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With six events in the books, the inaugural Card Player Poker Tour Hollywood Park Casino Westside Poker Championship main event is about to begin. The $340 no-limit hold’em $100,000 guarantee main event will begin Oct. ...


 
 
Buy-In: $3,000
Prize Pool: $674,310
Entrants: 247

Event 48 - $3,000 Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 26, '12 - Jun 28, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 28, 12)

 
 

Kenny Hsiung Wins Event no. 48 ($165,205)

Level: 28

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

Kenny Hsiung Wins Event no. 48 ($165,205)
Robert Hwang Eliminated in 2nd Place ($102,118)

Kenny Hsiung

The chip counts were virtually even heading into the final level of play, but the big stack was traded back and forth a bit before Kenny Hsiung regained the chip lead for the final time. Hsiung had Hwang down to just 250,000 on the final and of the night.

Kenny hsiung opened the button for 100,000 and Robert Hwang called from the big blind.

The flop came JDiamond Suit8Club Suit7Heart Suit, Hwang checked, Hsiung bet 50,000, Hwang raised to 100,000, Hsiung three-bet to 150,000 and Hwang called.

The turn was the QHeart Suit, and Hwang got it all in.

Hsiung was ahead on the turn when the money went in with KClub Suit9Club Suit for king-high against Hwang’s straight draw with 6Spade Suit5Heart Suit.

The river was the QClub Suit, offering no help to Robert Hwang who was eliminated in 2nd place ($102,118). Kenny Hsiung wins Event no. 48, taking home the $165,205 grand prize and the forty-eighth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Robert Hwang,   Kenny Hsiung
 

Level 27 Update: Hwang Takes the Chip Lead; Hsiung Battles Back to Even

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 1,111,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 1,105,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 1,120,000

Live Updates:

Hwang Takes the Lead

Robert Hwang

Kenny Hsiung entered heads-up play with a more than 3:1 chip lead over Robert Hwang, but gave it up about halfway through the level as Hwang managed to chip and putt his way into the lead. Hwang won a big showdown this past level with full house that put him in the lead with about 1.2 million as Hsiung fell down to the short stack with just over 1 million. Hwang further extend his lead towards the end of the level, claiming a more than 4:1 chip lead over Hsiung before Hsiung mounted a comeback that would put him back in contention as the level came to an end.

Hsiung doubled up at the end of the level after getting it all in on the turn on a board of JDiamond Suit10Heart Suit6Diamond Suit9Heart Suit with 10Spade Suit9Diamond Suit for two pair against Hwang’s top pair with ASpade SuitJClub Suit.

The river was the 2Diamond Suit and Hsiung doubled up to just over 900,00 that hand, narrowing the gap with Hwang.

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Player Tags: Robert Hwang,   Kenny Hsiung
 

Level 26 Update: Hsiung Leads Hwang Heads-Up; Virtue 3rd ($76,244)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 1,111,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 1,696,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 500,000

Players Eliminated:

John Virtue — 3rd Place ($76,244)

Live Updates:

John Virtue Eliminated in 3rd Place ($76,244)

John Virtue

John Virtue completed the small blind to 30,000, Kenny Hsiung raised to 60,000 from the big blind and Virtue called.

The flop came 5Spade Suit4Diamond Suit2Spade Suit, Virtue bet 30,000 and Hsiung called.

The turn was the 6Spade Suit, Virtue checked, Hsiung bet 60,000, Virtue raised to 120,000, Hsiung three-bet to 180,000 and Virtue called.

The river was the KClub Suit, Virtue checked, Hsiung bet 60,000 and Virtue called. Hsiung showed JSpade Suit3Spade Suit for a flush on the turn as Virtue tossed his bottom set with 2Heart Suit2Club Suit into the muck.

On the next hand, Virtue was all in before the flop from the big blind against Hsiung.

Virtue was ahead before the flop with AClub Suit6Spade Suit against Hsiung’s QSpade Suit5Heart Suit.

The board came QClub Suit9Club Suit10Spade Suit6Heart Suit7Club Suit, giving Hsiung top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate John Virtue in 3rd place ($76,244).

Kenny Hsiung took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 1,725,000 to Robert Hwang’s 500,000.

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Player Tags: Kenny Hsiung,   John Virtue
 

Level 25 Update: Paul Berende Eliminated in 4th Place ($57,310)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 741,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 950,000
Seat no. 2 — John Virtue — 580,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 700,000

Players Eliminated:

Paul Berende — 4th Place ($57,310)

Live Updates:

Paul Berende Eliminated in 4th Place ($57,310)

Paul Berende

Paul Berende and Robert Hwang got five bets in each before the flop from the blinds.

The flop came ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit3Diamond Suit, Hwang bet 25,000 and Berende called all in for 11,000.

Hwang was ahead on the flop with AClub Suit4Diamond Suit for top pair against Berende’s KClub Suit2Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the 2Club Suit and the 9Club Suit, offering no help to Paul Berende who was eliminated in 4th place ($57,310). Hwang moved up to about 700,000 that hand.

