Players Remaining: 1 out of 268
4. Konstantin Bucherl — $214,106
3. James Calderaro — $284,845
2. Matt Marafioti — $381,507
Konstantin Bucherl Eliminated In Fourth Place ($214,106)
Konstantin Bucherl found himself all in preflop against Valdemar Kwaysser. Here were their cards:
The board ran out K10384 and Bucherl was eliminated.
James Calderaro Eliminated In Third Place ($284,845)
James Calderaro opened for a raise and Valdemar Kwaysser repotted. Calderaro then moved in for 1.7 million and Kwaysser made the call. Here were their cards:
The board ran out 65433 and Kwaysser’s jacks held, sending Calderaro to the rail in third.
Valdemar Kwaysser Wins Event No. 38 ($617,214), Matt Marafioti Eliminated In Second Place ($381,507)
Matt Marafioti raised to 200,000 preflop and Valdemar Kwaysser made the call. The flop came down J106 and Marafioti bet 425,000.
Kwaysser reraised the pot and Marafioti put all his chips in the middle. Here were their cards:
Marafioti was drawing very live with four clubs against Kwaysser’s top pair. The turn and river were both black, but they were the Q and 7 and Kwaysser took down his first WSOP bracelet.
Players Remaining: 4 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 2,010,000
1. Valdemar Kwaysser – 3,730,000
2. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,915,000
3. James Calderaro – 1,650,000
4. Matt Marafioti – 700,000
5. Dani Stern — $161,934
Dani Stern Eliminated In Fifth Place ($161,934)
Dani Stern raised to 130,000 and Valdemar Kwaysser reraised to 300,000. Stern made the call for the last of his chips and the players turned up their hands:
The board ran out AA356 to give Kwaysser trip aces on the flop and the pot. Stern was eliminated and took home $161,934.
Players Remaining: 5 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 1,608,000
1. James Calderaro – 2,425,000
2. Valdemar Kwaysser – 2,325,000
3. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,620,000
4. Dani Stern – 900,000
5. Matt Marafioti – 760,000
7. Peter Jetten — $94,394
6. Thomas Marchese — $123,264
Bucherl First To 2 Million
Konstantin Bucherl raised to 110,000 and Peter Jetten made the call preflop. The flop then came down K87 and Bucherl bet 140,000. Jetten made the call and the J fell on the turn.
Both players checked and the river was the 10. Bucherl bet 200,000 and Jetten made the call. Bucherl tabled AK for top pair and Jetten mucked.
Bucherl took the pot and he was at 2,055,000.
Peter Jetten Eliminated In Seventh Place ($94,394)
Peter Jetten raised to 175,000 preflop and Valdemar Kwaysser reraised enough to put Jetten all in. Jetten made the call and the players turned over their cards:
Kwaysser was dominating and the board offered no help to Jetten as he was eliminated.
Thomas Marchese Eliminated In Sixth Place ($123,264)
James Calderaro raised to 150,000 from the button and Thomas Marchese reraised to 575,000 from the big blind. Calderaro repotted and Marchese made the call for the rest of his chips.
Calderaro then showed the bad news, turning over KK. Marchese could only show 99 and he needed help.
What he got instead was a quick boot out the door as the flop came down K77, leaving him virtually drawing dead.
The turn was the 4 and the river was the A and Marchese was eliminated.
Players Remaining: 7 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 1,005,000
1. Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,690,000
2. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,640,000
3. James Calderaro – 1,225,000
4. Dani Stern – 1,125,000
5. Peter Jetten – 820,000
6. Thomas Marchese – 775,000
7. Matt Marafioti – 650,000
9. Alexander Kuzmin — $56,404
8. Blair Rodman — $72,754
Alexander Kuzmin was all in against Peter Jetten. Here were there cards:
The board ran out Q9827 and Kuzman doubled up to 410,000.
Sam Stein Eliminated In 10th Place, Official Final Table Set
Sam Stein raised to 140,000 from the button. Dani Stern then raised enough to put Stein all in.
Stein called his last 70,000 and the players turned up their cards:
Stein was drawing live preflop, then virtually drawing dead on the flop of AA6. Stein needed running straight cards but the board finished out 2 and K, sending Stein to the rail.
