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Eskandari Leads 11 Advancing Players From Day 1a

Day 1a of the CPPT Westside Poker Championship $340 $100K Guarantee at Hollywood Park Casino has come to a close! The first starting flight drew a total of 102 players and after just under 17 ...


 
 
Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $681,500
Entrants: 145

Event 10 - $5,000 Seven-Card Stud

  • Jun 03, '12 - Jun 05, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 05, 12)

 
 

John Monnette Wins Event no. 10 ($190,826)

Level: 26

Ante: 7,000
Bring In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Live Updates:

Timothy Finne Eliminated in 3rd Place ($73,847)

Timothy Finne

John Monnette brought in the 4Heart Suit for 10,000, Timothy Finne completed the bet to 30,000 with the AClub Suit, and Huu Vinh called with the QDiamond Suit. Finne bet all in for his last 28,000 on fourth street and Vinh called.

Vinh: QDiamond Suit3Diamond Suit9Club SuitQHeart Suit — AHeart SuitKHeart SuitQSpade Suit
Finne: AClub Suit6Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit — 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit7Diamond Suit

Vinh was ahead with high cards on fourth street when the money went in and paired his queen on sixth street to win the pot and eliminate Timothy Finne in 3rd place ($73,847).

With the elimination of Timothy Finne in 3rd place ($73,847), John Monnette took a more than 5:1 chip lead going into heads-up play with more than 1,800,000 (30 BBs) to Huu Vinh’s 320,000 (5 BBs).

John Monnette Wins Event no. 10 ($190,826)
Huu Vinh Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,913)

John Monnette

John Monnette entered heads-up play with a massive chip lead of more than 5:1 over Huu Vinh and it didn’t take long for him to capitalize on that lead and win his second gold bracelet. On the final hand of the night, Vinh brought in the 3Heart Suit, and the two players raised back and forth until Vinh was all in for his tournament life.

Monnette: JClub Suit6Diamond SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit — AClub SuitQHeart Suit9Heart Suit
Vinh: 3Heart SuitKDiamond Suit5Club Suit4Spade Suit — QClub Suit8Heart Suit7Spade Suit

Monnettte was ahead with high cards when the money went in on third street, and while Vinh failed to make a singe pair, Monnette paired his jack of fifth street to win win pot. Huu Vinh was eliminated in 2nd place ($117,913) as John Monnette wins Event no. 10, taking home the $190,826 grand prize and the tenth 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.

Player Tags: John Monnette,   Huu Vinh,   Timothy Finne
 

Level 25 Update: Monnette Crushing It

Level: 25

Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 145

Average Chip Count: 725,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — John Monnette — 1,650,000

Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 265,000

Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 270,000

Live Updates:

John Monnette Way Out in Front

John Monnette

John Monnette started the level with a decent chip lead over his opponents but quickly put some distance between himself and the rest of the field as Level 25 came to an end. Monnette first broke the million mark in a pot with Huu Vinh after forcing a fold on sixth street when Monnette double-paired his board. Monnette took another pot from Vinh by forcing a fold on fifth street when he paired his board, putting Vinh on the short stack with just about 4.5 big bets that hand.

As Huu Vinh and Timothy Finne battled for a distant second place as the level came to an end, John Monnette would take more than seventy-five percent of the total chips in play with him into the blind increase. Monnette played very aggressive this level and forced his opponents off of many hands without a showdown, laving them both on the short stack as they each only took about 4.5 big bets with them into the next level.

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: John Monnette,   Huu Vinh,   Timothy Finne
 

Level 24 Update: Monnette Leads Final 3 at Dinner Break; Friedman 4th ($53,470)

Level: 24

Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 145

Average Chip Count: 725,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — John Monnette — 935,000

Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 692,000

Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 548,000

Players Eliminated:

Perry Friedman — 4th Place ($53,470)

Live Updates:

Perry Friedman Eliminated in 4th Place ($53,470)

Perry Friedman

Perry Friedman came into the level as the short stack with just 240,000 (6 BBs) and was the next player eliminated in 4th place ($53,470). Friedman completed the bet to 20,000 with the JDiamond Suit, John Monnette raised to 40,000 with the 9Spade Suit, Friedman reraised all in and Monnette called.

Monnette: 9Spade Suit10Club Suit3Heart Suit7Diamond Suit — QClub Suit8Diamond Suit7Heart Suit
Friedman: JDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit3Heart Suit6Diamond Suit — QDiamond Suit10Heart Suit7Spade Suit

Friedman was ahead with high cards when the money went in on third street, but Monnette made a pair of sevens on sixth street to win the pot and eliminate Perry Friedman in 4th place ($53,470).

