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Prize Pool: $4,216,940
Entrants: 2317

Event 48 - No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 27, '08 - Jun 29, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 29, 08)

 
 

Alexandre Gomes Wins Event No. 48 ($770,540)

Alexandre GomesAlexandre Gomes Wins Event No. 48 ($770,540)

With the chip lead back in his favor, Alexandre Gomes raised to 300,000 before the flop and Marco Johnson reraised all in for just about 300,000 more. Gomes called and the two players turned over their cards.

Johnson: QJ
Gomes: AK
Board: 432A4

Gomes had the best hand before the flop and paired his ace on the turn. Not quite drawing dead, the best Johnson could hope for on the river was a chopped pot if a five hit. Instead it was a four, giving Gomes two pair, one bracelet, and $770,540 in cash. Marco Johnson finished in 2nd place, earning $491,273 for his efforts.

Player Tags: Marco Johnson,   Alexandre Gomes
 

$2,000 NLHE - Gomes Cracks Aces to Double Up & Take Back Chip Lead

Blinds/Antes: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,00 ante

Players Left:
2

Chip Counts:
Alexandre Gomes: 4,800,000
Marco Johnson: 4,800,000

Big Hands:

Marco JohnsonMarco Johnson Doubles Up, Reclaims Chip Lead

Heads -up play started with Alexandre Gomes (6,700,000) having a 2.5:1 chip lead over Marco Johnson (2,550,000), and after a series of give and take, that is right where they ended up before all the money went in and Johnson doubled up, regaining the chip lead once again.

Marco Johnson raised to 125,000 before the flop and just as Alexandre Gomes announced a raise, Marco Johnson moved all in. Gomes called and the players turned over their cards.

Johnson: JJ
Gomes: AQ
Board: K92J7

It was coin-flip to begin with, Johnson spiking a third jack on the turn and giving Gomes a straight draw. The river was a brick and Marco Johnson doubled up to just iover 5 million while Gomes fell down to just over 4 million. Still anyone’s game as Marco Johnson regains the chip lead yet again.

Gomes Doubles Up, Takes Chip Lead BackAlexandre Gomes

Play slowed down considerably as soon as Marco Johnson took the chip lead back, playing a very methodical style of small ball poker, Johnson began to really chip away at Gomes until he finally shoved with a dominated hand.

Marco Johnson raised to 280,000 from the button and Gomes moved all in. Johnson insta-called and the players turned over their cards.

Johnson: AA
Gomes: A10
Board: K10310J

Johnsosn had Gomes dominated before the flop, where Gomes paired his ten. The Brazilian section of the rail started chanting, “Diez! Diez! Diez!”, calling for a ten in support of Gomes, their fellow countryman. Another ten hit the turn, giving Gomes trip tens and the win. Gomes raked the pot, doubling up 4.8 million as Johnson lost the chip lead and fell down to 4.4million.

Player Tags: Marco Johnson,   Alexandre Gomes
 

$2,000 NLHE - Cutler 5th (223,497) / Brewer 4th (274,101) / D'Angelo 3rd (326,812)

Blinds/Antes: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Left:
2

Chip Counts:
Alexandre Gomes: 6,700,000
Marco Johnson: 2,550,000

Eliminations:
Alan Cutler Eliminated in 5th Place ($223,497)
Robert Brewer Eliminated in 4th Place ($274,101)
Ryan D’Angelo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($326,812)

Big hands:

Alan CutlerAlan Cutler Eliminated in 5th Place ($223,497)


In an unsightly turn of events, Alan Cutler had lost most of his chips to Alexadre Gomes after getting it in with top two pair against Gomes’ undercards. Gomes went runner-runner trips to double through Cutler.

The very next hand and Cutler raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and Marco Johnson reraised all in. Cutler called and Johnson had him covered.

Johnson: 55
Cutler: QQ
Board: J526K

Cutler was dominating Johnson before the flop, reducing his opponent to only two outs in the deck. Gomes flopped his set and Cutler was eliminated in 5th place ($223,497). From chip leader to fifth place over the span of just two hands, it is going to be a long ride home for Alan Cutler.

