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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $494,100
Entrants: 366

Event 25 - $1.500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 12, '12 - Jun 14, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 12)

 
 

Brian Meinders Wins Event no. 25 ($116,118)

Level: 8

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

Brian Meinders Wins Event no. 25 ($116,118)
Darin Thomas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($71,704)

Brian Meinders

Brian Meinders began heads-up play with the chip lead and never gave it up. On the final hand, Meinders opened the button for a raise to 40,000 and Darin Thomas called from the big blind.

The flop came 10Spade Suit8Club Suit6Spade Suit, Thomas checked, Meinders bet 20,000, Thomas raised to 40,000, Meinders three-bet, Thomas got it all in and Meinders called.

Thomas was all in for his tournament life and led on the flop with QDiamond Suit6Heart Suit for bottom pair against Meinders’ flush draw with 5Spade Suit3Spade Suit.

The turn and river were the 4Club Suit and the 7Spade Suit, giving Meinders a flush on the river to win tournament. Darin Thomas was eliminated in 2nd place ($71,704) as Brian Meinders wins Event no. 25, taking home the $116,118 grand prize and the twenty-fifth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Darin Thomas,   Brian Meinders
 

Level 7 Update: Meinders Leads Thomas Heads-Up; Vitch 3rd ($51,861)

Level: 7

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 366

Average Chip Count: 823,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Darin Thomas — 530,000

Seat no. 8 — Brian Meinders — 1,120,000

Players Eliminated:

Christopher Vitch — 3rd Place ($51,861)

Live Updates:

Christopher Vitch Eliminated in 3rd Place ($51,861)

Christopher Vitch

Christopher Vitch opened the button, Darin Thomas reraised from the big blind, Vitch four-bet to 60,000, Thomas five-bet and Vitch called all in.

Vitch led before the flop with KSpade Suit5Club Suit against Thomas’ JDiamond Suit2Club Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit10Spade Suit2Diamond Suit6Club SuitQHeart Suit, giving Thomas a pair of deduces on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Christopher Vitch in 3rd place ($51,861). That hand put Thomas up to 440,000, though still on the short stack going into heads-up play.

With the elimination of Christopher Vitch in 3rd place ($51,861), Brian Meinders took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,200,000 to Darin Thomas’ 440,000.

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Level 6 Update: Ramdin 4th ($37,897), Parker 5th ($27,986), Derden 6th ($20,886)

Level: 6

Blinds: 6,000-12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 366

Average Chip Count: 549,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Darin Thomas — 355,000

Seat no. 6 — Christopher Vitch — 355,000

Seat no. 8 — Brian Meinders — 1,050,000

Players Eliminated:

Victor Ramdin — 4th Place ($37,897)
Brock Parker — 5th Place ($27,986)
Preston Derden — 6th Place ($20,886)

Live Updates:

Preston Derden Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,886)

Preston Derden

Victor Ramdin raised from under the gun, Brock parker reraised, Brian Meinders four-bet the button, Preston Derden called all in, Ramdin folded and Parker called the raise.

The flop came ASpade SuitADiamond Suit9Heart Suit, Parker checked, Meinders bet and Parker called.

The turn was the 4Heart Suit, and both players checked.

The river was the 4Club Suit, Parker bet, Meinders raised and Parker called.

Meinders turned over AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit for a full house, besting Parker’s KSpade SuitKHeart Suit. Derden threw his QHeart Suit9Heart Suit into the muck and was eliminated in 6th place ($20,886).

Brock parker Eliminated in 5th Place ($27,986)

Brock Parker raised before the flop, Christopher Vitch reraised, Brian Meinders called, Parker four-bet all in, and both players called.

The flop came KClub Suit9Heart Suit3Club Suit, Vitch checked, Meinders bet, Vitch raised and Meinders called.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit, Vitch bet, Meinders raised and Vitch called.

The river was the 10Spade Suit, Vitch checked, Meinders bet and Vitch called. Meinders showed 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit for a full house, scooping both the main and side pots. Parker turned over QHeart Suit5Spade Suit and was eliminated in 5th place ($27,986).

Victor Ramdin Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,897)

Victor Ramdin

Voctor Ramdin opened the cutoff for a raise to 24,000, Brian Meinders reraised to 36,000 from the big blind and Ramdin called.

The flop came 9Heart Suit8Spade Suit5Club Suit, Meinders bet 12,000, Ramdin raised to 24,000, Meinders thee-bet to 36,000 and Ramdin called all in.

Ramdin was all in for his tournament life with QClub SuitJHeart Suit for two over cards and a gunshot straight draw against Meinders’ middle pair with KHeart Suit8Club Suit. The turn and river were the 9Diamond Suit and the 7Diamond Suit, and Victor Ramdin was eliminated in 4th place ($37,897).

The remaining three players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 6 and will return at approximately 8:45pm local time to resume play.

