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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $2,898,900
Entrants: 3221

Event 54 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jul 01, '12 - Jul 03, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 03, 12)

 
 

Will Jaffe Wins Event no. 54 ($500,075)

Level: 33

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 with a 30,000 ante

Will Jaffe Wins Event no. 54 ($500,075)
Luis Campelo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($309,429)

Will Jaffe

WIll Jaffe began the day with a slight chip lead over Luis Campelo and despite losing that advantage in Level 32, Jaffe quickly reclaimed the lead once again heading into the last level. Jaffe chipped away at Campelo until he had a nearly 4:1 chip lead over his opponent heading into the final hand of the tournament.

Luis Campelo open-shoved the button and Will Jaffe called from the big blind.

Jaffe was ahead before the flop with AClub Suit2Spade Suit against Campelo’s KDiamond Suit3Spade Suit.

The board came QClub Suit2Diamond Suit2Club SuitAHeart Suit8Club Suit, giving Jaffe trips on the flop and a full house on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Luis Campelo in 2nd place ($309,429). Will Jaffe wins Event no. 54, taking home the $500,075 grand prize and the fifty-fourth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Will Jaffe,   Luis Campelo
 

Level 32 Update: Campelo Doubles Into the Chip Lead

Level: 32

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 4,831,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 4,875,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 4,790,000

Live Updates:

Luis Campelo Doubles Through Will Jaffe

Luis Campelo

Will Jaffe opened the button for 320,000 , Luis Campelo moved all in for around 2,750,000 from the the big blind and Jaffe called.

Jaffe was ahead before the flop with AClub SuitQClub Suit against Campelo’s KDiamond Suit2Heart Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade SuitQSpade Suit2Club Suit, giving Jaffe top pair on the flop and top two on the turn, but Campelo caught a third deuce on the river to win the pot and double into the chip lead. Campelo took the lead that hand with about 5.5 million to Jaffe’s 4.1 million.

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Player Tags: Will Jaffe,   Luis Campelo
 

Action Resumes, Final Table Back Underway

The final table of Event no. 54 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em) is back underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Day 3 ended with the conclusion of Level 31 and the final two players have returned for an unscheduled Day 4. Play will begin in Level 32 with blinds of 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 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 — Luis Campelo — 4,275,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 5,930,000

While only 2 remain, this event gathered 3,221 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,898,900. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $500,075
2nd Place — $309,429
3rd Place — Joe Kuether — $218,983
4th Place — Nghi Tran — $158,512
5th Place — Kenneth Fishman — $116,072
6th Place — Jason Tompkins — $85,981
7th Place — Muhamet Perati — $64,414
8th Place — Ben Grise — $48,788
9th Place — Jeffrey Fielder — $37,367

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: Will Jaffe,   Luis Campelo
 

Day 3 Ends: Jaffe Leads Campelo Overnight

Level: 31

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 4,831,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 4,275,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 5,390,000

Live Updates:

Jaffe Leads Campelo into Unscheduled Day 4

Will Jaffe

With the elimination of Joe Kuether in 3rd place ($218,983), Luis Campelo entered heads-up play with a slight chip lead over Will Jaffe, but both players entered Level 30 nearly even with about 4.8 million each.

There was a some back and forth during the last level of play and Jaffe managed to extend his little heading into Day 4. Play will resume at 2:00pm local time, and will continue until a winner is determined.

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: Will Jaffe,   Luis Campelo
 

Level 30 Update: Jaffe Leads Campelo Heads-Up; Kuether 3rd ($218,983)

Level: 30

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 4,831,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 4,500,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 5,100,000

Players Eliminated:

Joe Kuether — 3rd Place ($218,983)

Live Updates:

Joe Kuether Eliminated in 3rd Place ($218,983)

Joe Kuether

Joe Kuether opened the button for a raise before the flop and Will Jaffe called from the big blind.

The flop came 10Club Suit7Heart Suit6Spade Suit, Jaffe checked, Kuether bet 180,000, Jaffe raised to 390,000, Kuether moved all in and Jaffe called.

Jaffe was ahead with 10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit for two pair against Kuether’s AHeart Suit7Club Suit.

The turn and river were the 6Club Suit and the 2Spade Suit, offering no help for Joe Kuether who was eliminated in 3rd place ($218,983).

Luis Campelo took a slight lead going into heads-up play with 4,800,000 to Will Jaffe’s 4,713,000.

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: Will Jaffe,   Luis Campelo,   Joe Kuether
 

Level 29 Update: Nghi Tran Eliminated in 4th Place ($158,521)

Level: 29

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 3,221,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 4,800,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 3,000,000

Seat no. 7 — Joe Kuether — 1,600,000

Players Eliminated:

Nghi Tran — 4th Place ($158,512)

Live Updates:

Nghi Tran Eliminated in 4th Place ($158,521)

Nghi Tran

Joe Kuether opened the cutoff for 120,000 before the flop, Nghi Tran moved all in from the button, Will Jaffe re-shoved the big blind and Kuether folded.

Tran was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit against Jaffe’s ASpade SuitJSpade Suit.

