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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: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,536,300
Entrants: 1138

Event 14 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 06, '12 - Jun 08, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 08, 12)

 
 

Brandon Scheafer Wins Event no. 14 ($311,174)

Level: 8

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

Brandon Schaefer Wins Event no. 14 ($311,174)
Jonathan Cohen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($192,559)

Brandon Schaefer

Brandon Schaefer entered heads-up play dead even in chips with Jonathan Cohen and managed to take a 2:1 chip lead heading to the dinner break. Schaefer came back from the break with momentum and slowly chopped away at his opponent until he had him out chipped by nearly 3:1. Cohen had 45 big blinds going into the final hand and got it all in good on the turn, but Schafer caught a straight on the river to win his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Jonathan Cohen raised the button to 90,000 and Brandon Schafer called from the big blind.

The flop came QSpade Suit9Diamond Suit6Club Suit, Schafer checked, Cohen bet 105,000 and Schafer called.

The turn was the 2Diamond Suit, Schafer checked, Cohen bet 230,000, Schafer shoved and Cohen called all in for about 1,800,000.

Cohen was all in for his tournament life and ahead on the turn with QHeart SuitJHeart Suit for top pair against Schaefer’s 8Spade Suit7Club Suit for an opened-ended straight draw.

The river was the 5Diamond Suit, giving Schafer a straight to win the pot and eliminate Jonathan Cohen in 2nd place ($192,559). Brandon Schafer wins Event no. 14, taking home the $311,174 grand prize and the fourteenth 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: Brandon Schaefer,   Jonathan Cohen
 

Level 6 Update: Schafer Leads Cohen Heads-Up; Kagin 3rd ($120,329)

Level: 6

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 and a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,138

Average Chip Count: 2,560,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 1,665,000

Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 3,450,000

Players Eliminated:

Adam Kagin — 3rd Place ($120,329)

Live Updates:

Adam Kagin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($120,329)

Adam Kagin

Adam Kagin entered the level on the short stack with 37 big binds, and was the next player eliminated after getting it all in before the flop with a pocket pair against two over cards.

Brandon Schaefer opened the button for 55,000, Adam Kagin reraised to 200,000 from the small blind, Schafer shoved and Kagin called all in.

Kagin was all in for his tournament life and was ahead before the flop with 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit against Schaefer’s AHeart Suit10Spade Suit.

The board came 6Diamond Suit5Club Suit3Club SuitAClub Suit10Heart Suit, giving Schaefer top pair on the turn and two pair on the river to win the pot and eliminate Adam Kagin in 3rd Place ($120,329).

With the elimination of Adam Kagin in 3rd place ($120,329), Brandon Schaefer and Jonathan Cohen entered heads-up play nearly dead even in chips with about 2.5 million each. The remaining players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 6 and will return at approximately 9:20pm 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 5 Update: Layne Flack Eliminated in 4th Place ($87,446)

Level: 5

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 and a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 1,138

Average Chip Count: 1,707,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Adam Kagin — 900,000

Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 2,320,000

Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 1,450,000

Players Eliminated:

Layne Flack — 4th Place ($87,446)

Live Updates:

Layne Flack Eliminated in 4th Place ($87,446)

Layne Flack

Layne Flack raised to 56,000 in the small blind, Adam Kagin shoved the big blind and Flack called all in.

Flack was behind with KHeart SuitQSpade Suit against Kagin’s AHeart Suit3Heart Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit7Spade SuitJDiamond Suit, offering no help to Layne Flack who was eliminated in 4th place ($87,446)

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: Layne Flack,   Adam Kagin
 

Level 4 Update: Chase 5th ($64,555), Corson 6th ($43,393), Madsen 7th ($36,809)

Level: 4

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 and a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,138

Average Chip Count: 1,280,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Layne Flack — 1,724,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Kagin — 646,000

Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 1,739,000

Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 1,005,000

Players Eliminated:

David Chase — 5th Place $(64,555)
Michael Corson — 6th Place ($43,393)
Jeff Madsen — 7th Place ($36,809)

Live Updates:

Jeff Madsen Eliminated in 7th Place ($36,809)

Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen may have been put on the short stack this level but that didn’t stop him from throwing some chips around. He shoved the short stack several times before finally being called on his final hand when he ran king-high into the pocket pair of current chipleader Jonathan Cohen.

Jonathan Cohen opened the button for 33,000, Jeff Madsen moved all in for 262,000 from the big blind and Cohen called.

Madsen was all in for his tournament life and trailed before the flop with KHeart Suit10Club Suit against Cohen’s 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit6Heart Suit2Club SuitQClub SuitADiamond Suit, offering no help to Jeff Madsen who was eliminated in 7th place ($36,308). Jonathan Cohen secured the chip lead that hand with about 2.2 million.