Alexander Kuzmin Eliminated In Ninth Place ($56,404)
Alexander Kuzmin raised preflop and Thomas Marchese reraised enough to put Kuzmin all in. Kuzmin made the call and the players showed down their cards:
The board ran out AQ5K7 and Kuzmin was the first casualty at the official final table.
Blair Rodman Eliminated In Eighth Place ($72,754)
Blair Rodman was all in after a flop of KJ7 against Valdemar Kwaysser. Rodman had flopped top two pair with his KJ.
Unfortunately for Rodman, Kwaysser had flopped top set as he held KK. The board finished off 79 and Rodman was eliminated.
Players Remaining: 10 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 804,000
1. Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,675,000
2. Thomas Marchese – 1,315,000
3. Alexander Kuzmin – 850,000
4. Dani Stern – 750,000
5. Matt Marafioti – 745,000
6. James Calderaro – 685,000
7. Peter Jetten – 560,000
8. Konstantin Bucherl – 550,000
9. Blair Rodman – 470,000
10. Sam Stein – 295,000
Jetten Doubles Through Stein
Peter Jetten raised to 100,000 preflop and Sam Stein raised to 360,000. Jetten made the call and was all in.
It was a classic race situation and the board ran out 87426 and Jetten’s jacks held, doubling him up to over 500,000. Stein was the new short stack with just under 300,000.
Players Remaining: 10 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 804,000
1. Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,298,000
2. Dani Stern – 1,157,000
3. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,080,000
4. Sam Stein – 1,000,000
5. Thomas Marchese – 932,000
6. Alexander Kuzmin – 818,000
7. Matt Marafioti – 815,000
8. Peter Jetten – 340,000
9. James Calderaro – 268,000
10. Blair Rodman – 231,000
Stern Takes Down A Pot
Konstantin Bucherl raised to 55,000 and Dani Stern made the call from the big blind. The flop came down 983 and both players checked.
The turn was the A and Stern checked again. Bucherl took a stab at the pot with a bet of 60,000 and Stern would have none of it, as he check-raised to 200,000.
Bucherl released his hand and Stern took down the pot. He was at 1.15 million in chips.
Marafioti Takes One
In a battle of the blinds, Matt Marafioti called from the small blind and Peter Jetten checked. Both players saw a flop of 1098 and Marafioti checked. Jetten bet 30,000 and Marafioti called.
The turn was the A and both players checked. The river was the 7 and Jetten bet 90,000. Marafioti called and showed J10 for the straight and Jetten mucked.
Players Remaining: 10 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 804,000
1. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,825,000
2. Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,398,000
3. Sam Stein – 1,202,000
4. Thomas Marchese – 764,000
5. Alexander Kuzmin – 707,000
6. Peter Jetten – 700,000
7. Dani Stern – 537,000
8. Matt Marafioti – 357,000
9. James Calderaro – 328,000
10. Blair Rodman – 282,000
Note: Players have gone on a 60-minute dinner break and will return at 8:45 p.m.
Rodman Knocks Out Doudney
Blair Rodman raised to 60,000 and Nathna Doudney moved all in for his last 137,000. Rodman made the call and the players turned up their hands:
Rodman was dominating and the board ran out AQ786, offering no help to Doudney as he hit the rail in 11th place.
Clement Thumy was the chip leader of the tournament at one point but found himself all in against Valdemar Kwaysser.
Thumy had pocket aces but they were cracked when Kwaysser’s KQ made trip kings on the river and Thumy was eliminated.
Players Remaining: 13 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 618,461
1. Konstantin Bucherl – 1,442,000
2. Sam Stein – 1,242,000
3. Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,050,000
4. Peter Jetten – 690,000
5. Thomas Marchese – 685,000
6. Alexander Kuzmin – 620,000
7. James Calderaro – 491,000
8. Matt Marafioti – 473,000
9. Dani Stern – 463,000
10. Marc Inizan – 377,000
Allen Kessler Eliminated
Allen Kessler moved all in for his last 59,000 and Konstantin Bucheri made the call. Here were their hands:
Bucherl made the call from the big blind and decided to take a shot at the knockout. The flop came down 974 and Bucherl took the lead. Kessler failed to improve his hand on the following streets and he was eliminated.
