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The Big Event -- Final Table set at the Bike

Joe Hachem and Victor Ramdin are the Headliners in Los Anegeles


Victor Ramdin takes 2,279,000 into the Final TableThere was another short day at The Big Event at the Bicycle Casino on Wednesday in Los Angeles, California. Day 4 welcomed back the final 22 players and there goal was to get down to a final table of eight before play could end. Eliminations came quick throughout the day and the final table was set by 5 p.m. The final table will begin at 1 p.m. PST tomorrow and you can follow along with all of the action on Card Player.

Let’s take a look at the final-table lineup and how the final eight players in the tournament found their way into the final day.

Final-Table Chip Counts:

1st: Jeremy Ausmus — 4,008,000
2nd: Victor Ramdin — 2,279,000
3rd: Taylor von Kriegenbergh — 1,810,000
4th: Joe Hachem — 1,666,000
5th: Bryan Leskowitz — 1,087,000
6th: Santiago Nadal — 943,000
7th: Jose Noronha — 568,000
8th: Govert Metaal — 149,000

Joe Hachem and Victor Ramdin will be the headliners at the final table tomorrow. Hachem played very well on day 4 and he ended the day with 1,666,000. Ramdin held steady with his large stack and he takes a healthy 2,279,000 into the final table. The chip leader tomorrow will be Jeremy Ausmus with 4,008,000. Ausmus made a late rush on day 4 that was capped off when he eliminated David Paredes on the final-table bubble.

Notable players who fell during day 4 included Christopher DeMaci (20th place), David Baker (17th place), David Peters (13th place), and Alexander Kamberis (12th place), and Paredes (Ninth place). You can read about all of their elimination hands below, as well as the details from best hand of the day, where Hachem made a tough call against Paredes to double up and kick start his run to the final table.

Day 4 Cashes:

9th: David Paredes — $27,000
10th: James Dowdy — $27,000
11th: Wade Townsend — $21,000
12th: Alex Kamberis — $21,000
13th: David Peters — $17,000
14th: Joshua Field — $17,000
15th: Romik Vartzar — $14,000
16th: Jaime Kaplan — $14,000
17th: David Baker — $11,500
18th: Joe Gualtieri — $11,500
19th: Fabrizio Gonzalez — $11,500
20th: Chris DeMaci — $11,500
21st: Bryan Barrile — $11,500
22nd: Michael Kucinski — $11,500

Here is a look at the big hands from day 4 as featured in Card Player’s live updates:

Chris DeMaci Eliminated in 20th Place ($11,500)

Taylor von Kriegenbergh raised to 25,000 under the gun preflop and Romik Vartzar made the call UTG+1. Chris DeMaci then reraised all in for more than 200,000 from the small blind. Kriegenbergh then reraised all in and Vartzar mucked. Their cards:

DaMaci: AHeart Suit KDiamond Suit
Kriegenbergh: QDiamond Suit QSpade Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 8Heart Suit 4Spade Suit

DeMaci was eliminated in 20th place and he will take home $11,500 in prize money. Kriegenbergh grew his stack close to 2 million after the hand.

David Baker Eliminated in 17th Place ($11,500)

David Baker moved all in preflop from the cutoff and Taylor von Kriegenbergh reraised all in from the button. Everyone else mucked and the two players flipped over their cards:

Baker: KSpade Suit JDiamond Suit
Kriegenbergh: ADiamond Suit 9Spade Suit

Board: AClub Suit 5Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit 5Club Suit KClub Suit

Baker was eliminated on the hand in 17th place and he will take home $11,500 in prize money. Kriegenbergh stormed into the chip lead as the first player to hold 2 million after the hand.

Joe Hachem Doubles up after making a Great Call

Joe Hachem raised to 42,000 from the hi-jack and David Paredes made the call from the button preflop. The flop was dealt 6Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 3Club Suit and Hachem bet 83,000. Paredes made the call and the turn fell KClub Suit.

Hachem then went into the tank before betting 173,000. Paredes then quickly raised all in, which was more than enough to put Hachem on a decision for his tournament life. He went into the tank for a while and eventually made the call. Their cards:

Hachem: KSpade Suit 8Heart Suit
Paredes: 5Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit

River: 3Heart Suit

Hachem won the hand and he doubled up to 1.5 million. Paredes dropped to 800,000.

David Peters Eliminated in 13th Place ($17,000)

Wade Townsend moved all in preflop from the small blind for 425,000 and David Peters made an all-in call on the big blind. Their cards:

Peters: AClub Suit 8Club Suit
Townsend: JHeart Suit 2Club Suit

Board: JSpade Suit 6Diamond Suit 6Club Suit 10Spade Suit QClub Suit

Peters was eliminated on the hand in 13th place and he will take home $17,000 in prize money.

Alex Kamberis Eliminated in 12th Place ($21,000)

Alex Kamberis moved all in from the small blind for 350,000 and David Paredes quickly called from the big blind. Their cards:

Kamberis: AClub Suit 7Club Suit
Paredes: QSpade Suit QHeart Suit

Board: KClub Suit 6Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 4Club Suit 7Diamond Suit

Kamberis was eliminated on the hand in 12th place and he will take home $21,000 in prize money.

David Paredes Eliminated in Ninth Place ($27,000)

Jeremy Ausmus raised to 54,000 from early position preflop and Brian Leskowitz and Joe Hachem both made the call. David Paredes then reraised all for 700,000 on the button. Ausmus made the call while the other two players got out of the way. Their cards:

Ausmus: ASpade Suit ADiamond Suit
Paredes: QSpade Suit JHeart Suit

Board: 8Heart Suit 6Heart Suit 6Club Suit 7Heart Suit AHeart Suit

Ausmus won the hand to grow his stack to 4 million. Paredes was eliminated on the final-table bubble in ninth place and he will take home $27,000 in prize money.