|Buy-In:||$9,600 + $400|
Gregory Brooks raised to 325,000 preflop and Vivek Rajkumar made the call. The flop was dealt 7 3 2 and Rajkumar checked. Brooks bet 400,000 and Rajkumar went into the tank for a while before he check-raised all in for 3.5 million. Brooks made the call and they flipped over their cards:
Brooks: 8 7
Rajkumar: J 10
Turn and River: 2 and A
Brooks won the tournament and $1,654,120 in prize money. He was also awarded a trophy that is in the form of the classic Frederic Remington sculpture the “Bronco Buster,” a WPT bracelet, and $25,000 seat in the WPT Championship. This is his first major tournament title. Rajkumar was eliminated in second place, just short of his second WPT title. He did take home $908,730 in prize money as a consolation.
The blinds are now 75,000-150,000 with a 25,000 ante for the start of level 32.
The players are now on a 10-minute break.
Vivek Rajkumar raised to 250,000 preflop and Gregory Brooks made the call. The flop was dealt J 4 2 and Brooks bet 375,000. Rajkumar made the call and the 5 fell on the turn. Brooks bet 950,000 and Rajkumar spent some time in the tank before he made the call.
The river was dealt 4 and Brooks bet 2,450,000. Rajkumar made the call with A K, but he fell to the 10 7 of Brooks, who had flopped a flush.
Rajkumar was left with 4,625,000 after the hand and Brooks was back in a commanding lead with 15,805,000.
It is time to change the tapes on the final table set so there is a 10-minute break.
Gregory Brooks raised to 230,000 preflop and Vivek Rajkumar reraised to 720,000. Brooks made the call and the flop fell Q J 7. Rajkumar checked and Brooks bet 540,000. Rajkumar spent some time in the tank and then he made the call.
The flop was dealt 5 and Rajkumar checked again. Brooks then tanked for a bit before moving all in. Rajkumar thought it over for a long time and eventually made the call for his tournament life. Their cards:
Rajkumar: 8 8
Brooks: K 10
Rajkumar doubled up to 9,060,000 after the hand and Brooks still held the lead with 11,370,000.
Cards are back in the air and the blinds are now 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.
Play will now pause for 20 minutes or so for the filming of the money presentation.
Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final match:
Gregory Brooks: 14,450,000
Vivek Rajkumar: 5,980,000
Carlos Mortensen raised to 200,000 from the button preflop and Vivek Rajkumar made the call from the small blind. Gregory Brooks also made the call from the big blind and the flop fell J 5 3.
Rajkumar checked and Brooks bet 380,000. Mortensen then raised to 800,000. Rajkumar mucked, Brooks reraised all in, and Mortensen quickly made the all-in call. Their cards:
Brooks: 6 4
Mortensen: K J
Turn and River: 5 and 10
Brooks hit a fifth club on the river to win the hand with a flush. Mortensen was eliminated in third place and he will take home $640,680 in prize money. That makes Brooks the dominating chip leader heading into the final match.
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