Robert Brewer Eliminated in 4th Place ($274,101)Robert Brewer

Ryan D’Angelo raised to 150,000 before the flop and Robert Brewer called. The flop came K85, and Brewer bet 325,000. D’Angelo made the call and the turn was the 4. D’Angelo moved all in and Brewer called. D’Angelo turned over KK for top set while Brewer showed 107 for the flush draw. The river was the 7 and Robert Brewer was eliminated in 4th place ($274,101). That makes four knock-outs now for D’Angelo.

Ryan D’Angelo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($326,812)


Alexandre Gomes doubled through Ryan D’Angelo a few hands prior, taking the chip lead for the first time today.

Still riled up after Gomes sucked out on the river to steal the chip lead from him, Ryan D’Angelo raised to 150,000 before the flop and Alexandre Gomes moved all in. D’Angelo called and both players turned over their cards.

Gomes: 99
D’Angelo: AQ
Board: 98753

It was a race situation and Gomes all but crossed the finish line right there on the flop, making top set and reducing the former chip leader to going runner-runner. D’Angelo didn’t get there and was eliminated in 3rd place ($326,812) while Gomes realized a 2.5:1 chip lead over Marco Johnson going into heads-up play.

And The There Were Two…

Heads-up play begins with Alexandre Gomes leading Marco Johnson with 6.7 million to 2.55 million.
 

 

$2,000 NLHE - Costner 8th ($103,315) / Sundbo 7th ($134,942) / Gerasimov 6th ($177,111)

Blinds/Antes: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Left: 5

Chip Counts:
Ryan D’Angelo: 2,250,000
Alan Cutler: 1,875,000
Marco Johnson: 1.800,000
Robert Brewer: 1,500,000
Alexandre Gomes: 1.050,000


Eliminations:
Gabe Costner Eliminated in 8th Place ($103,315)
Sverre Sundbo Eliminated in 7th Place ($134,942)
Kirill Gerasimov Eliminated in 6th Place ($177,111)

Big hands:

Gabe CostnerGabe Costner Eliminated in 8th Place ($103,315)

Robert Brewer came in for a raise of 175,000 and a short stacked Gabe Costner called all in.

Brewer: A10
Costner: A9
Board: K8685

Costner was dominated before the flop and needed some help from the board to stay alive. That help never came and Gabe Costner was eliminated in 8th place ($103,315).


Sverre Sundbo Eliminated in 7th Place ($134,942)


Ryan D’Angelo raised to 125,000 before the flop  and Sverre Sundbo reraised all in for just under 950,000. D’Angelo insta-called the raise.

Sundbo: Q6
D’Angelo: AQ
Board: A54105

D’Angelo had Sundbo dominated before the flop and with an ace on board, Sundbo was drawing dead on the turn. D’Angelo gets another strike in the kill column as Sverre Sundbo was eliminated in 7th place ($134,942).


Kirill Gerasimov Eliminated in 6th Place ($177,111)Kirill Gerasimov


Ryan D’Angelo raised to 150,000 and Gerasimov came over the top and shoved all in. D’Angelo called.

Gerasimov: JJ
D’Angelo: AQ
Board: 6557A

Gerasimov certainly got it all in with the best hand, holding up until the river where D’Angelo spiked an ace. Kirill Gerasimov was eliminated in 6th place ($177,111) as Ryan D’Angelo gets his third konck-out of the night.
 

 

$2,000 NLHE - Dan Rome Eliminated in 9th Place ($71,687)

Note: Players have taken their first twenty-minute break at the completion of Level 24 and should return at 5:20 pm to begin Level 25.

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

Players Left:
8

Chip Counts:
Alan Cutler: 1,850,000
Marco Johnson: 1,550,000
Ryan D'Angelo: 1275,000
Robert Brewer: 1,100,000
Kirill Gerasimov: 975,000
Sverre Sundbo: 850,000
Alexandre Gomes: 825,000
Gabe Costner: 270,000

Eliminations:
Dan Rome Eliminated in 9th Place ($71,687)

Big hands:


Dan Rome Eliminated in 9th Place ($71,687)Dan Rome

Without any action in front of him, Dan Rome moved all in from the small blind for 475,000 and Ryan D’Angelo called from the big blind.

