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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $4,455,600
Entrants: 474

Event 57 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jul 03, '12 - Jul 05, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 05, 12)

 
 

Gregory Merson Wins Event no. 57 ($1,136,197)

Level: 31

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

Gregory Merson Wins Event no. 57 ($1,136,197)
Keith Lehr Eliminated in 2nd Place ($701,747)

Gregory Merson

On the first hand of play this afternoon, Gregory Merson opened the button for 280,000, Keith Lehr reraised the big blind to 915,000, Merson shoved and Lehr called all in.

Lehr was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with ASpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Merson’s KSpade Suit9Spade Suit.

There board came 10Heart Suit10Club Suit9Heart SuitQSpade SuitJHeart Suit, giving Merson a pair of nines on the flop for the lead. Lehr turned top pair to regain the lead, but Merson rivered a straight to the king to win the tournament.

Keith Lehr was eliminated in 2nd place ($701,757) while Gregory Merson wins Event no. 57, taking home the $1,136,197 grand prize and the fifty-seventh gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: Keith Lehr,   Gregory Merson
 

Action Resumes, Final Table Back Underway

The final table of Event no. 57 ($10,00 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed) 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 30 and the final two players have returned for an unscheduled Day 4. Play will begin in Level 31 with blinds of 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 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. 2 — Gregory Merson — 9,835,000

Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 4,380,000

While only 2 remain, this event gathered 1,138 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,536,300. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $311,174
2nd Place — $192,559
3rd Place — Shannon Shorr — $120,329
4th Place — Eddy Sabat — $87,446
5th Place — Christopher Brammer — $64,555
6th Place — Andrew Lichtenberger — $48,393

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: Keith Lehr,   Gregory Merson
 

Level 30 Update: Merson Leads Lehr Overnight; Shorr 3rd ($455,362)

Level: 30

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 474

Average Chip Count: 7,110,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Greg Merson — 9,835,000

Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 4,380,000

Players Eliminated:

Shannon Shorr — 3rd Place ($455,362)

Live Updates:

Shannon Shorr Eliminated in 3rd Place ($455,362)

Shannon Shorr

Shannon Shorr open-shoved the small blind before the flop for around 1.5 million and Greg Merson called from the big blind.

Merson was ahead before the flop with ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit against Shorr’s 8Spade Suit5Spade Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit7Heart Suit2Spade SuitKDiamond Suit6Club Suit, offering no help for Shannon Shorr who was eliminated in 3rd place ($455,362).

Greg Merson took the chip lead going into heads-up play with about 8.7 million to Keith Lehr’s 5.5 million.

Play was suspended for the night with the conclusion of Level 30 and will resume at approximately 1:00pm local time.

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: Shannon Shorr,   Keith Lehr
 

Level 29 Update: Sabat 4th ($300,753), Brammer 5th ($200,502)

Level: 29

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 474

Average Chip Count: 4,740,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Shannon Shorr — 1,900,000
Seat no. 2 — Greg Merson — 6,900,000

Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 5,300,000

Players Eliminated:

Eddy Sabat — 4th Place ($300,753)
Christopher Brammer — 5th Place ($200,502)

Live Updates:

Christopher Brammer Eliminated in 5th Place ($200,502)

Christopher Brammer

Keith Lehr opened the button for 200,000, Christopher Brammer moved all in for around 900,000 and Lehr called.

Lehr was ahead before the flop with QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit against Brammer’s JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came AClub Suit5Heart Suit2Spade Suit3Club Suit10Club Suit, offering no help for Christopher Brammer who was eliminated in 5th place ($200,5020. Lehr ended the hand with about 5.9 million in chips.

Eddy Sabat Eliminated in 4th Place ($300,753)

Eddy Sabat

Greg Merson open-shoved the small blind and Eddy Sabat called all in from the big blind.

Sabat was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with KSpade SuitQSpade Suit against Merson’s KDiamond Suit7Spade Suit.

The board came 7Club Suit6Spade Suit3Spade SuitKClub Suit3Heart Suit, giving Merson top pair on the flop and two pair on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Eddy Sabat in 4th place ($300,753). Merson secured the chip lead going into three-handed play with about 7.1 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.

Player Tags: Keith Lehr,   Edward Sabat
 

Level 28 Update: Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 6th Place ($140,531)

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 474

Average Chip Count: 2,844,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Shannon Shorr — 2,130,000
Seat no. 2 — Greg Merson — 5,885,000
Seat no. 3 — Eddy Sabat — 545,000

Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 4,750,000
Seat no. 6 — Christopher Brammer — 925,000

Players Eliminated:

Andrew Lichtenberger — 6th Place ($140,351)

Live Updates:

Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 6th Place ($140,531)

Andrew Lichtenberger

Shannon Shorr opened the pot for 125,000 from under the gun, Greg Merson reraised to 265,000 from middle position, Andrew Lichtenberger four-bet the button to 405,000, Shorr folded, Merson shoved and Lichtenberger called all in.

Lichtenberger was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with AHeart SuitKClub Suit against Merson’s ADiamond SuitQClub Suit.

The board came KHeart SuitJHeart Suit6Diamond Suit10Heart SuitAClub Suit, giving Lichtenberger top pair on the flop, but Merson made a straight on the turn to win the pot. Andrew Lichtenberger was eliminated in 6th place ($140,351) as Merson secured the chip lead with about 6.1 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.

Player Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger
 

Level 27 Update: Eddy Sabat Doubles Through Shannon Shorr

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 474

Average Chip Count: 2,370,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Shannon Shorr — 805,000
Seat no. 2 — Greg Merson — 4,700,000
Seat no. 3 — Eddy Sabat — 2,665,000
Seat no. 4 — Andrew Lichtenberger — 1,780,000
Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 1,185,000
Seat no. 6 — Christopher – Brammer — 3,020,000

Live Updates:

Eddy Sabat Doubles Through Shannon Shorr

Eddy Sabat

Eddy Sabat opened the pot for 130,000 from middle position, Shannon Shorr reraised to 335,000 from the big blind, Sabat moved all in for around 1.3 million and Shorr called.

Sabat was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with JSpade SuitJHeart Suit against Shorr’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit7Club Suit2Diamond SuitQHeart Suit5Spade Suit, giving Sabat top set on the flop to win the pot and double up. Sabat doubled to about 2.6 million that hand while Shorr was left with just about 735,000 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.

Player Tags: Shannon Shorr,   Edward Sabat
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 57 ($10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed) 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 27 players spread out over 5 tables, and with the elimination of Timothy Adams in 7th Place ($100,696), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 27 with blinds of 25,000-50,000 and a 5,000 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 — Shannon Shorr — 1,970,000
Seat no. 2 — Greg Merson — 4,320,000
Seat no. 3 — Eddy Sabat — 1,600,000
Seat no. 4 — Andrew Lichtenberger — 1,535,000
Seat no. 5 — Keith Lehr — 1,990,000
Seat no. 6 — Christopher – Brammer — 2,800,000

While only 6 remain, this event gathered 474 players, creating a total prize pool of $4,455,600. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $1,136,197
2nd Place — $701,757
3rd Place — $455,362
4th Place — $300,753
5th Place — $200,502
6th Place — $140,351

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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