Monnette Leads Final Three at Dinner Break

John Monnette jumped up to second in chips after eliminating Perry Friedman in 4th place ($53,470), and then went on to steal the lead from Huu Vinh after getting paid off with a straight on a hand that went to a showdown. That hand put Monnette out in front with just under 900,000 and knocked Vinh down to about 650,000. Vinh then lost another showdown to Timothy Finne after getting a bet in on every street. Vinh fired at the river and Finne called called with a pair of tens to win the pot. That hand put Finne up to just under 800,00 while Vinh was left on the short stack with just about 500,000 (12 BBs).

The remaining 3 players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:20pm 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.

 

Level 23 Update: Lisandro 5th ($41,789), Dickstein 6th ($33,325), Kenney 7th ($27,062)

Level: 23

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 145

Average Chip Count: 543,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — John Monnette — 735,000

Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 340,000

Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 850,000
Seat no. 7 — Perry Friedman — 240,000

Players Eliminated:

Jeffrey Lisandro — 5th Place ($41,789)
Bryn Kenney — 7th Place ($27,062)
Mark Dickstein — 6th Place ($33,325)

Live Updates:

Bryn Kenney Eliminated in 7th Place ($27,062)

Bryn Kenney

Despite starting the day short and finding several double ups over the past few levels to survive the increasing limits, Bryn Kenney entered Level 23 on the short stack with just over 2 big bets and was eliminated shortly after it began.

Bryn Kenney completed the bet to 15,000 with the AClub Suit and Huu Vinh called the raise with the 7Club Suit. Kenney bet 15,000 with ace-high on fourth street. Kenney checked on fifth street, Vinh bet 30,000, Keneny raised all in and Vinh called the check-raise.

Vinh: 7Club SuitJClub SuitAHeart Suit5Spade Suit — KSpade Suit7Spade SuitJHeart Suit
Kenney: AClub Suit8Spade SuitJSpade SuitQDiamond Suit — 10Spade Suit3Club Suit4Diamond Suit

Vinh was ahead with a split pair of sevens on fifth street when the money went in and Kenney failed to improve by the river. Bryn Kenney was eliminated in 7th place ($27,062) while Huu Vinh secured his chip lead with about 720,000.

Mark Dickstein Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,325)

Mark Dickstein

John Monnette completed the bet to 15,000 with the 7Spade Suit, Mark Dickstein raised to 30,000 with the 10Spade Suit and Monnette called. Dickstein bet 15,000 with ten-high on fourth street and Monette called. Dickstein bet 30,000 on fifth street, Monnette raised to 60,000 and Dickstein called all in.

Monette: 7Spade Suit2Spade Suit9Club Suit3Club Suit — AClub SuitKSpade SuitJSpade Suit
Dickstein: 10Spade Suit8Club Suit5Club SuitKHeart Suit — JClub Suit10Heart Suit7Heart Suit

Dickstein was ahead with a pair of tens on fifth street when the money went in, but Monnette had four spades and hit a fifth on the river to make a flush, eliminating Mark Dickstein in 6th place ($33,325).

Jeffrey Lisandro Eliminated in 5th Place ($41,789)

Jeffrey Lisandro

Jeffrey Lisandro completed the bet to 15,000 with the 9Club Suit, andPerry Friedman called with the 4Heart Suit. Lisandro bet 15,000 with king-high on fourth street, Friedman raised to 30,000 and Lisandro called all in.

Friedman: 4Heart Suit8Diamond Suit2Spade Suit6Spade Suit — 6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit
Lisandro: 9Club SuitKHeart SuitASpade Suit10Club Suit — JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit

Lisandro was ahead with a split pair of fours on fourth street when the money went in, but Friedman caught a straight on the river to win the pot and eliminate Jeffrey Lisandro in 5th place ($41,789).

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 22 Update: Kenney Doubles, Monnette Challenges Vinh for the Lead

Level: 22

Ante: 3,000
Bring In: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 145

Average Chip Count: 310,714

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — John Monnette — 600,000
Seat no. 2 — Jeffrey Lisandro — 79,000
Seat no. 3 — Mark Dickstein — 100,000
Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 344,000
Seat no. 5 — Bryn Kenney — 68,000
Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 655,000
Seat no. 7 — Perry Friedman — 357,000

Live Updates:

Bryn Kenney Doubles Through Timothy Finne

Bryn Kenney

Timothy Finne Brought in the 2Heart Suit for 3,000, Bryn Kenney completed the bet to 12,000 with the 8Diamond Suit and Finne called the raise. Fine checked ten-high on fourth street, Kenney bet 12,000, Finne raised to 24,000, Kenney three-bet to 36,000, Finne reraised to 48,000 and Kenney called all in.

