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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $985,500
Entrants: 730

Event 13 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em

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

 
 

David Arsht Wins Event no. 13 ($211,921)

Level: 27

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

Live Updates:

Arsht Pulls Away With the Chip Lead

David Arsht entered the level as the chipleader with 925,000 but quickly extend his lead over the field after winning a 650,000 showdown against Stephen Hung with ASpade Suit8Spade Suit on an 8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit flop. Arsht moved up to about 1,2000,000 that hand while knocking Hung down to just about 500,000 (12 bbs). Arsht then went on to win another 600,000 showdown with JClub Suit10Club Suit after flopping a ten and turning a jack to crack Donald Auger’s KSpade SuitKClub Suit with two pair. Arsht continued to widen the gap that hand where the ended with about 1.9 million, leaving Auger on the short stack with just 6 big blinds.

Arsht made quick work of his last three opponents as he began to dominate the field as the level came to an end. He first busted both Al Barbieri and Donald Auger on the same hand when his pocket sevens held up to best Auger’s pocket sixes and Barbieri’s J-10.

Al Barbieri Elimianted in 3rd Place ($84,388)
Donald Auger Eliminated in 4th Place ($61,820)

Al Barbieri

David Arsht opened the pot for 80,000, Donald Auger moved all in, Al Barbieri called, Arsht reraised enough to put Barbieri all in and Barbieri called. Both Barbieri and Auger were all in for their tournament life and behind Arsht’s pocket pair with two overs and an under pair.

Arsht: 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit
Barbieri: JClub Suit10Club Suit
Auger: 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit

Board: 6Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Club Suit5Club Suit8Diamond Suit

Auger flopped top set to take the lead, but Arsht went runner-runner to make a straight on the river and eliminate both players in the very same hand. Donald Auger was eliminated in 4th place ($61,820) and Al Barbieri was eliminated in 3rd place ($84,388) while David Arsht took a commanding lead going into heads-up play with roughly 2,750,000 to Stephen Hung’s 550,000

David Arsht Wins Event no. 13 ($211,921)
Stephen Hung Eliminated in 2nd Place ($130,903)

David Arsht

Stephen Hung entered heads-up play severely out chipped by by 5:1 and with only 13 big blinds. On the final hand of the night, David Arsht opened the pot for 80,000 from the button and Stephen Hung called from the big blind.

The flop came QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit, Hung checked, Arsht bet 40,000 and Hung called.

The turn was the QClub Suit, Hung moved all in after a series of raises and Arsht called.

Hung was all in for his tournament life and behind on the turn with QSpade Suit3Heart Suit for trip queens against Arsht’s QDiamond Suit10Club Suit for trip queens with a higher kicker. The river was the 4Heart Suit and Arsht’s kicker played to win the pot and eliminate Stephen Hung in 2nd place ($130,903). David Arsht wins Event no.13, taking home the $211,921 grand prize and the thirtieth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Level 26 Update: Glenn Engelbert Eliminated in 5th Place ($45,953)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 730

Average Chip Count: 821,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Al Barbieri — 780,000

Seat no. 4 — Stephen Hung — 760,000
Seat no. 5 — David Arsht — 925,000

Seat no. 7 — Donald Auger — 820,000

Players Eliminated:

Glenn Engelbert — 5th Place ($45,953)

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Glenn Engelbert Eliminated in 5th Place ($45,953)

Glenn Engelbert

Glenn Engelbert started the level as the short stack with just over 8 big blinds and was eliminated shortly after. Engelbert lost most his chip in a showdown to chipleader David Arsht who rivered a king to leave Engelbert with only 6,000 after he opted to just call the 50,000 river bet rather than move all in for 56,000. While Engelbert was left with less than one-fifth of a single big blind, Arsht padded his chip lead with about 1.6 million after the hand.

Engelbert managed to find a quick triple up a few hands later but Al Barbieri finally got him after Engelbert shoved his last few chips in the middle before the flop and ran into Barbieri’s pocket tens. The board bricked nine-high with a pair of fives and Barbieri’s tens held up. Glenn Engelbert was eliminated in 5th place ($45,953).

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Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   David Arsht,   Glenn Engelbert
 

Level 25 Update: Ben Landowski Eliminated in 6th Place ($34,620)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 730

Average Chip Count: 657,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Al Barbieri — 1,200,000

Seat no. 4 — Stephen Hung — 440,000
Seat no. 5 — David Arsht — 920,000
Seat no. 6 — Glenn Engelbert — 245,000
Seat no. 7 — Donald Auger — 510,000

Players Eliminated:

Ben Landowski — 6th Place ($34,620)

Live Updates:

Ben Landowski Eliminated in 6th Place ($34,620)

Ben Landowski

Ben Landowski opened the pot for 50,000 before the flop, Stephen Hung three-bet to 75,000 from the big blind and Landowski called.

