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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,794,850
Entrants: 2811

Event 31 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 16, '12 - Jun 18, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 18, 12)

 
 

Carter Phillips Wins Event no. 31 ($664,130)

Level: 32

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Carter Phillips Wins Event no. 31 ($664,130)
Joe Cada Eliminated in 2nd Place ($412,424)

Carter Phillips

Carter Phillips began Level 31 with a 2:1 chip lead over Joe Cada, but Cada scored a double up with 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit against Phillip’s ASpade SuitQClub Suit to take the lead. Cada got it all in good before the flop and the board came KClub Suit6Heart Suit6Diamond Suit8Club Suit9Diamond Suit. Cada’s pair of sevens held and he doubled up to about 7 million that hand, taking the chip lead once again.

Carter Phillips came back from the next break and won a huge showdown worth 8 million to steal the lead yet again. Phillips flopped top pair on a JDiamond Suit7Club Suit4Spade Suit4Diamond Suit3Club Suit board with ASpade SuitJSpade Suit and and got paid off on every street. Cada shipped almost 4 million across the table that hand along with the chip lead as Phillips had Cada out chipped by more nearly 3:1 as the level came to an end.

Joe Cada entered Level 32 on the short stack but quickly doubled back to even after getting it all in good before the flop with 2Spade Suit2Diamond Suit against Phillips’ ADiamond Suit7Club Suit. The board came 10Club Suit6Heart Suit3Diamond SuitJClub SuitJHeart Suit, offering no help to Phillips as Cada doubled up to about 6.2 million that hand.

Cada went on to take a slight lead over Phillips until he found a huge double up that put him way out in front with almost 12 million to Cada’s 685,000. All of the money went in on the turn with Phillips holding 9Diamond Suit9Club Suit for a set against Cada’s flopped top pair with JClub Suit10Club Suit. Left with under 700,000, Cada managed to double up quickly by getting it in good before the flop with 9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit against Phillips’ ASpade Suit10Club Suit. The board came JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit3Club SuitJSpade Suit8Spade Suit, giving Cada a full house on the turn do double up to abut 1.4 million.

Cada was all in again with the short stack, but this time would be his last. On the final hand of the night, Cada shoved the button for 1,350,000 and Phillips called from the big blind.

Cada was all in for his tournament life and trailing before the flop with 9Heart Suit7Diamond Suit against Phillips’ QClub SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit5Spade Suit3Heart Suit5Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit, offering no help to Joe Cada who was eliminated in 2nd place ($412,424). Carter Phillips wins Event no. 31, taking home the $664,130 grand prize and the thirty-first gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Carter Phillips,   Joseph Cada
 

Level 30 Update: Phillips Leads Cada Heads-Up; Chambers 3rd ($290,875), Andrews 4th ($210,083)

Level: 30

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,811

Average Chip Count: 6,324,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 3,500,000

Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 9,100,000

Players Eliminated:

Tom Chambers — 3rd Place ($290,875)
Cherish Andrew — 4th Place ($210,083)

Live Updates:

Cherish Andrews Eliminated in 4th Place ($210,083)

Cherish Andrews

Joe Cada opened the cutoff for 205,000, Cherish Andrews moved all in for about 1.9 million on the button and Cada called.

Andrews was all in before the flop for her tournament life and had the lead with 8Heart Suit8Club Suit against Cada’s ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came JClub Suit5Club Suit2Diamond Suit4Heart Suit3Diamond Suit, giving Cada a running straight on the river to win the pot and eliminate Cherish Andrews in 4th place ($210,083). Cada moved up to 7.2 million after the hand.

Tom Chambers Eliminated in 3rd place ($290,875)

Tom Chambers

Carter Phillips opened the button for 200,000, Tom Chambers moved all in from the small blind, Joe Cada re-shoved the big blind and Phillips folded.