Finne: 2Heart Suit10Spade Suit9Heart SuitAHeart Suit — KSpade SuitKClub Suit8Spade Suit
Kenney: 8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit8Club Suit7Diamond Suit — JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit

Finne was ahead on fourth street when the money went in with a wired pair of kings against Kenney’s pair of jacks, but Kenney paired eights on fifth street to take the lead and win the pot with two pair. Kenney doubled up to over 160,000 that hand while Finne slipped down to just 130,000.

John Monnette Has an Active Level, Challeneges Vinh for the Lead

John Monnette was extremely active this level and took an early pot off of Huu Vinh after rivering two pair to get paid off in a showdown. That hand gave Monnette the chip lead with just under 700,000, but he lost some of that back to Timothy Finne who found some much needed chips and Huu Vinh who went on to end the level with the chip lead. Monnette got involved in a big pot with Jeffrey Lisandro towards the end of the level that saw a bet on every street and Monnette turn over trip jacks to make a run for the lead once again with just over 600,000.

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.

Player Tags: John Monnette,   Bryn Kenney,   Huu Vinh,   Timothy Finne
 

Level 21 Update: Ray Dehkharghani Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,332)

Level: 21

Ante: 2,000
Bring In: 3,000
Completion: 10,000
Limits: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 145

Average Chip Count: 310,714

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — John Monnette — 560,000
Seat no. 2 — Jeffrey Lisandro — 240,000
Seat no. 3 — Mark Dickstein — 270,000
Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 180,000
Seat no. 5 — Bryn Kenney — 70,000
Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 450,000
Seat no. 7 — Perry Friedman — 325,000

Players Eliminated:

Ray Dehkharghani — 8th Place ($22,332)

Live Updates:

Bryn Kenney Doubles Through Mark Dickstein

Bryn Kenney came to the final table with the second shortest stack, but managed to survive an all in showdown to double up and stay alive this level.

Mark Dickstein brought in the 2Heart Suit for 3,000, Bryn Kenney completed the bet to 10,000 with the 9Diamond Suit and Dickstein called the raise. Kenney bet 10,000 on fourth street and bet all in for 18,000 on fifth street. Dickstein called and was behind on fifth street with a small open-ended straight draw against Kenney’s higher straight draw.

Kenney: 9Diamond Suit2Club SuitQDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit — JSpade Suit10Diamond Suit8Spade Suit
Dickstein: 2Heart Suit3Club Suit10Heart Suit4Club Suit — 10Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Heart Suit

Kenney made a jack-high straight on sixth street and Dickstein was drawing dead on the river where he paired tens. Kenney doubled up to 100,000 (5 BBs) that hand which was enough to survive Ray Dehkharghani who was subsequently eliminated in 8th place ($22,332).

Ray Dehkharghani Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,332)

Ray Dehkharghani was all in on third street with a split pair of sevens against Timothy Finne’s king-high with three diamonds.

Finne: 7Diamond SuitQSpade SuitJClub Suit4Heart Suit — KDiamond SuitQDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit
Dehkharghani: 7Spade Suit10Diamond SuitJHeart Suit5Club Suit — 8Club Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade Suit

Ray Dehkharghani

Dehkharghani was ahead with a pair on third street when the money went in, but Finne paired his queen on fourth street to win the pot and eliminate Ray Dehkharghani in 8th place ($22,332).

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. 10 ($5,000 – Seven Card Stud) 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 Eugene Katchalov in 9th Place ($18,693), the official 8-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 21 with limits of 10,000-20,000 and a 2,000 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 — John Monnette — 547,000
Seat no. 2 — Jeffrey Lisandro — 215,000
Seat no. 3 — Mark Dickstein — 336,000
Seat no. 4 — Timothy Finne — 109,000
Seat no. 5 — Bryn Kenney — 102,000
Seat no. 6 — Huu Vinh — 404,000
Seat no. 7 — Perry Friedman — 365,000
Seat no. 8 — Ray Dehkharghani — 82,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 145 players, creating a total prize pool of $681,500. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $190,826
2nd Place — $117,913
3rd Place — $73,847
4th Place — $53,470
5th Place — $41,789
6th Place — $33,325
7th Place — $27,062
8th Place — $22,332

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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