Rome: 54
D’Angelo: AA
Board: KKQ42

What a spot for Ryan D’Angelo to wake up with aces. Dan Rome was drastically behind D’Angelo heading to the flop, and without any help from the board Dan Rome was the first to fall, eliminated in 9th place ($71,687).

D’Angelo Takes a Big Pot Off of Costner

Ryan D’Angelo completed from the small blind and Gabe Costner checked his option from the big blind. The flop came 762, D’Angelo bet 80,000 and Costner called. The turn was the Q and this time both players checked. The river was the K, and D’Angelo bet 200,000. Costener tanked for a minute or so before calling. D’Angelo turned over 109 for the flopped flush while Costner showed K6 for two pair on the river. D’Angelo moved up to 1.3 million after this hand while Costner fell down to just over 300,000.
 

Player Tags: Ryan D'Angelo,   Gabe Costner,   Dan Rome
 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table - Hour One

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

Players Left: 9

Chip Counts:
Marco Johnson: 2,135,000
Alan Cutler: 1,350,000
Robert Brewer: 1,350,000
Kirill Gerasimov: 850,000
Gabe Costner: 750,000
Sverre Sundbo: 750,000
Alexandre Gomes: 680,000
Dan Rome: 650,000
Ryan D’Angelo: 520,000

Big hands:

Sverre Sundbo Doubles Through Gabe CostnerSverre Sundbo

Gabe Costner raised to 110,000 before the flop from late position and Alexandre Gomes called from the button as did Sverre Sundbo from the small blind. The flop came K64, and all three players checked around. The turn was the 7 and Costner bet 180,000. Gomes called and Sundbo raised (check-raise) all in for just about 350,000 more. Costner insta-called the all in raise from Sundbo while Gomes folded after just a few seconds in the tank.

Sundbo: 66
Costner: K8

Costner flopped top pair and turned an inside straight draw while Sundbo flopped middle set. The river was the A and Sundbo more than doubled up to 1.6 million in chips while Costner fell down to just 750,000.

Alan CutlerAlan Cutler Doubles Through Sverre Sundbo

Alan Cutler raised to 140,000 from the cutoff and Sverre Sundbo reraised from the small blind for 400,000 more. Cutler reraised all in and Sundbo called.

Cutler: 77
Sundbo: AQ
Board: 106248

Although it was a virtual coin flip, Cutler got it in with the best hand and Sundbo just couldn’t catch up. After the hand Cutler had doubled up to about 1.4 million in chips while Sundbo fell back down to 750,000.

 

Shuffle Up and Deal - Final Table

Cards are now in the air for event no. 48 ($2,000 NLHE). Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante. Marco Johnson leads the pack with 2,135,000, followed by Gabe Costner with 1,475,000, and Kirill Gerasimov with 1,145,000. The blinds are still fairly low in relation to the amount of chips in play, and even the shortest stack has over 500,000,  which is still above the critical 10 big blind mark.

There will be plenty of action here tonight, so be sure to check back with CardPlayer.com every hour, on the hour for all of your WSOP coverage needs.

 

$2,000 NLHE - Final Table Begins at 3 pm

With play lasting until 5:00 am, the start of the final table for event no. 48 has been pushed back an hour and will begin at 3 pm today, not at 2 pm as was scheduled. Here is a look at the final nine, their seat assignments, and their respective chip counts.   

Seat 1: Dan Rome - 650,000
Seat 2: Ryan D’Angelo - 520,000
Seat 3: Marco Johnson - 2,135,000
Seat 4: Kirill Gerasimov - 1,145,000
Seat 5: Robert Brewer - 1,050,000
Seat 6: Gabe Costner - 1,475,000
Seat 7: Alan Cutler - 535,000
Seat 8: Alexandre Gomes - 1,075,000
Seat 9: Sverre Sundbo - 685,000

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