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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,107,700
Entrants: 2302

Event 19 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 09, '12 - Jun 11, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 11, 12)

 
 

Clifford Goldkind Wins Event no. 19 ($559,514)

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Clifford Goldkind Wins Event no. 19 ($559,514)
Kenni Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($347,036)

Clifford Goldkind

Kenni Nguyen came back from the dinner break on the short stack with just 19 big blinds against chip leader Clifford Goldkind who had more than 153 big blinds. On the very first hand back from the break, Kenni Nguyen moved all in before the flop with KHeart SuitJSpade Suit and was called by Clifford Goldkind with 6Spade Suit6Club Suit.

The board came 5Club Suit2Spade Suit2Heart Suit10Club SuitAHeart Suit, offering no help to Kenni Nguyen who was eliminated in 2nd place ($347,036). Clifford Goldkind wins Event no. 19, taking home the $559,514 grand prize and the nineteenth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Clifford Goldkind
 

Level 26 Update: Balaguer 3rd ($245,197), Smith 4th ($176,299), Wilkinson 5th ($128,441)

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,302

Average Chip Count: 5,179,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 5 — Clifford Goldkind — 9,214,000
Seat no. 6 — Kenni Nguyen — 1,145,000

Players Eliminated:

Adria Balaguer — 3rd Place ($245,197)
Patrick Smith — 4th Place ($176,299)
Gregg Wilkinson — 5th Place ($128,441)

Live Updates:

Gregg Wilkinson Eliminated in 5th Place ($128,441)

Gregg Wilkinson

Adria Balaguer opened the pot for 100,000 from under the gun, Gregg Wilkinson moved all in for about 800,000 and Balaguer called.

Wilkinson led before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Club Suit against Balaguer’s AHeart SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came KHeart SuitQDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit3Club SuitJClub Suit, giving Balaguer bottom pair on the flop and trips on the river to win the pot and eliminate Gregg Wilkinson in 5th place ($128,441). Balaguer moved up to about 1.7 million that hand.

Patrick Smith Eliminated in 4th Place ($176,299)

Patrick Smith opened for a raise to 160,000 and chipleader Clifford Goldkind called on the button.

The flop came ADiamond SuitJSpade Suit10Spade Suit, Smith checked, Goldkind bet 200,00, Smith moved all in for about 1.2 million and Goldkind called the check raise.

Smith was behind with AHeart SuitQSpade Suit for top pair against Goldkind’s two pair with AClub SuitJDiamond Suit.

The turn and river were the 2Spade Suit and the 2Heart Suit, offering no help to Patrick Smith who was eliminated in 4th place ($176,299). Goldkind took a massive chip lead that hand with about 5.2 million.

Adria Balaguer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($245,197)

Adria Balaguer

Adria Balaguer opened the pot for 100,000 in the small blind, Clifford Goldkind reraised to 300,000 from the big blind, Balaguer four-bet to 635,000, Goldkind five-bet shoved and Balaguer called all in.

Balaguer led before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Club Suit against Goldkind’s 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit4Club SuitAClub Suit7Club Suit, giving Goldkind a full house on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Adria Balaguer in 3rd place ($245,197).

With the elimination of Adra Balaguer in 3rd place ($245,197), Clifford Goldkind took a massive chip lead going into heads-up play with roughly 9.2 million to Kenni Kguyen’s 1,145,000.

The remaining two players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 27 and should return at approximately 9:30pm local time to resume play.

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Level 26 Update: McGill 6th ($94,815), Peters 7th ($70,886), Shulman 8th ($53,669)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,302

Average Chip Count: 2,071,800

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Patrick Smith — 1,600,000

Seat no. 5 — Clifford Goldkind — 3,600,000
Seat no. 6 — Kenni Nguyen — 2,100,000
Seat no. 7 — Gregg Wilkinson — 1,025,000

Seat no. 9 — Adria Balaguer — 2,000,000

Players Eliminated:

Justin McGill — 6th Place ($94,815)
David Peters — 7th Place ($70,886)
Barry Shulman — 8th Place ($53,669)

Live Updates:

David Peters Eliminated in 7th Place ($70,886)

David Peters

David Peters min-raised the button to 80,000 and Patrick Smith called from the big blind.

