Tom Werthmann wins Event #3 ($1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em) and $369,535 after a seesaw final table battle with Layne Flack.On the final hand, Tom Werthmann made it $40,000 to go. Flack raises the pot, $120,000 more. Werthmann then makes another pot sized bet and Flack moved all in for the rest of his chips. Werthmann calls, showing Ad-2c and Flack has pocket fives. The flop comes Ac-Ks-Qh. The turn is another ace and the river a jack. This event is over.
At one time Tom was down to $40,000 and the tournament director actually announced that he was busted out. But he roared back and took down the $369,535 top prize. Layne Flack takes home $185,855.
Back and forth
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:47 PM
Werthmann makes it $40,000 and Flack calls. Flop comes Ad-8c-7c. Tom makes it $120,000 to go and Layne calls. On the turn the 6c hits. Layne goes all in for $120,000. Tom deliberates, Layne gives him a wink, and Werthmann calls. Flack shows 7h-6h for two pair. Tom shows Jd-10c for the inside straight flush draw. The river is the Kd and Layne now has $650,000 to Werthmann's $850,000.
Tom Werthmann continues his upward climb
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:40 PM
Tom Werthmann is using his big stack to his advantage. With the blinds $10,000-$20,000, Tom has picked up about $200,000 from Layne Flack in the past few hands by playing aggressive. He has not shown down a hand during this time.
Tom Werthmann: New chip leader with over $1 million
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:34 PM
Layne Flack made it $48,000 and Werthmann calls. The flop comes 6s-3c-2s. Werthmann bets $96,000 and before he can even finish his sentence, Flack pushes him all in. Tom calls with 8s-6d. Layne shows As-9s, two overs and a flush draw. The turn, 5d, and river, Qd, do not improve Flack and Werthmann's pair of sixes move him up to $1,018,000. Flack now has about $500,000.
Head up chip counts
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:19 PM
Play has resumed and here are our chip counts: Layne Flack $1,142,000, Tom Werthmann $485,000
3rd place: Tony Ma ($118,240)
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:03 PM
Tom Werthmann limps in. Tony Ma, in the big blind, checks. The flop come A-J-2. Both players check. The turn is a 7. Again both players check. River was a 4. Werthmann checked. Ma bets $20,000. Werthmann bet the pot, which put Ma all-in. Ma calls and shows his A-3 which was no good against Werthmann's A-J. With the patience to check top two pair down all the way, he catches Ma and brings on heads up action.
4th place: Martin Green ($103,460)
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 6:00 PM
Martin Green makes the maximum raise. Layne Flack asks if he can push Green in for his remaining $1,000. That is what happens and Green's A-J looks good against Flack's K-4. But a board of J-4-2-6-4 gives Flack the win and Green a $103,460 in his pocket.
Another double up
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 5:49 PM
Tom Werthmann just doubled up to $410,000 when his K-Q beat Layne Flack's A-10. The flop put Layne in the lead, Ac-Qc-9h, but the turn, Kh, gave Tom two pair. The river, 5h, changed nothing. Flack still has over $1 million.
Tom Werthmann on a roll
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 5:44 PM
Tom Werthmann was down to only $30,000 after a big hand with Layne Flack. He then built his stack up to about $120,000. Martin Green raises to $56,000 on the button. Tom rerasied him all in for $114,000. Green calls the $53,000. Martin Green shows Qc-Jc. Werthmann shows Ah-2c. Flop comes Qh-7d-6d. Turn is 8c and the river is the Ac. Tom is now up over $200,000 and Green is now our short stack with just about $60,000.
Posted: Sun, Jun 05, 05, 5:39 PM
Layne Flack has this table dominated with nearly a 5 to 1 chip lead over his three opponents. Counts: Layne Flack $1,400,000, Martin Green $180,000, Tony Ma $140,000, Tom Werthmann $114,000
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