Cada was ahead before the flop with KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit against Chambers’ 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit5Heart SuitJClub Suit, offering no help to Tom Chambers who was eliminated in 3rd place ($290,875). Joe Cada took the chip lead over Carter Phillips going into heads-up play with 8.9 million to 3.7 million.

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Level 29 Update: Najib Kamand Eliminated in 5th Place ($153,578)

Level: 29

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,811

Average Chip Count: 3,162,375

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Tom Chambers — 3,185,000
Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 5,135,000

Seat no. 8 — Chreish Andrews — 1,990,000
Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 2,340,000

Players Eliminated:

Najob Kamand — 5th Place ($153,578)

Live Updates:

Najib Kamand Eliminated in 5th Place ($153,578)

Najib Kamand

Carter Phillips opened the pot for 160,000 from the button, Najib Kamand moved all in for 1,350,000 from the small blind, Tom Chambers re-shoved the big blind and Phillips folded.

Chambers led before the flop with 10Heart Suit10Club Suit against Kamand’s ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came 8Club Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit4Club Suit7Club Suit, giving Chambers a four-card flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Najib Kamand in 5th place ($153,578). Chambers moved up to just under 3 million chips that hand.

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Player Tags: Tom Chambers,   Najib Kamand
 

Level 28 Update: Cada Leads Final Five; Lehmanski 6th ($113,618), Aron 7th ($85,043)

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,811

Average Chip Count: 2,529,900

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Najib Kamand — 1,700,000
Seat no. 3 — Tom Chambers — 1,850,000
Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 4,500,000

Seat no. 8 — Chreish Andrews — 3,250,000
Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 1,250,000

Players Eliminated:

Max Lehmanski — 6th Place ($113,618)
Michael Aron — 7th Place ($85,043)

Live Updates:

Michael Aron Eliminated in 7th Place ($85,043))

Michael Aron

Cherish Andrews raised to 125,000 before the flop, Michael Aron moved all in for around 1.2 million, Joe Cada re-shoved the big blind and Andrews folded.

Cada led before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit against Aron’s 3Spade Suit3Heart Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit5Heart Suit2Club Suit10Club SuitQClub Suit, giving Cada trips on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Michael Aron in 7th place ($113,618). Cada moved up to over 3.3 million that hand.

Max Lehmanski Eliminated in 6th Place ($113,618)

Max Lehmanski

Max Lehmanski open-shoved from late position for about 415,000, Carter Phillips re-shoved the button and action folded back around to Lehmanski.

Phillips led before the flop with 7Spade Suit7Club Suit against Lehmanski’s AClub Suit7Diamond Suit.

The board came KClub SuitJClub Suit4Diamond SuitKSpade Suit10Diamond Suit, offering no help to Max Lehmanski who was eliminated in 6th place ($113,618).

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Level 27 Update: Chambers Leads at Dinner Break; Poche 8th ($64,399), Quach 9th ($49,333)

Level: 27

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,811

Average Chip Count: 1,807,071

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Aron — 1,085,000
Seat no. 2 — Najib Kamand — 770,000
Seat no. 3 — Tom Chambers — 3,460,000
Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 1,985,000

Seat no. 7 — Max Lehmanski — 825,000
Seat no. 8 — Chreish Andrews — 2,520,000
Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 1,920,000

Players Eliminated:

Jonathan Poche — 8th Place ($64,399)
Huy Quach — 9th Place ($49,333)

Live Updates:

Huy Quach Eliminated in 9th Place ($49,333)

Huy Quach

Huy Quach was left with just 5,000 after Cherish Andrews doubled through him early in the level. Quach three-bet shoved before the flop and she called all in with JSpade SuitJHeart Suit for a slight lead against Quach’s ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit. The board came JClub Suit6Heart Suit5Heart Suit5Club Suit8Diamond Suit, giving Andrews top set on the flop and a full house on the turn to double up and all but eliminate Quach except for his last chip. Andrews moved up to over 2.4 million that hand.

