Jesse Rockowitz bagged the chiplead on Day 1A of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis main event. The Northern California native is poised to make yet another deep run, putting away 191,100 in chips for ...
Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,092
2. Vincent Jacques — $320,913
Vincent Jacques Eliminated In 2nd Place ($320,913); Praz Bansi Wins Event No. 5 ($515,501)
Praz Bansi raised to 225,000 preflop and the action was on Vincent Jacques. He moved in for 315,000 total and Bansi made a quick call.
Jacques turned over A8 but was dominated by Bansi’s AJ.
The board ran out QQJ82 and Bansi took down his second WSOP bracelet and a cool half million dollars to go with it.
Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,092
Average Chip Count: 4,707,000
1. Praz Bansi – 5,000,000
2. Vincent Jacques – 4,280,000
Calvin Kordus Eliminated In 3rd Place ($223,069)
Calvin Kordus moved all in preflop and Vincent Jacques made the call.
Kordus tabled A5 and was dominated by Vincent Jacques A8.
The board ran out AK1063 and Kordus made his exit in third place, leaving Jacques and Praz Bansi to battle heads-up for the bracelet.
Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,092
Average Chip Count: 784,500
1. Praz Bansi – 5,000,000
2. Calvin Kordus – 2,810,000
3. Vincent Jacques – 2,350,000
6. Donald Offord — $86,858
5. Tomer Berda — $117,416
4. David Tuthill — $160,654
Donald Offord Eliminated In 6th Place ($86,858)
Donald Offord moved all in from the cutoff and Vincent Jacques did the same from the button. David Tuthill put in the initial raise but mucked his hand after all the action.
Offord turned over JJ but was dominated by Jacques and his QQ.
The board ran out A710105 and Offord was eliminated.
Tomer Berda Eliminated In 5th Place ($117,416)
David Tuthill raised it up from the cutoff preflop and Tomer Berda reraised.
Tuthill put in a third raise and Berda came over the top with the rest of his chips. Tuthill made the call and turned over KK. It was the best hand as Berda showed down AK.
The board ran out 107438 and Berda was eliminated.
David Tuthill Eliminated In 4th Place ($160,654)
David Tuthill found himself all in holding AJ. Praz Bansi made the call with KK.
The board ran out Q10764 and the one time chip leader at the final table was eliminated.
Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,092
Average Chip Count: 449,785
1. David Tuthill – 2,860,000
2. Calvin Kordus – 1,775,000
3. Tomer Berda – 1,605,000
4. Praz Bansi – 1,100,000
5. Donald Offord – 815,000
6. Vincent Jacques – 750,000
8. David Sands — $49,409
7. Hugh Bell — $65,097
David Sands Eliminated In 8th Place ($49,409)
David Sands moved all in for 575,000 and Praz Bansi reraised all in. No one called that bet and Sands showed 44.
Bansi turned over JJ and the board ran out AA9AQ offering no help to Sands and he was eliminated.
Hugh Bell Eliminated In 7th Place ($65,097)
Hugh Bell put in a raise preflop and David Tuthill came over the top with a raise of his own. Bell called, putting himself all in.
Tuthill turned over 1010 but was dominated by Bell’s AA.
The board ran out QJ4910, giving Tuthill a miracle set on the river to eliminate Bell.
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Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,092
Average Chip Count: 393,562
1. David Tuthill – 2,000,000
2. Tomer Berda – 1,822,000
3. Calvin Kordus – 1,487,000
4. Donald Offord – 945,000
5. Vincent Jacques – 675,000
6. David Sands – 636,000
7. Praz Bansi – 600,000
8. Hugh Bell – 321,000
9. Kyle Knecht — $37,943
Note: Players have gone on a 60-minute dinner break and will return at 8:30 p.m.
Kyle Knecht Eliminated In 9th Place
Praz Bansi raised to 76,000 from under the gun and action folded around to Kyle Knecht. He repopped to 171,000, putting himself all in. David Tuthill made the call and Bansi mucked.
Knecht turned over KJ while Tuthill showed 88.
The board ran out Q835A and Tuthill improved to a set on the flop to eliminate Knecht.
The final table for event no. 5 is set. There were 23 returners on the final day and it took almost four hours to get down to the final nine participants. Here is how they stack up in chips.
1. Tomer Berda – 1,924,000
2. Kyle Knecht – 1,850,000
3. Vincent Jacques – 1,371,000
4. Calvin Kordus – 937,000
5. Donald Offord – 829,000
6. Praz Bansi – 787,000
7. Hugh Bell – 641,000
8. David Sands – 625,000
9. David Tuthill – 256,000
Here are their seating assignments:
Seat 1 – Kyle Knecht
Seat 2 – David Tuthill
Seat 3 – Donald Offord
Seat 4 – Tomer Berda
Seat 5 – Vincent Jacques
Seat 6 – David Sands
Seat 7 – Praz Bansi
Seat 8 – Calvin Kordus
Seat 9 – Hugh Bell
Stay tuned to CardPlayer.com as we bring you all the elimination hands from today’s final table.
Day 3 of Event No. 5 ($1,500 no-limit holdâ€™em) will start today at noon PST.
Day 2 experienced a plethora of eliminations. The current chip average is 410,673.
A total of 23 players will take their seats later today, with only 9 of them making the final table. A winner will be crowned today.
Stay tuned to Card Player for updates throughout the tournament.
Here are the chip counts heading to the final day:
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