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Buy-In: $500
Prize Pool: $329,400
Entrants: 732

Event 1 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em Casino Employees

  • May 27, '12 - May 28, '12
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Updates on Final Day (May 28, 12)

 
 

Chiab Saechao Wins Event no. 1 ($70,859)

Level: 21

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Live Updates:

Patricia Baker Doubles Through Chiab Saechao

Patricia Baker

Patricia Baker limped in the pot for 24,000 on the button, James Routos completed the bet from the small blind, Chiab Saechao raised to 84,000 from the big blind, Baker called and Routos folded.

The flop came 9Spade Suit8Club Suit2Diamond Suit, Saechao shoved and Baker called all in.

Baker led the flop with JSpade Suit9Diamond Suit for top pair against Saechao’s ace-high with AHeart Suit4Spade Suit.

The turn and river were the 4Spade Suit and the KClub Suit, as Baker doubled the short stack to about a half million in chips (20 bbs) to stay alive.

Patricia Baker ~ 500,000
Chiab Saechao ~ 1,000,000

Baker Doubles Again, Trades Stacks With Routos

Jame Routos opened the pot for 55,000 from the button and Patricia Baker called from the big blind.

The flop came AClub SuitJClub Suit8Heart Suit, Baker moved all in for just under 240,000 and Routos called.

Routos led the flop with ASpade Suit10Heart Suit for top pair against Baker’s middle pair with JHeart Suit2Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the QDiamond Suit and the JSpade Suit, giving Baker trips on the river to double up to second in chips and put Routos on the short stack.

Patricia Baker ~ 620,000
James Routos ~ 310,000

James Routos Eliminated in 3rd Place ($28,206)

James Routos

Shortly after being doubled through by Patricia Baker, James Routos three-bet all in for about 300,000 from the big blind after Chiab Saechao opened the pot for 60,000 from the button. Saechao called the raise and Routos was all in for his tournament life.

Saechao led before the flop with 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit against Routos’ ADiamond Suit7Heart Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit6Club Suit3Club SuitJClub SuitQClub Suit, offering no help to James Routos who was eliminated in 3rd place ($28,206).

With Routos’ elimination, Chiab Saechao leads going into heads-up play with roughly 1,6000,000 to Patricia Bakers’s 600,000.

Chiab Saechao Wins Event no. 1 ($70,859)

Patricia Baker Eliminated in 2nd Place ($43,754)

Chiab Saechao

It didn’t take long for Chiab Saechao to capitalize on his nearly 3:1 chip lead over Patricia Baker going into heads-up play. After being whittled down to just over 10 bbs on the final hand, Patricia Baker completed the bet from the small blind and Chiab Saechao checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came 10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit2Diamond Suit, Baker checked, Saechao bet 35,000 and Baker called.

The turn was the ASpade Suit and both players checked.

The river was the 6Diamond Suit, Baker moved all in for about 200,000 and Saechao called.

Baker turned over 9Club Suit8Club Suit for a rivered straight while Saechao showed JDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit for a rivered flush. Patricia Baker was eliminated in 2nd place ($43,754) while Chiab Saechao wins Event no. 1, taking home the $70,859 grand prize, the first gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP and the envy of all his peers.

Be sure to check back with Card Player for all of your final table action, current chip counts, and prize distributions for each gold bracelet event.

 

Level 20 Update: Pulford 4th ($20,663), Vaca-Rondon 5th ($15,359)

Level: 20

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 732

Average Chip Count: 732,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — James Routos — 660,000

Seat no. 7 — Chiab Saechao — 1,200,000

Seat no. 9 — Patricia Baker — 300,000

Players Eliminated:

Ray Pulford — 4th Place ($20,663)
Nicolas Vaca-Rondin — 5th Place ($15,359)

Live Updates:

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon Eliminated in 5th Place ($15,359)

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon

Chiab Saechao limped in from under the gun, Nicolas Vaca-Rondon moved all for about 200,000 behind him and Saechao called.

