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Buy-In: $3,000
Prize Pool: $1,602,510
Entrants: 587

Event 36 - $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 19, '12 - Jun 21, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 21, 12)

 
 

Craig McCorkell Wins Event no. 36 ($368,593)

Level: 9

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

Craig McCorkell Wins Event no. 36 ($368,593)
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick Eliminated in 2nd Place ($228,261)

Craig McCorkell

Jeremiah Fitzpatrick entered heads-up play with a more than 2:1 chip lead over Craig McCorkell, but it wasn’t long before McCorkell took the lead for himself. Fitzpatrick was crippled in a huge hand after getting it all in before the flop with AClub Suit8Diamond Suit against McCorkell’s 9Spade Suit9Club Suit. The board came KHeart Suit10Club Suit6Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit10Spade Suit, and McCorkell’s hand held to double through Fitzpatrick and leave him with less than one big blind.

On the next hand, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick was all in before the flop with KSpade SuitJDiamond Suit against McCorkell’s 10Spade Suit9Club Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond SuitJSpade SuitJHeart Suit, giving Fitzpatrick trips on the river to win the pot and double up.

On the next hand, Fitzpatrick got it all in again before the flop, this time with 5Heart Suit2Club Suit against McCorkell’s 8Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit.

The board came AClub SuitQClub Suit8Heart SuitKHeart SuitASpade Suit, giving McCorkell bottom pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Jeremiah Fitzpatrick in 2nd place ($228,261). Craig McCorkell wins Event no. 36, taking home the $368,593 grand prize and the thirty-sixth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Level 8 Update: Fitzpatrick Leads McCorkell Heads-Up; Esfandiari 3rd ($151,613)

Level: 8

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 2,641,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 3,620,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 1,610,000

Players Eliminated:

Antonio Esfandiari — 3rd Place ($151,613)

Live Updates:

Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated in 3rd Place ($151,613))

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari started the level as the chip leader but was knocked down to the short stack after losing two huge pots to Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and Craig McCorkell. Fitzpatrick doubled through Esfandiairi to take the chip lead after getting it all in before the flop with 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit against Esfandiari’s 9Diamond Suit9Club Suit. The board came KHeart Suit7Heart Suit4Spade SuitJHeart Suit5Heart Suit, giving Fitzpatrick middle set on the flop to win the pot and double up. Fitzpatrick took the chip lead that hand with just under 3.5 million while Esfandiari was left with just about 1 million in chips.

On the next hand, Esfandiari was doubled through by Craig McCorkell after getting it all in before the flop with AHeart SuitJHeart Suit against McCorkell’s AClub SuitKHeart Suit. The board came QSpade Suit9Diamond Suit5Heart SuitASpade Suit9Spade Suit, giving both players top pair on the turn, but McCorkell’s king-kicker played and he won the pot. McCorkell doubled up to about 1.3 million that hand while Esfandiari was left on the short stack with just over 300,000.

On his final hand, Esfandiari got it all in before the flop with KDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit against Craig McCorkell’s KClub Suit10Club Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit8Heart Suit3Diamond Suit6Diamond SuitASpade Suit, offering no help for Antonio Esfandiari who was eliminated in 3rd place ($151,613). Jeremiah Fitzpatrick took the chip lead over Craig McCorkell going into heads-up play with 3,630,000 to 1,610,000.

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Level 7 Update: Jonathan Lane Eliminated in 4th Place ($112,512)

Level: 7

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 1,761,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 3,320,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 1,300,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 820,000

Players Eliminated:

Jonathan Lane — 4th Place ($112,512)

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Jonathan Lane Eliminated in 4th Place ($112,512)

Jonathan Lane

On a flop of 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit9Club Suit, Jonathan Lane bet, Antonio Esfandiari raised, Lane reraised to 850,000, Esfandiari four-bet shoved and Lane called all in.

Esfandiari had Lane covered and was ahead on the flop with JClub Suit10Club Suit for the nut straight against Lane’s bottom straight with 6Club Suit5Spade Suit. Lane was drawing to backdoor flush for a win or to a jack-high straight for a chop.

