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Buy-In: $7,500 + $200
Prize Pool: $996,675
Entrants: 137

No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event (WPT)

  • Sep 26, '07 - Sep 30, '07
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Updates on Final Day (Sep 30, 07)

 
 

Hand #206: Rhynie Campbell Wins the Inaugural Turks and Caicos Poker Classic

The blinds are still at 12,000-24,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Hand #206 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 24,000, Cajelais raises to 124,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais calls with Q9. Campbell shows 1010, and Cajelais needs to improve to survive.

The flop comes Q93, and Cajelais flops two pair to take the lead, and the crowd reacts with startled shock. The turn card is the K, and Campbell needs a jack (for a straight) or a ten to win the tournament right here.

The river card is the -- 10!

The explosive cheer from the crowd is deafening, and everything the announcer said after, "The river is a ten!" was drowned out. Rhynie Campbell wins the pot -- and the inaugural WPT Turks & Caicos Islands Poker Classic -- with a set of tens.

Erik Cajelais finishes in second place, earning $225,000.

Rhynie Campbell wins the WPT Turks & Caicos Islands Poker Classic, earning $436,675, a championship bracelet, and that includes a $25,500 entry into the Season VI WPT World Championship in April, 2008.
 

Hands #202-205: Heads-Up Play Continues

The blinds increase to 12,000-24,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Hand #202 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds. Cajelais shows A-K as he collects the blinds and antes.

Hand #203 - Erik Cajelais has the button, and he folds. Campbell flashes what looks like A-J as he collects the blinds and antes.

Hand #204 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds.

Hand #205 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 69,000, and Campbell calls. The flop comes A54, Campbell checks, Cajelais bets 75,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais quickly folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot to the applause of the standing-room-only local crowd.
 

Hands #194-201: Rhynie Campbell Stays Aggressive

Blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Hand #194 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 20,000, Cajelais raises to 75,000, and Campbell folds.

Hand #195 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 60,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais folds.

Hand #196 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 20,000, and Cajelais checks. The flop comes 542, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 25,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #197 - Erik Cajelais has the button, and he folds.

Hand #198 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds.

Hand #199 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 60,000, Campbell reraises to 190,000, and Cajelais folds.

Hand #200 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he raises to 45,000, and Cajelais calls. The flop comes J32, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 60,000, Cajelais raises to 150,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais thinks for about 15 seconds before he folds.

Hand #201 - Erik Cajelais has the button, and he folds.
 

Hands #192-193: Erik Cajelais Doubles Through Rhynie Campbell

Blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Hand #192 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds.

Hand #193 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he completes to 20,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais quickly calls all in for 425,000 with A8. Campbell shows J10, and if he improves to win this pot, he'll win the tournament.

The flop comes AJ5, and there is a mixed reaction from the crowd as it sinks in that both players flopped a pair, but Cajelais retains the lead with a pair of aces.

The turn card is the 6, and Campbell needs a jack or a ten. Anything else, and Cajelais doubles up.

The river card is the 4, and Erik Cajelais doubles up to about 900,000 in chips.
 

Hands #184-191: Heads-Up Play Continues

Blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Hand #184 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 20,000, and Cajelais checks. The flop comes Q32, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 65,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #185 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 55,000, and Campbell calls. The flop comes As9d7s with two spades, Campbell checks, Cajelais bets 65,000, Campbell moves all in, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.


Tournament Director Jack McClelland announces the following approximate chip counts:

Erik Cajelais - 550,000
Rhynie Campbell - 2,200,000


Hand #186 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 20,000, and Cajelais checks. The flop comes A-10-5 with two clubs, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 40,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #187 - Erik Cajelais has the button, and he folds.

Hand #188 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he raises to 55,000, and Cajelais folds.

Hand #189 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 55,000, and Campbell calls. The flop comes J98, and both players check. The turn card is the 10, putting a four-card straight on the board. Campbell bets 60,000, and Cajelais folds. Someon shows 64 for six high, but we couldn't tell if it was Cajelais's fold or Campbell showing off a successful bluff.

Hand #190 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds.

Hand #191 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he completes to 20,000, Campbell raises to 65,000, and Cajelais folds.
 

Hands #178-183; Heads Up Play Begins

Blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante. In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

At 6:22 pm EDT, heads-up play begins.

Hand #178 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, and he folds.

Hand #179 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he completes to 20,000, Campbell raises to 80,000, and Cajelais folds.

Hand #180 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he raises to 90,000, and Cajelais folds.

Hand #181 - Erik Cajelais has the button, and he folds.

Hand #182 - Rhynie Campbell has the button, he completes to 20,000, and Cajelais checks. The flop comes 10-4-4 with two diamonds, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 30,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #183 - Erik Cajelais has the button, he raises to 55,000, and Campbell calls. The flop comes K-5-4 with two clubs, Campbell checks, Cajelais bets 75,000, and Campbell folds. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.
 

