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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,570,000
Entrants: 157

$10,000 WSOP National Championship

  • Jul 06, '12 - Jul 08, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 11, 12)

 
 

Ryan Eriquezzo Wins WSOP National Championship ($416,051)

Level: 29

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

Ryan Eriquezzo Wins WSOP National Championship ($416,051)
Nikolas Stone Eliminated in 2nd Place ($257,119)

Ryan Eriquezzo

Nikolas Stone was knocked down to the short stack before moving all in before the flop from the button.

Ryan Eriquezzo was ahead before the flop with KSpade SuitJHeart Suit against Stone’s QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit.

The board came QClub Suit10Club Suit4Club Suit5Diamond Suit9Spade Suit, giving Stone top pair on the flop to take the lead, but Eriquezzo made a straight on the river to win the tournament. Nikolas Stone was eliminated in 2nd place ($257,119) and Ryan Eriquezzo wins the WSOP National Championship ($416,051).

Player Tags: Nikolas Stone,   Ryan Eriquezzo
 

Level 28: Stone Leads Eriquezzo Heads-Up; Nguyen 3rd ($186,265), Keikoan 4th ($137,485)

Level: 28

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 157

Average Chip Count: 2,355,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 900,000

Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 3,810,000

Players Eliminated:

Huy Nguyen — 3rd Place ($186,265)
Matt Keikoan — 4th Place ($137,485)

Live Updates:

Matt Keikoan Eliminated in 4th Place ($137,485)

Matt Keikoan

Nikolas Stone opened the pot from under the gun and Matt Keikoan called from the button.

The flop came JDiamond Suit8Club Suit6Diamond Suit, Stone checked, Keikoan bet 100,000 and Stone called.

The turn was the 9Club Suit, Stone checked, Keikoan bet 200,000, Stone raised to 600,000, Keikoan moved all in and Stone called.

Stone was ahead on the turn when QHeart Suit10Diamond Suit for a straight against Keikoan’s set with 6Spade Suit6Club Suit.

The river was the 7Diamond Suit, offering no help to Matt Keikoan who was eliminated in 4th place ($137,485). Stone ended the hand with about 3 million in chips.

Huy Nguyen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($186,265)

Huy Nguyen

Ryan Eriquezzo open-shoved the small blind and Huy Nguyen called all in for around 365,000 from the big blind.

Nguyen was all in for his tournament life and ahead before the flop with 6Heart Suit6Diamond Suit against Eriquezzo’s KDiamond Suit2Spade Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit9Club Suit3Spade Suit4Club Suit10Spade Suit, giving Eriquezzo top pair on the flop to wing the pot and eliminate Huy Nguyen in 3rd place ($186,265).

Nikoals Stone took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 2,550,000 to Ryan Eriquezzo’s 2,260,000.

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.

 

Final Four on Dinner Break; Andy Hwang Eliminated in 5th Place ($103,322)

Level: 26

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 157

Average Chip Count: 1,177,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Huy Nguyen — 1,774,000

Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 935,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Keikoan — 1,234,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 764,000

Players Eliminated:

Andy Hwang — 5th Place ($103,322)

Live Updates:

Andy Hwang Eliminated in 5th Place ($103,322)

Andy Hwang

Andy Hwang open-shoved before the flop for 319,000 and Nikolas Stone called.

Stone was ahead before the flop with ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit against Hwang’s AClub Suit4Heart Suit.

The board came 10Club Suit9Spade Suit5Spade Suit2Heart Suit9Diamond Suit, giving Stone top pair on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Andy Hwang in 5th place ($103,322). Stone ended the hand with around 1.1 million in chips.

The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 26 and will return at approximately 6:30pm 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: Nikolas Stone,   Andy Hwang
 

Level 26 Update: Baker 6th ($79,002), Stein 7th ($61,434)

Level: 26

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 157

Average Chip Count: 942,000

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 4 — Huy Nguyen — 1,250,000
Seat no. 5 — Andy Hwang — 500,000
Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 750,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Keikoan — 1,400,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 970,000

Players Eliminated:

David Baker — 6th Place ($79,002)
Sam Stein — 7th Place ($61,434)

Live Updates:

Sam Stein Eliminated in 7th Place ($61,434)

Sam Stein

Sam Stein open-shoved before the flop for 195,000 and Nikolas Stone called from the small blind.

