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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: $1,000
Prize Pool: $2,654,100
Entrants: 2949

Event 44 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 24, '12 - Jun 26, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 26, 12)

 
 

Rocco Palumbo Wins Event no. 44 ($464,464)

Level: 28

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

Rocco Palumbo Wins Event no. 44 ($464,464)
Nelson Robinson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($288,448)

Rocco Palumbo

Rocco Palumbo returned from the dinner break with the chip lead and had his opponent all in before the flop shortly after Level 28 began.

Nelson Robinson min-raised the button before the flop, Rocco Palumbo reraised to 300,000 from the big blind, Robinson moved all in and Palumbo called.

Palumbo was ahead before the flop with ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit against Robinson’s KSpade Suit6Spade Suit.

The board came AHeart SuitJSpade Suit4Heart Suit4Club SuitKHeart Suit, giving Palumbo top pair on the flop to win the pot and the tournament. Nelson Robinson was eliminated in 2nd place ($288,448) while Rocco Palumbo wins Event no. 44, taking home the $464,464 grand prize and the forty-fourth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Rocco Palumbo,   Nelson Robinson
 

Level 27 Update: Palumbo Leads Robinson at Dinner Break

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,949

Average Chip Count: 4,423,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 2,700,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 6,100,000

Live Updates:

Nelson Robinson Doubles Through Rocco Palumbo

Nelson Robinson

Rocco Palumbo entered Level 27 with a 2:1 chip lead over Nelson Robinson and managed to extend that lead to more than 6:1 before Nelson doubled up.

Nelson Robinson got it all in before the flop with KDiamond SuitJSpade Suit against Rocco Palumbo’s 5Diamond Suit5Club Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit6Club Suit4Club SuitJClub Suit3Spade Suit, giving Robinson a pair of jacks on the turn to win the pot and double up. Robinson doubled up to about 2.5 million that hand, narrowing the gap as the level came to an end.

The final two 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.

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Player Tags: Rocco Palumbo,   Nelson Robinson
 

Level 26 Update: Palumbo Leads Robinson Heads-Up; Conway 3rd ($203,437)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,949

Average Chip Count: 4,423,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 3,150,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 5,650,000

Players Eliminated:

Thomas Conway — 3rd Place ($203,437)

Live Updates:

Thomas Conway Eliminated in 3rd Place ($203,437)

Thomas Conway

Rocco Palumbo open-shoved the small blind and Thomas Conway called all in from the big blind.

Conway was all in for his tournament life and trailing with KClub Suit10Diamond Suit against Palumbo’s ADiamond Suit7Heart Suit.

The board came QDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit3Diamond SuitQSpade Suit, giving Palumbo a flush on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Thomas Conway in 3rd place ($203,437).

Rocco Palumbo took a slight chip lead going into heads-up play with 4,647,000 to Nelson Robinson’s 4,200,000.

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Player Tags: Rocco Palumbo,   Thomas Conway
 

Level 25 Update: Mittelman 4th ($146,931), Everett 5th ($107,411), Elia 6th ($79,646)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,949

Average Chip Count: 2,949,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 3,400,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 4,900,000

Seat no. 9 — Thomas Conway — 547,000

Players Eliminated:

Niel Mittelman — 4th Place ($146,931)
Jason Everett — 5th Place ($107,411)
Kevin Elia — 6th Place ($79,646)

Live Updates:

Kevin Elia Eliminayed in 6th Place ($79,646)

Kevin Elia

Rocco Palumbo min-raised the cutoff and Kevin Elia called from the big blind.

The flop came QClub Suit9Club Suit7Club Suit, Elia moved all in for around 500,000 and Palumbo called.

Elia was all in for his tournament life and behind on the flop with QSpade Suit10Club Suit against Palumbo’s KClub SuitQHeart Suit for top pair with a higher kicker and a better flush draw.

The turn and river were the 9Heart Suit and the 3Diamond Suit, offering no help to Kevin Elia who was eliminated in 6th place ($79,646). Palumbo took the chip lead that hand with about 3.6 million.

