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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,836,350
Entrants: 2101

Event 2 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • May 28, '12 - May 30, '12
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Updates on Final Day (May 30, 12)

 
 

Brent Hanks Wins Event no. 2 ($517,725)

Level: 29

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

LIve Updates:

Brent Hanks Doubles Through Jacob Bazeley

Brent Hanks opened the pot for 160,000 from the button, Jacob Bazeley reraised to 420,000 from the big blind, Hanks four-bet to 780,000, Bazeley shoved and Hanks called all in. Bazeley held a slight chip lead going into the hand and it was Brent Hanks who was all in for his tournament life.

Bazeley led before the flop with 9Spade Suit9Club Suit against Hanks’ ASpade Suit8Club Suit.

The board came AClub Suit7Spade Suit6Heart Suit6Diamond Suit4Spade Suit, giving Hanks top pair on the flop to win the pot and double up.

Brent Hanks Wins Event no. 2 ($517,725)
Jacob Bazeley Eliminated in 2nd Place ($322,294)

Brent Hanks

After being doubled through by Brent Hanks on the previous hand, Jacob Bazeley got the rest of his chip in before the flop with 10Heart Suit4Diamond Suit against Brent Hanks’ AHeart Suit10Diamond Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit10Spade Suit2Spade Suit6Diamond SuitJClub Suit, giving Hanks top two pair with the best kicker to win Event no. 2 ($517,725). Jacob Bazeley is eliminated in 2nd place ($517,725).

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Player Tags: Brent Hanks,   Jacob Bazeley
 

Level 28 Update: Hanks Leads Bazeley Heads-UP

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,101

Average Chip Count: 4,727,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 5,130,000

Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazely — 4,315,000

LIve Updates:

Brent Hanks Narrows the Gap

Brent Hanks min-raised the button to 120,000, Jacob Bazeley three-bet to 325,000 from the big blind and Hanks called.

The flop came QDiamond Suit10Spade Suit4Spade Suit, Bazeley checked, Hanks bet 160,000 and Bazeley called.

The turn was the KSpade Suit, and both players checked.

The river was the 5Heart Suit, Bazeley checked, Hanks bet 560,000 and Bazeley called.

Hanks showed KDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit for top pair to win the pot and bring the stacks back to even.

Jacob Bazeley ~ 4770,000
Brent Hanks ~ 4,657,000

Brent Hanks Takes the Chip Lead

Brent Hanks

Action has slowed considerably after losing Andrew Badecker in 3rd place ($224,029) and the final two players entered Level 28 with an average of 78 bbs. Bazeley began the level with the chip lead and traded it back forth with Hanks before ultimately surrendering it again after Hanks check-shoved the turn into a pot worth about 2 million, causing Bazeley to fold in what was one of the biggest pots of head-up play.

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Player Tags: Brent Hanks,   Jacob Bazeley
 

Level 27 Update: Badecker 3rd ($224,029); Bazeley Leads Hanks Heads-Up

Level: 27

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,101

Average Chip Count: 4,727,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 3,330,000

Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazely — 6,115,000

Players Eliminated:

Andrew Badecker — 3rd Place ($224,029)

Jacob Bazeley Doubles Through Andrew Badecker

Andrew Badecker opened the button for 85,000, Jacob Bazeley reraised to 200,000 from the small blind, and Badecker called.

The flop came KSpade SuitQSpade Suit10Club Suit, Bazeley bet 250,000 and Badecker called.

The turn was the 8Heart Suit, Bazeley bet 400,000 and Badecker called.

The river was the 10Diamond Suit, Bazeley moved all in and Badecker called.

Bazeley turned over KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit for the nut full house against Badecker’s queens full of tens.

Jacob Bazeley ~ 3,800,000
Andrew Badecker ~ 2,200,000

Andrew Badecker Eliminated in 3rd Place ($224,029)

Andrew Badecker

Brent Hanks min-raised the button to 100,000, Andrew Badecker reraised to 250,000 from the small blind, Hanks four-bet to 540,000, Badecker five-bet shoved and Hanks called.

Hanks led before the flop with QSpade SuitQClub Suit against Badecker’s 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit.

The board came KClub Suit7Spade Suit4Spade Suit3Heart SuitAClub Suit, offering no help for Andrew Badecker who was eliminated in 3rd place ($224,029). Brent Hanks grabbed the chip lead going into heads-up play this hand with just over 5.3 million.

With Badecker’s elimination, Brent Hanks took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 5,300,000 to Bazeley’s 4,100,000.