The flop came JDiamond Suit3Spade Suit3Heart Suit, Hung bet 25,000, Landowski raised all in and Hung called.

Hung led on the flop with QSpade SuitQHeart Suit for an overpair against Landowski’s top pair with JSpade Suit8Spade Suit.

The turn and river were the 5Club Suit and the 7Heart Suit, offering no help to Ben Landowski who was eliminated in 6th place ($34,620).

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Player Tags: Ben Landowski
 

Level 24 Update: Weiss 7th ($26,401), Queen 8th ($20,370), Kirgan 9th ($15,886)

Level: 24

Blinds: 10,000-20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 730

Average Chip Count: 547,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Al Barbieri — 798,000

Seat no. 4 — Stephen Hung — 142,000
Seat no. 5 — David Arsht — 933,000
Seat no. 6 — Glenn Engelbert — 280,000
Seat no. 7 — Donald Auger — 610,000
Seat no. 8 — Ben Landowski — 492,000

Players Eliminated:

Jeff Weiss — 7th Place ($26,401)
Alexander Queen — 8th Place ($20,370)
Lori Kirgan — 9th Place ($15,886)

Live Updates:

Lori Kirgan Eliminated in 9th Place ($15,886)

Lori Kirgan

Lori Kirgan began the the official nine-handed final table on the short stack with just 8 big blinds and was the first player eliminated.

Al Barbieri opened for a raise to 40,000 and Lori Kirgan called all in for 38,000.

Lori Kirgan was all in for her tournament life with AHeart SuitJHeart Suit against Barbieri’s 4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit3Club Suit2Diamond Suit5Club Suit6Diamond Suit, offering no help to Lori Kirgan who was eliminated in 9th place ($15,886).

Alexander Queen Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,370)

Alexander Queen

Al Barbieri opened the cutoff for 40,000, Alexander Queen three-bet to 60,000 and Barbieri called.

The flop came 8Club Suit6Spade Suit5Club Suit, Bariberi checked, Queen bet 20,000 and Baribieri called.

The turn was the 9Diamond Suit, Barbieri bet 40,000, Queen raised all in and Barbieri called.

Barbieri was ahead on the turn with AClub Suit7Spade Suit for a made straight against Queen’s top set with 9Heart Suit9Club Suit. The river was the JHeart Suit and Alexander Queen was eliminated in 8th place ($20,370). That hand gave Barbieri the current chip lead with about 850,000.

Jeff Weiss Eliminated in 7th Place ($26,401)

Jeff Weiss

David Arsht opened the pot for 40,000 from middle position, Jeff Weiss called from the small blind and Al Barbieri called the big blind.

The flop came QHeart Suit9Club Suit2Spade Suit, Wiess and Barbieri checked to Arsht who bet 20,000. Weiss called all in for 7,000 and Barbieri folded.

Arsht was ahead on the flop with AHeart Suit9Spade Suit for middle pair against Weiss’ AClub Suit10Club Suit.

The turn and river were the JSpade Suit and the JHeart Suit, offering no help to Jeff Weiss who was eliminated in 7th place ($26,401). David Arsht took the chip lead that hand with just under 1 million as the remaining six players headed to dinner.

The remaining six players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:15pm local time to resume play.

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Action Begins, Official 9-Handed Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 13 ($1,500 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.

With the elimination of Roland Israelahvili in 10th Place ($12,535), the official, 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 8,000-15,000 and limits of 15,000-30,000, 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 — Al Barbieri — 471,000
Seat no. 2 — Alexander Queen — 265,000
Seat no. 3 — Lori Kirgan — 105,000
Seat no. 4 — Stephen Hung — 218,000
Seat no. 5 — David Arsht — 531,000
Seat no. 6 — Glenn Engelbert — 564,000
Seat no. 7 — Donald Auger — 378,000
Seat no. 8 — Ben Landowski — 574,000
Seat no. 9 — Jeff Weiss — 178,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 730 players, creating a total prize pool of $985,500. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $211,921
2nd Place — $130,903
3rd Place — $84,388
4th Place — $61,820
5th Place — $45,953
6th Place — $34,620
7th Place — $26,401
8th Place — $20,370
9th Place — $15,886

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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