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Buy-In: $3,000
Prize Pool: $1,607,970
Entrants: 589

Event 26 - $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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

 
 

Austin Scott Wins Event no. 26 ($361,797)

Level: 27

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Austin Scott Wins Event no. 26 ($361,797)
Brett Richey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($223,492)

Austin Scott

Austin Scott entered heads-up play with the chip lead and despite an early double up by Brett Richey in level 27, Scott continued to chip away at his opponent until he had him below 1 million in chips. On the final hand of the tournament, Brett Richey opened the button for 100,000 and Scott called from the big blind.

The flop came 8Diamond Suit6Club Suit2Spade Suit, and both players checked.

The turn was the QSpade Suit, Scott bet 125,000, Richey reraised to 575,000, Scott shoved and Richey called all in.

Scott: 10Spade Suit7Spade Suit6Spade Suit4Diamond Suit
Richey: KClub SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit2Club Suit

Richey was all in for his tournament life and ahead on the turn with two pair, but Scott made a straight on the river with the 5Diamond Suit to win hand. Brett Richey was eliminated in 2nd place ($223,492) and Austin Scott wins Event no. 26, taking home the $361,797 grand prize and the twenty-sixth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Brett Richey,   Austin Scott
 

Level 26 Update: Scott Leads Richey Heads-Up

Level: 26

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 589

Average Chip Count: 2,650,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 4,356,000

Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 945,000

Players Eliminated:

Vadzim Kursevich — 3rd Place ($158,530)
Scott Stanko — 4th Place ($114,530)
Khiem Nguyen — 5th Place ($83,180)

Live Updates:

Khiem Nguyen Eliminated in 5th Place ($83,180)

Brett Richey opened the pot for 120,000 from the small blind, Khiem Nguyen moved all in for 355,000 from the big blind and Richey called.

Richey: ASpade SuitADiamond Suit7Heart Suit5Spade Suit
Nguyen: AClub SuitJHeart Suit6Spade Suit6Heart Suit

Board: AHeart SuitJClub Suit2Heart Suit10Spade SuitKSpade Suit

Richey had the best hand when the money went in with a pair of aces and flopped top set to win the pot and eliminate Khiem Nguyen in 5th place ($83,180). Richey moved up to over 1 million after the hand.

Scott Stanko Eliminated in 4th Place ($114,530)

Scott Stanko

Scott Stanko opened the pot for 120,000 from the small blind, Austin Scott three-bet the size of the pot and Stanko called all in.

Scott: ASpade SuitKSpade SuitKHeart Suit4Club Suit
Stanko: AClub Suit9Club Suit5Club Suit4Diamond Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit10Heart Suit5Diamond Suit

Scott had the best best hand with a pair of kings and Stanko failed to improve by the river. Scott Stanko was eliminated in 4th place ($114,530).

Vadzim Kursevich Eliminated in 3rd Place ($158,530)

Vadzim Kursevich

Austin Scott opened for a pot-sized raise to 120,000 from the small blind and Vadzim Kursevich called all in.

Scott: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit5Club Suit4Spade Suit
Kursevich: KHeart SuitJSpade Suit9Club Suit3Heart Suit

Board: AClub Suit5Spade Suit2Diamond Suit7Club Suit4Diamond Suit

Scott flopped two pair to win the pot and eliminate Vadzim Kursevich in 3rd place ($158,530). Scott ended the hand with 4,241,000 heading into heads-up play against Brett Richey’s 1,060,000.

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Level 25 Update: Tom Chambers Eliminated in 6th Place ($61,521)

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 589

Average Chip Count: 1,060,200

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Stanko — 670,000

Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 1,130,000
Seat no. 5 — Vadzim Kursevich — 1,940,000

Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 875,000

Seat no. 9 — Khiem Nguyen — 690,000

Players Eliminated:

Tom Chambers — 6th Place ($61,521)

Live Updates:

Tom Chambers Eliminated in 6th Place ($61,521)

Tom Chambers

Vadzim Kursevich opened the pot to 60,000 from the cutoff and Tom Chambers called from the button.

The flop came QDiamond Suit8Heart Suit7Spade Suit, Kursevich checked, Chambers bet 125,000 and Kursevich called.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit, Kursevich checked, Chambers bet 415,000, Kursevich shoved and Chambers called all in for 455,000.

Kursevich: ASpade SuitADiamond SuitKClub SuitQHeart Suit
Chambers: AClub SuitQClub Suit10Heart Suit7Diamond Suit

Chambers flopped two pair to take the lead, but Kursevich turned a higher two pair. The river was the 2Club Suit, and Tom Chambers was eliminated in 6th place ($61,521). Kursevich ended the hand with just under 2 million.

