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Buy-In: $910 + $90
Prize Pool: $2,894,094
Entrants: 766
Rebuys: 2258

Event 5 - No-Limit Hold'em with Rebuys

  • Jun 03, '08 - Jun 05, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 05, 08)

 
 

Michael Banducci Wins Event No. 5 ($636,736)

Michael BanducciJeff Williams raised to 130,000 preflop and Michael Banducci reraised to 400,000. Williams moved all in and Banducci made the call. They then flipped up their cards:

Banducci: AJ
Williams: A5

Board: KJ2103

Banducci led from to start to finish with his dominating hand, and he won his first gold bracelet, along with $636,736. Williams finished in second place, and took home $406,330 for the runner-up finish. Banducci's band of supporters went ballistic as he clinched the bracelet and ended the tournament.

 

 

Player Tags: Michael Banducci,   Jeff Williams
 

NLHE/Rebuy - Final Table - Peter Gould Eliminated in 3rd

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

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:

Michael Banducci: 5,260,000
Jeff Williams: 1,225,000
 
Eliminations:

Peter Gould - 3rd Place ($245,993)

Big Hands:

Jeff Williams Doubles up a Third Time

Jeff Williams moved all in and Peter Gould made the call. They then fipped up their cards:

Williams: A9
Gould: 55

Board: 98793

Peter Gould Doubles Up

Three hands later Williams moved all in again, and this time Gould made an all-in call. They then revealed their hands:

Williams: K4
Gould: 55 (exact same hand as three hands prior)

Board: J108J9

Gould returned the favor to Williams and doubled up to survive.Peter Gould

Peter Gould Eliminated in Third Place ($245,993)

Michael Banducci raised to 100,000 preflop and Gould reraised to 480,000. Banducci moved all in and Gould made the all-in call. The two players then revealed their cards:

Gould: 1010
Banducci: 77

Board: J9725

Gould was eliminated in thrid place, and he took home $245,993 in prize money. For the second time of the summer an English man has come close to a bracelet and had it slip away.

 

NLHE/Rebuy - Final Table - We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

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

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:

Michael Banducci: 3,300,000
Peter Gould: 1,600,000
Jeff Williams: 900,000
 
Eliminations:

none

Big Hands:

Jeff WilliamsJeff "yellowsub86" Wiliams Doubles Up

Michael Banducci raised to 140,000 and Jeff Williams reraised all in for 740,000. Banducci made the call an they turned up their hands:

Williams: 33
Gould: AJ

Board: Q849Q

Williams doubled up on the hand to survive and he now has 1.5 million.

Jeff Williams Doubles Up Again

Williams opened a pot for 120,000 about 20 hands later and Gould reraised all in. Williams made an all-in call and they revealed their cards:

Williams: A9
Gould: A10

Board: 953K6

Williams doubled up once again, and action is still three handed.

 

NLHE/Rebuy - Final Table - Alan Jaffray (5th) and Lyric Duveyoung (4th) Both Eliminated

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

Players Left: 3

Chip Counts:

Michael Banducci: 2,760,000
Peter Gould: 2,750,000
Jeff Williams: 1,600,000
 
Eliminations:

Alan Jaffray - 5th Place ($164,963)
Lyric Duveyoung - 4th Place ($201,139)

Big Hands:

Alan Jaffray Eliminated in Fifth Place ($164,963)

Michael Banducci raised to 80,000 peflop and Alan Jaffray reraised to 220,000. Banducci reraised all in and Jaffray made the all-in call. The players then revealed their hands:

Banducci: QQ
Jaffray: AQ

Board: Q929A

Jaffray was eliminated on the hand, and he took home $164,963 in prize money.

Lyric DuveyoungLyric Duveyoung Eliminated in Fourth Place ($201,139)

Peter Gould raised to 155,000 preflop and Lyric Duveyoung reraised all in for his last 590,000. Gould made the call and they turned up their hands:

Gould: K10
Duveyoung: QJ

Board: 1076K5

Duveyoung is eliminated in fourth place, and he will take home $201,139 in prize money.