Marchese Takes One Off Inizan
Marc Inizan raised to 45,000 preflop and Thomas Marchese made the call. The flop then came down Q64 and both players checked.
The turn was the 9 and Marchese bet 74,000. Inizan made the call and the 3 came on the river. Marchese bet 141,000 and Inizan made the call again.
Marchese tabled Q10 for top pair and Inizan mucked. Marchese took the pot and was at 685,000.
Inizan Takes Another Hit, Bucherl Takes Chip Lead
Picking up the action after the flop, the board read 954. Konstantin Bucherl bet 63,000 and Marc Inizan raised to 175,000. Bucheri then moved all in and Inizan made the call.
Bucherl tabled QJ while Inizan showed A9 for top pair and the lead.
But the turn was the A, giving Inizan two pair but completing Bucherl’s flush. The river was the 2 and Bucherl doubled to 1.4 million while Inizan was down to 330,000.
Sam Stein Doubles Up
After a flop of 754, Sam Stein bet 62,000. Clement Thumy raised it to 175,000 and Stein moved all in. Thumy made the call.
Stein turned over pocket fives for middle set, besting Thumy’s pocket fours and bottom set. The turn and river bricked as they came 6 and 7 respectively.
Stein doubled to 1.2 million while Thumy was down to 200,000.
Players Remaining: 18 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 446,667
1. Clement Thumy – 680,000
2. Peter Jetten – 680,000
3. Dani Stern – 565,000
4. Marc Inizan – 555,000
5. Thomas Marchese – 455,000
6. Matthew Marafioti – 440,000
7. James Calderaro – 425,000
8. Konstantin Bucheri – 390,000
9. Nathan Doudney – 369,000
10. Alexander Kuzmin – 360,000
Naujoks Doubles Up
Marc Inizan raised to 36,000 and Sandra Naujoks moved in for her last 120,000. Inizan made the call and tabled K7.
Naujoks showed down AK and the board ran out AQ23A.
Naujoks made trip-aces and doubled up to 264,000 after the hand.
Thomas Petterson Eliminated
Picking up the action after a flop of J99, Thomas Petterson moved all in for his last 31,000 and Konstantin Bucheri made the call.
Petterson showed down A6 while Bucheri held AJ.
The board ran out 49 and Petterson was out.
Chip Leader Takes A Hit
Marc Inizan and Clement Thumy got into a raising war preflop that resulted in Inizan being all in. Here were their cards:
Inizan was in some trouble but the board ran out 544102, giving Inizan his pair on the turn and he doubled up to 550,000.
Thumy was knocked down to 680,000 and still held the chip lead but he had much less room to breathe.
Players Remaining: 22 out of 268
Average Chip Count: 365,454
1. Clement Thumy – 925,000
2. Peter Jetten – 684,000
3. Sam Stein – 531,000
4. James Calderaro – 509,000
5. Marc Inizan – 492,000
6. Thomas Marchese – 465,000
7. Nathan Doudney – 465,000
8. Nikolai Yakovenko – 463,000
9. Dani Stern – 425,000
10. Alexander Kuzmin – 424,000
Vitaly Lunkin Doubles Through Marchese, Then Eliminated By Thumy
Dustin Woolf raised to 33,000 and Vitaly Lunkin made it 62,000 from the cutoff. Thomas Marchese then reraised to 180,000 from the big blind and Woolf got out of the way.
Lunkin made the call with the rest of his chips and turned over KK while Marchese showed AQ.
The board ran out Q87J4 and Lunkin doubled up to 312,000.
A few hands later, Lunkin saw a flop of A96 against Clement Thumy. Thumy bet 33,000 and Lunkin raised to 90,000. Thumy then raised enough to put Lunkin all in and Lunkin made the call.
Lunkin tabled KJ for the nut flush draw while Thumy showed A6 for two pair.
The turn was the 3 and the river was the 10 and Lunkin was eliminated just a few hands after doubling up. Thumy was near 1 million in chips after the hand.
John Dwyer Eliminated
John Dwyer was all in preflop with AK against Amnon Filippi’s A4.
Dwyer was in good position to double up, but the board ran out 94225, giving Filippi a pair and the win and sending Dwyer to the rail.
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