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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $1,203,200
Entrants: 256

Event 24 - $5,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB

  • Jun 11, '12 - Jun 13, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 13, 12)

 
 

Joe Cassidy Wins Event no. 24 ($294,777)

Level: 30

Blinds: 40,000-80,000
Limits: 80,000-160,000

Joe Cassidy Wins Event no. 24 ($294,777)
Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($182,213)

Joe Cassidy

Joe Cassidy came into the final day with a more than 3:1 chip lead over Scotty Nguyen, and despite Nguyen’s numerous attempts to bounce back, Cassidy finally knocked Nguyen down to the short stack for the last time. Nguyen was down to just 2.5 big blinds on the final hand when he three-bet all in for 200,000 from the big blind after Cassidy opened the button for 160,000.

Cassidy: ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit2Heart Suit
Nguyen: JClub Suit8Heart Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit

Board: AClub SuitQHeart Suit8Club SuitJHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Cassidy was the favorite when the money went in and flopped top pair against Nguyen’s bottom pair. Nguyen turned two pair to take the lead, but Cassidy spiked a ten on the river to make a straight. Scotty Nguyen was eliminated in 2nd Place ($182,213) as Joe Cassidy wins Event no. 24, taking home the $294,777 grand prize and his first gold bracelet.

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Joe Cassidy
 

Level 29 Update: Nguyen Makes Huge Comeback

Level: 29

Blinds: 30,000-60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 1,920,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 2,615,000

Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 1,230,000

Live Updates:

Nguyen Makes Impressive Comeback

Scotty Nguyen

Joe Cassidy began the day with a sizable chip lead over Scotty Nguyen and quickly managed to extend his lead early into the first level, knocking Nguyen down to just 300,000 (5 bbs) at one point in the match. By the middle of the second level, Cassidy had Nguyen down to his last two bets, but Nguyen managed to climb back and eventually found a big double up in Level 29.

Joe Cassidy raised to 120,000 from the button and Scotty Nguyen called from the big blind.

The flop came 7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit3Club Suit, Nguyen checked, Cassidy bet 60,000, Nguyen raised to 120,000 and Cassidy called.

The turn was the 7Club Suit, Nguyen bet all in and Cassidy called.

Nguyen: AClub SuitKDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit2Club Suit
Cassidy: ASpade Suit10Heart Suit9Diamond Suit8Club Suit

Nguyen was ahead on the turn wen the money went in with a pair of deuces for the high hand and the nut low. The river was the JHeart Suit, and Scotty Nguyen doubled up to just under 700,000 that hand. Nguyen quickly put his newfound chips to good use and managed to narrow the gap even further this level.

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Joe Cassidy
 

Action Continues, Cassidy Leads Nguyen Heads-Up

The final table of Event no. 24 ($5,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB) is back underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 ended with the elimination of Phil Ivey in 3rd place, putting Joe Cassidy way out in front of Scotty Nguyen entering heads-up play. The final two players returned for an unscheduled Day 4 where play will resume in Level 28 with blinds of 25,000-50,000 and limits of 50,000-100,000, 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. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 3,000,000

Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 845,000

While only 2 remain, this event gathered 256 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,203,200. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $294,777
2nd Place — $182,213

3rd Place — Phil Ivey — $136,046
4th Place — Meng La — $102,260
5th Place — Gregory Jamison — $77,342
6th Place — Elie Doft — $58,873
7th Place — Bart Hanson — $45,084
8th Place — Mike Matusow — $34,748
9th Place — Ryan Lenaghan — $26,940

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Joe Cassidy
 

Cassidy Leads Nguyen Overnight; Phil Ivey Eliminated 3rd ($136,046)

Level: 28

Blinds: 25,000-50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 1,920,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 3,000,000

Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 845,000

Players Eliminated:

Phil Ivey — 3rd Place ($136,046)

Live Updates:

Phil Ivey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($136,046)

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey entered the level on the short stack but scored an early double up through Joe Cassidy with a full house on the river. Ivey was then chopped down to his last bet before mounting a comeback by doubling through Scotty Nguyen with another rivered full house. That hand put Nguyen on just about 1 million and Ivey around 500,000. Ivey shortly doubled through Nguyen again, putting himself in second place with around 850,000. Nguyen didn’t spend much time on the short stack and quickly doubled back through Ivey after catching a backdoor flush to put Ivey on about 345,000 (6 bbs).

Ivey wouldn’t come back this time and was eliminated by chipleader Joe Cassidy when he raised the small blind to 100,000 and Phil Ivey called from the big blind.

The flop came QHeart SuitJClub Suit8Diamond Suit, Cassidy bet 50,000, Ivey reraised all in for 95,000 and Cassidy called.