The turn and river were the QClub Suit and QSpade Suit and Jonathan Lane was eliminated in 4th place ($112,512). Esfandiari took a hug he chip lead going into three-handed play with about 3.6 million.

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Level 6 Update: Esfandiari Leads Final Four at Dinner

Level: 6

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 1,320,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 2,370,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 540,000

Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 1,580,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 770,000

Players Eliminated:

Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 5th Place ($84,436)
Alessandro Longobardi — 6th Place ($63,988)

Live Updates:

Alessandro Longobardi — 6th Place ($63,988)

Alessandro Longobardi

Antonio Esfandiari opened the pot for 65,000 from under the gun, Alessandro Longobardi moved all in from the button, Jonathan Lane re-shoved the small blind and Esfandiari folded.

Lane was ahead before the flop with AHeart SuitKSpade Suit against Longobardi’s ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came 10Club Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit5Spade Suit7Spade Suit, offering no help for Alessandro Longobardi who was eliminated in 6th place ($63,988). Lane moved up to about 2 million that hand.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos Eliminated in 5th Place ($84,436)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos

Athanasios Polychronopoulos open-shoved before the flop and Antonio Esfandiari called.

Esfandiari was ahead before the flop with JHeart SuitJClub Suit against Polychronopoulos’ AClub SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit9Diamond Suit2Heart Suit8Heart Suit9Club Suit, offering no help for Athanasios Polychronopoulos who was eliminated in 5th place ($84,436). Esfandiari ended the hand with just under 1.7 million in chips.

The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 6 and will return at approximately 9:00pm local time to resume play.

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Level 5 Update: Roberto Romanello Eliminated in 7th Place ($48,924)

Level: 5

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 880,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 1,350,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 700,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 260,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 520,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 1,260,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 500,000

Players Eliminated:

Roberto Romanello — 7th Place ($48,924)

Live Updates:

Roberto Romanello Eliminated in 7th Place ($48,924)

Roberto Romanello

Jonathan Lane opened the button for 55,000, Craig McCorkell called the small blind and Roberto Romanello called in the big.

The flop came 9Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit, it was checked to Lane who bet 100,000, McCorkell folded, Romanello moved all in and Lane called.

Lane was ahead on the flop with 10Spade Suit10Club Suit for an over pair against Romanello’s top pair with QClub Suit9Club Suit.

The turn and river were the 3Heart Suit and the 8Spade Suit, offering no help to Roberto Romanello who was eliminated in 7th place ($48,924). Lane moved up to about 1,260,000 after the hand.

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Player Tags: Roberto Romanello,   Jonathan Lane
 

Level 4 Update: Thiago Nishijima Eliminated in 8th Place ($37,707)

Level: 4

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 754,714

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 1,215,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 710,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 260,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 775,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 1,090,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 420,000
Seat no. 9 — Roberto Romanello — 620,000

Players Eliminated:

Thiago Nishijima — 8th Place ($37,707)

Live Updates:

Thiago Nishijima Eliminated in 8th Place ($37,707)

Thiago Nishijima

Jonathan Lane raised to 50,000 before the flop, Thiago Nishijima moved all in and Lane called.

Lane had him covered and was ahead before the flop with JSpade SuitJClub Suit against Nishijima’s AClub SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit8Heart Suit8Club Suit3Diamond SuitQHeart Suit, offering no help to Thiago Nishijima who was eliminated in 8th place ($37,707). Lane re-took the chip lead that hand with about 1,250,000.

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Player Tags: Thiago Nishijima,   Jonathan Lane
 

Level 3 Update: Esfandiari Doubles Into the Chip Lead

Level: 3

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 660,375

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 1,280,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 890,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 470,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 555,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 495,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 610,000
Seat no. 9 — Roberto Romanello — 250,000
Seat no. 10 — Thiago Nishijima — 580,000

Live Updates:

Antonio Esfandiari Doubles Through Jonathan Lane

Antonio Esfandiari

Jonathan Lane opened the pot for 40,0000, Antonio Esfandiari reraised to 102,000 from the big blind and Lane called.

