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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: $1,500
Prize Pool: $384,750
Entrants: 285

Event 30 - $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball

  • Jun 15, '12 - Jun 17, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 17, 12)

 
 

Larry Wright Wins Event no. 30 ($101,975)

Level: 20

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 3,000 ante

Larry Wright Wins Event no. 30 ($101,975)
Brandon Cantu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($63,048)

Larry Wright

Larry Wirght came into the final level of the day with a 2.5:1 chip lead against Brandon Cantu and after a few small swings in the counts, Wright had his opponent down to just 12 big blinds before finally closing out the night.

Brandon Cantu open-shoved the button for about 120,000 and Larry Wright called from the big blind.

Wright: 3 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 9
Cantu: 3 – 6 – 9 – 10 – Q

Both players drew one card each. Cantu was all in for his tournament life with a 10 against Wright’s 9. Wright drew a 4 and Cantu drew a queen. Brandon Cantu was eliminated in 2nd place place ($63,048) while Larry Wright wins Event no. 30, taking home the $101,975 grand prize and the thirtieth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

Be sure to check back with Card Player for all of your final table action, current chip counts, and prize distributions for each gold bracelet event.

Player Tags: Larry Wright,   Brandon Cantu
 

Level 19 Update: Wright Leads Cantu Heads-Up; Lichtenberger 3rd ($41,445)

Level: 19

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 285

Average Chip Count: 641,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Brandon Cantu — 365,000

Seat no. 7 — Larry Wright — 926,000

Players Eliminated:

Andrew Lichtenberger — 3rd Place ($41,445)

Live Updates:

Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($41,445)

Andrew Lichtenberger

Larry Wright entered Level 18 on the short stack and managed to come from behind to take the lead by the time the level came to an end. All three chip stacks were nearly even at one point and after a few confrontations, Andrew Lichtenberger was left on the short stack heading into level 19.

Down to his last 200,000, Andrew Lichtenberger was all in before the draw against Larry Wright.

Wright: 4 – 8 – 9 – 10 – J
Lichtenberger: 3 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 5

Lichtenberger drew one card while Wright stood pat with a made jack-low. Andrew Lictenberger paired his five on the draw and was eliminated in 3rd place while Larry Wright took the chip lead over Brandon Cantu going into heads-up play with about 740,000 to 550,000.

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 17 Update: Mizrachi 4th ($28,198), Lindgren 5th ($19,676)

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,000-4,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 285

Average Chip Count: 427,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Brandon Cantu — 595,000

Seat no. 6 — Andrew Lichtenberger — 680,000
Seat no. 7 — Larry Wright — 65,000

Players Eliminated:

Michael Mizrachi — 4th Place ($28,198)
Erick Lindgren — 5th Place ($19,676)

Live Updates:

Erick Lindgren Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,676)

Erick Lindgren

Brandon Cantu opened the pot for 8,000 before the draw, Michael Mizrachi called, Andrew Lichtenberger reraised the button to 42,000, Erick Lindgren four-bet shoved for 70,000 from the big blind, Cantu folded, Mizrachi folded, and Lichtenberger called.

Lichtenberger: 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8
Lindgren: 2 – 4 – 7 – 9 – A

Both players drew one card each. Lichtenberger drew a 6 to make an eight-low while Lindgren bricked with an ace. Erick Lindgren was eliminated in 5th place ($19,676).

Michael Mizrachi Eliminated in 4th Place ($28,198)

Michael Mizrachi

Brandon Cantu opened the pot for 8,000 before the draw, Michael Mizrachi moved all for 63,000 and Cantu called.

Cantu: 2 -5 – 6 – 9 – J
Mizrachi: 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 2

Both players drew 1 card each. Cantu made a jack-low and Mizrachi bricked with a pair of deuces. Michael Mizrachi was eliminated in 4th place ($28,198) while Brandon Cantu moved up to just under 600,000 in chips.

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 16 Update: Porter 6th ($14,078), Tepen 7th ($10,318)

Level: 16

Blinds: 1,500-3,000 with a 700 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 285

Average Chip Count: 256,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Erick Lindgren — 54,000

Seat no. 4 — Brandon Cantu — 348,000
Seat no. 5 — Michael Mizrachi — 511,000
Seat no. 6 — Andrew Lichtenberger — 224,000
Seat no. 7 — Larry Wright — 149,000

Players Eliminated:

Rep Porter — 6th Place ($14,078)
Ryan Tepen — 7th Place ($10,318)

Live Updates:

Ryan Tepen Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,318)

Ryan Tepen

Ryan Tepen began the final table on the short stack and was the first player eliminated. On just the second hand of the day, Michael Mizrachi opened the cutoff for 7,000, Ryan Tepan moved all in for around 50,000 from the big blind and Mizrachi called.

Mizrachi: 4 – 6 – 8 – 9 – J
Tepen: 3 – 5 – 8 – 10 – Q

Mizrachi was ahead with a jack-low against Tepen’s queen-low when the money went in before the draw. Tepen stood pat and Mizrachi drew one card. He trade one jack for another, still ending the hand with a jack-low to win the pot and eliminate Ryan Tepen in 7th place ($10,318).

Rep Porter Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,078)

Rep Porter

Andrew Lichtenberger opened the pot for 8,000 from under the gun, Rep Porter reraised to 28,000 from the button, Lichtenberger four-bet shoved and Porter called all in.

Lichtenberger: 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8
Rep Porter: 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9

Both players stood pat and Andrew Lichtenberger had been dealt a made 8-low to win the pot and eliminate and eliminate Rep Porter in 6th place ($14,078).

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, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 30 ($1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball) 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 2 ended with the elimination of John Phan in 8th Place ($7,748), setting the official 7-handed final table. Play will begin in Level 16 with blinds of 1,500-3,000 with a 700 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 — Erick Lindgren — 185,600
Seat no. 2 — Ryan Tepen — 51,100
Seat no. 3 — Rep Porter — 233,400
Seat no. 4 — Brandon Cantu — 336,100
Seat no. 5 — Michael Mizrachi — 206,800
Seat no. 6 — Andrew Lichtenberger — 161,100
Seat no. 7 — Larry Wright — 116,200

While only 7 remain, this event gathered 285 players, creating a total prize pool of $384,750. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $101,975
2nd Place — $63,048
3rd Place — $41,445
4th Place — $28,198
5th Place — $19,676
6th Place — $14,078
7th Place — $10,318

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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