Peter Gould Doubles Up

On the 100th hand of action at the final table, Peter Gould raised 140,000 and Jeff Williams reraised to 440,000. Gould reraised all in for an additional 950,000 and Williams made the call. The two players then revealed their cards:

Gould: K10
Williams: AQ

Board: 109844

Gould doubled up on the hand, while WIlliams was knocked down to the short stack at the table. He now has only 10 big blinds to work with.

 

NLHE/Rebuy - Final Table - Jonathan Aguiar Eliminated in 6th Place

Blinds/Antes: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Left: 5

Chip Counts:

Jeff Williams: 1,600,000
Michael Banducci: 1,380,000
Peter Gould: 1,300,000
Alan Jaffray: 1,000,000
Lyric Duveyoung: 900,000
 
Eliminations:

Jonathan Aguiar - 6th Place ($130,234)

Big Hands:

Alan Jaffray Doubles Up

Alan Jaffray got all of his chips into the middle preflop against Peter Gould, and they turned up their hands:

Jaffray: QJ
Gould: AK

Board: 77268

Gould doubles up on the hand and part of the crowd cheers, while the other half sighs since things are still six handed.

Peter Gould Doubles Up

Peter Gould got all of his chips into the middle preflop on the very next hand, and Jonathan Aguiar made the call. They turned up their hands and revealed:

Aguiar: AK
Gould: 55

Board: J7758

Gould doubled up on the hand to survive and it looks like certain members of the audience are looking quite frustrated with how long things are taking.

Jonathan AguiarJonathan Aguiar Eliminated in Sixth Place ($130,234)

Aguiar was now on a short stack of 113,000, and he shipped that into the middle of the table on the very next hand. He was called down by Jeff Williams, which made for the third hand in a row where cards were revealed preflop:

Aguiar: A7
Williams: KJ

Board: 10858J

Aguiar was eliminated on the hand, and he took home $130,234 in prize money.

 

 

 

NLHE/Rebuys - Final Table - Anemic Action into Dinner

Note: The players are on dinner break until 8:30 p.m. Next post will be up at 9:30 p.m. after action resumes.
 
Blinds/Antes: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Left: 6

Chip Counts:

Peter Gould: 1,250,000
Lyric Duveyoung: 1,170,000
Jeff Williams: 1,110,000
Michael Banducci: 1,100,000
Jonathan Aguiar: 922,000
Alan Jaffray: 540,000
 
Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Ace-High vs. Queen-High One Time

Michael Banducci opened a pot for 50,000 preflop and Jeff Williams mad the call. The flop hit the table 1032 and both players checked. The turn brought the 4 and Williams checked. Banducci made it 60,000 to go and Williams made the call. The river fell 7 and Williams checked again. Banducci opened the action once again, this time for 95,000, and Williams made the call one last time. They turned up their hands and Banducci held Q-8. Williams turned up A9 and took down the pot with ace-high.

Alan JaffrayCrickets Chirping at the Table and Lions Roaring in the Stands

Still six handed at the final table at the 70-hand mark. As action wanes at the table, the stands continue to stir with incresing frequency. At this point, a healthy dose of anticipation and boredom fueling their cheers and jeers.

Alan Jaffray Doubles Up

Alan Jaffray was on the short stack at the table when he shoved all in preflop against Jeff Williams. Williams made the call and they turned up their hands:

Williams: 44
Jaffray: A9

Board: J103A5

 

NLHE/Rebuys - Final Table - Still Six-Handed

Blinds/Antes: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Left: 6

Chip Counts:

Lyric Duveyoung: 1,430,000
Peter Gould: 1,320,000
Jeff Williams: 1,300,000
Jonathan Aguiar: 950,000
Alan Jaffray: 800,000
Michael Banducci: 750,000

Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Online Table?

Most of the players left at the final table are internet young guns, although you couldn't tell by the pace of eliminations. The first eight hands were quite eventful with Steve Gross, Jamie Rosen, and Michael Binger hitting the rail in succession. But here we are 50 hands in still playing six-handed poker.

