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Day 1a of the CPPT Westside Poker Championship $340 $100K Guarantee at Hollywood Park Casino has come to a close! The first starting flight drew a total of 102 players and after just under 17 ...


 
 
Buy-In: $3,000
Prize Pool: $1,435,980
Entrants: 526

Event 58 - $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB

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

 
 

Viacheslav Zhukov Wins Event no. 58 ($330,277)

Level: 30

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Back and Fourth; Players Trade the Chip Lead

With the elimination of Chris Bell in 3rd place ($135,858), Viacheslav Zhukov entered heads-up play with the chip lead over Roch Cousineau. It took nearly two levels of play, but Cousineau finally took the lead for himself for the first time since heads-up play began. Zhukov managed to extend his lead over Cousineau several times over the past few levels while Cousineau was only able to chip back to even before being kicked down to the short stack once again. Finally about halfway through Level 30, Cousineau was able to chip and putt his way into the lead after forcing Zhukov off of some big hands and then further extended his lead with some very aggressive post-flop action.

Cousineau Takes the Lead, Zhukov Steals it Back

Roch Cousineau

Cousineau’s run at the top didn’t last long as Zhukov managed to steal the lead back as the last level started winding down.

Zhukov opened the button for 225,000 and Cousineau called from the big blind.

The flop came 9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit5Heart Suit, and both players checked.

The turn was the 4Spade Suit, Cousineau bet 350,000 and Zhukov called.

The river was the 5Spade Suit, Cousineau bet 1,150,000 and Zhukov called.

Zhukov: AClub SuitJClub Suit10Spade Suit6Spade Suit
Cousineau: KClub Suit8Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit

Zhukov rivered a flush and to win the pot and take the lead back with about 3.5 million to Cousineau’s 1.2 million.

Cousineau Doubles Back Into the Lead

Shortly after Zhukov doubled through Cousineau to take back the chip lead, Cousineau doubled right back into a more than 2:1 chip lead over Zhukov after turning a gustshot straight.

Cousineau: AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit7Heart Suit4Heart Suit
Zhukov: ASpade SuitQDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit

Board: QClub SuitJHeart Suit10Heart Suit4Club Suit

Cousineau turned a straight and doubled up to about 3.3 million that hand while Zhukov dropped down to around 1.4 million in chips.

Viacheslav Zhukov Wins Event no 58 ($330,277)
Roch Cousineau Eliminated in 2nd Place ($204,426)

Viacheslav Zhukov

Viacheslav Zhukov opened the button for 250,000, Roch Cousineau moved all in from the big blind for 755,000 and Zhukov called.

Zhukov: AClub SuitJHeart Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit
Cousineau: AHeart SuitADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit

Board: 5Club Suit4Spade Suit2Spade SuitKHeart Suit8Spade Suit

Cousineau was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with a pair of aces, but Zhukov flopped two pair to win the pot and eliminate Roch Cousineau in 2nd place ($204,426). Viacheslav Zhukov wins Event no. 58, taking home the $330,277 grand prize and the fifty-eighth gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Chris Bell Eliminated in 3rd Place ($135,858)

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 2,367,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 2,600,000

Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 2,150,000

Players Eliminated:

Chris Bell — 3rd Place ($135,858)

Live Updates:

Chris Bell Eliminated in 3rd Place ($135,858)

Chris Bell

Chris Bell opened the button for 175,000, Viacheslav Zhukov reraised the big blind, Bell four-bet shoved and Zhukov called.

Zhukov: ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit10Club Suit2Heart Suit
Bell: ASpade Suit10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit3Club Suit

Board: AClub SuitKSpade Suit3Diamond Suit8Spade Suit6Club Suit

Bell was ahead before the flop with a pair of tens, but Zhukov flopped top two pair to win the pot and eliminate Chris Bell in 3rd place ($135,858).

Viacheslav Zhukov took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 2,950,000 to Roch Cousineau’s 1,800,000.