Saechao led before the flop with ADiamond SuitAClub Suit against Vaca-Rondon’s 7Spade Suit7Heart Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit6Diamond Suit5Spade SuitJHeart Suit2Spade Suit, offering no help to Nicolas Vaca-Rondon who was eliminated in 5th place ($15,359).

Chiab Saechao ~ 850,000

Ray Pulford Eliminated in 4th Place ($20,663)

Ray Pulford

Patricia Baker limped in the pot for 20,000 from under the gun and Ray Pulford checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came 10Diamond Suit8Club Suit5Club Suit, Pulford checked, Baker bet 80,000 and Pulford called.

The turn was the QDiamond Suit, Pulford checked, Baker shoved and Pulford called all in.

Pulford led the turn with 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit for a set of fives on the flop against Baker’s two pair on the turn with QSpade Suit8Spade Suit.

The river was the QHeart Suit, giving Baker a better full house to win the pot and eliminate Ray Pulford in 4th place ($20,663).

Patricia Baker ~ 600,000

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 19 Update: Chiab Saechao Doubles Twice, Turns Short Stack Into Chip Lead

Level: 19

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 732

Average Chip Count: 439,200

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — James Routos — 550,000
Seat no. 2 — Nioclas Vaca-Rondon — 160,000

Seat no. 7 — Chiab Saechao — 650,000
Seat no. 8 — Ray Pulford — 600,000
Seat no. 9 — Patricia Baker — 240,000

Live Updates:

Chiab Saechao Doubles Through Ray Pulford

Chiab Saechao moved the short stack all in before the flop for about 170,000 from the button and chipleader Ray Pulford called from the small blind.

Pulford led before the flop with 6Heart Suit6Club Suit against Saechao’s QSpade SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came QClub Suit5Heart Suit2Heart Suit4Club Suit8Diamond Suit, giving Saechao top pair on the flop to double up and knock the chipleader down to 43 bbs.

Chiab Saechao ~ 360,000
Ray Pulford ~ 690,000

Chiab Saechao Does it Again; Doubles Through Patrica Baker

Chiab Saechao

Patricia Baker opened the pot for 32,000 from under the gun, Choab Saecho moved all in for about 250,000 and Baker called the raise.

Saechao led before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Diamond Suit against Patricia Baker’s ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit5Diamond Suit3Heart Suit10Heart SuitQClub Suit, giving Baker top pair on the flop but Saechao spiked a ten on the turn and another queen on the river to fill up against Baker’s trips. Chiab Saechao doubled up to over 550,000 (currently second place) while Patricia Baker slipped down to the short stack with just 125,000 (7 bbs).

Chiab Saeichao ~ 570,000
Patricia Baker ~ 125,000

Patricia Baker Stays Alive; Doubles Through Nicolas Vaca-Rondon

Shortly after being doubled through by Chiab Saechao, Patricia Baker moved all in with the short stack for just under 100,000 from the button after Ray Pulford opened the pot for 37,000 from the cutoff. Nicolas Vaca-Rondon shoved the big blind for about 275,000 and Pulford folded to the raise.

Baker led before the flop with 4Spade Suit4Club Suit against Pulford’s ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came JHeart Suit10Club Suit8Spade Suit4Diamond Suit4Heart Suit, giving Pulford top pair on the flop to take the lead, but Baker spiked two running fours to make quads and double up to just under a quarter million in chips.

Patricia Baker ~ 240,000
Nicolas Vaca-Rondon ~ 160,000

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 18 Update: Pinkussohn 6th ($11,571), Phan 7th ($8,824)

Level: 18

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 732

Average Chip Count: 439,200

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — James Routos — 580,000
Seat no. 2 — Nioclas Vaca-Rondon — 405,000

Seat no. 7 — Chiab Saechao — 250,000
Seat no. 8 — Ray Pulford — 540,000
Seat no. 9 — Patricia Baker — 370,000

Players Eliminated:

Jay Pinkussohn — 6th Place ($11,571)
Steven Phan — 7th Place ($8,824)

Live Updates:

Steven Phan Eliminated in 7th Place ($8,824)

Steven Phan

Jay Pinkkusohn opened the pot for 30,000 from under the gun, Steven Phan moved all in for 38,000 from middle position, Ray Pulford reraised to 138,000 and Pinkussohn folded.

