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 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 A9 against Robinson’s K6.
The board came AJ44K, 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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Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,949
Average Chip Count: 4,423,500
Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 2,700,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 6,100,000
Nelson Robinson Doubles Through Rocco Palumbo
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 KJ against Rocco Palumbo’s 55.
The board came Q64J3, 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.
Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,949
Average Chip Count: 4,423,500
Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 3,150,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 5,650,000
Thomas Conway — 3rd Place ($203,437)
Thomas Conway Eliminated in 3rd Place ($203,437)
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 K10 against Palumbo’s A7.
The board came Q523Q, 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.
Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,949
Average Chip Count: 2,949,000
Seat no. 6 — Nelson Robinson — 3,400,000
Seat no. 7 — Rocco Palumbo — 4,900,000
Seat no. 9 — Thomas Conway — 547,000
Niel Mittelman — 4th Place ($146,931)
Jason Everett — 5th Place ($107,411)
Kevin Elia — 6th Place ($79,646)
Kevin Elia Eliminayed in 6th Place ($79,646)
Rocco Palumbo min-raised the cutoff and Kevin Elia called from the big blind.
The flop came Q97, 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 Q10 against Palumbo’s KQ for top pair with a higher kicker and a better flush draw.
The turn and river were the 9 and the 3, 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 A7 against Nelson Robinson’s A10.
The board came K4256, 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 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 88 against Mittelman’s AQ.
The board came JJ395, offering no help to Niel Mittelman who was eliminated in 4th place ($146,931). Robinson ended the hand with around 3 million in chips.
Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,949
Average Chip Count: 1,474,500
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
Anke Berner — 7th Place ($59,478)
Patrick Karschamroon — 8th Place ($45,040)
David Forster — 9th Place ($34,503)
David Forster Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,503)
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 AA against Forster’s AK.
The board came J82104, 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 QQ against Karschamroon’s 88.
The board came A935K, 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 open-shoved before the flop for 384,000 and Niel Mittelman re-shoved without action.
Mittelman led before the flop with AK against Berner’s KQ.
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.
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
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