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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: $5,000
Prize Pool: $780,200
Entrants: 166

Event 20 - $5,000 Limit Hold'em

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

 
 

Benjamin Scholl Wins Event no. 20 ($206,760)

Level: 27

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Jeff Shulman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($92,562)

Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman returned from the break on the short stack with just 6 big blinds and was the next player eliminated. Shulman raised the button to 80,000 and Benjamin Scholl called from the big blind.

The flop came QSpade Suit8Spade Suit2Diamond Suit, Scholl checked, Shulman bet 40,000, Scholl raised to 80,000 and Shulman called the check-raise.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit and Shulman got it all in good with AHeart SuitKSpade Suit for top pair, top kicker against Scholl’s bottom pair with 9Spade Suit8Heart Suit. Shulman was way out in front when the money went in, but Scholl spiked the 9Club Suit on the river to make two pair and win the pot. Jeff Shulman was eliminated in 3rd place ($92,562) while Scholl took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 1.9 million.

With the elimination of Jeff Shulman in 3rd place ($92,562), Benjamin Scholl took the chip lead going into heads up-play with 1,940,000 to Andrew Prock’s 550,000.

Benjamin Scholl Wins Event no. 20 ($206,760)
Andrew Prock Eliminated in 2nd Place ($127,773)

Andrew Prock

Benjamin Scholl entered heads-up play with nearly a 4:1 chip lead over his opponent Andrew Prock and quickly capitalized on that advantage. Scholl managed to grind him down to his last few big blinds before getting him all in on a paired board with an under pair against his top pair.

Benjamin Scholl raised the button to 80,000, Andrew Prock reraised to 120,000 from the big blind and Scholl called.

The flop came AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit, Prock bet 40,000 and Scholl called.

The turn was the 7Heart Suit, Prock bet all in for 15,000 and Scholl called. Scholl turned over AHeart Suit10Club Suit for top pair against Prock’s under pair with 3Spade Suit3Heart Suit.

The river was the 7Club Suit, giving Scholl the higher full house on the river to win the pot and eliminate Andrew Prock in 2nd place ($127,773). Benjamin Scholl wins Event no. 20, taking home the $206,760 grand prize and the twentieth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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 26 Update: Scholl Way Out in Front, Shulman Battles From the Short Stack

Level: 26

Blinds: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 166

Average Chip Count: 830,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Jeff Shulman — 485,000
Seat no. 5 — Andrew Prock — 495,000

Seat no. 8 — Benjamin Scholl — 1,510,000

Live Updates:

Scholl Leads Final Three; Shulman Battles to Beat the Blinds

Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman came into Level 26 on the short stack with just 6 big blinds and was knocked down to just 145,000 (2 bbs) at one point in the level. Shulman managed to chip up as the level came to an end however, winning a big showdown against Andrew Prock with trip sixes. That hand was three-bet before the flop and raised on the turn and river. Shulman flopped a pair and rivered trips to chip up to about 570,000 (9.5 bbs).

There was a lot of back and forth with Shulman this level and shortly after chipping up through Prock a few hands before, Shulman lost a big showdown to Benjamin Scholl’s flush. That hand knocked Shulman down to about 375,000 while Scholl maintained a strong lead over the field with about 1.5 million or roughly sixty-percent of the chips in play. Shulman managed to gain some back by the end of the level and will head into the break virtually tied for second with Andrew Prock at about 500,000 each (6 bbs).

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 25 Update: Jesse Martin Eliminated in 4th Place ($68,322)

Level: 25

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 166

Average Chip Count: 830,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Jeff Shulman — 675,000
Seat no. 5 — Andrew Prock — 1,030,000

Seat no. 8 — Benjamin Scholl — 915,000

Players Eliminated:

Jesse Martin — 4th Place ($68,322)

Live Updates:

Jesse Martin Eliminated in 4th Place ($68,322)

Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin entered Level 25 on the short stack with just over 4 big blinds and lost most of his chips to Andrew Prock after finding a fold on the river in a big pot that left him with just 39,000 in chips after the hand.

On his final hand, Jesse Martin raised all in for 39,000 from under the gun and Andrew Prock called from the big blind. Martin was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with QSpade Suit9Club Suit against Prock’s 10Club Suit2Spade Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit7Spade Suit2Club Suit4Club Suit3Club Suit, giving Prock bottom pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Jesse Martin in 4th place ($68,322).

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: Jesse Martin,   Andrew Prock
 

Level 24 Update: Jeff Shulman Leads Final Four

Level: 24

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 166

Average Chip Count: 622,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Jeff Shulman — 935,000
Seat no. 5 — Andrew Prock — 588,000

Seat no. 7 — Jesse Martin — 220,000
Seat no. 8 — Benjamin Scholl — 695,000

Players Eliminated:

Raymond Dehkharghani — 5th Place ($51,344)
Matt Glantz — 6th Place ($39,259)
Matt woodward — 7th Place ($30,259)

Live Updates:

Matt Woodward Eliminated in 7th Place ($30,529)

Matt Woodward came back from the dinner break the short stack with just 2 big blinds and was the next player eliminated. Woodward opened the pot to 80,000 from middle position and Benjamin Scholl called from the bog blind.

