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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,267,650
Entrants: 939

Event 49 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Ante Only

  • Jun 27, '12 - Jun 29, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 29, 12)

 
 

Greg Hobson Wins Event no. 49 ($256,691)

Level: 25

Ante: 30,000

Greg Hobson Wins Event no. 49 ($256,691)
Mike Sowers Eliminated in 2nd Pace ($158,887)

Greg Hobson

Although they began heads-up play dead even in chips, Greg Hobson took a 2:1 chip lead over Mike Sowers heading into the dinner break. Shortly after the players returned, Hobson regained his momentum and had Sowers all in before the flop for his tournament life.

Greg Hobson limped in the pot for 30,000, Mike Sowers moved all in and Hobson called.

Hobson was ahead before the flop with 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit against Sowers’ AClub Suit7Spade Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit9Spade Suit5Heart Suit9Diamond Suit8Club Suit, offering no help to Mike Sowers who was eliminated in 2nd place ($158,887). Greg Hobson wins Event no. 49, taking home the $256,691 grand prize and the forty-ninth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Greg Hobson,   Mike Sowers
 

Level 24 Update: Hobson Leads Sowers Heads-Up; Hayes 3rd ($99,409), Gimbel 4th ($72,155)

Level: 24

Ante: 20,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 939

Average Chip Count: 2,112,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 2,935,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 1,265,000

Players Eliminated:

John Hayes — 3rd Place ($99,409)
Harrison Gimbel — 4th Place ($72,155)

Live Updates:

Harrison Gimbel Eliminated in 4th Place ($72,155)

Harrison Gimbel

Mike Sowers limped into the pot for 5,000, Harrison Gimbel raised to 80,000 and Sowers called.

The flop came JSpade Suit6Club Suit3Heart Suit, and both players checked.

The turn was the ASpade Suit, Sowers checked, Gimbel bet 135,000, Sowers shoved and Gimbel called all in.

Sowers was ahead on the turn with ADiamond Suit6Spade Suit for a better two pair than Gimbel’s AClub Suit3Spade Suit.

The river was the 9Spade Suit and Harrison Gimbel was eliminated in 4th place ($72,155). Sowers moved up to about 1.5 million after the hand.

John Hayes Eliminated in 3rd Place ($99,409)

John Hayes

On a flop of KHeart Suit6Club Suit2Heart Suit, John Hayes bet, Sowers raised to 100,000, Hayes moved all in for around 400,000 and Sowers called.

Sowers was ahead on the flop with KDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit for top pair against Hayes’ 7Heart Suit7Club Suit.

The turn and river were the 4Diamond Suit and the 9Heart Suit, offering no help to John Hayes who was eliminated in 3rd place ($99,409).

Mike Sowers and Greg Hobson entered heads-up play nearly even chips with about 2.1 million each.

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Level 23 Update: Eugene Du Plessis Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,267)

Level: 23

Ante: 15,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 939

Average Chip Count: 1,056,375

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 2,200,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 870,000
Seat no. 8 — John Hayes — 490,000
Seat no. 9 — Harrison Gimbel — 625,000

Players Eliminated:

Eugene Du Plessis — 5th Place ($53,267)

Live Updates:

Eugene Du Plessis Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,267)

Eugene Du Plessis

Greg Hobson opened the pot for 40,000 before the flop, Harrison Gimbel called, Eugene Du Plessis moved all in for 210,000 and got two callers.

The flop came QHeart Suit10Spade Suit4Spade Suit, Hobson bet 105,000 and Gimbel folded.

Hobson was ahead on the flop with ASpade SuitQSpade Suit for top pair against Du Plessis’ AClub SuitKSpade Suit.

The turn and river were the 7Spade Suit and the 10Diamond Suit, offering no help to Eugene Du Plessis who was eliminated in 5th place ($53,267). Hobson secured the four-handed chip lead with about 1.8 million after the hand.

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Player Tags: Greg Hobson,   Eugene Du Plessis
 

Level 22 Update: McDonald 6th ($39,931), Davies 7th ($30,373)

Level: 22

Ante: 12,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 939

Average Chip Count: 845,100

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Eugene Du Plessis — 315,000

Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 1,000,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 510,000
Seat no. 8 — John Hayes — 1,100,000
Seat no. 9 — Harrison Gimbel — 1,290,000

Players Eliminated:

Mike McDonald — 6th Place ($39,931)
Seth Davies — 7th Place ($30,373)

Live Updates:

Seth Davies Eliminated in 7th Place ($30,373)

Seth Davies

Seth Davies was previously crippled in a hand after Harrison Gimbel doubled through him by catching an ace on the river to crack Davies’ pocket pair of queens. Gimbel doubled up to about 1.2 million that hand, leaving Davies on the short stack with a little over 4 antes.