Pulford led before the flop with AClub SuitQSpade Suit against Phan’s JClub Suit10Diamond Suit.

The board came QDiamond Suit7Spade Suit7Club SuitAHeart Suit2Heart Suit, giving Pulford top two pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Steven Phan in 7th place ($8,824).

James Routos Doubles Through Jay Pinkussohn

James Routos opened the pot for a raise from the button, Jay Pinkussohn shoved from the big blind and Routos called all in.

Routos led before the flop with 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit against Pinkussohn’s 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit8Spade Suit5Heart SuitKHeart Suit10Club Suit, giving Routos middle set on the flop to double up.

James Routos ~ 340,000
Jay Pinkussohn ~ 50,000

Jay Pinkussohn Eliminated in 6th Place ($11,571)

Jay Pinkussohn

After being doubled through by James Routos just a few hands earlier, Jay Pinkussohn moved all in for about 50,000 after Patricia Baker limped into the pot from under the gun. Baker called the raise and Pinkussohn was all in for his tournament life.

Baker led before the flop with AHeart Suit9Club Suit against Pinkussohn’s ADiamond Suit6Heart Suit.

The board came 10Club Suit8Spade Suit2Heart Suit10Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit, offering no help to either player as Baker’s kicker played to win the pot and eliminate Jay Pinkussohn in 6th place ($11,571).

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon Doubles Through Ray Pulford

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon opened the pot for 26,000 from the cutoff and Ray Pulford called from the small blind.

The flop came KClub SuitJDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit, Pulford checked, Vaca-Rondon bet 33,000, Pulford check-shoved, and Vaca-Rondon called all in.

Vaca-Rondon led the flop with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit for top set against Pulford’s flush draw with 6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit

The turn and river were the 4Spade Suit and the 6Heart Suit, failing to improve Pulford’s hand as Vaca-Rondon doubled up.

Ray Pulford ~ 540,000
Nicolas Vaca-Rondon ~ 405,000

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 17 Update: Wilmot 8th ($6,808), Ivanov 9th ($5,309)

Level: 17

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 732

Average Chip Count: 313,714

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — James Routos — 190,000
Seat no. 2 — Nioclas Vaca-Rondon — 390,000

Seat no. 5 — Jay Pinkussohn — 240,000
Seat no. 6 — Steven Phan — 152,000
Seat no. 7 — Chiab Saechao — 320,000
Seat no. 8 — Ray Pulford — 300,000
Seat no. 9 — Patricia Baker — 510,000

Players Eliminated:

Matthew Wilmot — 8th Place — ($6,808)
Georgi Ivanov — 9th Place ($5,309)

Live Updates:

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon Doubles Through Georgi Ivanov

Nicolas Vaca-Rondon moved all all in for 90,000 from middle position and Georgi Ivanov re-shoved for 190,000 from late position. There were no callers behind and Vaca-Rondon was all in for his tournament life.

Ivanov led before the flop with KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit against Vaca-Rondon’s ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit8Club Suit4Club Suit9Club Suit4Diamond Suit, giving Vaca-Rondon top pair on the flop to win the pot and double up.

Vaca-Rondon ~ 200,000
Ivanov ~ 100,000

Chiab Saechao Doubles Through Georgi Ivanov

Georgi Ivanov limped in the pot for 10,000, Chiab Saechao moved all in for 86,000 and Ivanov called.

Saechao led before the flop with KClub SuitQHeart Suit against Ivanov’s KSpade SuitJClub Suit.

The board came QClub SuitJDiamond Suit3Club Suit4Club SuitASpade Suit, giving Saechao pop pair on the flop to double up.

