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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


 
 
Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,305,450
Entrants: 967

Event 8 - $1,500 Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB

  • Jun 01, '12 - Jun 03, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 03, 12)

 
 

Herbert Tapscott Wins Event no. 8 ($264,400)

Level: 31

Blinds: 50,000-100,000
Limits: 100,000-200,000

Herbert Tapscott Wins Event no. 8 ($264,400)
Gavin Griffin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($163,625)

Gavin Griffin

Herbert Tapscott was knocked down to just 2 big blinds during Level 27 where found a key triple up through John Racener and Thayer Rasmussen to stay alive. Tapscott touched the chip lead for a minute in Level 28 after eliminating John Racener in 6th place ($41,121).

Gavin Griffin quickly took control of the table during Level 28, ending the level with a dominating lead over the field of more than 3:1 over second place. Griffin went on to personally bust Thayer Rasmussen in 7th place ($32,278), Michael Keist 5th ($54,855) and Can Kim Hua in 4th place ($73,406) . Tapscott took over the chip lead in Level 29, eliminating Ashly Butler in 3rd place ($102,373) to take a roughly 1.5:1 chip lead going into heads-up play with 2.6 million to Griffin’s 1.7 million.

On the final hand of the night, Gavin griffin raised to 100,000 from the button and Herbert Tapscott called from the big blind.

The flop came ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit8Diamond Suit, Griffin moved all in for his last 65,000 and Tapscott called. Griffin showed ASpade Suit6Heart Suit3Spade Suit2Diamond Suit for top pair with the nut low draw against Tapscott’s middle pair and a draw with QClub Suit10Spade Suit7Spade Suit4Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 9Diamond Suit and the JHeart Suit, giving Tapscott a straight to the queen to win the pot and eliminate Gavin Griffin in 2nd place ($163,625). Herbert Tapscott wins Event no. 8, taking home the $264,400 grand prize and the eighth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Herbert Tapscott,   Gavin Griffin
 

Level 30 Update: Tapscott Leads Griffin Heads-Up; Butler 3rd ($102,373)

Level: 30

Blinds: 40,000-80,000
Limits: 80,000-180,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 967

Average Chip Count: 2,175,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 2,490,000

Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 1,865,000

Players Eliminated:

Ashly Butler — 3rd Place ($102,373)

Live Updates:

Ashly Butler Eliminated in 3rd Place ($102,373)

Ashly Butler

Ashly Butler came into Level 30 as the short stack with just 5 big blinds and was eliminated shortly after in 3rd place ($102,373). Gavin Griffin limped into the pot for 80,000 on the button, Herbert Tapscott raised to 160,000 in the small blind, Ashly Butler called all in for 150,000 from the big blind and Griffin called the raise.

With Butler all in for his tournament life, the other two players checked through the river on a board of QHeart Suit10Spade Suit2Diamond SuitQDiamond SuitADiamond Suit. Butler showed JClub Suit10Club Suit9Heart Suit6Heart Suit for a pair of tens but Tapscott turned over AClub SuitKDiamond Suit7Club Suit3Spade Suit for top pair, eliminating Ashly Butler in 3rd place ($201,373).

With the elimination of Ashly Butler in 3rd place ($102,373), Herbert Tapscott took the chip lead going into heads-up play with roughly 2,650,000 to Gavin Griffin’s 1,700,000.

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Level 29 Update: Hua 4th ($74,306), Kleist 5th ($54,855)

Level: 29

Blinds: 30,000-60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 967

Average Chip Count: 1,450,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 2,400,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 400,000

Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 1,550,000

Players Eliminated:

Can Kim Hua — 4th Place ($74,306)
Michael Kleist — 5th Place ($54,855)

Live Updates:

Michael Kleist Eliminated in 5th Place ($54,855)

Michael Kleist

Michael Kleist entered Level 29 as the second shortest stack was was eliminated by Gavin Griffin shortly after the level began. Michael Kleist opened the pot for 120,000, Gavin Griffin reraised to 180,000 and Kleist called.

The flop came JClub Suit3Diamond Suit2Club Suit, Kleist checked, Griffin bet 60,000 and Kleist called.

The turn was the 10Spade Suit, Kleist checked, Griffin bet 120,000 and Kleist called.

The river was the JHeart Suit, and both players checked. Griffin showed ASpade Suit9Spade Suit8Club Suit2Diamond Suit to scoop the pot with two pair. Kleist was crippled that hand and left with just 50,000 on the next hand.