Cassidy: KSpade SuitKClub Suit10Diamond Suit2Club Suit
Ivey: KDiamond SuitQClub Suit8Heart Suit6Heart Suit

Ivey was ahead on the flop when the money went in with two pair against Cassidy’s over pair and open-ended straight draw. The turn and river were the 5Club Suit and the JDiamond Suit, pairing the board on the river to counterfeit Ivey’s two pair. Phil Ivey was eliminated in 3rd place ($136,046) while Joe Cassidy took a big chip lead going into heads-up play with roughly 3 million to Scotty Nguyen’s 850,000.

Play was suspended for the night at the conclusion of Level 28 and the final two players will return tomorrow at approximately 2:00pm local time to resume play.

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Joe Cassidy,   Phil Ivey
 

Level 27 Update: Ivey On the Short Stack; Cassidy Out in Front

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 1,280,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 2,300,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 310,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 1,250,000

Live Updates:

Ivey on the Short Stack

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey entered the last level with the chip lead, but quickly lost that to Joe Cassidy after Cassidy scooped a big pot with a pair of kings on a double paired board. From there Ivey started to slip even further down the leader board and eventually found himself on the short stack after losing a big showdown with top two pair against Cassidy’s top set. That hand put Ivey down to just 300,000 (7 bbs).

Ivey managed to chip up a little bit towards the end of the level but was quickly knocked back down to the short stack after being quartered by Scotty Nguyen in a key pot right before the blind increase. Ivey was all in and looking to be quartered again by Scotty Nguyen at the end of the level, but went runner-runner straight to make a wheel and chop the pot with Nguyen to stay alive. Ivey raised the button, Nguyen reraised the big blind and Ivey called.

The flop came 9Heart Suit4Spade Suit3Heart Suit, Nguyen bet 40,000, Ivey raised all in and Ngueyn called.

Ivey: AClub SuitKDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit2Spade Suit
Nguyen: AHeart Suit10Spade Suit4Diamond Suit2Heart Suit

Ivey was behind when the money went in with no pair and the nut low draw against Nguyen’s middle pair and the same nut low draw. The turn and river were the 3Spade Suit and the 5Club Suit, giving both players a wheel to chop the pot.

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Joe Cassidy,   Phil Ivey
 

Level 26 Update: Ivey Leads Final 3; Meng La Eliminated in 4th Place ($102,260)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 1,280,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 975,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 1,710,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 1,160,000

Players Eliminated:

Meng La — 4th Place ($102,260)

Live Updates:

Meng La Eliminated in 4th Place ($102,260)

Meng La

Meng La raised to 50,000 from the small blind and Joe Cassidy called from the big blind.

The flop came JSpade Suit7Club Suit2Spade Suit, Cassidy checked, La bet 25,000 and Cassidy called.

The turn was the 10Spade Suit, Cassidy checked, La bet all in and Cassidy called.

Cassidy: QSpade Suit5Spade Suit4Club Suit2Heart Suit
Meng La: AHeart SuitAClub SuitKHeart SuitKDiamond Suit

Cassidy had a made flush when the money went in on the turn and La was drawing dead on the river. Cassidy won the pot and Meng La was eliminated in 4th place ($102,260).

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Player Tags: Meng La,   Joe Cassidy
 

Level 25 Update: Cassidy Leads Final Four; Jamison 5th ($77,342), Doft 6th ($58,873)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 960,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Meng La — 140,000

Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 1,675,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 1,425,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 575,000

Players Eliminated:

Gregory Jamison — 5th Place ($77,342)
Elie Doft — 6th Place ($58,873)

Live Updates:

Elie Doft Eliminated in 6th Place ($58,873)

Elie Doft

Elie Doft was down to his last big bet when he raised all in for 40,000 before the flop and Joe Cassidy called from the big blind.

Cassidy: KSpade SuitKClub SuitQClub Suit3Heart Suit
Doft: KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit6Spade Suit3Diamond Suit

Board: 9Club Suit5Spade Suit4Heart Suit5Diamond Suit3Club Suit

Cassidy led before the flop with a pair of kings and Elie Doft failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 6th place ($58,873).

Gregory Jamison Eliminated in 5th Place ($77,342)

Gregory Jamison

Joe Cassidy raised the pot to 50,000 from under the gun, Gregory Jamison reraised to 75,000 from the big blind and Cassidy called.

The flop came 10Diamond Suit9Club Suit4Spade Suit, Jamison checked, Cassidy bet 50,000 and Jamison called.

The turn was the 8Spade Suit, Jamison checked, Cassidy bet 50,000 and Jamison called.

The river was the KSpade Suit, Jamison bet all in for 8,000 and Cassidy called.