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Level 4 Update: Schreiber 7th ($15,747), Rice 8th ($11,992), Johns 9th ($9,225), Hartman 10th ($7,164)

Level: 4

Blinds: 4,000-8,000
Limits: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 366

Average Chip Count: 274,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Darin Thomas — 350,000
Seat no. 2 — Preston Derden — 20,000

Seat no. 4 — Victor Ramdin — 176,000
Seat no. 5 — Brock Parker — 330,000
Seat no. 6 — Christopher Vitch — 380,000

Seat no. 8 — Brian Meinders — 370,000

Players Eliminated:

Matthew Schreiber — 7th Place ($15,747)
Sean Rice — 8th Place ($11,992)
Ian Johns — 9th Place ($9,225)
Christopher Hartman — 10th Place ($7,164)

Live Updates:

Christopher Hartman Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,164)

Christopher Hartman

Matthew Schreiber opened the pot for a raise, Christopher Hartman called all in from the small blind and Victor Ramdin called the big blind.

The flop came 9Club Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit, Ramdin checked, Schreiber bet 8,000 and Ramdin called.

The turn was the 5Spade Suit and both players checked.

The river was the AHeart Suit, Ramdin checked, Schreiber bet 16,000 and Ramdin folded the side pot. Schreiber showed ASpade SuitJClub Suit for top pair and Hartman threw his 10Heart Suit6Heart Suit into the muck. Christopher Hartman was eliminated in 10th place (7,164).

Ian Johns Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,225)

Ian Johns raised to 16,000, Brian Meinders three-bet to 24,000, Johns reraised to 32,000, Meinders five-bet and Johns called all in.

Johns was all in for his tournament life and was ahead before the flop with ASpade SuitAClub Suit against Meinder’s JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit6Heart Suit3Diamond Suit6Spade SuitJSpade Suit, giving Meinders a third jack on the river to crack Ian John’s aces and eliminate him in 9th place ($9,225).

Sean Rice Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,992)

Sean Rice

Sean Rice raised to 16,000, Brian Meinders reraised to 24,000, Rice four-bet to 32,000, Meinders five-bet to 40,000 and Rice called.

The flop came KSpade SuitKHeart Suit8Diamond Suit and Rice got it all in with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit against Meinder’s ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit.

The turn and river were the 4Club Suit and the 2Heart Suit, offering no help to Sean Rice who was eliminated in 8th place ($11,992).

Matthew Schreiber Eliminated 7th Place ($15,747)

Matthew Schreiber came in for a raise, Christopher Vitch reraised to 24,000, Schreiber four-bet all in and Vitch called.

Schreiber was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with AClub SuitJSpade Suit against Vitch’s JClub Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came 8Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Club Suit8Club Suit5Heart Suit, giving Vitch a pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Matthew Schreiber in 7th place ($15,747).

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: Parker Takes An Early Lead

Level: 2

Blinds: 2,000-4,000
Limits: 4,000-8,000

Players Remaining: 10 out of 366

Average Chip Count: 164,700

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Darin Thomas — 260,000
Seat no. 2 — Preston Derden — 124,000
Seat no. 3 — Christopher Hartman — 180,000
Seat no. 4 — Victor Ramdin — 70,000
Seat no. 5 — Brock Parker — 214,000
Seat no. 6 — Christopher Vitch — 101,000
Seat no. 7 — Sean Rice — 107,000
Seat no. 8 — Brian Meinders — 243,000
Seat no. 9 — Ian Johns — 135,000
Seat no. 10 — Matthew Schreiber — 140,000

Live Updates:

Parker Tops the Leader Board, Ramdin at the Bottom

Brock Parker

The final ten players all started the day nearly even in chips and without any real deviation from the average stack. Brock Parker took an early lead in the first level of the day after rivering a straight against Preston Derden to jump up to just under 200,000 in chips.

Victor Ramdin went the other direction and found himself on the short stack early in the first level. He managed to chip up a bit towards the end of the second level after winning some smaller pots against the other short stacks. Ramdin flopped top pair and rivered a straight to win a pot against Preston Derden although both players ended the level towards bottom of the counts.

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Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 25 ($1,500 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 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. With the elimination of Daniel Walker in 11th Place ($3,088), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 8 with blinds of 1,500-3,000 and limits of 3,000-6,000, 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 — Darin Thomas — 155,500
Seat no. 2 — Preston Derden — 157,500
Seat no. 3 — Christopher Hartman — 162,500
Seat no. 4 — Victor Ramdin — 165,500
Seat no. 5 — Brock Parker — 164,500
Seat no. 6 — Christopher Vitch — 162,000
Seat no. 7 — Sean Rice — 160,000
Seat no. 8 — Brian Meinders — 162,400
Seat no. 9 — Ian Johns — 159,000
Seat no. 10 — Matthew Schreiber — 154,500

While only 10 remain, this event gathered 366 players, creating a total prize pool of $494,100. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $116,118
2nd Place — $71,704
3rd Place — $51,861
4th Place — $37,897
5th Place — $27,986
6th Place — $20,886
7th Place — $15,747
8th Place — $11,992
9th Place — $9,225
10th Place — $7,164

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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