Saechao ~ 180,000
Ivanov ~ 15,000

Georgi Ivanov Eliminated in 9th Place ($5,309)
Georgi Ivanov

A few hands after being doubled through by Chiab Saechao and left with under two big blinds, Georgi Ivanov was all in before the flop with 7Heart Suit7Club Suit against Patricia Baker’s KSpade Suit10Diamond Suit. James Routos saw the flop but folded after Baker bet 50,000 into the side pot.

The board was 6Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Spade Suit5Diamond Suit10Spade Suit, giving Baker top pair on the river to win the pot and eliminate Georgi Ivanov in 9th place ($5,309).

Patricia Baker ~ 440,000

Matthew Wilmot Eliminated in 8th Place ($6,808)
Matthew Wilmot

Patricia Baker limped in the pot for 10,000 from the cutoff and Matthew Wilmot checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came AHeart Suit10Club Suit9Heart Suit, Wilmot checked, Baker bet 50,000, Wilmot moved all in (check-shove) and Baker called.

Baker led on the flop with 10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit for two pair against Wilmot’s top pair with AClub Suit7Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 5Club Suit and the 6Diamond Suit, offering no help for Matthew Wilmot who was eliminated in 8th place ($6,808).

Patricia Baker ~ 510,000

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Action Begins, Official Final Table Underway

The final table of Event no. 1 (Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em – $500) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

With the elimination of John Vohs in 10th Place ($4,189), the official, nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 17 with blinds of 5,000 – 10,000 with a 1,000 ante, and 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 match up:

Seat no. 1 — James Routos — 425,000
Seat no. 2 — Nicolas Vaca-Rondon — 90,000
Seat no. 3 — Georgi Ivanov — 190,000
Seat no. 4 — Matthew Wilmot — 230,000
Seat no. 5 — Jay Pinkussohn — 121,000
Seat no. 6 — Steven Phan — 152,000
Seat no. 7 — Chiab Saechao — 99,000
Seat no. 8 — Ray Pulford — 498,000
Seat no. 9 — Patricia Baker — 395,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 732 players, creating a total prize pool of $329,400. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $70,859
2nd Place — $43,754
3rd Place — $28,206
4th Place — $20,663
5th Place — $15,359
6th Place — $11,571
7th Place — $8,824
8th Place — $6,808
9th Place — $5,309

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Overnight Chip Counts

Here’s a look a the field heading into Day 2.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Chiab Saechao 150,600
2 James Routos 146,900
3 Matthew Wilmot 122,800
4 Donald Michael 110,200
5 John Vohs 102,300
6 Ray Pulford 91,100
7 Carisa Schweisberger 76,400
8 Joshua Murray 72,400
9 Joseph McCarthy 71,100
10 Ty Stewart 69,900
11 Shu Ho 68,600
12 Steven Phan 61,500
13 Kerry Parker 58,800
14 Nicolas Vaca-Rondon 57,500
15 Robert Schiffbauer 54,200
16 Edward Martin 46,700
17 Robert Burns 46,400
18 Eric Stemp 43,500
19 Michael Vogel 41,300
20 Paul Chernell 39,500
21 Joseph Kearney 38,300
22 Patricia Baker 36,400
23 Chad Patterson 36,100
24 James Tapson 35,000
25 Marco Falchi 33,800
26 Larry Waggener 33,300
27 Jay Pinkussohn 32,800
28 David Wortham 31,300
29 Amy Brady 31,000
30 Phi Tran 27,900
31 Jaceson Klein 26,600
32 Georgi Ivanov 26,400
33 Scott Wygal 26,200
34 Bradley Russell 26,000
35 Mary Patton 24,300
36 Russell Matsuo 23,100
37 Jacob Wesloski 22,600
38 Daniel Goldman 21,600
39 Noah Acres 21,500
40 Glenn Lew 20,300
41 Omar Brito-Borge 18,200
42 Patrick Roy 17,900
43 David Luttbeg 16,300
44 Tom Weihrauch 15,500
45 John McMullin 15,400
46 Andre Rauch 11,400
 
 

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