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Main Event Begins Thursday

With six events in the books, the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Hollywood Park Casino Westside Poker Championship main event is about to begin. The $340 no-limit hold’em $100,000 guarantee main event will begin Oct. ...


 
 
Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,428,800
Entrants: 152

Event 12 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up

  • Jun 05, '12 - Jun 08, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 07, 12)

 
 

Brian Hastings Wins Event no. 12 ($371,498)

Brian Hastings Wins Event no. 12 ($371,498)
Jason Mo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($229,722)

Brian Hastings

Brian Hastings entered the fourth level of play with a commanding chip lead over his opponent, but Jason Mo doubled up to take the active chip lead with about 2.6 million to Hastings 2.5 million (Hastings still had 2 lammers behind). Mo got it all in before the flop with KClub SuitQSpade Suit after Hastings shoved with 9Spade Suit8Heart Suit. Mo hit a queen on the turn to double up that hand and then managed to further extend his active chip lead when he won a 1.3 million showdown with a wheel on the river. That hand put Mo out in front with about 3.1 million to Hastings’ 2 million (with 2 lammers behind).

Despite the current momentum, Mo was crippled after losing a huge pre-flop all in with ADiamond Suit3Diamond Suit against Hanstings’ AClub Suit7Heart Suit. The board came KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit2Heart Suit7Diamond Suit5Club Suit, giving Hastings a pair on the turn to win the pot and put his opponent on the short stack. Hastings had nearly all of the chips in play at the end of that hand with 2 lammers behind as Mo was left with just 430,000 (5 bbs).

On the next hand, Mo was all in before the flop for his last 430,000 with QDiamond Suit9Spade Suit against Hastings’ AHeart Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came ASpade SuitJSpade Suit8Club SuitQClub Suit7Club Suit, giving Hastings top pair on the flop to win the tournament and eliminate Jason Mo in 2nd Place ($229,722). Brian Hastings wins Event no. 12, taking home the $371,498 grand prize and the twelfth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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.

Player Tags: Brian Hastings
 

Levels 1-3 Update: Hastings Way Out in Front

Level: 3

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 152

Average Chip Count: 3,840,000

Live Updates:

Hastings Leads Mo Heads-Up; Mo on His Last Leg

Brian Hastings

While both players started with the same chip stacks at the beginning of the match, Brian Hastings took an early lead. Jason Mo was forced to cash in one of his lammers early in the first level of heads-up play after Hasting forced a fold by shoving on the river into a 660,000 pot. Hastings extended his lead after forcing many pre-flop folds with action after three and four-betting Mo off his hand. Mo used his final lammer in the second level which gave him roughly 3 million in total chips in play when Hastings had about 2.1 million in play and two lammers behind worth 1,280,000 each.

The nature of the triple-barrel event with lammers creates an interesting dynamic when one player has all of his remaining chips in play while the other player has effective re-buys behind. While every all-in decision by Mo could mean the end of his tournament life, Hastings was able to shove all-in on many boards without the risk of going broke. Hastings shoved Mo off of a big pot towards the end of the level after Mo bet 275,000 on the turn into a possible straight and flush board. Hastings moved all in and Mo folded, leaving himself on the short stack with just about 1.1 million total against Hastings 4.3 million in play and two lammers behind heading into the next blind increase.

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 Hastings,   Jason Mo
 

Action Resumes, Final Heads-Up Match Now Underway

The final heads-up match of Event no. 12 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Brian Hastings first defeated Tommy Chen in his semi-finals round to earn a seat in the championship match while Jason Mo defeated Brock Parker to get here. Since this is a heads-up tournament, both players will begin with 3,840,000 each. Play will begin in Level 1 of Round 8 with blinds of 15,000-30,000, and will continue until a winner will be determined.

Here is a look at the final heads-up match:

Seat no. 3 — Jason Mo — 3,840,000

Seat no. 7 — Brian Hastings — 3,840,000

While only 2 remain, this event gathered 152 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,428,800. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $371,498
2nd Place — $229,722

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 Hastings,   Jason Mo
 

Hastings and Mo Advance to Finals; Parker 3rd ($130,606), Chen 4th ($130,606)

Players Remaining: 2 out of 152

Average Chip Count: 3,840,000

Players Eliminated:

Brock Parker — 3rd Place ($130,606)
Tommy Chen — 4th Place ($130,606)

Live Updates:

Tommy Chen Eliminated in 4th Place ($130,606)

Tommy Chen

Tommy Chen managed to even up his current chip count with Brian Hastings in their match towards the middle of Level 5 and then took the lead himself after winning a 900,000 showdown with aces up. That hand put Hastings down to just about 850,000 active chips to Chen’s 1.7 million. Hastings still had both of his lammers behind as Chen started becoming aggressive in Level 6 and widened the gap with about 1.9 million to hastings 650,000.