Jason Everett Eliminated in 5th Place ($107,411)

Jason Evertt was all in before the flop with ADiamond Suit7Club Suit against Nelson Robinson’s ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit.

The board came KDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Heart Suit5Diamond Suit6Spade Suit, offering no help to Jason Everett who was eliminated in 5th place ($107,411). Robinson moved up to about 1.7 million in chips after the hand.

Niel Mittelman Eliminated in 4th Place ($146,931)

Niel Mittelman

Niel Mittelman min-raised the cutoff, Nelson Robinson reriased to 140,000 from the button, Mittelman four-bet to 310,000, Robinson shoved and Mittelman called all in.

Robinson was ahead with 8Diamond Suit8Club Suit against Mittelman’s ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit.

The board came JDiamond SuitJClub Suit3Heart Suit9Club Suit5Diamond Suit, offering no help to Niel Mittelman who was eliminated in 4th place ($146,931). Robinson ended the hand with around 3 million in chips.

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Level 24 Update: Berner 7th ($59,478), Karschamroon 8th ($45,040), Forster 9th ($34,503)

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,949

Average Chip Count: 1,474,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Jason Everett — 800,000
Seat no. 2 — Kevin Elia — 1,850,000

Seat no. 5 — Niel Mittelman — 2,700,000
Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 750,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 1,720,000

Seat no. 9 — Thomas Conway — 1,100,000

Players Eliminated:

Anke Berner — 7th Place ($59,478)
Patrick Karschamroon — 8th Place ($45,040)
David Forster — 9th Place ($34,503)

Live Updates:

David Forster Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,503)

David Forster

Rocco Palumbo opened the cutoff for a min-raise, David Forster three-bet the button to 105,000, Palumbo shoved and Forster called all in.

Palumbo was ahead before the flop with ASpade SuitAClub Suit against Forster’s AHeart SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came JHeart Suit8Heart Suit2Diamond Suit10Spade Suit4Club Suit, offering no help to David Forster who was eliminated in 9th place ($34,503). Palumbo moved up to about 1.6 million after the hand.

Patrick Karschamroon Eliminated in 8th Place ($45,040)

Thomas Conway opened the pot for 52,0000 before the flop, Jason Everett reraised to 112,000, Patrick Karschamroon moved all in, Conway folded and Everett called.

Evertt was ahead before the flop with QSpade SuitQHeart Suit against Karschamroon’s 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit9Heart Suit3Diamond Suit5Heart SuitKHeart Suit, giving Everett a flush on the river to win the pot and eliminate Patrick Karschamroon in 8th place ($45,040). Everett ended the hand with about 1.1. million in chips.

Anke Berner Eliminated in7th Place ($59,478)

Anke Berner

Anke Berner open-shoved before the flop for 384,000 and Niel Mittelman re-shoved without action.

Mittelman led before the flop with ASpade SuitKSpade Suit against Berner’s KHeart SuitQSpade Suit.

The board came ten-high and Berner failed to improve. Anke Berner was eliminated in 7th place ($59,478) while Niel Mittelman secured the chip lead that hand with about 2.7 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.

 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 44 ($1,000 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 16 players spread out over 2 tables, and with the elimination of Darren Rabinowitz in 10th Place ($26,727), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 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 — Jason Everett — 620,000
Seat no. 2 — Kevin Elia — 1,600,000
Seat no. 3 — Patrick Karschamroon — 660,000
Seat no. 4 — Anke Berner — 600,000
Seat no. 5 — Niel Mittelman — 1,800,000
Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 650,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 850,000
Seat no. 8 — David Forster — 870,000
Seat no. 9 — Thomas Conway — 1,210,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,949 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,654,100. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $464,464
2nd Place — $288,448
3rd Place — $203,437
4th Place — $146,931
5th Place — $107,411
6th Place — $79,464
7th Place — $59,478
8th Place — $45,040
9th Place — $34,503

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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