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€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em

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On the first hand of the unofficial nine-handed final table, Michael Gilligan moved all-in from middle position and action folded around to Thomas O’Shea in the big blind. O’Shea called and the hands were tabled. ...


 
 
Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $894,075
Entrants: 393

Event 42 - $2,500 Limit Omaha/ Seven-Card Stud Hi/Low 8/OB

  • Jun 22, '12 - Jun 24, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 24, 12)

 
 

Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins Event no. 42 ($228,014)

Level: 28

Omaha 8
Blinds: 25,000-50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Stud 8
Ante: 10,000
Bring-In: 20,000
Completion: 50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins Event no. 42 ($228,014)
George Danzer Eliminated in 2nd Place ($140,825)

Oleksii Kovalchuk

Omaha 8

Oleksii Kovalchuk took the chip lead going into heads-up play, but George Danzer stole lead for himself about halfway through Level 27. Kovalchuk took the lead back once again heading into Level 28 and closed out the night shortly after.

Danzer was knocked down to just 230,000 after losing a big showdown to Kovalchuk’s full house on the river. On the final hand of the tournament, Danzer opened the button for 100,000, Kovalchuk reraised to 150,000 from the big blind, Danzer four-bet to 200,000, Kovalchuk five-bet and Danzer called all in.

Kovalchuk: ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit9Heart Suit4Spade Suit
Danzer: ADiamond SuitQClub Suit8Club Suit2Club Suit

Board: JHeart Suit9Spade Suit6Heart SuitKHeart Suit3Spade Suit

Kovalchuk was ahead before the flop and and turned two pair to win the pot and eliminate George Danzer in 2nd place ($140,825). Oleksii Kovalchuk wins Event no. 42, taking home the $228,014 grand prize and the forty-second gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: George Danzer,   Oleksii Kovalchuk
 

Level 27 Update: Kovalchuk Leads Danzer Heads-Up; Gregorich 3rd ($90,829)

Level: 27

Omaha 8
Blinds: 20,000-40,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Stud 8
Ante: 10,000
Bring-In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 393

Average Chip Count: 1,473,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Oleksii Kovalchuk — 1,517,000
Seat no. 2 — George Danzer — 1,430,000

Players Eliminated:

Mark Gregorich — 3rd Place ($90,829)

Live Updates:

Mark Gregorich Eliminated in 3rd Place ($90,829)

Mark Gregorich

Omaha 8

George Danzer opened the button for 80,000, Mark Gregorich called from the small blind, Oleksii Kovalchuk reraised to 120,000 rom the big blind and both players called.

The flop came KHeart Suit9Spade Suit8Spade Suit, Gregorich bet 40,000, Kovalchuk raised to 80,000, Danzer folded, Gregorich three-bet all in and Kocalchuk called.

Kocalchuk: ASpade SuitAHeart SuitJHeart Suit5Spade Suit
Gregorich: AClub Suit8Club Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit

Kovalchuk was ahead on the flop with an over pair of aces against Gregorich’s bottom pair. The turn and river were the 9Diamond Suit and the 7Heart Suit, offering no help to Mark Gregorich who was eliminated in 3rd place ($90,829). Olekssi Kovalchuk took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,897,000 to George Danzer’s 1,050,000.

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Level 26 Update: Daniel Ratigan Eliminated in 4th Place ($65,812)

Level: 26

Omaha 8
Blinds: 15,000-30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Stud 8
Ante: 7,000
Bring-In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 393

Average Chip Count: 982,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Oleksii Kovalchuk — 1,455,000
Seat no. 2 — George Danzer — 905,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Gregorich — 587,000

Players Eliminated:

Daniel Ratigan — 4th Place ($65,812)

Live Updates:

Daniel Ratigan Eliminated in 4th Place ($65,812)

Daniel Ratigan

Stud 8

Oleksii Kovalchuk brought in the 3Heart Suit for 10,000, Daniel Ratigan complete the bet to 30,000 with the 5Heart Suit and Kovalchuk called. Ratigan checked on fourth street, Kovalchuk bet 30,000 and Ratigan called. Kovalchuk bet 60,000 on fifth street, Ratigan raised to 120,000, Kovalchuk three-bet and Ratigan called all in.

Kovalchuck: 3Heart Suit2Diamond SuitAHeart Suit4Heart Suit — 7Diamond Suit5Club Suit4Heart Suit
Ratigan: 5Heart Suit6Spade Suit2Diamond Suit7Club Suit — ASpade SuitAClub SuitQClub Suit

Kovalchuk made a wheel on sixth street to scoop the pot. Daniel Ratigan was eliminated in 4th place ($65,812) as Oleksii Kovalchuk secured the chip lead with about 1.5 million.

