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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $4,595,400
Entrants: 3404

Event 9 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry

  • Jun 02, '12 - Jun 06, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 06, 12)

 
 

Ashkan Razavi Wins Event no. 9 ($781,398)

Level: 29

Blinds: 50,000-1000,000 with a 10,000 ante

Live Updates:

Derrick Huang Eliminated in 3rd Place ($347,228)

Derrick Huang

Ashkan Razavi min-raised the button to 200,000, Derrick Huang moved all in from the small blind and Razavi called.

Razavi led before the flop with KSpade SuitKHeart Suit against Huang’s 7Diamond Suit7Club Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit4Spade Suit3Spade SuitAClub SuitKDiamond Suit, giving Razavi a set on the river to win the pot and eliminate Derrick Huang in 3rd place ($347,228). Ashkan Razavi took a massive lead going into heads-up with an almost 6:1 chip advantage over Amanda Musumeci.

With the elimination of Derrick Huang in 3rd place ($347,228), Ashkan Razavi took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 13.1 million to Amanda Musumeci’s 2.2 million.

Ashkan Razavi Wins Event no. 9 ($781,398)
Amanda Musumeci Eliminated in 2nd Place ($481,643)

Ashkan Razavi

Amanda Musumeci entered heads-up play severely out chipped by nearly 6:1, but managed to score an early double up to stay alive. Still on the short stack and running to of time, Musumeci moved all in from the big blind over the top of Ashkan Razavi’s 200,000 button raise. Razavi called and was in the lead before the flop with KHeart Suit10Diamond Suit against Musumeci’s QDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit2Club Suit4Diamond SuitKSpade Suit, giving Razavi top pair on the flop and two pair on the river to win the pot and take home the gold. Amanda Musumeci was eliminated in 2nd place ($481,643) as Ashkan Razavi wins Event no 9, taking home the $781,398 grand prize and the ninth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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 28 Update: Razavi Leads Final Three; Olisar 4th ($252,379), Ho 5th ($185,378)

Level: 29

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,404

Average Chip Count: 5,106,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Amanda Musumeci — 3,675,000

Seat no. 4 — Ashkan Razavi — 10,180,000

Seat no. 6 — Derrick Huang — 1,470,000

Players Eliminated:

Ryan Olisar — 4th Place ($252,379)
Duy Ho — 5th Place ($185,378)

Live Updates:

Duy Ho Eliminated in 5th Place ($185,378)

Duy Ho

Duy Ho started the level second in chips with almost 50 big blinds, but was the next player eliminated as Ashkan Razavi took a monster chip lead going into four-handed play.

Duy Ho opened the pot for 300,000 before the flop, Ashkan Razavi reraised to 640,000 from the small blind, Ho four-bet shoved for about 3,700,000 and Razavi called. Razavi was ahead before the flop with KDiamond SuitKClub Suit against Ho’s 3Spade Suit3Heart Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit10Heart Suit5Spade Suit7Spade Suit6Diamond Suit, offering no help to Duy Ho who was eliminated in 5th place ($185,378). That hand put Razavi way out in front with over 9 million for roughly sixty-percent of the chips in play.

Ryan Olisar Eliminated in 4th Place ($252,379)

Ryan Olisar

Ryan Olisar was left with less than two big blinds after losing a big race to Amanda Musumeci with ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit against her 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit. Musumeci flopped a set and rivered a full house to double through Olisar and leave him on the short stack with just a few big blinds.

On the next hand, Olisar was all in on his big blind and the other players limped in to see a flop. All three players checked the side pot through the river on a board of JClub Suit7Spade Suit6Spade SuitKDiamond Suit2Spade Suit. Ashkan Razavi made the best hand with 5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit to make two pair as Olisar threw his 8Club Suit3Spade Suit into the much. Ryan Olisar was eliminated in 4th place ($252,379) as Ashkan Razavi extended his chip lead to over 10 million that hand.

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.

Player Tags: Duy Ho,   Ashkan Razavi,   Ryan Olisar,   Amanda Musumeci
 

Level 28 Update: Ashkan Razavi Takes the Chip Lead

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 3,404

Average Chip Count: 3,063,600

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Amanda Musumeci — 2,750,000

Seat no. 4 — Ashkan Razavi — 4,800,000

Seat no. 6 — Derrick Huang — 1,650,000
Seat no. 7 — Ryan Olisar — 3,600,000
Seat no. 8 — Duy Ho — 3,200,000

Live Updates:

Big Stacks Battle for Chip Lead

Amanda Musumeci came into the level with the chip lead, but quickly lost it Derrick Huang after both players missed their flush draw in a million-chip pot where Huang won the hand with queen-high against Musumeci’s jack. Huang took the lead that hand with about 4.1 million in chips, but Musumeci quickly took it back from Huang in a another big showdown that she won with two pair. Musumeci then lost the lead to Ashkan Razavi towards the end of the level when his pair of tens held up in a showdown. That hand put Razavi on top with 4.2 million, which he managed to extend to nearly 4.8 million as the level came to an end.

