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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $1,969,300
Entrants: 419

Event 34 - $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed

  • Jun 18, '12 - Jun 20, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 20, 12)

 
 

Naoya Kihara Wins Event no. 34 ($512,029)

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000

Naoya Kihara Wins Event no. 34 ($512,029)
Chris DeMaci Eliminated in 2nd Place ($316,308)

Naoya Kihara

Chris DeMaci entered heads-up play on the short stack and was eliminated shortly after it began. Naoya Kihara opened the button and DeMaci called from the big blind.

The flop came ASpade SuitJHeart Suit2Heart Suit, DeMaci checked, Kihara bet 160,000, DeMaci raised all in for 450,000 and Kihara called the check-raise.

Kihara: KHeart SuitQHeart SuitJSpade Suit6Club Suit
DeMaci: 5Club Suit4Spade Suit3Club Suit2Spade Suit

Kihara was ahead on the flop with middle pair against DeMaci’s bottom pair and straight draw. The turn and river were the 6Diamond Suit and the 7Club Suit, offering no help to Chris DeMaci who was eliminated in 2nd place ($316,308). Naoya Kihara wins Event no. 34, taking home the $512,029 grand prize and the thirty-fourth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Christopher DeMaci,   Naoya Kihara
 

Level 26 Update: Kihara Leads DeMaci Heads-Up; Hindin 3rd ($203,369), Winzeler 4th ($134,857)

Level: 26

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 419

Average Chip Count: 3,142,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Naoya Kihara — 5,285,000
Seat no. 5 — Chris DeMaci — 1,000,000

Players Eliminated:

Daniel Hindin — 3rd Place ($203,369)
Hans Winzeler — 4th Place ($134,857)

Live Updates:

Hans Winzeler Eliminated in 4th Place ($134,857)

Hans Winzeler

Depsite doubling through chipleader Naoya Kihara just a few hands earlier, Hans Winzeler was the next player eliminated. Winzeler opened the button for 140,000 and Naoya Kihara called from the big blind.

The flop came 10Heart Suit3Spade Suit3Club Suit, Winzeler moved all in for 80,000 and Kihara called.

Kihara: 6Diamond Suit4Heart Suit3Heart Suit2Heart Suit
Winzeler: ASpade SuitKSpade Suit9Spade Suit2Diamond Suit

Kihara was ahead on the flop when the money went in with trip threes against Winzeler’s over cards and backdoor draws. The turn and river were the 5Diamond Suit and the 7Club Suit, offering no help for Hans Winzeler who was eliminated in 4th place ($134,857).

Daniel Hindin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($203,369)

Daniel Hindin

Naoya Kihara opened the button for 100,000, Daniel Hindin reraised to 320,000 and Kihara called.

The flop came AClub Suit10Club Suit6Spade Suit, Hindin made apot-sized bet of 640,000, Kihara shoved and Hindin called all in.

Kihara: ADiamond Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit4Spade Suit
Hindin: KSpade SuitKHeart SuitQHeart Suit5Diamond Suit

Kihara was ahead on the flop with a pair of aces against Hindin’s pair of kings. The turn and river were the 8Spade Suit and the QDiamond Suit, offering no help to Daniel Hindin who was eliminated in 3rd place ($203,369). Nayao Kihara took the chip lead over Chris DeMaci going into heads-up play with 4,575,000 to 1,715,000.

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Level 25 Update: Davidi Kitai Eliminated in 5th Place ($92,064)

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 419

Average Chip Count: 1,571,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Hans Winzeler — 400,000
Seat no. 3 — Daniel Hindin — 1,245,000
Seat no. 4 — Naoya Kihara — 3,300,000
Seat no. 5 — Chris DeMaci — 1,610,000

Players Eliminated:

Davidi Kitai — 5th Place ($92,064)

Live Updates:

Davidi Kitai Eliminated in 5th Place ($92,064)

Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai opened the pot for 60,000 from under the gun, Naoya Kihara reraised to 210,000, Kitai four-bet to 660,000 and Kihara called.

The flop came 9Heart Suit8Spade Suit4Diamond Suit, Kihara shoved and Kitai called all in for 645,000.

Kihara: QDiamond SuitJClub Suit10Spade Suit9Club Suit
Kitai: ADiamond SuitAClub SuitJDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit

Kitai was ahead on the flop with an over pair of aces and both players had an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the 7Heart Suit, giving both players a straight to the jack while Kihara had a nut straight redraw. The river was the 10Club Suit, giving Kihara a better straight to the queen to win the pot and eliminate David Kitai in 5th place ($92,064). Kihara secured a big chip lead that hand with about 2.7 million.

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Player Tags: Davidi Kitai,   Naoya Kihara
 

Level 24 Update: Tommy Le Eliminated in 6th Place ($64,671)

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 419

Average Chip Count: 1,257,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Davidi Kitai — 1,550,000
Seat no. 2 — Hans Winzeler — 1,050,000
Seat no. 3 — Daniel Hindin — 1,252,000
Seat no. 4 — Naoya Kihara — 1,200,000
Seat no. 5 — Chris DeMaci — 876,000

Players Eliminated:

Tommy Le — 6th Place ($64,671)

Live Updates:

Daniel Hindin Doubles Through Naoya Kihara

Daniel Hindin

Hans Winzeler called from the button, Daniel Hindin completed the small blind to 24,000 and Naoya Kihara checked the big blind.

The flop came JClub Suit10Club Suit2Heart Suit, Hindn checked, Kihara bet 70,000, Winzeler folded, Hindin reraised to 282,000, Kihara shoved and Hindin called all in for 635,000.

Kihara: KHeart SuitKClub Suit4Heart Suit4Club Suit
Hindin: AClub Suit9Spade Suit9Club Suit7Club Suit

Kihara was ahead when the money went in with a pair of kings against Hindin’s flush draw.

The turn and river were the 2Club Suit and the 5Diamond Suit, giving Hindin the nut flush on the turn to win the pot and double up. Hindin doubled to about 1.3 million that hand whole Kihara slipped down to about 1.2 million.

Tommy Le Eliminated in 6th Place ($64,671)

Tommy Le

Chris DeMaci completed the small blind to 24,000, Le raised the size of the pot from the big blind and DeMaci called.

The flop came KClub Suit9Heart Suit2Club Suit, Le bet 144,000, DeMaci shoved and Le called all in.

DeMaci: KSpade Suit5Heart Suit4Club Suit2Spade Suit
Le: ADiamond SuitQClub SuitJClub Suit9Diamond Suit

DeMaci was ahead on the flop with two pair against Le’s flush and gutshot straight draws.

The turn and river were the QHeart Suit and the 2Heart Suit, offering no help to Tommy Le who was eliminated in 6th place ($64,671).

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Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 34 ($5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed) 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 11 players spread out over 2 tables, and with the elimination of Scott Bohlman in 7th Place ($46,692), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000, 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 — Davidi Kitai — 1,681,000
Seat no. 2 — Hans Winzeler — 1,042,000
Seat no. 3 — Daniel Hindin — 723,000
Seat no. 4 — Naoya Kihara — 1,577,000
Seat no. 5 — Chris DeMaci — 612,000
Seat no. 6 — Tommy Le — 638,000

While only 6 remain, this event gathered 419 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,969,300. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $512,029
2nd Place — $316,308
3rd Place — $203,369
4th Place — $134,857
5th Place — $92,064
6th Place — $64,671

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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