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Player Tags: Tom Chambers,   Vadzim Kursevich
 

Level 24 Update: Romik Vartzar Eliminated in 7th Place ($46,117)

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 589

Average Chip Count: 883,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Stanko — 435,000

Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 970,000
Seat no. 5 — Vadzim Kursevich — 1,985,000
Seat no. 6 — Tom Chambers — 575,000
Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 655,000

Seat no. 9 — Khiem Nguyen — 690,000

Players Eliminated:

Romik Vartzar — 7th Place ($46,117)

Live Updates:

Romik Vartzar Eliminated in 7th Place ($46,117)

Romik Vartzar

Kheim Nguyen opened the pot for 48,000 from early position, Romik Vartzar called from the cutoff, and Vadzim Kursevich called from the small blind.

The flop came 9Club Suit3Heart Suit2Club Suit, Vartzar bet 168,000, Kursevich reraised the size of the pot, Nguyen folded and Vartzar called all in.

Kursevich: AClub Suit4Diamond Suit4Club Suit2Diamond Suit
Vartzar: ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit2Heart Suit

The turn and river were the 6Spade Suit and the 9Diamond Suit. Vartzar was all in for his tournament and ahead on the flop with two pair, but Kursevich made two pair on the river to win the pot and eliminate Romik Vartzar in 7th place ($46,117).

The remaining 6 players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:30pm to resume play.

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Player Tags: Romik Vartzar
 

Level 23 Update: Dutch Boyd Eliminated in 8th Place ($35,038)

Level: 23

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 589

Average Chip Count: 757,285

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Stanko — 400,000
Seat no. 3 — Romik Vartzar — 258,000
Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 1,320,000
Seat no. 5 — Vadzim Kursevich — 1,450,000
Seat no. 6 — Tom Chambers — 455,000
Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 753,000

Seat no. 9 — Khiem Nguyen — 615,000

Players Eliminated:

Dutch Boyd — 8th Place (35,038)

Live Updates:

Dutch Boyd Eliminated in 8th Place ($35,038)

Dutch Boyd

Ducth Boyd opened the pot for 50,000 from the cutoff, Scott Stanko reraised to 170,000 from the small blind and Boyd called.

The flop came 10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit6Heart Suit, Stabko shoved and Boyd called all in.

Stank: ADiamond SuitKDiamond SuitKClub Suit7Diamond Suit
Boyd: JClub Suit10Spade Suit9Spade Suit8Heart Suit

The turn and river were the KSpade Suit and the 4Heart Suit. Boyd was ahead when the money went in on the flop with trip tens but Stanko spiked a third king on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Dutch Boyd in 8th place ($35,038).

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Player Tags: Dutch Boyd,   Scott Stanko
 

Level 22 Update: Thomas Pettersson Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,966)

Level: 22

Blinds: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 589

Average Chip Count: 662,625

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Scott Stanko — 230,000
Seat no. 3 — Romik Vartzar — 314,000
Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 1,125,000
Seat no. 5 — Vadzim Kursevich — 1,609,000
Seat no. 6 — Tom Chambers — 652,000
Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 417,000
Seat no. 8 — Dutch Boyd — 273,000
Seat no. 9 — Khiem Nguyen — 689,000

Players Eliminated:

Thomas Pettersson — 9th Place ($26,966)

Live Updates:

Thomas Pettersson Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,966)

Thomas Pettersson

Austin Scott opened the pot for 34,000 from middle position, Thomas Pettersson reraised to 110,000 from the big blind, Scott three-bet enough to cover his opponent and Pettersson called all in.

Scott: AHeart SuitKSpade SuitQSpade SuitQHeart Suit
Pettersson: ADiamond SuitKHeart SuitKDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit

Board: JHeart Suit6Heart Suit4Spade Suit2Heart Suit8Club Suit

Pettersson was ahead before the flop with a pair of kings against Scott’s pair of queens, but Scott made a flush on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Thomas Pettersson in 9th place ($26,966).

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Player Tags: Austin Scott,   Thomas Pettersson
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 26 ($3,000 Po-Limit Omaha) 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 18 players spread out over 2 tables, and with the elimination of Jon Hoellein in 10th Place ($21,016), the official 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 22 with blinds of 8,000-16,000, 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 — Thomas Pettersson — 225,000
Seat no. 2 — Scott Stanko — 238,000
Seat no. 3 — Romik Vartzar — 341,000
Seat no. 4 — Austin Scott — 763,000
Seat no. 5 — Vadzim Kursevich — 1,649,000
Seat no. 6 — Tom Chambers — 681,000
Seat no. 7 — Brett Richey — 405,000
Seat no. 8 — Dutch Boyd — 343,000
Seat no. 9 — Khiem Nguyen — 658,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 589 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,607,970. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $361,797
2nd Place — $223,492
3rd Place — $158,530
4th Place — $114,037
5th Place — $83,180
6th Place — $61,521
7th Place — $46,117
8th Place — $35,038
9th Place — $26,966

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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