Cassidy: ASpade Suit7Spade Suit7Heart Suit5Spade Suit
Jamison: ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit5Club Suit

Cassidy scooped the pot with a nut flush and an A-8 low. Gregory Jamison was eliminated in 5th place ($77,342), while Joe Cassidy moved up to about 1.3 million in chips.

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Player Tags: Joe Cassidy,   Gregory Jamison,   Elie Doft
 

Level 24 Update: Ivey Leads Final Six; Hanson 7th ($45,084), Matusow 8th ($34,748)

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 640,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Meng La — 620,000
Seat no. 2 — Elie Doft — 130,000
Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 975,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 1,340,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 510,000

Seat no. 9 — Gregory Jamison — 270,000

Players Eliminated:

Mike Matusow — 8th Place ($34,748)
Bart Hanson — 7th Place ($45,084)

Live Updates:

Mike Matusow Eliminated in 8th Place ($34,748)

Mike Matusow

Mike Matusow was all in for 15,000 from early position, Meng La raised to 40,000 from late position, Phil Ivey called from the small blind and Scotty Nguyen called the big blind.

The flop came KHeart Suit8Club Suit7Club Suit, Ivey checked, Nguyen bet 20,000, La and Ivey called.

The turn was the 3Spade Suit, Ivey bet 40,000, Nguyen raised to 80,000, La folded, Ivey three-bet to 120,000 and Nguyen called.

The river was the 4Spade Suit, Ivey bet 40,000 and Nguyen called.

Ivey: ASpade Suit7Diamond Suit3Club Suit2Heart Suit
Nguyen: 8Spade Suit7Heart Suit4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit
Matusow: ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit

Ngueyn won the high hand with two pair and Ivey took the low pot with the nut A-2 low. Matusow was only able to make a pair of eights and an A-6 low by the river and was eliminated in 8th place ($34,748).

Bart Hanson Eliminated in 7th Place ($45,084)

Bart Hanson

Phil Ivey raised to 40,000 from the button and Bart Hanson called all in from the big blind.

Ivey: KDiamond SuitKClub Suit5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit
Hanson: KHeart SuitQClub Suit10Diamond Suit6Spade Suit

Board: 7Diamond Suit6Club Suit3Club Suit2Club Suit8Spade Suit

Hanson was all in before the flop for his tournament life against Ivey’s pair of kings and he failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 7th place ($45,084). Ivey padded his chip lead after that hand with just over 1 million.

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Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   Mike Matusow,   Phil Ivey,   Bart Hanson
 

Level 23 Update: Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,940)

Level: 23

Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 256

Average Chip Count: 480,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Meng La — 540,000
Seat no. 2 — Elie Doft — 670,000
Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 825,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 720,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 615,000
Seat no. 6 — Bart Hanson — 44,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Matusow — 70,000

Seat no. 9 — Gregory Jamison — 535,000

Players Eliminated:

Ryan Lenaghan — 9th Place ($26,940)

Live Updates:

Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,940)

Ryan Lenaghan

Ryan Lenaghan raised the pot to 30,000 from middle position, Gregory Jamison called from late position and Phil Ivey called from the big blind.

The flop came ASpade SuitJClub Suit7Spade Suit, Ivey checked, Lenaghan bet all in for 12,000, Jamison raised to 27,000 and Ivey folded the side pot.

Jamison: AClub SuitKDiamond SuitQClub Suit10Diamond Suit
Lenaghan: AHeart SuitJSpade Suit9Heart Suit2Club Suit

Lenaghan was all in for his tournament life and was ahead on the flop with top two pair against Jamison’s wrap around straight draw. The turn and river were the QHeart Suit and the 5Club Suit, giving Jamison the nut straight on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Ryan Lenaghan in 9th place ($26,940).

The remaining 8 players took a one hour dinner break at the completion of Level 23 and will return at approximately 9:30pm 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.

Player Tags: Ryan Lenaghan,   Eddie Blumenthal
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 24 ($5,000 Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB) 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 27 players spread out over 3 tables, and with the elimination of Andreas Krause in 10th Place ($21,020), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 22 with blinds of 6,000-12,000 with limits 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 — Meng La — 518,000
Seat no. 2 — Elie Doft — 311,000
Seat no. 3 — Joe Cassidy — 940,000
Seat no. 4 — Phil Ivey — 890,000
Seat no. 5 — Scotty Nguyen — 324,000
Seat no. 6 — Bart Hanson — 96,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Matusow — 133,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Lenaghan — 254,000
Seat no. 9 — Gregory Jamison — 376,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 256 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,203,200. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $294,777
2nd Place — $182,213
3rd Place — $136,046
4th Place — $102,260
5th Place — $77,342
6th Place — $58,873
7th Place — $45,084
8th Place — $34,748
9th Place — $26,940

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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