Michael Kleist was all in for his last 50,000 on the very next hand against Gavin Griffin. Griffin led before the flop with AClub SuitKDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit3Spade Suit against Kleist’s QHeart Suit9Club Suit6Diamond Suit2Spade Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit10Diamond Suit6Spade Suit7Club SuitADiamond Suit, giving Griffin two pair to eliminate Michael Kleist in 5th place ($54,855). Gavin Griffin took a massive chip lead that hand with just about 2.5 million.

Can Kim Hua Eliminated in 4th Place ($74,306)

Can Kim Hua

Can Kim Hua opened the pot for 120,000 from under the gun and Gavin Griffin called from the big blind.

The flop came 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit5Spade Suit, Griffin bet 60,000 and Hua called.

The turn was the 8Club Suit, Griffin bet 120,000 and Hua called all in for 45,000. Hua turned over ASpade SuitQClub Suit7Spade Suit5Heart Suit for a pair of fives while Griffin showed a straight with QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit8Spade Suit3Spade Suit. The river was the KHeart Suit and Can Kim Hua was eliminated in 4th place ($74,306). Gavin griffin took a commanding chip lead going into three-handed play with about 2.75 million.

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Level 28 Update: Racener 6th ($41,121), Rasmussen 7th ($31,278)

Level: 28

Blinds: 25,000-50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 967

Average Chip Count: 870,300

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 795,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 720,000

Seat no. 5 — Michael Kleist — 410,000

Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 2,175,000
Seat no. 8 — Can Kim Hua — 255,000

Players Eliminated:

John Racener — 6th Place ($41,121)
Thayer Rasmussen — 7th Place ($31,278)

Live Updates:

Thayer Rasmussen Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,278)

Thayer Rasmussen

Thayer Rasmussen was on the short stack and open-raised all in for 95,000 and got called in two spots.

The flop came KClub Suit10Heart Suit5Spade Suit, Can Kim Hua checked the small blind and Gavin Griffin checked on the button.

The turn was the 2Diamond Suit, Hua bet 100,000 into the side pot and Griffin called.

The river was the 9Spade Suit, Hua bet 100,000, Griffin raised to 200,000 and Hua called. Griffin turned over QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit for the king-high straight and scooped the pot, eliminating Thayer Rasmussen in 7th place ($31,278) and leaving Hua on the short stack.

John Racener Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,121)

John Racener

Gavin Griffin raised to 100,000 from the cutoff, John Racener called from the small blind and Herbert Tapscott called from the big blind.

The flop came 8Club Suit6Club Suit2Club Suit, Racener bet 50,000 and got two callers.

The turn was the 5Diamond Suit, Racener moved all in for 10,000 and both players called.

The river was JHeart Suit and both players checked the side pot. Tapscott won the high hand with QSpade Suit8Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit2Spade Suit for two pair while Griffin took the low pot with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit3Heart Suit for the nut low. John Racener was eliminated in 6th place ($41,121) while Herbert Tapscott and Gavin Griffin were tied for the lead with roughly 1.6 million each.

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Level 27 Update: Raymond Davis Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,111)

Level: 27

Blinds: 20,000-40,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: out of 967

Average Chip Count: 621,642

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 230,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 700,000
Seat no. 3 — Thayer Rasmussen — 450,000

Seat no. 5 — Michael Kleist — 685,000

Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 1,100,000
Seat no. 8 — Can Kim Hua — 935,000
Seat no. 9 — John Racener — 475,000

Players Eliminated:

Raymond Davis — 8th Place ($24,111)

Live Updates:

Raymond Davis Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,111)

Raymond Davis

Thayer Rasmussen opened the pot for 80,000, Raymond Davis called all in and Michael Kleist called the raise for the side pot.

The flop came KHeart Suit6Heart Suit4Heart Suit, Rasmussen bet 40,000 and Klesit folded. Rasmussen raked the side pot and turned over AHeart Suit4Club Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit for the nut flush on the flop against Davis’ top set with KDiamond SuitKClub Suit8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit. The turn and river were the 10Heart Suit and the 7Spade Suit, failing to pair the board and Raymond Davis was eliminated in 8th place ($24,111). This pot put Rasmussen at about 450,000 (11 bbs).

Short Stacks Stay Alive

Despite losing Raymond Davis in 9th place ($24,111), the remaining short stacks seemed to do a good job at picking their spots this level and scoring some much needed double ups to stay alive. John Racener nearly doubled through chipleader Gavin Griffin towards the middle of the level after scooping a pot with a pair of aces and the nut low, putting him up to almost 600,000.

Herbert Tapscott found a double up and then some after being knocked down to under 2 big blinds this past level. In a key pot against John Racener and Thayer Rasmussen towards the end of the level, Tapscott found a triple up with wheel which put him back at nearly 7 big blinds to stay alive.