Ryan Olisar Doubles Through Derrick Huang

Ryan Olisar

Derrick Huang opened the pot for a raise to 135,000, Ryan Olisar moved all in for about 1,200,000 and Huang called.

Huang led before the flop with 10Heart Suit10Club Suit against Olisar’s AHeart Suit8Heart Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit5Club Suit6Spade Suit4Diamond Suit7Club Suit, giving Olisar a straight on the river to double up to about 2.5 million. Huang was left with just 27 big blinds after the hand.

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 27 Update: Brian Rast Eliminated in 6th Place ($137,632)

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 3,404

Average Chip Count: 3,063,600

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Amanda Musumeci — 3,850,000

Seat no. 4 — Ashkan Razavi — 3,625,000

Seat no. 6 — Derrick Huang — 3,600,000
Seat no. 7 — Ryan Olisar — 1,320,000
Seat no. 8 — Duy Ho — 2,900,000

Players Eliminated:

Brian Rast — 6th Place ($137,632)

Live Updates:

Brian Rast Eliminated in 6th Place ($137,632)

Brian Rast

Ashkan Razavi opened the pot for 100,000 from the button, Brian Rast moved all in from the small blind and Razavi called.

Razavi led before the flop with ADiamond SuitKClub Suit against Rast’s AHeart Suit8Spade Suit.

The board came QClub Suit6Club Suit4Spade Suit3Club Suit7Heart Suit, offering no help to Brian Rast who was eliminated in 6th place ($137,632).

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.

Player Tags: Brian Rast,   Ashkan Razavi
 

Level 26 Update: Mueller 7th ($103,258), Reinhart 8th ($78,259), Le 9th ($59,969)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 3,404

Average Chip Count: 2,553,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Amanda Musumeci — 4,300,000

Seat no. 4 — Ashkan Razavi — 2,200,000
Seat no. 5 — Brian Rast — 1,700,000
Seat no. 6 — Derrick Huang — 1,900,000
Seat no. 7 — Ryan Olisar — 3,465,000
Seat no. 8 — Duy Ho — 1,625,000

Players Eliminated:

Greg Mueller — 7th Place ($103,258)
Benjamin Reinhart — 8th Place ($78,259)
Dien Le — 9th Place ($59,969)

Live Updates:

Dien Le Eliminated in 9th Place ($59,969)

Dien Le

Le was crippled in the previous hand after losing a big all-in race to Derrick Huang after Huang cracked his medium pocket pair with a straight on the river. That hand left Le on the short stack, where he was all in on the very next hand.

Le was all in for his tournament life and was behind before the flop with 8Heart Suit2Club Suit against Derick Huang’s 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit6Heart Suit4Spade Suit7Spade SuitAClub Suit, offering no help to Dien Le who was eliminated in 9th place ($59,969).

Benjamin Reinhart Eliminated in 8th Place ($78,259)

Benjamin Reinhart

Amanda Musumeci opened the pot for 85,000 from middle position, Benjamin Reinhart reraised to 215,000 from late position, Musumeci four-bet to 405,000, Reinhart moved all in and Musumeci called.

Musumeci led before the flop with AHeart SuitAClub Suit against Reinhart’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit9Club Suit8Spade Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit, offering no help to Benjamin Reinhart who was eliminated in 8th place ($78,259). Amanda Museumeci went on to challenge the chip lead after that hand with about 3.9 million.

Greg Mueller Eliminated in 7th Place ($103,258)

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller open-shoved before the flop for about 600,000 and Derrick Huang called from the small blind.

Huang led before the flop with KSpade SuitKHeart Suit against Mueller’s QHeart Suit10Diamond Suit.

The board came ASpade SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit2Spade Suit6Club Suit, giving Huang middle set on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Greg Mueller in 7th place ($103,258).

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. 9 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Re-entry) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 concluded with the elimination of Avraham Lovton in 10th Place ($46,413), setting the official, 9-handed final table. Play will begin in Level 25 with blinds of 15,000 – 30,000 with a 5,000 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 — Amanda Musumeci — 2,040,000
Seat no. 2 — Benjamin Reinhart — 1,800,000
Seat no. 3 — Greg Mueller — 820,000
Seat no. 4 — Ashkan Razavi — 985,000
Seat no. 5 — Brian Rast — 2,415,000
Seat no. 6 — Derrick Huang — 760,000
Seat no. 7 — Ryan Olisar — 3,715,000
Seat no. 8 — Duy Ho — 1,990,000
Seat no. 9 — Dien Le — 775,000

While only 9 players remain, this event gathered 3,404 entries, creating a total prize pool of $4,595,400. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $781,398
2nd Place — $481,643
3rd Place — $347,228
4th Place — $252,379
5th Place — $185,378
6th Place — $137,632
7th Place — $103,258
8th Place — $78,259
9th Place — $59,969

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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