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 26 Update: Selbst 4th ($161,345), Schmidt 5th ($117,921), Konjuhi 6th ($87,213)

Level: 26

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,101

Average Chip Count: 3,51,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 3,300,000

Seat no. 4 — Andrew Badecker — 4,050,000

Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazely — 2,080,000

Players Eliminated:

Vanessa Selbst — 4th Place ($161,345)
Ryan Schmidt — 5th Place ($117,921)
Abdyl Konjuhi — 6th Place ($87,231)

Live Updates:

Abdyl Konjuhi Eliminated in 6th Place ($87,231)

Abdyl Konjuhi

Brent Hanks raised the button, Abdyl Konjuhi moved all in from the big blind for about 500,000, and Hanks called.

Hank’s led before the flop with ASpade SuitKClub Suit against Konjuhi’s AHeart Suit2Heart Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit6Spade Suit6Club Suit5Diamond Suit3Club Suit, offering no help to Abdyl Konjuhi who was eliminated in 6th place ($87,231).

Jacob Bazeley Puts Vanessa Selbst on the Short Stack

Jacob Bazeley opened the pot for 85,000 from the small blind and Vanessa Selbst called from the big blind.

The flop came AClub Suit8Spade Suit5Club Suit, Bazeley bet and Selbst called.

The turn was the 2Spade Suit, Bazeley checked, Selbst bet 260,000, and Bazeley called.

The river was the 8Heart Suit, pairing the board, and Bazeley bet 400,00. Selbst folded the hand, leaving herself with the short stack at just about 800,000 (200 bbs).

Jacob Bazeley ~ 2,500,000
Vanessa Selbst ~ 800,000

Ryan Schmidt Eliminated in 5th Place ($117,921)

Ryan Schmidt

Andrew Badecker opened the pot for 85,000 from the cutoff and Ryan Schmidt called from the big blind.

The flop came QHeart Suit8Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit, Badecker bet 90,000, Schmidt raised to 195,000, and Badecker called.

The turn was the AClub Suit, Badecker bet 240,000 and Schmidt called.

The river was the 2Heart Suit, Badecker shoved and Schmidt called all in. Badecker turned over AHeart Suit8Heart Suit for two pair on the turn to trump Schmidt’s pair of queens on the flop. Ryan Schmidt was eliminated in 5th place ($117,921) while Andrew Badecker became the second player to break 3 million.

“That was, um, quite the turn I wanted to see,” said Badecker as he raked the massive pot, putting himself in the chip lead with just under 3.5 million.

Vanessa Selbst Eliminated in 4th Place ($161,345)

Vanessa Selbst


Vanessa Selbst open-shoved the short stack from under the gun and Andrew Badecker called from the small blind.


Badecker led before the flop with KClub SuitQDiamond Suit against Selbst’s KDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit.


The board came JClub Suit9Heart Suit4Club SuitQSpade Suit8Heart Suit, offering no help for Vanessa Selbst who is eliminated in 4th place ($161,345). Badecker secured the chip lead this hand with just over 4 million.


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 25 Update: Kaufman 7th ($65,377); Final Six on Dinner Break

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,101

Average Chip Count: 1,575,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Vanessa Selbst — 2,045,000
Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 2,470,000

Seat no. 4 — Andrew Badecker — 1,360,000
Seat no. 5 — Abdyl Konjuhi — 455,000
Seat no. 6 — Ryan Schmidt — 1,080,000
Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazely — 2,030,000

Players Eliminated:

Michael Kaufman — 7th Place ($65,377)

Live Updates:

Michael Kaufman Eliminated in 7th Place ($65,377)

Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman opened the pot for 65,000 from the cutoff, Vanessa Selbst reraised the button, Kaufman four-bet shoved and Selbst called. Selbst had Kaufman covered and he was all in for his tournament life.

Kaufman led before the flop with 10Heart Suit10Club Suit against Selbst’s ASpade SuitKClub Suit.

The board came AClub Suit10Spade Suit3Club SuitQDiamond SuitJSpade Suit, giving Kaufman middle set on the flop, but Selbst went runner-runner straight to win the pot and eliminate Michael Kaufman in 7th place ($65,377). Selbst broke the two million mark this hand, taking the chip lead for the first time tonight.

Six Remain Through Dinner; Selbst Battles For the Lead

Vanessa Selbst

Michael Kaufman (7th – $65,377) was the only casualty of the level as the remaining six players head to dinner. Vanessa Selbst took the chip lead after eliminating Kaufman early in the level, but lost a nearly 1.5 million chip pot to Brent Hanks after turning the nut straight against Hank’s rivered full house. Hanks took the chip lead for himself that hand with nearly 2.5 million.

