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Eskandari Leads 11 Advancing Players From Day 1a

Day 1a of the CPPT Westside Poker Championship $340 $100K Guarantee at Hollywood Park Casino has come to a close! The first starting flight drew a total of 102 players and after just under 17 ...


 
 
Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,739,500
Entrants: 2770

Event 43 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 23, '12 - Jun 25, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 25, 12)

 
 

Henry Lu Wins Event no. 43 ($654,380)

Level: 31

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Henry Lu Wins Event no. 43 ($654,380)
Neil Channing Eliminated in 2nd Place ($406,409)

Henry Lu

Neil Channing entered heads-up play with the chip lead, and despite losing it to Henry Lu in Level 29, Channing regained the lead once again in Level 30. Lu managed to chip back up to even in the last level of the night and then reclaimed the chip lead for the final time. Channing was down to around 3.5 million when he called all in before the flop with ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit against Lu’s 4Heart Suit4Club Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit3Spade Suit2Heart SuitKDiamond Suit3Club Suit, and Lu’s pair of fours held to win the tournament. Neil Channing was eliminated in 2nd place ($406,409) while Henry Lu wins Event no. 43, taking home the $654,380 grand prize and the forty-third gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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.

Player Tags: Neil Channing,   Henry Lu
 

Levels 29-30 Update: Players Trade Stacks, Channing Regains the Lead

Level: 30

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,770

Average Chip Count: 6,232,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Henry Lu — 5,200,000

Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 7,265,000

Live Updates:

Back and Forth; Channing Ends Level Out in Front

Neil Channing

Neil Channing entered heads-up play with a more than 4.5:1 chip lead over Henry Lu, but Lu doubled up early in Level 29 and narrowed the gap to about 1.5:1. Lu five-bet all before the flop with ASpade SuitQSpade Suit against Channing’s AClub SuitJClub Suit. The board came 10Heart Suit10Club Suit8Spade Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit, and Lu doubled up to about 5 million in chips against Channing’s 7.5 million. Lu managed to take the chip lead about halfway through Level 29, essentially reversing the stacks, but Channing chipped back up and ended the level on top with about 7.7 million to Lu’s 4.7 million.

Channing was able to regain a huge lead over Lu in Level 30 after winning a big showdown with two pair. That hand put Lu down to about 2.5 million while Channing moved up to just under 10 million in chips. Lu found a double up shortly after and regained the chip lead once again after getting it all in before the flop with AClub SuitKDiamond Suit against Channing’s AHeart Suit10Diamond Suit. The board came JHeart Suit7Club Suit2Heart Suit8Spade Suit7Diamond Suit, offering no help to Channing as Lu doubled into the chip lead with about 6.7 million to Channing’s 5.7 million.

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.

Player Tags: Neil Channing,   Henry Lu
 

Level 28 Update: Channing Leads Lu Heads-Up; Mackey 3rd ($286,633), Alner 4th ($207,019)

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,770

Average Chip Count: 6,232,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Henry Lu — 2,250,000

Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 10,200,000

Players Eliminated:

James Mackey — 3rd Place ($286,633)
Tom Alner — 4th Place ($207,019)

Live Updates:

Tom Alner Eliminated in 4th Place ($207,019)

Tom Alner

Tom Alner open-shoved the small blind and Neil Channing called from the big blind.

Channing was ahead before the flop with ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit against Alner’s JDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit.

The board came 9Heart Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit3Club SuitKSpade Suit, offering no help for Tom Alner who was eliminated in 4th place ($207,019). Channing moved up to about 9.1 million after the hand.

James Mackey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($286,633)

James Mackey

Right after doubling through chipleader Neil Channing, James Mackey gave it all back on the very next hand. Mackey was all in before the flop with KDiamond SuitQClub Suit against Channing’s 5Diamond Suit5Club Suit.

The board came KClub Suit4Club Suit3Heart Suit3Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit, giving Mackey top pair on the flop to take the lead, but Channing spiked a set on the river to win the pot. James Mackey was eliminated in 3rd place ($286,633), while Neil Channing broke the 10-million chip mark that hand. Channing took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 10,200,000 to Henry Lu’s 2,250,000.

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.

Player Tags: Neil Channing,   James Mackey,   Tom Alner
 

Level 27 Update: Channing Leads Final Four at Dinner; Nelson 5th ($151,338)

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,770

Average Chip Count: 3,116,250

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Henry Lu — 2,200,000
Seat no. 2 — Tom Alner — 675,000

Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 6,520,000
Seat no. 8 — James Mackey — 3,00,000

Players Eliminated:

John Nelson — 5th Place ($151,338)

Live Updates:

John Nelson Eliminated in 5th Place ($151,338)

John Nelson

On a flop of QSpade SuitJClub Suit3Heart Suit, John Nelson got it all in against chipleader Neil Channing.