The flop came ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit4Club Suit, Smith checked, Peters bet 80,000, Smith raised 325,000, Peters moved all in and Smith called.

Peters was all in for his tournament life with AHeart SuitJClub Suit for top pair against Smith’s two pair with KHeart Suit4Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 7Diamond Suit and 6Club Suit, offering no help to Daivd Peters who was eliminated in 7th place ($70,886). Smith moved up to about 1.6 million after the hand.

Barry Shulman Eliminated in 8th Place ($53,669)

Barry Shulman

Barry Shulman was on the short stack when he moved all in before the flop and was called by chipleader Clifford Goldkind.

Shulman was all in for his tournament life with QClub Suit8Club Suit against Goldkind’s AHeart SuitADiamond Suit.

The board came 6Club Suit4Heart Suit4Diamond SuitAClub Suit, giving Goldkind a full house on the turn as Shulman was drawing dead on the river. Barry Shulman was eliminated in 8th place ($53,669) while Goldkind padded his lead with about 3.6 million.

Justin McGill Eliminated in 6th Place ($94,815

Justin McGill

Justin McGill open-shoved before the flop for about 800,000 and Adria Balaguer called from the big blind.

Balaguer led before the flop with 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit against McGill’s AClub Suit8Club Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond SuitKHeart Suit3Club Suit, giving Balguer a full house on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Justin McGill in 6th place ($94,815). That hand put Balaguer up to a bout 2 million.

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Level 25 Update: Gary Burks Eliminated in 9th Place ($41,145)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,302

Average Chip Count: 1,294,875

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Patrick Smith — 890,000

Seat no. 3 — Barry Shulman — 1,030,000
Seat no. 4 — Justin McGill — 1,520,000
Seat no. 5 — Clifford Goldkind — 2,665,000
Seat no. 6 — Kenni Nguyen — 865,000
Seat no. 7 — Gregg Wilkinson — 755,000
Seat no. 8 — David Peters — 1,445,000
Seat no. 9 — Adria Balaguer — 705,000

Players Eliminated:

Gary Burks — 9th Place ($41,145)

Live Updates:

Gary Burks Eliminated in 9th Place ($41,145)

Gary Burks

Gary Burks came into the final table as the chip leader and was the first player eliminated today. Gregg Wilkinson came in for a raise before the flop, Gary Burks reriased to 190,000, Clifford Goldkind four-bet to 420,000 Wilkinson folded, Burks moved all in and Goldkind called.

Burks was all in for his tournament life with ASpade SuitKClub Suit and was behind Goldkind’s ADiamond SuitAClub Suit before the flop.

The board came KDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit4Diamond SuitKSpade SuitJDiamond Suit, giving Burks trips on the turn to take the lead, but Goldkind made a four-card flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Gary Burks in 9th place ($41,245). Clifford Goldkind took a massive chip lead that hand with about 3.1 million.

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Player Tags: Gary Burks,   Clifford Goldkind
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 19 ($1,500 N0-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.

Day 3 began with 19 players spread out over two tables, and with the elimination of Ismael Bojang in 10th Place ($31,916), the official 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 25 with blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 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 — Patrick Smith — 525,000
Seat no. 2 — Gary Burks — 1,775,000
Seat no. 3 — Barry Shulman — 1,005,000
Seat no. 4 — Justin McGill — 1,500,000
Seat no. 5 — Clifford Goldkind — 1,200,000
Seat no. 6 — Kenni Nguyen — 1,070,000
Seat no. 7 — Gregg Wilkinson — 1,180,000
Seat no. 8 — David Peters — 1,410,000
Seat no. 9 — Adria Balaguer — 700,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,302 players, creating a total prize pool of $3,107,700. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $559,514
2nd Place — $347,036
3rd Place — $245,197
4th Place — $176,299
5th Place — $128,441
6th Place — $94,815
7th Place — $70,886
8th Place — $53,669
9th Place — $41,145

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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