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Entrants: 1012

Event 31 - No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 16, '08 - Jun 18, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 18, 08)

 
 

Dario Minieri Wins Event No. 31 ($528,418)

Super Dario Doubles Up

Dario Minieri moved all in for 1.5 million preflop and Seth Fischer made the call. Their cards:

Minieri: 43
Fischer: KK

Board: J8244Dario Minieri

The crowd goes wild (the Italian contingent in particular) and Minieri is ecstatic. He doubled up on the hand to survive.

Dario Minieri Wins Event No. 31 ($528,418)

A few hands later Fischer moved all in preflop and Minieri made the call to cover him. Their cards:

Minieri: QQ
Fischer: K10

Board: AA523

Minieri won the hand and Fischer was eliminated in second place ($330,519). Minieri won the tournament and his first gold bracelet. The young Italian professional was also awarded $528,418 as the champion of Event No. 31.


 

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Justin Filtz Eliminated in 3rd Place

Blinds/Antes: 25000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 of 1,012

Chip Counts:


Seth Fischer: 2,896,000
Dario Minieri: 2,175,000

Eliminations:

Justin Filtz: 3rd Place ($214,519)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Dario Minieri Doubles Up

Dario Minieri raised to 150,000 and Seth Fischer reraised to 575,000. Minieri then moved all in and Fischer made the call. Their cards:

Minieri: QQ
Fischer: AJ

Board: 7449Q

Minieri doubled up on the hand to survive and he won the largest hand of the tournament up to that point.

Justin Filtz Doubles Up

An unraised pot, and a flop of 1072 sat on the table when Justin Filtz opened the action for 85,000. Minieri check-raised to 240,000 and Fischer got out of the way. Filtz reraised all in and Minieri made the call. Their cards:

Minieri: Q-10
Filtz: J-10

Turn and River: 5J

Filtz doubled up on the hand thanks to a miracle card on the river, which induced him to show as much emotion in one outburst as he had in the rest of the tournament combined.

Justin FiltzJustin Filzt Eliminated in Third Place ($214,519)

Mineiri raised to 150,000 preflop and Fischer reraised to 525,000. Filtz reraised all in for 1.3 million and Minieri folded. Fischer made the call and he had Filtz covered by a slim margin, just 10,000. Their cards:

Minieri: AK
Filtz: AA

Board: KJ9KJ

Filtz was eliminated on the hand in third place, and he took home $214,519 in prize money. Fischer for all intensive purposes doubled up going into the heads-up match.

 

Tournament Announcement

The players are on a one-hour dinner break. Cards will get back in the air at 8:45 p.m.

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Stranded at Three

Blinds/Antes: 20000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 of 1,012

Chip Counts:


Seth Fischer: 2,510,000
Dario Minieri: 1,695,000
Justin Filtz: 1,200,000

Average Stack: 1,686,666

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands/Storylines:

Filtz Doubles Up Again

Justin Filtz got all of his chips into the middle once again, this time on a flop of A102, and once again Dario Minieri had him covered. Their cards:
Seth Fischer
Minieri: QJ
Filzt: 53

Turn and River: 44

Filzt doubled up and survived once again.

Seth Fischer Takes the Chip Lead


The double up of Filzt through Minieri helped propel Seth Fischer to first in chips. Fischer furher increased that lead thanks to a large preflop confrontation the transpired between him and Filzt. Fischer raised to 120,000 preflop and Filzt reraised to 360,000. Fischer snapped off the reraise by moving all in, and he padded his lead when Filtz mucked.

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Hanging Around

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

Players Remaining: 3 of 1,012

Chip Counts:


Dario Minieri: 2,990,000
Seth Fischer: 1,410,000
Justin Filtz: 850,000

Average Stack: 1,686,666

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands/Storylines:

Dario MinieriHanging Around

Dario Minieri has been unable to knock out both of his opponents despite having them both all in for their tournament lives. In one case he ran into two pair, and in another he lost a coin flip. He still holds the chip lead, but the dominant performance has been slowed down a little bit.