The board came 10Club Suit10Diamond Suit5Club SuitQSpade SuitQHeart Suit, counterfeiting Tran’s pair on the river as Jaffe won the pot with two pair and an ace kicker. Nghi Tran was eliminated in 4th place ($158,512) while Jaffe moved up to about 3 million 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.

Player Tags: Joe Kuether
 

Level 28 Update: Kenneth Fishman Eliminated in 5th Place ($116,072)

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 2,415,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 3,000,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 2,100,000

Seat no. 7 — Joe Kuether — 3,400,000

Seat no. 9 — Nghi Tran — 900,000

Players Eliminated:

Kenneth Fishman — 5th Place ($116,072)

Live Updates:

Kenneth Fishman Eliminated in 5th Place ($116,072)

Kenneth Fishman

Kenneth Fishman moved all in before the flop and Joe Kuether called.

Kuether was ahead before the flop with ADiamond SuitQClub Suit against Fishman’s QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came 7Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit6Heart Suit3Club Suit, offering no help for Kenneth Fishman who was eliminated in 5th place ($116,072). Kuether secured lead going into four-handed play with over 4 million 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.

Player Tags: Kenneth Fishman,   Joe Kuether
 

Level 27 Update: Tompkins 6th ($85,981), Perati 7th ($64,414)

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 1,932,600

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 1,200,000
Seat no. 2 — Kenneth Fishman — 950,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 1,500,000

Seat no. 7 — Joe Kuether — 3,100,000

Seat no. 9 — Nghi Tran — 2,340,000

Players Eliminated:

Jason Tompkins — 6th Place ($85,981)
Muhamet Perati — 7th Place ($64,414)

Live Updates:

Muhamet Perati Eliminated in 7th Place ($64,414)

Joe Kuether open-shoved the small blind and Muhamet Perati called all in from the big blind.

Perati was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with AHeart Suit10Heart Suit against Kuether’s QSpade Suit9Spade Suit.

The board came QClub Suit6Spade Suit5Diamond Suit2Heart SuitQHeart Suit, giving Kuether top pair on the flop and trips on the river to win the pot and eliminate Muhamet Perati in 7th place ($64,414). Kuether moved up to around 2.3 million in chips.

Jason Tompkins Eliminated in 6th Place ($85,981)

Jason Tompkins opened the pot for 100,000, Joe Kuether reraised to 245,000, Tompkins moved all in and Kuether called.

Tompkins was ahead before the flop with 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit against Kuether’s AClub SuitJClub Suit.

The board came AHeart SuitJSpade Suit3Spade Suit2Spade Suit7Heart Suit, giving Kuether top two pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Jason Tompkins in 6th place ($85,981). Kuether moved up to about 2.75 million that hand.

The remaining five players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 27 and will return at approximately 9:00pm 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.

 

Level 25 Update: Ben Grise Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,788)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 1,380,428

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 1,200,000
Seat no. 2 — Kenneth Fishman — 750,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 1,650,000
Seat no. 5 — Jason Tompkins — 780,000

Seat no. 7 — Joe Kuether — 1,280,000
Seat no. 8 — Muhamet Perati — 1,050,000
Seat no. 9 — Nghi Tran — 3,000,000

Players Eliminated:

Ben Grise — 8th Place ($48,788)

Live Updates:

Ben Grise Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,788)

Joe Kuether opened the button for 60,000, Ben Grise moved all in for 355,000 from the small blind and Kuether called.

Kuether was ahead before the flop with JHeart Suit9Diamond Suit against Grise’s 8Club Suit7Club Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit7Spade Suit5Club SuitKDiamond Suit2Heart Suit, giving Kuetehr top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Ben Grise in 8th place ($48,788). Kuetehr moved up to about 1.6 million in chips 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.

Player Tags: Ben Grise,   Joe Kuether
 

Level 24 Update: Jeffrey Fielder Eliminated in 9th Place ($37,367)

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-34,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 3,221

Average Chip Count: 1,207,875

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Luis Campelo — 920,000
Seat no. 2 — Kenneth Fishman — 730,000

Seat no. 4 — Will Jaffe — 1,750,000
Seat no. 5 — Jason Tompkins — 1,400,00
Seat no. 6 — Ben Grise — 700,000
Seat no. 7 — Joe Kuether — 1,350,000
Seat no. 8 — Muhamet Perati — 1,600,000
Seat no. 9 — Nghi Tran — 2,180,000

Players Eliminated:

Jeffrey Fielder — 9th Place ($37,367)

Live Updates:

Jeffrey Fielder Eliminated in 9th Place ($37,367)

Jeffrey Fielder open-shoved before the flop, Will Jaffe called, Nghi Tran reraised to 700,000 and Jaffe folded.

Tran was ahead before the flop with QDiamond SuitQClub Suit against Fielder’s KClub SuitJSpade Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit8Heart Suit2Club Suit, offering no help for Jeffrey Fielder who was eliminated in 9th place ($37,367). Tran ended the hand with about 2.5 million 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.

Player Tags: Jeffrey Fielder
 
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