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.

 

Action Resumes, Final Table Back Underway

The final table of Event no. 58 ($3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB) 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 27 and the remaining three players have returned for an unscheduled Day 4. Play will begin in Level 28 with blinds of 30,000-60,000, 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. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 2,260,000

Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 835,000

Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,640,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 526 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,435,980. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $330,277
2nd Place — $204,426
3rd Place — $135,858
4th Place — David Baker — $100,820
5th Place — Randy Ohel — $75,662
6th Place — Yuval Bronshtein — $57,339
7th Place — Jack Ward — $43,840
8th Place — Scotty Nguyen — $33,789
9th Place — Juan Ramirez — $26,235

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 27 Update: Zhukov Leads Final Three Overnight; Baker 4th ($100,820)

Level: 27

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 1,578,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 2,260,000

Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 835,000

Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,640,000

Players Eliminated:

David Baker — 4th Place ($100,820)

Live Updates:

David Baker Eliminated in 4th Place ($100,820)

David Baker

Roch Cousineau opened the pot for 115,000 from under the gun and David Baker called from the small blind.

The flop came KHeart Suit9Club Suit6Heart Suit, Baker checked, Cousineau bet 180,000, Baker raised, Cousineau shoved and Baker called all in for about 900,000.

Cousineau: AHeart Suit8Spade Suit7Heart Suit3Club Suit
Baker: ASpade SuitQHeart SuitQDiamond SuitJHeart Suit

Baker was ahead on the flop when the money when in with a pair of queens against Cousineau’s straight and flush draws.

The turn and river were the 5Spade Suit and the ADiamond Suit, giving Cousineau a straight on the turn to win the pot and eliminate David Baler in 4th place ($100,820).

Play was suspended for the night with the conclusion of Level 27 and will resume at 2:00pm 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: David Baker,   Roch Cousineau
 

Level 25 Update: Randy Ohel Eliminated in 5th Place ($75,662)

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 1,183,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 1,265,000
Seat no. 4 — David Baker — 1,775,000

Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 850,000

Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 845,000

Players Eliminated:

Randy Ohel — 5th Place ($75,662)

Live Updates:

Randy Ohel Eliminated in 5th Place ($75,662)

Randy Ohel

Randy Ohel opened the pot for a raise before the flop, Chris Bell reraised from the big blind and Ohel called all in.

Bell: ADiamond SuitJClub Suit5Diamond Suit3Club Suit
Ohel: AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit9Heart Suit2Heart Suit

Board: AClub Suit10Club Suit6Spade Suit3Heart Suit2Diamond Suit

Chris Bell turned two pair to win the pot and eliminate Randy Ohel in 5th place ($75,662). Bell 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.

Player Tags: Chris Bell,   Randy Ohel
 

Level 24 Update: Bronshtein 6th ($57,339), Ward 7th ($43,840)

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 946,800

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Randy Ohel — 600,000
Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 380,000
Seat no. 4 — David Baker — 2,200,000

Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 450,000

Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,400,000

Players Eliminated:

Yuval Bronshtein — 6th Place ($57,339)
Jack Ward — 7th Place ($43,840)

Live Updates:

Jack Ward Eliminated in 7th Place ($43,840)

Jack Ward

David Baker opened the cutoff for 55,000, Jack Ward reraised to 210,000 from the button, Baker four-bet and Ward called all in.

Baker: AHeart SuitAClub SuitQHeart Suit4Club Suit
Ward: ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit9Spade Suit2Spade Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit5Club Suit3Club Suit5Spade Suits3Diamond Suit

Baker was ahead before the flop with a pair of aces and Ward failed to improve by the river. Jack Ward was eliminated in 7th place ($43,480) while Baker ended the hand with about 1.3 million in chips.

Yuval Bronshtein Eliminated in 6th Place ($57,339)

Yuval Bronshtein

Randy Ohel limped in the pot before the flop followed by Vicacheslav Zhukov. David Baker raised the button to 132,000, Yuval Bronshtein moved all in for 140,000 from the big blind, Ohel folded, Zhukov folded and Baker called.