Nelson was all in for his tournament and behind on the flop with AClub Suit10Diamond Suit against Channing’s top pair with KSpade SuitQHeart Suit.

The turn and river were the 8Diamond Suit and the 10Spade Suit, offering no help to John Nelson who was eliminated in 5th place ($151,338).

The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 27 and will return at approximately 9:15pm local time to resume play.

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.

Player Tags: Neil Channing,   John Nelson
 

Level 26 Update: Nguyen 6th ($111,961), Botond 7th ($83,802)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,770

Average Chip Count: 2,493,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Henry Lu — 2,300,000
Seat no. 2 — Tom Alner — 1,380,000

Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 4,450,000
Seat no. 8 — James Mackey — 2,000,000
Seat no. 9 — John Nelson — 1,250,000

Players Eliminated:

Hovan Nguyen — 6th Place ($111,961)
Balazs Botond — 7th Place ($83,802)

Live Updates:

Balazs Botond Eliminated in 7th Place ($83,802)

Balazs Botond

Balazs Boton moved all in before the flop and John Nelson re-shoved the small blind with no action behind.

Nelson was ahead before the flop with 9Diamond Suit9Club Suit against Botond’s 6Heart Suit6Diamond Suit.

The board came KClub SuitQSpade SuitJClub Suit7Diamond SuitADiamond Suit, offering no help to Balazs Botond who was eliminated in 7th place ($83,802). Nelson moved up to about 1,250,000 in chips that hand.

Hovan Nguyen Eliminated in 6th Place ($111,961)

Hovan Nguyen

Hovan Nguyen moved all in before the flop from the small blind and Neil Channing called from the big blind.

Channing was ahead before the flop with ADiamond SuitJClub Suit against Nguyen’s JDiamond Suit4Spade Suit.

The board came 9Diamond Suit9Club Suit7Heart Suit8Heart Suit5Diamond Suit, offering no help to Hovan Nguyen who was eliminated in 6th place ($111,961). Channing extend his lead to just under 4.5 million that hand.

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 25 Update: Dur 8th ($63,459), Rosenbaum 9th ($48,614)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,770

Average Chip Count: 1,780,714

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Henry Lu — 2,300,000
Seat no. 2 — Tom Alner — 1,380,000
Seat no. 3 — Balazs Botond — 280,000
Seat no. 4 — Hovan Nguyen — 570,000

Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 3,750,000
Seat no. 8 — James Mackey — 2,280,000
Seat no. 9 — John Nelson — 1,600,000

Players Eliminated:

Francois Dur — 8th Place ($63,459)
Jared Rosenbaum — 9th Place ($48,614)

Live Updates:

Jared Rosenbaum Eliminated in9th Place ($48,614)

Jared Rosenbaum

Jared Rosenbaum moved all in before the flop and Neil Channing called.

Channing was ahead with QSpade SuitQHeart Suit against Rosenbaum’s AClub Suit4Diamond Suit.

The board came QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit2Spade Suit2Club SuitKSpade Suit, giving Channing top set on the flop and a full house on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Jared Rosenbaum in 9th place ($48,614). Channing took the chip lead that hand with about 3.1 million.

Francois Dur Eliminated in 8th Place ($63,459)

Francois Dur

Francois Dur open-shoved before the flop and Neil Channing called.

Channing was ahead before the flop with QDiamond SuitQClub Suit against Dur’s 10Heart Suit10Club Suit.

The board came 8Spade Suit2Spade Suit2Club Suit9Spade SuitJClub Suit, offering no help to Francois Dur who was eliminated in 8th place ($63,459).

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. 43 ($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 20 players spread out over 3 tables, and with the elimination of Zach Clark in 10th Place ($37,657), the 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 — Henry Lu — 2,745,000
Seat no. 2 — Tom Alner — 1,550,000
Seat no. 3 — Balazs Botond — 775,000
Seat no. 4 — Hovan Nguyen — 295,000
Seat no. 5 — Francois Dur — 590,000
Seat no. 6 — Jared Rosenbaum — 305,000
Seat no. 7 — Neil Channing — 2,735,000
Seat no. 8 — James Mackey — 2,015,000
Seat no. 9 — John Nelson — 1,460,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,770 players, creating a total prize pool of $3,739,500. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $654,380
2nd Place — $406,409
3rd Place — $286,633
4th Place — $207,019
5th Place — $151,338
6th Place — $111,961
7th Place — $83,802
8th Place — $63,459
9th Place — $48,614

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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