On the next hand, Quach was all in for his ante and Jonathan Poche limped on the button and Max Lehmanski checked the big blind.The flop came AClub Suit6Spade Suit5Spade Suit, Lehmanski checked, Poche bet 80,000 and Lehmanski folded the side pot.

Poche was ahead on the flop with ADiamond Suit6Heart Suit for top two pair against Quach’s 10Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit. Quach bricked the turn and river and was eliminated in 9th place ($49,333).

Jonathan Poche Eliminated in 8th Place ($64,399)

Jonathan Poche

Joe cada opened the cutoff for 100,000, Jonatha Poche moved all in from the button and Cada called.

Cada led before the flop with AClub SuitJHeart Suit against Poche’s ADiamond Suit3Club Suit.

The board came 10Heart Suit5Heart Suit4Heart Suit8Diamond SuitKHeart Suit, giving Cada a four-card flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Jonathan Poche in 8th place ($64,399). Cada moved up to about 1.8 million after the hand.

The remaining seven players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 27 and will return at approximately 9:45pm local time to resume play.

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Level 26 Update: Chambers Leads, Cada Doubles

Level: 26

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,811

Average Chip Count: 1,405,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Michael Aron — 1,570,000
Seat no. 2 — Najib Kamand — 1,410,000
Seat no. 3 — Tom Chambers — 2,400,000
Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 865,000
Seat no. 5 — Jonathan Poche — 805,000
Seat no. 6 — Huy Quach — 1,400,000
Seat no. 7 — Max Lehmanski — 1,520,000
Seat no. 8 — Chreish Andrews — 1,030,000
Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 1,865,000

Live Updates:

Lehmanski Takes an Early Lead

Max Lehamanski took a clear chip lead at the end of Level 25 after winning a huge pot off of Huy Quach without a showdown. Lehmanski four-bet the hand pre-flop for 305,000 and then put in another 255,000 on a flop of JHeart Suit6Spade Suit3Heart Suit. The turn was the 7Diamond Suit, Quach checked and Lehmanski bet 315,000. Quach folded the the hand, but not before shipping more than a half-million in chips across the table to his opponent. Lehmanski ended that hand with nearly 2.5 million in chips.

Joe Cada Doubles Through Max Lehmanski

Joe Cada

Shortly after Lehmanski made his run to the top, Joe Cada found a much needed double up through the chip leader in Level 26 to stay alive.

Joe Cada open-shoved before the flop for 380,000 and Max Lehmanski called from the button.

Cada was all in for his tournament life and trailing before the flop with KSpade Suit8Spade Suit against Lehmanski’s AHeart SuitQClub Suit.

The board came 10Heart Suit6Heart Suit3Diamond Suit4Heart SuitKDiamond Suit, giving Cada a king on the river to make top pair and win the hand. Cada doubled up to more than 800,000 that hand while Lehmanski slipped down below 2 million in chips.

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Player Tags: Joseph Cada,   Max Lehmanski,   Huy Quach
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 31 ($1,500 No-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 19 players spread out over 3 tables, and with the elimination of James Kasputis in 10th Place ($38,214), the official 9-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 25 with blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 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 — Michael Aron — 1,645,000
Seat no. 2 — Najib Kamand — 1,480,000
Seat no. 3 — Tom Chambers — 2,575,000
Seat no. 4 — Joe Cada — 720,000
Seat no. 5 — Jonathan Poche — 830,000
Seat no. 6 — Huy Quach — 1,955,000
Seat no. 7 — Max Lehmanski — 1,475,000
Seat no. 8 — Chreish Andrews — 955,000
Seat no. 9 — Carter Phillips — 1,025,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,811 players, creating a total prize pool of $3,794,850. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $664,130
2nd Place — $412,424
3rd Place — $290,875
4th Place — $210,083
5th Place — $153,578
6th Place — $113,618
7th Place — $85,043
8th Place — $64,399
9th Place — $49,333

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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