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Level 25 Update: Bronshtein 5th ($48,387), Chad 6th ($36,094)

Level: 25

Omaha 8
Blinds: 13,000-25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Stud 8
Ante: 5,000
Bring-In: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 393

Average Chip Count: 736,875

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Oleksii Kovalchuk — 690,000
Seat no. 2 — George Danzer — 640,000

Seat no. 4 — Daniel Ratigan — 585,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Gregorich — 995,000

Players Eliminated:

Yuval Bronshtein — 5th Place ($48,387)
Norman Chad — 6th Place ($36,094)

Live Updates:

Norman Chad Eliminated in 6th Place ($36,094)

Norman Chad

Omaha 8

Norman Chad came back from the dinner break on the short stack and was the next player eliminated. Norman Chad got it all in before the flop with AClub Suit10Spade Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit against Mark Gregorich’s AHeart Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit2Diamond Suit.

The board came 4Heart Suit4Club Suit3Diamond SuitJHeart Suit6Heart Suit, giving Gregorich a flush and the nut low to scoop the pot and eliminate Norman Chad in 6th place ($36,093).

Yuval Bronshtein Eliminated in 5th Place ($48,387)

Yuval Bronshtein

Stud 8

Daniel Ratigan brought in the 2Heart Suit for 7,000, Yuval Bronshtein completed the bet to 25,000 with the QDiamond Suit and Daniel Ratigan called the raise. Bronshtein got the rest of his chips in on fourth street and Ratigan called.

Ratigan: 2Heart Suit3Club Suit2Diamond Suit4Club Suit — 6Spade Suit5Spade Suit
Bronshtein: QDiamond Suit2Club Suit2Diamond Suit9Club Suit — QHeart Suit5Diamond Suit7Heart Suit

Bronshtein was ahead with a pair of queens when the money went in, but Ratigan made a straight on sixth street to win the pot and eliminate Yuval Bronshtein in 5th place ($48,387).

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Level 24 Update: Wong 7th ($27,313), Burt 8th ($20,966)

Level: 24

Omaha 8
Blinds: 10,000-20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Stud 8
Ante: 5,000
Bring-In: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 393

Average Chip Count: 491,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Oleksii Kovalchuk — 596,000
Seat no. 2 — George Danzer — 649,000

Seat no. 4 — Daniel Ratigan — 406,000

Seat no. 6 — Mark Gregorich — 1,022,000
Seat no. 7 — Yuval Bronshtein — 122,000
Seat no. 8 — Norman Chad — 53,000

Players Eliminated:

Wing Wong — 7th Place ($27,313)
Tim Burt — 8th Place ($20,966)

Live Updates:

Tim Burt Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,966)

Tim Burt

Stud 8

Tim Burt was crippled in a previous hand and left with just 6,000 in chips when he got it all in on third street against two opponents.

Ratigan: 6Heart Suit5Heart Suit4Heart Suit7Heart Suit — JHeart Suit7Spade Suit2Club Suit
Burt: 6Spade SuitADiamond Suit2Diamond SuitKHeart Suit — AHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Norman Chad folded the side pot to a bet by Daniel Ratigan on fifth street. Burt made a pair of aces on fourth street, but Ratigan made a flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Tim Burt in 8th place ($20,966).

Wing Wong Eliminated in 7th Place ($27,313)

Omaha 8

Wing Wong opened the pot for 40,000 from under the gun and George Danzer called from the big blind.

The flop came AHeart Suit10Heart Suit9Diamond Suit, Danzer bet 20,000, Wong raised all in and Danzer called.

Danzer: KHeart SuitJHeart Suit7Club Suit4Heart Suit
Wong: ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit

Wong was ahead on the flop with top pair against Danzer’s flush and wrap around straight draw. The turn and river were the ASpade Suit and the 2Heart Suit, giving Wong trips on the turn, but Danzer made a flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Wing Wong in 7th place ($27,313). Danzer secured the chip lead that hand with about 775,000.

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

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Player Tags: Wing Wong,   George Danzer,   Daniel Ratigan
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 42 ($2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Low) 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 22 players, and with the elimination of Brandon Guss in 9th Place ($16,325), the official final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23, 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 — Oleksii Kovalchuk — 335,000
Seat no. 2 — George Danzer — 517,000
Seat no. 3 — Wing Wong — 184,000
Seat no. 4 — Daniel Ratigan — 150,000
Seat no. 5 — Tim Burt — 152,000
Seat no. 6 — Mark Gregorich — 677,000
Seat no. 7 — Yuval Bronshtein — 340,000
Seat no. 8 — Norman Chad — 590,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 393 players, creating a total prize pool of $894,075. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $228,014
2nd Place — $140,825
3rd Place — $90,829
4th Place — $65,812
5th Place — $48,387
6th Place — $36,093
7th Place — $27,313
8th Place — $20,966

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