On Davies’ final hand, Harrison Gimbel opened the pot for 40,000 before the flop, Seth Davies moved all in for 43,000 and Gimbel called.

Davies was ahead before the flop with AClub Suit8Spade Suit against Gimbel’s KHeart Suit9Club Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit10Heart Suit3Club Suit3Heart Suit5Spade Suit, giving Gimbel top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Seth Davies in 7th place ($30,373).

Mike McDonald Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,931)

Mike McDonald

Micke McDonald limped in the pot for 1,000, John Hayes called, Harrison Gimbel raised to 40,000, McDonald called, Hayes three-bet shoved, Gimbel folded and McDonald called all in.

Hayes was ahead before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit against McDonald’s AHeart Suit9Heart Suit.

The board came 10Diamond Suit5Club Suit3Heart Suit5Club Suit5Diamond Suit, giving Hayes top set on the flop and a full house on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Mike McDonald in 6th place ($39,931). Hayes moved up to about 1.1 million that hand.

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Level 20 Update: John Hayes Doubles Through Mike Sowers

Level: 20

Ante: 8,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 939

Average Chip Count: 603,642

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Seth Davies — 920,000

Seat no. 4 — Eugene Du Plessis — 950,000
Seat no. 5 — Mike McDonald — 295,000
Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 815,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 445,000
Seat no. 8 — John Hayes — 475,000
Seat no. 9 — Harrison Gimbel — 377,000

Live Updates:

John Hayes Doubles Through Mike Sowers

John Hayes

Harrison Gimbel limped in the pot for 1,000 with four callers. Mike Sowers raised to 31,000, Hayes moved all in and Gimbel called.

Hayes was ahead before the flop with KSpade SuitKDiamond Suit against Sowers’ ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit, offering no help to Sowers as Hayes doubled up to about 475,000. Sowers was left with slightly less than that.

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Player Tags: John Hayes,   Mike Sowers
 

Level 19 Update: Aljanedi 8th ($23,413), Schwartz 9th ($18,292)

Level: 19

Ante: 6,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 939

Average Chip Count: 603,642

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Seth Davies — 640,000

Seat no. 4 — Eugene Du Plessis — 996,000
Seat no. 5 — Mike McDonald — 205,000
Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 608,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 824,000
Seat no. 8 — John Hayes — 229,000
Seat no. 9 — Harrison Gimbel — 325,000

Players Eliminated:

Sameer Aljanedi — 8th Place ($23,413)
Justin Schwartz — 9th Place ($18,292)

Live Updates:

Justin Schwartz Eliminated in 9th Place ($18,292)

Justin Schwartz

Harrison Gimbel limped in the pot for 1,000 with five callers, Greg Hobson raised to 24,000, Justin Schwartz moved all in for 285,000 and Hobson called.

Hobson was ahead before the flop with ASpade SuitADiamond Suit against Schwartz’s AHeart SuitKClub Suit.

The board came QDiamond SuitJClub Suit2Diamond Suit2Heart Suit7Diamond Suit, offering no help to Justin Schwartz who was eliminated in 9th place ($18,292). Hobson moved up to over 700,000 that hand.

Sameer Aljanedi Eliminated in 8th Place ($23,413)

Sameer Aljanedi

Greg Hobson limped in the pot for 1,000 with four callers, Sameer Aljanedi moved all in for 132,000 and Hobson called.

Hobson was ahead before the flop with AClub SuitQClub Suit against Aljanedi’s AHeart Suit9Spade Suit.

The board came KClub SuitQDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit5Heart Suit, offering no help to Sameer Aljanedi who was eliminated in 8th place ($23,413). Hobson ended the hand with about 875,000 in chips.

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. 49 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Ante Only) 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 2 concluded with the elimination of Grayson Ramage in 10th Place ($14,477), and the official nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 19 with a 6,000 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 — Seth Davies — 640,000
Seat no. 2 — Sameer Aljanedi — 167,000
Seat no. 3 — Justin Schwartz — 252,000
Seat no. 4 — Eugene Du Plessis — 996,000
Seat no. 5 — Mike McDonald — 205,000
Seat no. 6 — Greg Hobson — 608,000
Seat no. 7 — Mike Sowers — 824,000
Seat no. 8 — John Hayes — 229,000
Seat no. 9 — Harrison Gimbel — 325,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 939 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,267,650. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $256,691
2nd Place — $158,887
3rd Place — $99,409
4th Place — $72,155
5th Place — $53,267
6th Place — $39,931
7th Place — $30,373
8th Place — $23,413
9th Place — $18,292

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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