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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,165,400
Entrants: 1604

Event 16 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 07, '12 - Jun 09, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 09, 12)

 
 

Matt Matros Wins Event no. 16 ($454,835)

Level: 26

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

Matt Matros Wins Event no. 16 ($454,835)
Mark Radoja Eliminated in 2nd Place ($281,502)

Matt Matros

Matt Matros entered Level 26 on the short stack and out chipped by more than 2:1, but managed to climb out of the red and then take the chip lead for himself after winning a huge showdown with two pair. That hand put Matros out in front with about 5.1 million to Mark Radoja’s 2.1 million. Matros quickly began to chip away at Radoja’s and stack and got him down to about 1.7 million when the final hand played out.

Mark Radoja opened the button for 100,000 and Matt Matros called from the big blind.

The flop came 10Diamond Suit9Heart Suit2Heart Suit, Matros checked, Radoja bet 100,000 and Matros called.

The turn was the 8Spade Suit, Matros bet 175,000, Radoja raised to 465,000, Matros three-bet shoved and Radoja called all in.

Radoha was all in for his tournament life and had the best hand on the turn with JHeart Suit7Spade Suit for a made straight against Matros’ flush draw with 6Heart Suit5Heart Suit.

The river was the 10Heart Suit, completing Matros’ flush and eliminating Mark Radoja in 2nd place ($281,502). Matt Matros wins Event no. 16, taking home the $454,835 grand prize and the sixteenth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Matt Matros
 

Level 26 Update: Radoja Leads Matros Heads-Up; Ramey Shaio 3rd ($182,521)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,604

Average Chip Count: 3,609,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Matt Matros — 2,200,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Radoja — 5,000,000

Players Eliminated:

Ramey Shaio — 3rd Place ($182,521)

Live Updates:

Ramey Shaio Eliminated in 3rd Place ($182,521)

Ramey Shaio

Ramey Shaio entered Level 26 on the short stack with just 21 big blinds and was eliminated shortly after it began after getting it all in before the flop with a mall pocket pair against Mark Radoja’s over cards.

Mark Radoja min-raised the button to 80,000, Ramey Shaio moved all in from the small blind and Radoja called.

Shaio was ahead before the flop with 3Heart Suit3Club Suit against Radoja’s ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit9Club Suit2Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit, giving Radoja top pair on the flop and a flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Ramey Shaio in 3rd place ($182,521). Mark Radoja ended the hand with about 3.5 million, just 100,000 or so shy of Matt Matros who entered heads-up play with a slight chip lead.

With the elimination of Ramey Shaio in 3rd place ($182,521), Matt Matros entered heads-up with a slight chip lead of about 3.6 million to Mark Radoja’s 3.5 million.

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Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Ramey Shaio,   Matt Matros
 

Level 25 Update: Gordon Vayo Eliminated in 4th Place ($121,262)

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 1,604

Average Chip Count: 2,406,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Matt Matros — 4,200,000
Seat no. 3 — Ramey Shaio — 875,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Radoja — 2,000,000

Players Eliminated:

Gordon Vayo — 4th Place ($121,262)

Live Updates:

Gordon Vayo Eliminated in 4th Place ($121,262)

Gordon Vayo

Gordon Vayo came into the level on the short stack with just 16 big blinds and was the next player eliminated. Ramey Shaio opened the pot for 65,000 from under the gun, Mark Radoja reraised to 125,000, Gordon Vayo moved all in for about 500,000, Shaio folded and Radoja called.

Gordon Vayo was all in for his tournament life and looking to chop with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit against Radoja’s ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit10Spade Suit2Spade Suit6Heart Suit3Spade Suit, giving Radoja a four-card flush to win the pot. Radoja flopped four spades for a free roll and made the flush on the river. Gordon Vayo was eliminated in 4th place ($121,262) after taking what is arguably the toughest beat in no-limit hold’em. Mark Radoja moved up to second in chips after the hand with about 2.4 million.