Selbst quickly bounced back after winning a 600,000 pot after five-bet shoving over the top of Andrew Badecker. Badecker found a fold and Selbst climbed back up to roughly 1,750,000. Shortly after, she took more than a quarter million chips back from Brent Hanks after winning a 500,000 pot with king high. Selbst open-raised with KDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit and flopped a flush draw. Selbst called a raise on the flop and it was checked to the river. Both players missed, but Selbst’s king high was good enough to take the pot and put her back over 2 million to end the level in second place.

The remaining six players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 25 and will return at approximately 7:00pm local time to resume play.

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.

 

Levels 23/24 Update: Kelly 8th ($49,621), Park 9th ($38,106)

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,101

Average Chip Count: 1,350,642

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Vanessa Selbst — 1,700,000
Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 1,600,000

Seat no. 4 — Andrew Badecker — 2,000,000
Seat no. 5 — Abdyl Konjuhi — 290,000
Seat no. 6 — Ryan Schmidt — 1,200,000
Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazely — 1,800,000

Seat no. 9 — Michael Kaufman — 437,000

Players Eliminated:

J.P. Kelly — 8th Place — ($49,621)
Richard Park — 9th Place ($38,106)

Live Updates:

Level: 23

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

Abdyl Konjuhi Doubles Through J.P. Kelly

Jacob Bazeley min-raised from under the gun, Vanessa Selbst called from middle position, J.P. Kelly shoved the cutoff, Abdyl Konjuhi called all in for 447,000 from the small blind and both Bazeley and Selbst folded to the raise.

Konjuhi led before the flop with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit against Kelly’s ASpade SuitQSpade Suit.

The board came JClub Suit5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit9Heart Suit6Club Suit, and Konjuhi’s pair of kings held to double up, now putting Kelly on the short stack.

Abdyl Konjuhi ~ 880,000
J. P. Kelly ~ 120,000

J.P. Kelly Doubles Through Andrew Badecker

J.P. Kelly

On the very next hand after being doubled through by Abdyl Konjuhi and left with the short stack, J.P. Kelly gets it all in for a little over 100,000 before the flop with KDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit against Andrew Badecker’s pocket pair of aces.

The board came QSpade SuitQHeart Suit6Spade Suit2Diamond SuitKClub Suit, giving Kelly trips on the flop and a full house on the river to crack Badecker’s aces and double up to stay alive.

J.P. Kelly ~ 250,000
Andrew Badecker ~ 1,400,000

Level: 24

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

Michael Kaufman Doubles Through J.P. Kelly

J.P. Kelly open-shoved before the flop and Michael Kaufman called all in with the short stack.

Kaufman led before the flop with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit against Kelly’s 10Spade Suit9Spade Suit.

The board came 7Diamond Suit6Club Suit3Club Suit4Diamond Suit4Club Suit, and Kaufman’s pair of kings held to double up and stay alive. This hand put Kelly back on the short stack with just 1 big blind.

Richard Park Eliminated in 9th Place ($38,106)

Richard Park

Richard Park three-bet shoved before the flop after Andrew Badecker opened the pot for raise. Badecker called the reraise and led before the flop with ASpade SuitAClub Suit against Park’s ADiamond SuitQClub Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit5Spade Suit3Heart SuitJClub Suit8Diamond Suit, offering no help for Richard Park who was eliminated in 9th place ($38,106).

J.P. Kelly Eliminated in 8th Place ($49,621)

J.P. Kelly was down to his last big blind after doubling up Michael Kaufman at the beginning of the level, but he managed to more than double on the next hand which was enough to survive Richard Park in 9th place and take the more than $10,000 pay jump.

On his final hand, Brent Hanks opened for a raise (enough to put J.P. Kelly all in), and Kelly called for his tournament life.

Hanks led before the flop with ASpade SuitQSpade Suit against Kelly’s JDiamond Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came 7Spade Suit6Club Suit3Spade Suit10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit, offering no help for J.P. Kelly who was eliminated in 9th place ($49,621).

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 Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 2 (No-Limit Hold’em – $1,500) 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 Kennii Nguyen in 10th Place ($29,932), the official, nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Vanessa Selbst — 1,327,000
Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 1,558,000
Seat no. 3 — J.P. Kelly — 610,000
Seat no. 4 — Andrew Badecker — 1,153,000
Seat no. 5 — Abdyl Konjuhi — 388,000
Seat no. 6 — Ryan Schmidt — 1,200,000
Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazeley — 1,960,000
Seat no. 8 — Richard Park — 383,000
Seat no. 9 — Michael Kaufman — 437,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,101 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,836,350. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $517,725
2nd Place — $322,294
3rd Place — $224,029
4th Place — $161,345
5th Place — $117,921
6th Place — $87,231
7th Place — $65,377
8th Place — $49,621
9th Place — $38,106

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.

 
 

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