffrey Lisandro bet on every street as the player in seat 3 called through 5th street. Their cards were:
Lisandro bet here and seat 3 gave his hand up to last year’s WSOP player of the year. Lisandro had aroudn 32,000 after the hand.
Left In the Deck:
Maybe Scotty Nguyen is changing his ways a little bit. He usually enjoys an alcoholic beverage while playing, but today, he is sitting with an O’Douls in front of him.
Men “The Master” Imposture
The real Men “The Master” Nguyen has arrived at the event, but apparently there is an imposture out there. Allen Kessler walked up to The Master to tell him that there is a fake Twitter account for Nguyen, and the account is saying some “nasty things.”
Ever so coolly, The Master responded with “So what?” and walked away.
Level Nine: Ulliott Cripples Gerasimov
Jun 04, '10
Blinds: Bring-in 300, ante 500, Limits 1,500-3,000
Players Remaining: 85 out of 150
Average Chip Count: 52,941
1. Michael Mizrachi – 191,900
The Devil Takes Gerasimov For A Ride
David Ulliott completed to 1,500 and Kirill Gerasimov raised to 3,000. Ulliott made the call and then he led out again with 1,500 on fourth street.
Gerasimov raised to 3,000 again and Ulliott called. Gerasimov led out on fifth street with 3,000 and Ulliott raised to 6,000. Gerasimov made the call and called another bet of 3,000 on sixth street. Ulliott bet 3,000 on seventh street and Gerasimov made a reluctant call.
Ulliott tabled (A6J)AJ96 for two pair. Gerasimov had no pair showing and mucked his hole cards after Ulliott showed down.
Gerasimov was down to just 3,500 while Ulliott was up to 84,000.
Schmelev Can’t Win Three-Way Pot, Chris Amaral Eliminated
Chris Amaral was all in by fourth street, leaving Craig Neilan and Vladimir Schmelev to contest a side pot.
Neilan eventually found himself all in on sixth street and showed (KKJ)K337 for a full house.
“I’m drawing dead,” Amaral said as he showed rolled up sixes. Schmelev had rolled up nines and the river was not the case nine as he mucked his hand and Neilan nearly tripled up to 60,000.
Schmelev was still relatively healthy after the pot at 147,000.
Bach Masters Nguyen
We caught up with this hand on seventh street. David Bach bet 3,000 and Men Nguyen made the call.
Bach was showing A584 and turned over (JJA) for two pair. Nguyen was showing A4KQ but mucked his hole cards when Bach showed his hand.
Bach was up to 53,000 while Nguyen was at 67,000.
Kravchenko Doubles Up, Still Ailing
We caught up with this hand on seventh street. Alexander Kravchenko was all in against Cory Zeidman. Kravchenko was dealt JJKK33-X for kings up. Zeidman could not beat it and mucked his hand.
Kravchenko doubled up but he was still very low on chips with just 7,000.
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