Ramey Shaio Doubles Through Matt Matros

Ramey Shaio

Ramey Shaio was put on the short stack after Mark Radoja eliminated Gordon Vayo in 4th place ($121,262) but found a double up through the current chip leader to stay alive as the level started winding down.

Matt Matros opened the button for 65,000, Raney Shaio moved all in for just over 500,000 from the small blind and Matros called.

Matros was ahead before the flop with AClub Suit9Spade Suit against Shaio’s QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit10Club Suit5Diamond Suit7Spade SuitKClub Suit, giving Matros top pair on the flop but Shaio caught a gustshot on the river to make straight and win the pot. Shaio doubled up to just over 1 million that hand while Matros slipped down to about 3.9 million.

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Player Tags: Mark Radoja,   Gordon Vayo,   Ramey Shaio,   Matt Matros
 

Level 24 Update: Matros Leads Final Four; Muzzatti 5th ($81,202), Darner 6th ($56,300)

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,604

Average Chip Count: 1,804,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Gordon Vayo — 500,000
Seat no. 2 — Matt Matros — 3,300,000
Seat no. 3 — Ramey Shaio — 1,440,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Radoja — 1,700,000

Players Eliminated:

Robert Muzzatti — 5th Place ($81,202)
Mark Darner — 6th Place ($56,300)

Live Updates:

Matros Takes the Chip Lead

The remaining six players came into the final table relatively deep with an average stack of 60 big blinds. Ramey Shaio began the final table as the chip leader with a slight lead over Robert Muzzatti and Matt Matros. Matros managed to take the chip lead about halfway through the first level after winning a nearly 500,000 showdown against Shaio with top pair. That hand gave Matros a slight lead over Shaio with about 1.6 million to 1.55 million.

Mark Radoja then had his turn at the top after stealing the lead at the end of level by picking off a big bluff from Robert Muzzatti with a pocket pair of nines on an ace-high board. Radoja entered Level 24 out in front with about 1.7 million with Matros trailing right behind him with roughly 1.65 million.

Mark Darner Eliminated in 6th Place ($56,300)

Mark Darner

Matt Matros opened the cutoff for 54,000, Mark Darner raised to 140,000 from the big blind, Matros four-bet shoved and Darner called all in.

Matros was ahead before the flop with ASpade SuitKSpade Suit against Darner’s AHeart SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came QSpade SuitSpade Suit7Diamond Suit5Club SuitJClub Suit10Spade Suit, giving Darner a pair on the turn to take the lead, but Matros went runner-runner to make a straight on the river and win the pot. Mark Darner was eliminated in 6th place ($56,300) while Matt Matros took the chip lead with about 2.4 million.

Robert Muzzatti Eliminated in 5th Place ($81,202)

Robert Muzzatti

Matt Matros opened the pot for 52,000 from under the gun, Robert Muzzatti reraised to 200,000 from the big blind, Matros shoved and Darner called all in.

Matros led before the flop with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Muzzatti’s ASpade SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit6Spade Suit3Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit, offering no help to Robert Muzzatti who was eliminated in 5th place ($81,202). Matt Matros took a commanding chip lead after the hand with about 3.3 million heading into the next level.

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Player Tags: Matt Matros,   Mark Darner,   Robert Muzzatti
 

Action Begins, Official Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 16 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed) 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 began with 9 players spread out over two tables, and with the elimination of Matt Glantz in 7th Place ($40,059), the official 6-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 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 — Gordon Vayo — 460,000
Seat no. 2 — Matt Matros — 1,400,000
Seat no. 3 — Ramey Shaio — 1,885,000
Seat no. 4 — Robert Muzzatti — 1,420,000
Seat no. 5 — Mark Darner — 730,000
Seat no. 6 — Mark Radoja — 750,000

While only 6 remain, this event gathered 1,604 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,165,400. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $454,835
2nd Place — $281,502
3rd Place — $182,521
4th Place — $121,262
5th Place — $81,202
6th Place — $56,300

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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