Heads Up Play Set To Begin Soon

Here are the official chip counts for heads-up play:

Erik Cajelais - 719,000
Rhynie Campbell - 2,041,000

There is still some time left in the current level, with blinds at 10,000-20,000, and a 3,000 ante. Here is a list with everyone who cashed in this tournament:

1st - ? - $436,675
2nd - ? - $225,000
3rd - Alan "TheUsher" Sass - $125,000
4th - Chris Smith - $70,000
5th - Trevor Hebert - $50,000
6th - Nam Le - $30,000
7th - Jumphol Srinark - $25,000
8th - Rami Boukai - $20,000
9th - Isaac Baron - $15,000
10th - Robbie Been - $7,500
 

Hands #176-177: Alan "TheUsher" Sass Eliminated in 3rd Place ($125,000)

Action resumes about 5:50 pm EDT. The blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante.

Hand #176 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, and everyone folds to Campbell, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #177 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, Campbell raises from the small blind to 60,000, Sass moves all in from the big blind for about 200,000, and Campbell calls with 107. Sass shows 44, and it's a race situation.

The flop comes AQJ, and Sass retains the lead with his pocket pair, while Campbell picks up a gutshot straight draw.

The turn card is -- the K. Rhynie Campbell turns an ace-high straight, and Sass's only hope is a ten on the river to chop the pot with a straight on the board.

But the river card is the 3, and Campbell wins the pot with a Broadway straight. Alan "TheUsher" Sass is eliminated in third place, earning $125,000.

There will be a short break for the money presentation before heads-up play begins between Rhynie Campbell and Erik Cajelais.
 

Hands #162-175

The blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante.

Hand #162 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, he limps for 20,000, Campbell raises from the small blind to 65,000, and Cajelais calls. The flop comes A109, and both players check. The turn card is the 2, Campbell bets 100,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #163 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, and everyone folds to Cajelais, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #164 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, and everyone folds to Campbell, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #165 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, Campbell completes from the big blind for 20,000, and Sass checks his option. The flop comes 643, Campbell bets 50,000, and Sass calls. The turn card is the 5, and both players check. The river card pairs the board with the 4, Campbell bets 155,000, and Sass goes into the tank for about a minute before he calls. Campbell shows Q2 for a queen-high flush, and Sass mucks. Rhynie Campbell wins the pot, and takes the chip lead with about 1,000,000 in chips.

Hand #166 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, he limps for 20,000, Sass completes from the small blind, Cajelais raises from the big blind to 120,000, and the other two players fold. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.

Hand #167 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, Cajelais completes from the small blind for 20,000, and Campbell checks his option. The flop comes A73, Cajelais bets 40,000, and Campbell folds. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.

Hand #168 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, Campbell raises from the small blind to 55,000, and Sass calls from the big blind. The flop comes 622, Campbell bets 55,000, and Sass calls. The turn card is the 4, Campbell bets 200,000, and Sass thinks for about 30 seconds before he calls. The river card is the 10, Campbell bets 300,000, and Sass thinks for more than a minute, stoicly staring at Campbell. Sass finally calls, and Campbell shows Q10 for a queen-high flush, and Sass mucks. Rhynie Campbell wins the pot worth 1.229 million in chips.

Chris Smith (4th place finisher) is sitting behind us, and he just told the people around us that if Rhynie Campbell wins this tournament, he'll streak Club Med tonight.

Hand #169 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, he limps for 20,000, Sass completes from the small blind, and Cajelais checks his option. The flop comes 962, Sass checks, Cajelais bets 35,000, Campbell raises to about 85,000, and Sass and Cajelais both fold. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #170 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, and he moves all in for 280,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #171 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, Campbell completes from the small blind for 20,000, and Sass checks his option. The flop comes AJ6, and both players check. The turn card is the 3, and they check again. The river card is the Q, Campbell bets 55,000, and Sass folds. Campbell shows A-5 (pair of aces) as he collects the pot.

Hand #172 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, Sass completes from the small blind for 20,000, Cajelais moves all in from the big blind, and Sass folds. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.

Hand #173 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, Cajelais completes from the small blind for 20,000, and Campbell checks his option. The flop comes QQJ, Cajelais checks, Campbell bets 45,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #174 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, he raises to 55,000, and Campbell calls from the small blind. The flop comes 754, and both players check. The turn card is the 3, Campbell bets 60,000, and Cajelais folds. Rhynie Campbell takes the pot.

Hand #175 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, he limps for 20,000, Sass completes from the small blind, Cajelais raises to 120,000, and the others fold. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.

The players take a 10-minute break at 5:31 pm EDT. Net access has been getting worse, but official chip counts will be coming soon.
 

Hands #159-161

The blinds are still at 10,000-20,000, with a 3,000 ante.

Hand #159 - Erik Cajelais has the button in seat 2, he raises to 155,000, and Sass calls from the big blind. The flop comes 1042, Sass checks, Cajelais bets 90,000, and Sass folds. Erik Cajelais takes the pot.

Hand #160 - Rhynie Campbell has the button in seat 3, and he raises to 70,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #161 - Alan Sass has the button in seat 6, Cajelais raises from the small blind, winning the blinds and antes. Erik Cajelais shows 9-9 as he collects the chips.


Tournament Director Jack McClelland announces the following approximate chip counts:

Seat 2 - Erik Cajelais - 800,000
Seat 3 - Rhynie Campbell - 700,000
Seat 6 - Alan Sass - 1,200,000
 
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