Hastings found a double up towards the end of the level after getting it all in before the flop for about 700,000 with AClub Suit6Diamond Suit to Chen’s QDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit. Hastings flopped an ace and doubled up to about 1.4 million that hand, taking the chip lead back and putting Chen back on the short stack with about 1.2 million.

Chen was eliminated shortly after in 4th place ($130,606) when he opened the button for 160,000 and Hastings shoved the big blind. Chen called all in for just about 900,000 and was ahead before the flop with 8Heart Suit8Club Suit against Hasting’s KDiamond Suit10Heart Suit.

The board came QDiamond Suit5Club Suit2Spade Suit10Club Suit9Spade Suit, giving Hastings a pair of tens on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Tommy Chen in 4th place ($130,606). Brian Hastings advanced to the final round of heads-up play where he will face Jason Mo for the bracelet.

Brock Parker Eliminated in 3rd Place ($130,606)

Brock Parker

Brock Parker took an early lead in Level 4 with about 1.6 million to Mo’s 650,000. At that point in the match not only did parker have a massive lead over his opponent, but he also still had both of his lammers behind. Mo managed to fight back in Level 5 however and took the chip lead for himself. Parker was forced to cash in his first lamer after moving all in before the flop for his last 500,000 active chips with 5Spade Suit4Spade Suit against Mo’s KHeart Suit9Heart Suit.

The board came 9Spade Suit3Club Suit2Heart SuitJHeart Suit10Club Suit, giving Mo top pair on the turn to chop off one of Parker’s legs, forcing a re-buy from his opponent. That hand put Mo up to a total of just about 2,000,000 while Parker was left with just 640,000 in play and another 640,000 behind. Parker was forced to cash in his second lamer as Level 6 began and despite wining a few pots, he was knocked down to a total of just 1,000,000 after losing a showdown with top pair against Mo’s top pair with a better kicker.

Parker was eliminated in 3rd place ($130,606) after calling a 160,000 raise from the big blind. The flop came KHeart SuitQClub Suit9Club Suit, parker checked, Mo bet 185,000, Parker moved all in and Mo called the check-shove.

Mo was ahead on the flop with KDiamond Suit4Club Suit for top a pair against Parker’s middle pair and backdoor flush draw with QHeart Suit8Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 3Heart Suit and the 10Club Suit, offering no help to Brock Parker who was eliminated in 3rd place ($130,606). Jason Mo advanced to the final round of heads-up play where he will face Brian Hastings for the championship match.

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: Brock Parker,   Brian Hastings,   Jason Mo,   Tommy Chen
 

Levels 1-3 Update: Parker Doubles, Hastings Leads Over Chen

Level: 3

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 152

Average Chip Count: 1,920,000

Live Updates:

Jason Mo vs. Brock Parker

Brock Parker Doubles Through Jason Mo

Brock Parker

Jason Mo opened the pot for a raise from the button, Brock Parker moved all in from the big blind for about 280,000 and Mo called.

Parker led before the flop with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Mo’s AClub Suit10Club Suit.

The board came 7Diamond Suit3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit10Heart Suit6Heart Suit, and Parker’s pair of queens held up to win the pot and double up to about 560,000.

Tommy Chen vs. Brian Hastings

Tommy Chen Loses One Leg

Brian Hastings won an early 600,000 showdown against Tommy Chen with a pair of kings and managed to chip away at his first leg a little more as the first hour of play winded down. Chen was forced to cash in his first lammer as Hastings took a healthy lead over his opponent with about 1,400,000. Chen is down to just about 400,000 and one lammer in reserve while Hastings still has both of his.

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: Brock Parker,   Brian Hastings,   Jason Mo,   Tommy Chen
 

Action Begins, Semi-Finals Round Now Underway

The semi-finals round of Event no. 12 ($10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Since this is a heads-up tournament, all players will begin with 1,920,000 each. Play will begin in Level 1 with blinds of 8,000-16,000, and the survivors of each round will face off in the final round of heads-up play where a winner will be determined.

Here is a look at the semi-final match ups:

Match 1: Jason Mo — 1,920,000 vs. Brock Parker — 1,920,000

Match 2: Tommy Chen — 1,920,000 vs. Brian Hastings — 1,920,000

While only 4 remain, this event gathered 152 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,428,800. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $371,498

2nd Place — $229,772

3rd Place — $130,606

4th Place — $130,606

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: Brock Parker,   Brian Hastings,   Jason Mo,   Tommy Chen
 
 

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