Stone was ahead before the flop with KClub SuitQHeart Suit against Stein’s JDiamond Suit10Club Suit.

The board came 8Heart Suit6Club Suit4Club SuitAClub Suit3Spade Suit, offering no help to Sam Stein who was eliminated in 7th place ($61,434). Stone ended the hand with just under 1.1 million in chips.

David Baker Eliminated in 6th Place (79,002)

David Baker

David Baker open-shoved before the flop before and Huy Nguyen called.

Nguyen was ahead before the flop with 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit against Baker’s KSpade SuitJClub Suit.

The board came QClub Suit8Heart Suit5Club Suit3Club SuitKDiamond Suit, giving Nguyen middle set on the flop to win the pot and eliminate David Baker in 6th place ($79,002). Nguyen ended the hand with about 1,250,000.

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: David Baker,   Huy Nguyen,   Nikolas Stone,   Sam Stein
 

Levels 24-25 Update: Stone Leads Final Seven, Short Stacks Double Up

Level: 25

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 157

Average Chip Count: 672,857

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — David Baker — 675,000

Seat no. 3 — Sam Stein — 200,000
Seat no. 4 — Huy Nguyen — 673,000
Seat no. 5 — Andy Hwang — 500,000
Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 1,100,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Keikoan — 800,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 800,000

Live Updates:

Huy Nguyen Doubles Through Andy Hwang

Huy Nguyen

Huy Ngueyn was on the short stack heading into Level 24 but managed to find an early double up through Andy Hwang. Nguyen got it al in before the flop with 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit against Hwang’s ADiamond SuitAClub Suit.

The board came AHeart SuitKClub Suit5Spade SuitQDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit, giving Hwang top set on the flop to take a huge lead, but Nguyen went runner-runner to make a four-card straight on the river to win the pot and double up. Nguyen doubled up to about 850,000 that hand, leaving Hwang with just about the same.

Ryan Eriquezzo Doubles Through Sam Stein

Ryan Eriquezzo

Ryan Eriquezzo was the next short stack to double up after getting it all in before the flop with ASpade SuitJSpade Suit against Sam Stein’s QHeart SuitQClub Suit.

The board came 10Spade Suit9Heart Suit7Heart Suit8Club Suit4Club Suit, giving Eriquezzo a four-card straight on the turn to stay alive and double up. Eriquezzo doubled to about 800,000 that hand while Stein was left on the short stack with just under 300,000.

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: Huy Nguyen,   Ryan Eriquezzo,   Sam Stein,   Andy Hwang
 

Level 23 Update: Amanda Musumeci Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,576)

Level: 23

Blinds: 7,000-14,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 157

Average Chip Count: 672,857

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — David Baker — 259,000

Seat no. 3 — Sam Stein — 493,000
Seat no. 4 — Huy Nguyen — 429,000
Seat no. 5 — Andy Hwang — 1,256,000
Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 719,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Keikoan — 953,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 637,000

Players Eliminated:

Amanda Musumeci — $48,576

Live Updates:

Amanda Musumeci Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,576)

Amanda Musumeci

David Baker opened the pot for 28,000 from middle position, Amanda Musumeci moved all in 217,000 from late position, Nikolas Stone called from the big blind and Baker folded.

Stone was ahead before the flop with KHeart SuitKClub Suit against Musumeci’s 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit.

The board came QClub Suit6Heart Suit2Spade Suit7Heart Suit10Club Suit, offering no help for Amanda Musumeci who was eliminated in 8th place ($48,576). Stone ended the hand with around 675,000.

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: Nikolas Stone,   Amanda Musumeci
 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of the $10,000 WSOP National Championship is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Play will begin in Level 22 with blinds of 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 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 — David Baker — 281,000
Seat no. 2 — Amanda Musumeci — 322,000
Seat no. 3 — Sam Stein — 651,000
Seat no. 4 — Huy Nguyen — 331,000
Seat no. 5 — Andy Hwang — 1,224,000
Seat no. 6 — Nikolas Stone — 471,000
Seat no. 7 — Matt Keikoan — 957,000
Seat no. 8 — Ryan Eriquezzo — 474,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 157 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,570,000. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $416,051
2nd Place — $257,119
3rd Place — $186,265
4th Place — $137,485
5th Place — $103,322
6th Place — $79,002
7th Place — $61,434
8th Place — $48,576

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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