Baker: KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit9Spade Suit2Spade Suit
Bronshtein: ASpade Suit9Heart Suit4Spade Suit3Diamond Suit

Board: KClub Suit6Club Suit3Spade Suit4Diamond SuitJClub Suit

Baker was ahead when the money went in with a pair of kings and flopped top set to win the pot and eliminate Yuval Bronshtein in 6th place ($57,339). Baker ended that hand with about 1.6 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: David Baker,   Jack Ward,   Yuval Bronshtein
 

Level 23 Update: Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 8th Place ($33,789)

Level: 23

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 676,285

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 2 — Randy Ohel — 645,000
Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 380,000
Seat no. 4 — David Baker — 1,220,000
Seat no. 5 — Jack Ward — 300,000
Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 554,000

Seat no. 8 — Yuval Bronshtein — 347,000
Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,300,000

Players Eliminated:

Scotty Nguyen — 8th Place ($33,789)

Live Updates:

Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 8th Place ($33,789)

Scotty Nguyen

On a flop of 5Diamond Suit3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit, Scotty Nguyen got it all in against David Baker.

Baker: ADiamond SuitKClub Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit
Nguyen: 9Club Suit8Club Suit7Heart Suit3Heart Suit

Baker was ahead on the flop when the money went in with trip threes and an ace kicker against Nguyen’s trip threes with a nine kicker.

The turn and river were the QDiamond Suit and 2Heart Suit, offering no help to Scotty Nguyen who was eliminated in 8th place ($33,789). Baker ended the hand with just under 1.3 million in chips.

The remaining seven players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 24 and will return at approximately 10:30pm 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.

Player Tags: Scotty Nguyen,   David Baker
 

Level 22 Update: Juan Ramirez Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,235)

Level: 22

Blinds: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 526

Average Chip Count: 591,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Scotty Nguyen — 240,000
Seat no. 2 — Randy Ohel — 760,000
Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 661,000
Seat no. 4 — David Baker — 750,000
Seat no. 5 — Jack Ward — 336,000
Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 545,000

Seat no. 8 — Yuval Bronshtein — 425,000
Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,300,000

Players Eliminated:

Juan Ramirez — 9th Place ($26,235)

Live Updates:

Juan Ramirez Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,235)

Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez opened the button for 56,000 and Roch Cousineau called from the big blind.

The flop came KClub Suit9Diamond Suit4Spade Suit, Cousineau shoved and Ramirez called all in.

Cousineau: ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit8Club Suit3Diamond Suit
Ramirez: AHeart SuitAClub SuitKSpade Suit10Club Suit

Ramirez was all in for his tournament life and ahead on the flop when the money went in with an over pair of aces. The turn and river were the 3Spade Suit and the 2Club Suit, giving Cousineau two pair on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Juan Ramirez in 9th place. Cousineau moved up to about 1.3 million in chips after the 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: Juan Ramirez,   Roch Cousineau
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 58 ($3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low Split 8/OB) 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 31 players spread out over 4 tables, and with the elimination of Daniel McNally in 10th Place ($20,520), the final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 22 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 — Scotty Nguyen — 290,000
Seat no. 2 — Randy Ohel — 408,000
Seat no. 3 — Viacheslav Zhukov — 661,000
Seat no. 4 — David Baker — 697,000
Seat no. 5 — Jack Ward — 515,000
Seat no. 6 — Chris Bell — 220,000
Seat no. 7 — Juan Ramirez — 117,000
Seat no. 8 — Yuval Bronshtein — 500,000
Seat no. 9 — Roch Cousineau — 1,355,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 526 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,435,980. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $330,277
2nd Place — $204,426
3rd Place — $135,858
4th Place — $100,820
5th Place — $75,662
6th Place — $57,339
7th Place — $43,840
8th Place — $33,789
9th Place — $26,235

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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