Justin Filtz Doubles Up

The flop read Q102 when Justin Filtz moved all in for 626,000. Minieri made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Minieri: AK
Filtz: K10

Turn and River: 9K

Filtz doubled up to survive the hand.

Seth Fischer Doubles Up


Minieri raised to 90,000 preflop and Seth Fischer moved all in for 701,000. Minieri called him down. Their cards:

Minieri: AK
Fischer: JJ

Board: 1010427

Fischer doubled up and survived.

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Minieri Dominates

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

Players Remaining: 3 of 1,012

Chip Counts:


Dario Minieri: 3,500,000
Seth Fischer: 757,000
Justin Filtz: 752,000

Average Stack: 1,686,666

Eliminations:

4th Place: Kevin Song ($141,983)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Dario MinieriDario Minieri Rising

Dario Minieri has put on an absolute clinic of hyper-aggressive poker during the last stretch of play. He has taken down 14 pots, and has only had to show down his hand twice! This table is starting to become a race for second as opposed to a race for the bracelet. Minieri now holds over half the chips in play while all three of his opponents hover around 800,000. Things could change if someone doubles through Minieri though. There haven't been too many major pots of consequence with Minieri as table captain. Any time his opponents raise preflop he snaps it off with a reraise. The other players at the table are begining to adjust as they have begun limping into pots.

Kevin Song Eliminated in Fourth Place ($141,983)


Keving Song moved all in preflop facing a raise from Minieri and Minieri called him down after thinking for two minutes. Their cards:

Song: KJ
Minieri: A8

Board: 952QA

Song was eliminated on the hand in fourth place, and he took home $141,983 in prize money. Minieri now held over 3.5 million. His opponents hold a combined 1.4 million.

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Final Four

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

Players Remaining: 4 of 1,012

Chip Counts:


Kevin Song: 1,173,000
Justin Filtz: 891,000
Dario Minieri: 1,721,000
Seth Fischer: 508,000

Average Stack:

Eliminations:

6th Place: Stuart Marshak ($73,784)
5th Place: John O'Shea ($98,923)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Stuart MarshakStuart Marshak Eliminated in Sixth Place ($73,784)

Kevin Song raised to 47,000 preflop and both Justin Filtz and Dario Minieri made the call. Stuart Marshak reraised all in for 159,000 and Song reraised all in on top of that to isolate. It worked as both Fitlz and Minieri mucked. The final two players then exposed their hands:

Filtz: KK
Marshak: QJ

Board: Q9322

Marshak was eliminated in sixth place, and he took home $73,784 in prize money.

Justin O'Shea Eliminated in Fifth Place ($98,923)

Seth Fischer raised to 55,000 and Song made the call. Justin O'Shea also called and the flop was dealt A52. O'Shea checked and Fischer bet 110,000. O'Shea reraised all in and Fischer made the call. Their cards:

Fischer: A9
O'Shea: 42

Turn and River: AQ

O'Shea was eliminated in fifth place, and he took home $98,923 in prize money. He also received a large round of applause from his fellow Irishmen in the crowd.

 

NLHE 6 Hand - Final Table - Shuffle Up and Deal

Action has begun in the $2,500 no-limit hold'em six-handed event. Italian pro Dario Minieri leads the way at this final table, and he is looking to capture his first bracelet to add to his online and international success. Here is a look at the starting chip stacks and final-table seating chart:

Seat 1: Kevin Song -- 1,173,000Dario Minieri
Seat 2: Justin Filtz -- 891,000
Seat 3: Dario Minieri -- 1,721,000
Seat 4: Stuart Marshak -- 183,000
Seat 5: John O'Shea -- 589,000
Seat 6: Seth Fischer -- 508,000

Blinds start at 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

Note: Cards got into the air 20 minutes late.

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