The flop came 7Club Suit6Club Suit4Heart Suit, Esfandiari bet 120,000, Lane shoved and Esfandiari called all in.

Esfandiari was all in for his tournament life and ahead on the flop with KDiamond SuitKClub Suit against Lane’s 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit.

The turn and river were the ADiamond Suit and the 10Spade Suit, and Esfandiari’s pocket kings held up. Esfandiari doubled up to nearly 1.3 million that hand, taking the chip lead from Jonathan Lane and leaving him with just about 400,000.

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Level 2 Update: Joe Tehan Eliminated in 9th Place ($29,277)

Level: 2

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 660,375

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 538,000

Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 710,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 529,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 512,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 1,140,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 610,000
Seat no. 9 — Roberto Romanello — 530,000
Seat no. 10 — Thiago Nishijima — 430,000

Players Eliminated:

Joe Tehan — 9th Place ($29,277)

Live Updates:

Joe Tehan Eliminated in 9th Place ($29,277)

Joe Tehan

Joe Tehan raised to 22,000 before the flop, Jonathan Lane three-bet the button to 67,00, Tehan four-bet shoved for 307,000 and Lane called.

Tehan was all in for his tournament life and was drawing with AClub SuitKDiamond Suit against Lane’s JHeart SuitJClub Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit6Club Suit5Club SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit, offering no help to Joe Tehan who was eliminated in 9th place ($29,277). Lane secured the chip lead that hand with a little over 1.1 million.

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Player Tags: Joe Tehan,   Jonathan Lane
 

Level 1 Update: Sardor Gaziev Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,899)

Level: 1

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 587

Average Chip Count: 587,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Antonio Esfandiari — 538,000
Seat no. 2 — Joe Tehan — 275,000
Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 710,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 539,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 512,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 860,000

Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 610,000
Seat no. 9 — Roberto Romanello — 530,000
Seat no. 10 — Thiago Nishijima — 430,000

Players Eliminated:

Sardor Gaziev — 10th Place ($22,899)

Live Updates:

Sardor Gaziev Eliminated in 10th Place ($22,899)

Alessandro Longobardi opened the cutoff for 14,000, Jonathan Lane called from the button, Sardor Gaziev reraised to 38,000 from the small blind, Longobardi called and Lane called.

The flop came 7Diamond Suit5Heart Suit5Club Suit, Gaziev bet 62,000, Longobardi folded, Lane reraised to 125,000, Gaziev moved all in and Lane called.

Lane was ahead on the flop with 6Diamond Suit5Spade Suit for trip fives against Gaziev’s over pair with 10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit.

The turn and river were the KHeart Suit and the 2Heart Suit, offering no help to Sardor Gaziev who was eliminated in 10th place ($22,899). Lane took the chip lead that hand with about 860,000.

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Player Tags: Jonathan Lane,   SARDOR GAZIEV
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 36 ($3,000 No-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 No-Limit 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. Day 2 ended with the elimination of Mickey Petersen in 11th Place ($9,086), and the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 1 with blinds of 3,000-6,000 with a 1,000 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 — Antonio Esfandiari — 538,000
Seat no. 2 — Joe Tehan — 529,000
Seat no. 3 — Jeremiah Fitzpatrick — 539,000
Seat no. 4 — Athanasios Polychronopoulos — 528,000
Seat no. 5 — Alessandro Longobardi — 512,000
Seat no. 6 — Jonathan Lane — 509,000
Seat no. 7 — Sardor Gaziev — 527,000
Seat no. 8 — Craig McCorkell — 539,000
Seat no. 9 — Roberto Romanello — 530,000
Seat no. 10 — Thiago Nishijima — 510,000

While only 10 remain, this event gathered 587 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,602,510. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $368,593
2nd Place — $228,261
3rd Place — $151,613
4th Place — $112,512
5th Place — $84,436
6th Place — $63,988
7th Place — $48,924
8th Place — $37,707
9th Place — $29,277
10th Place — $22,899

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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