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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,789,240
Entrants: 2776

Event 2 - No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 27, '06 - Jun 29, '06
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 29, 06)

 
 

Brandon Cantu Wins The $1,500 No Limit Event ($757,839)

Mark Ly is all in on the blind with 10club2heart against the Qspade5heart of Brandon Cantu.  The board comes Adiamond5diamond4diamondQclub8diamond and Mark Ly finishes the tourney in 2nd place and earns $416,816.

Brandon Cantu wins the tournament and earns the WSOP bracelet as well as $757,839.
 

Updated Chip Counts

The updated chip counts are:

Brandon CantuLas Vegas, NV, United States$4,100,000
Mark LyUnited States$10,000

 

Mark Ly Crippled

Brandon Cantu raises to $140,000 and Mark Ly calls.  The flop comes AclubJclub6diamond and Ly checks.  Cantu bets $200,000 and Ly calls.  The turn is the 7d and Ly checks.  Cantu bets $450,000 and Ly moves all in.  Cantu makes the call and shows AdiamondKs against the Jheart4heart of Ly.  The river is the Qspade and Cantu doubles up, leaving Ly with only $10,000 chips.
 

Trading Blinds

Brandon Cantu and Mark Ly have been trading blinds since heads-up play began.
 

Heads-Up Play Begins

Heads-up play is ready to begin between Brandon Cantu and Mark Ly.
 

Updated Chip Counts

The updated chip counts are:

Brandon CantuLas Vegas, NV, United States$2,419,000
Mark LyUnited States$1,745,000

 

Quick Break

Players are on a 10-minute break with tournament official prepare for heads-up play.
 

Updated Chip Counts

The updated chip counts are:

Brandon CantuLas Vegas, NV, United States$2,419,000
Mark LyUnited States$1,745,000

 

Drew Rubin Eliminated 3rd ($226,597)

Brandon Cantu raises to $100,000 preflop and Drew Rubin reraises to $200,000.  Brandon Cantu moves all in and Rubin thinks for a few minutes before making the call with Aspade6diamond.  Cantu turns over 8spade8diamond and is ahead in the hand.  The board comes 10diamond7spade2spadeKspadeJheart and Drew Rubin has been eliminated from the tournament in 3rd place.
 

Updated Chip Counts

The updated chip counts are:

Mark LyUnited States$1,900,000
Brandon CantuLas Vegas, NV, United States$1,250,000
Drew RubinHollywood , FL, USA$850,000

 
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