Jonathan Aguiar Doubles Up

Jonathan Aguiar got all of his chips into the middle against Michael Banducci on a board of 972QJ. They turned up their hands and Aguiar held J3 Banducci's 74. Aguiar survived the hand and doubled up.

Alan JaffrayOnline Railbirds

Many players from the online world are sweating this final table . Faces spotted in the crowd include Amit Makhija and Vivek Rajkumer. We'll let you know if anyone else stops in to watch the action.

Worst Hat Ever?

Their is a gentleman at the table today who has made an intersting fashion decision. His name is Alan Jaffray, and the hat he is wearing can best be described as something a Northeastern aristocratic woman would wear to the Kentucky Derby - with a PokerStars patch thrown on it for good measure. Picture Alan on the left here with said hat, and you can imagine the looks he has garnered at the final table today.

Player Tags: Jonathan Aguiar,   Alan Jaffray
 

NLHE/Rebuys - Michael Binger Eliminated in 7th Place ($101,293)

Note: The remaining six players are on short twenty minute break and will return around 5:15 p.m. local time to Level 21 with increased blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

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

Players Left: 6

Chip Counts:

Michael Banducci: 1,680,000
Lyric Duveyoung: 1,400,000
Alan Jaffray: 1,140,000
Peter Gould: 1,010,000
Jeff Williams: 700,000
Jonathan Aguiar: 420,000

Eliminations:

Michael Binger 7th place ($101,293)

Big Hands:

Michael BingerMichael Binger Eliminated in 7th Place ($101,293)

Michael Binger moved all in from the small blind for 156,000 and Jeff Williams made the call. 

Binger: AJ
Williams: K8

Board: K10668

Binger got it in with the best hand, but Williams hit top pair on the flop while Binger made a gut-shot straight draw. The turn and river brought no help to either player as Michael Binger became our 7th place finisher, earning himself $101,293.

 

 

 

Player Tags: Michael Binger,   Jeff Williams
 

NHLE/Rebuys - Steve Gross 9th place / Jamie Rosen 8th Place

Blinds/Antes: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Left: 7

Chip Counts:
Michael Banducci: 1,900,000
Alan Jaffray: 1,200,000
Lyric Duveyoung: 1,150,000
Peter Gould: 950,000
Jeff Williams: 740,000
Jonathan Aguiar: 361,000
Michael Binger: 186,000

Eliminations:

Steve Gross 9th Place ($57,881)
Jamie Rosen 8th Place ($79,587)

Big Hands:

Steve Gross Eliminated in 9th place ($57,881)                                                   
Jamie Rosen Eliminated in 8th Place ($79,587)

Steve Gross

The first four hands of the night consisted of single raise steals while it was the fifth hand that brought us the first two eliminations. Peter Gould had the button when Steve Gross moved all in from the short stack for 104,000. Jamie Rosen re-shoved behind him for 421,000 and Lyric Duveyoung came over the top and moved all in behind them for a total of 605,000. It was a three-way all in and Duveyoung had them both covered.

Gross: K10
Rosen: AQ
Duveyoung: QQ
 
Board: 109395
 
 
Duveyoung's pocket queens held up and he eliminated two players in the same hand. Steve Gross was eliminated in 9th place ($57,881) while Jamie Rosen was eliminated in 8th place ($79,587). Rosen of course grabbing the 8th place spot because he was all in with more chips.
Player Tags: Lyric Duveyoung,   Steve Gross,   Jamie Rosen
 

Shuffle Up and Deal - Final Table

Cards are finally in the air after a late start for the final table of Event 5 (NLHE w/Rebuys). Play will resume with 1 minute and 34 seconds left in Level 19 with blinds of 6,000-12,000 with a 1,000 ante. Here is a look at the starting chips counts for the final nine...

Michael Banducci - 1,500,000
Alan Jaffray - 1,150,000
Lyric Duveyoung - 700,000
Peter Gould - 670,000
Jeff Williams - 640,000
Jamie Rosen - 490,000
Jonathan Aguiar - 386,000
Steve Gross - 170,000
Michael Binger - 152,000

 
 
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