Michael Corson Eliminated in 6th Place ($43,393)

Michael Corson

Michael Corson entered the level as the short stack and was next the player eliminated. Jonathan Cohen opened the button for 33,000, Corson moved all in for about 200,000 and Cohen called.

Corson was all in for his tournament life and was behind with ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit against Corson’s KSpade SuitKHeart Suit.

The board came 6Spade Suit5Heart Suit4Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit, offering no help for Michael Corson who was eliminated in 6th place ($43,393). Cohen ended the hand with about 1.8 million.

David Chase Eliminated in 5th Place ($64,555)

David Chase

Jonathan Cohen opened the button for 33,000, David Chase moved all in for 310,000 and Cohen called.

Cohen led the before the flop with 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit against Chase’s AClub SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit5Heart SuitKDiamond SuitKClub Suit, offering no help to David Chase who was eliminated in 5th place ($64,555).

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 3 Update: Flack Leads Final 7; Steven 8th ($28,375), Schwartz 9th ($22,168)

Level: 3

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 and a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 1,138

Average Chip Count: 731,571

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Corson — 445,000
Seat no. 2 — Layne Flack — 1,760,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Kagin — 450,000
Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 790,000

Seat no. 7 — David Chase — 348,000
Seat no. 8 — Jeff Madsen — 450,000
Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 1,240,000

Players Eliminated:

Brandon Steven — 8th Place ($28,375)
Justin Schwartz — 9th Place ($22,168)

Live Updates:

Justin Schwartz Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,168)

Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz was left short after Jeff Madsen doubled through him last level and he was the first one eliminated today.

Justin Schwartz open-shoved the short stack for 51,000 from the small blind and Brandon Steven called from the big blind.

Schwartz was all in for his tournament life with JSpade Suit3Diamond Suit against Steven’s QSpade Suit7Spade Suit.

The board came QhHeart Suit10Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit3Heart Suit4Club Suit, giving Steven top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Justin Schwartz in 9th place ($22,168). Brandon Steven was still short after the hand with just 190,000 (15 bbs).

Brandon Steven Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,375)

Brandon Steven

Brandon Steven was still left short after eliminating Justin Schwartz in 9th place ($22,168), and was the next player eliminated.

Brandon Steven opened the pot for 27,000 from middle position, David Chase reraised to 75,000 from the cutoff, Layne Flack four-bet to 212,000 from the big blind, Steven called all in and Chase folded.

Steven was all in for his tournament life and was ahead before the flop with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Flack’s AHeart SuitKClub Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit8Heart Suit3Club SuitJSpade Suit5Heart Suit, giving Flack top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Brandon Steven in 8th place ($28,375). Flack padded his chip lead that hand with just about 1,850,000.

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.

 

Level 2 Update: Jeff Madsen Doubles Up

Level: 2

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 and a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 1,138

Average Chip Count: 569,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Corson — 445,000
Seat no. 2 — Layne Flack — 1,369,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Kagin — 125,000
Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 703,000
Seat no. 5 — Justin Schwartz — 294,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Steven — 184,000
Seat no. 7 — David Chase — 348,000
Seat no. 8 — Jeff Madsen — 502,000
Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 1,142,000

Live Updates:

Jeff Madsen Doubles Through Justin Schwartz

Jeff Madesen

Justin Schwartz opened the pot for 17,000 from middle position, Jeff Madsen moved all in for 210,000 from the cutoff and Schwartz called.

Madsen was ahead with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Schwartz’s JSpade SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came KDiamond SuitKClub Suit10Club Suit5Spade Suit4Diamond Suit, and Madsen’s pocket queens held up. Madsen doubled up to bout 440,000 that hand Schwartz slipped down just below 300,000.

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: Jeff Madsen,   Justin Schwartz
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 14 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

The Shootout tournament features a different format than a traditional No-Limit Hold’em event in that players must win their table before moving on. As players win their individual tables, they take those chips with them to the next round where they must win another table and so on, until the final table is reached. Day 3 began with 12 players spread out over 2 tables, and with the elimination of Dylan Hortin in 10th Place ($17,544), the official 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 2 with blinds of 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 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 — Michael Corson — 472,000
Seat no. 2 — Layne Flack — 1,400,000
Seat no. 3 — Adam Kagin — 237,000
Seat no. 4 — Jonathan Cohen — 541,000
Seat no. 5 — Justin Schwartz — 364,000
Seat no. 6 — Brandon Steven — 377,000
Seat no. 7 — David Chase — 420,000
Seat no. 8 — Jeff Madsen — 392,000
Seat no. 9 — Brandon Schaefer — 908,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 1,138 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,536,300. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $311,174
2nd Place — $192,559
3rd Place — $120,329
4th Place — $87,446
5th Place — $64,555
6th Place — $48,393
7th Place — $36,809
8th Place — $28,375
9th Place — $22,168

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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