The flop came QDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Club Suit, Scholl checked, Woodward bet 40,000, Scholl raised to 80,000, and Woodward called all in.

Scholl was ahead on the flop with a pocket pair of deuces for a set on the flop against Woodward’s over cards with 8Heart Suit6Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 9Spade Suit and the KDiamond Suit, offering no help to Matt Woodward who was eliminated in 7th place ($30,529).

Matt Glantz Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,259)

Matt Glantz

Jesse Martin opened the cutoff for 80,000 and Matt Glantz called from the big blind.

The flop came KSpade Suit8Spade Suit7Club Suit, Glantz bet 40,000 and Martin called.

The turn was the 5Heart Suit, Glantz bet all in and Martin called.

Glantz was all in for his tournament life on the turn and was behind with 6Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit for bottom pair and a straight draw against Martin’s top pair with KClub SuitJSpade Suit.

The river was the AClub Suit, and Matt Glantz was eliminated in 6th place ($39,259).

Raymond Dehkharghani Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,344)

Raymond Dekhkarghani

Raymond Dehkharghani opened the cutoff for 80,000, Andrew Prock raised to 120,000 from the small blind, Dehkharghani four-bet to 160,000, Prock five-bet to 200,000 and Dehkharghani called.

The flop came JClub Suit8Club Suit5Club Suit, Dehkharghani bet all in for his last few chips and Prock called.

Prock was ahead when the money went in on the flop with AHeart SuitKSpade Suit against Dehkharghani’s ASpade Suit2Spade Suit.

The turn and river were the KHeart Suit and the 6Diamond Suit, giving Prock top pair on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Raymond Dehkharghani in 5th place ($51,344).

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 23 Update: Derke 8th ($24,139), Qutami ($19,395)

Level: 23

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 166

Average Chip Count: 415,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Raymond Dekharghani — 546,000
Seat no. 2 — Matthew Woodward — 80,000
Seat no. 3 — Matt Glantz — 238,000
Seat no. 4 — Jeff Shulman — 460,000
Seat no. 5 — Andrew Prock 838,000

Seat no. 7 — Jesse Martin — 143,000
Seat no. 8 — Benjamin Scholl — 186,000

Players Eliminated:

Nicholas Derke — 8th Place ($24,139)
Ayman Qutami — 9th Place ($19,395)

Live Updates:

Ayman Qutami Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,395)

Ayman Qutami

Ayman Qutami opened the pot for 60,000 from middle position and Andrew Prock called from the big blind.

The flop came QDiamond Suit10Spade Suit7Heart Suit, Qutami bet 30,000, Prock raised to 60,000 and Qutami called.

The turn was the 3Spade Suit, Qutami bet all in and Prock called.

Qutami was all in on the turn for his tournament life with QClub SuitJDiamond Suit for top pair against Prock’s QDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit for top pair with a weaker kicker.

The river was the 6Heart Suit, pairing Prock’s kicker to give him win the pot and eliminate Ayman Qutami in 9th place ($19,395). Prock moved up to about 745,000 that hand.

Nicholas Derke Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,139)

Nicholas Derke

Andrew Prock opened the cutoff for 60,000 and Nicholas Derke called from the button.

The flop came 9Heart Suit7Heart Suit7Club Suit, Prock checked, Derke bet 30,000 and Prock called.

The turn was the KClub Suit, Prock checked, Derke bet 60,000, Prock raised to 120,000 and Derke called all in.

Derke was all in on the turn with KSpade SuitJDiamond Suit for top pair but was still behind Prock’s AClub SuitKHeart Suit.

The river was the QDiamond Suit, and Nicholas Derke was eliminated in 8th place ($24,139).

The remaining 7 players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 23 and will return at approximate 9:15pm 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.

 

Action Begins, Jeff Shulman Leads Final Table

The final table of Event no. 20 ($5,000 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 17 players spread out over two tables, and with the elimination of Samuel Golbuff in 10th Place ($15,830), the official 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 22 with blinds of 12,000-24,000 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 — Raymond Dekharghani — 325,000
Seat no. 2 — Matt Woodward — 214,000
Seat no. 3 — Matt Glantz — 225,000
Seat no. 4 — Jeff Shulman — 642,000
Seat no. 5 — Andrew Prock 373,000
Seat no. 6 — Nicholas Derke — 51,000
Seat no. 7 — Jesse Martin — 252,000
Seat no. 8 — Benjamin Scholl — 220,000
Seat no. 9 — Ayman Qutami — 192,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 166 players, creating a total prize pool of $780,200. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $206,760
2nd Place — $127,773
3rd Place — $92,562
4th Place — $68,322
5th Place — $51,344
6th Place — $39,259
7th Place — $30,529
8th Place — $24,139
9th Place — $19,395

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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