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Level 26 Update: Griffin Leads at Dinner Break; Jolly 9th ($18,837)

Level: 26

Blinds: 15,000-30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 967

Average Chip Count: 543,937

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 65,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 665,000
Seat no. 3 — Thayer Rasmussen — 375,000
Seat no. 4 — Raymond Davis — 30,000
Seat no. 5 — Michael Kleist — 685,000

Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 1,250,000
Seat no. 8 — Can Kim Hua — 935,000
Seat no. 9 — John Racener — 350,000

Players Eliminated:

Bryan Jolly — 9th Place ($18,837)

Live Updates:

Bryan Jolly Eliminated in 9th Place ($18,837)

Bryan Jolly

Bryan Jolly came into the final table with the chip lead but could’t get anything going tonight and was slowly chopped down to the short stack when he got quartered in a big showdown against Can Kim Hua. That hand knocked Jolly down to under 200,000 (6 bbs) and he was eliminated shortly after.

On his final hand, Jolly was all in with a pocket pair of aces on a flop of KDiamond SuitJSpade Suit10Diamond Suit. Jolly led on the flop with ASpade SuitAClub Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit for the overpair but would need to dodge a lot of bullets to fade Hua’s hand with ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit3Diamond Suit2Spade Suit. Hua had made a pair of kings on the flop with the nut flush draw and a gutshot.

The turn and river were the 2Diamond Suit and the JDiamond Suit, giving Hua a flush to win the pot and eliminate Bryan Jolly in 9th place ($18,837).

The remaining 8 players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 26 and will return at approximately 9:20pm local time to resume play.

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Player Tags: Can Kim Hua,   Bryan Jolly
 

Level 25 Update: Butler, Hua Battle for Chip Lead

Level: 25

Blinds: 13,000-25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 9 out of 967

Average Chip Count: 483,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Herbert Tapscott — 440,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 700,000
Seat no. 3 — Thayer Rasmussen — 280,000
Seat no. 4 — Raymond Davis — 385,000
Seat no. 5 — Michael Kleist — 320,000
Seat no. 6 — Bryan Jolly — 405,000
Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 660,000
Seat no. 8 — Can Kim Hua — 710,000
Seat no. 9 — John Racener — 250,000

Live Updates:

Butler Takes the Lead

Ashly Butler

Ashly Butler came into the final table as the short stack with 294,000, but managed to chip up early through Raymond Davis to take the chip lead with about 700,000. Butler and Davis had a few exchanges early on, but Butler got the best of Davis this level after winning a showdown with a full house.

Ashly Butler opened the pot for 50,000 from middle position, Raymond Davis three-bet to 75,000 from late position, and Butler called.

Both players checked to the river on a board of KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit9Diamond SuitADiamond Suit7Heart Suit, where Butler bet 50,000 and Davis called. Butler showed ASpade SuitADiamond Suit for a full house and raked the pot. That hand put Butler at around 700,000 while Davis slipped down below 400,000.

Can Kim Hua Steals the Chip Lead

Shortly after Ashly Butler took the chip, Can Kim Hua found his momentum and stole the lead for himself after rivering a flush and the nut low in a big showdown against Bryan Jolly.

Bryan Jolly raised the button, Can Kim Hua three-bet to 75,000 from the big blind, and Jolly called.

The flop came 8Diamond Suit6Heart Suit4Club Suit, Hua checked, Jolly bet 25,000 and Hu a called.

The turn was the 7Diamond Suit, Hua checked, Jolly bet 50,000, Hua raised to 1000,000 and Jolly called the check-raise.

The river was the ADiamond Suit, Hua bet 50,000 and Jolly called. Hua showed AClub SuitKDiamond SuitJHeart Suit2Diamond Suit for the nut flush and the nut low, scooping the pot from Jolly and taking the chip lead for himself that hand with just over 700,000.

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, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 8 ($1,500 Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB) 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 Wes Self in 10th Place ($14,908), the official, 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 25 with blinds of 13,000-25,000 and limits of 25,000-50,000, 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 — Herbert Tapscott — 579,000
Seat no. 2 — Ashly Butler — 294,000
Seat no. 3 — Thayer Rasmussen — 561,000
Seat no. 4 — Raymond Davis — 505,000
Seat no. 5 — Michael Kleist — 510,000
Seat no. 6 — Bryan Jolly — 658,000
Seat no. 7 — Gavin Griffin — 516,000
Seat no. 8 — Can Kim Hua — 405,000
Seat no. 9 — John Racener — 354,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 967 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,305,450. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $264,400
2nd Place — $163,625
3rd Place — $102,373
4th Place — $74,306
5th Place — $54,855
6th Place — $41,121
7th Place — $31,278
8th Place — $24,111
9th Place — $18,837

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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