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Player Tags: Robert Hwang,   Paul Berende
 

Level 24 Update: Pilgrim 5th ($43,345), Woodward 6th ($32,994)

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 555,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 670,000
Seat no. 2 — John Virtue — 714,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 348,000

Seat no. 8 — Paul Berende — 468,000

Players Eliminated:

Dwyte Pilgrim — 5th Place ($43,345)
Matt Woodward — 6th Place ($32,994)

Live Updates:

Matt Woodward Eliminated in 6th Place ($32,994)

Matt Woodward

Matt Woodward raised the button to 40,000, Kenny Hsiung reraised to 60,000 from the big blind and Woodward called.

The flop came ASpade SuitKHeart Suit8Club Suit, Hsiung bet 20,000, Woodward raised to 40,000, Hsiung three-bet 60,000 and Woodward called all in.

Hsiung was ahead before the flop with AClub Suit10Heart Suit for top pair against Woodward’s KClub Suit5Club Suit.

The turn and river were the 8Spade Suit and the 3Heart Suit, offering no help to Matt Woodward who was eliminated in 6th place ($32,994).

Dwyte Pilgrim Eliminated in 5th Place ($43,345)

Dwyte Pilgrim

Dwyte Pilgrim opened the button for 40,000, Paul Berende reraised to 60,000, Dwyte Pilgrim moved all in and Berende called.

Berende was ahead before the flop with QHeart Suit8Club Suit against Pilgrim’s 10Spade Suit4Spade Suit.

The board came 10Heart Suit7Heart Suit6Spade SuitJHeart Suit9Diamond Suit, giving Berende a straight on the river to win the pot and eliminate Dwyte Pilgrim in 5th place ($43,345).

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 23 Update: Mitchell Davis Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,266)

Level: 23

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 370,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 812,000
Seat no. 2 — John Virtue — 400,000

Seat no. 4 — Dwyte Pilgrim — 345,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 178,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Woodward — 140,000
Seat no. 8 — Paul Berende — 135,000

Players Eliminated:

Mitchell Davis — 7th Place ($25,266)

Live Updates:

Mitchell Davis Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,266)

Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis raised to 30,000 before the flop, Kenny Hsiung reraised to 45,000 from the big blind and Davis called all in.

Hsiung was ahead before the flop with 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit against Davis’ QDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit.

The board came 8Heart Suit7Heart Suit4Heart Suit7Diamond SuitAClub Suit, offering no help for Mitchell Davis who was eliminated in 7th place ($25,266).

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Player Tags: Mitchell Davis,   Kenny Hsiung
 

Level 22 Update: Myung 8th ($19,474), Hung 9th ($15,098)

Level: 22

Blinds: 6,000-12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 247

Average Chip Count: 317,571

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Kenny Hsiung — 353,000
Seat no. 2 — John Virtue — 470,000
Seat no. 3 — Mitchell Davis — 380,000
Seat no. 4 — Dwyte Pilgrim — 266,000

Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 416,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Woodward — 270,000
Seat no. 8 — Paul Berende — 96,000
Seat no. 9 — John Myung — 144,000

Players Eliminated:

John Myung — 8th Place ($19,474)
Stephen Hung — 9th Place ($15,098)

Live Updates:

Stephen Hung Eliminated in 9th Place ($15,098)

Stephen Hung

Kenny Hsiung opened the pot 24,000 before the flop, Mitchell Davis reraised to 36,000 from middle position, Stephen Hung four-bet to 48,000 from the cutoff, Hsiung folded and Davis called.

The flop came KSpade Suit7Heart Suit3Diamond Suit, Davis bet 12,000 and Hung called all in.

Davis was ahead don the flop with 9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit for pair against Hung’s high cards with AHeart Suit10Heart Suit.

The turn and river were KHeart Suit and the 9Spade Suit, giving Davis a full house on the river to win the pot and eliminate Stephen Hung in 9th place ($15,098). Davis moved up to just under 500,000 in chips that hand.

John Myung Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,474)

John Myung

John Myung opened the cutoff for 24,000, Kenny Hsiung three-bet to 36,000 from the button, Mitchell Davis four-bet to 48,000 from the big blind, Myung raised all in for 57,000 total and both players called.

The flop came KHeart Suit9Diamond Suit6Club Suit, Davis bet 12,000 and Hsiung called.

The turn was the 2Club Suit, Davis bet 24,000 and Hsiung called..

The river was the 6Heart Suit, and both players checked the side pot.

Hsiung turned over KClub SuitJClub Suit for top pair to win the pot and eliminate John Myung in 8th place ($19,474).

The remaining seven players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 22 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.

 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 48 ($3,000 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 Jason Manger in 10th Place ($11,780), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 20 with blinds of 8,000-16,000, 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 — Kenny Hsiung — 247,000
Seat no. 2 — John Virtue — 293,000
Seat no. 3 — Mitchell Davis — 228,000
Seat no. 4 — Dwyte Pilgrim — 220,000
Seat no. 5 — Stephen Hung — 212,000
Seat no. 6 — Robert Hwang — 194,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Woodward — 408,000
Seat no. 8 — Paul Berende — 277,000
Seat no. 9 — John Myung — 144,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 247 players, creating a total prize pool of $674,310. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $165,205
2nd Place — $102,118
3rd Place — $76,244
4th Place — $57,310
5th Place — $43,345
6th Place — $32,994
7th Place — $25,266
8th Place — $19,474
9th Place — $15,098

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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