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Buy-In: $1,365 + $135
Prize Pool: $3,340,155
Entrants: 2447

Event 36 - No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 19, '08 - Jun 21, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 21, 08)

 
 

Jesper Hougaard Wins Event No. 36 ($610,304)

Jesper HougaardJesper Hougaard came back from dinner a new man. He won some crucial pots and then poured on the all-in aggression to take back the chip lead. The turning point hand for Hougaard after dinner came when Slaubaugh raised to 480,000 preflop and Hougaard reraised to 1 million. Slaubaugh called and the the flop was dealt Q74. Hougaard bet 450,000 and Slaubaugh mucked. Hougaard picked up the 2 million pot and he never looked back.

He held a slight advantage when Cody Slaubaugh raised to 150,000 preflop. Hougaard reraised to 500,000 and Slaubaugh reraised to 1.3 million. Hougaard reraised all in for 3.7 million and Slaubaugh made the all-in call. Their cards:

Hougaard: QQ
Slaubaugh: A10

Board: Q825A

Hougaard won the bracelet and $610,304 in prize money. Slaubaugh took home $389,128 in prize money for his runner-up finish.

 

 

 

 

 

NLHE - Final Table - Down to Heads Up

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

Players Remaining: 2 of 2,447

Chip Counts:


Cody Slaubaugh: 4,800,000
Jesper Hougaard: 2,500,000

Eliminations:

Danny Wong: 4th Place ($217,110)
Aaron Kanter: 3rd Place ($258,862)

Big Hands/Storylines:

Danny WongDanny Wong Eliminated in Fourth Place ($217,110)

Aaron Kanter raised to 130,000 preflop and Danny Wong reraised all in for 380,000. Jesper Hougaard reraised all in over the top of both of them and Kanter got out of the way. The two players then turned up their hands:

Hougaard: A5
Wong: KK

Board: Q1068J

Wong was eliminated on the hand in sixth place, and he took home $217,110 in prize money.

Jesper Hougaard Eliminated in Third Place ($258,862)


Hougaard raised to 150,000 preflop and Kanter reraised all in for 750,000. Hougaard made the call and they flipped up their hands:

Hougaard: KJ
Kanter: QQ

Board: A437K

Kanter was eliminated by the K on the river in third place, and he took home $258,862 in prize money.

Heads-Up: All Slaubaugh All the Time


Cody Slaubaugh came into the heads-up match with a major disadvantage in chips. He was all in for his tournamen life soon in the match, but he doubled up when his A-10 dominated Hougaard's Q-10. Then came the hand that defined the turning point in their match. Slaubaugh raised to 125,000 preflop and Hougaard reraised to 320,000. Slaughbaugh made the call and the flop was dealt K103. Hougaard bet 375,000 and Slaubaugh raised all in. Hougaard quickly mucked and as he collected the large pot, Slaubaugh flipped over Q-9 for a bluff. Slaubaugh's side ot the crowd went wild as Slaubaugh grinned from ear-to-ear. Hougaards' body language immediately switched from invincible chip leader to dejected loser. Slaubaugh continued his rush by winning huge pots with a straight and a pair of aces to knock Hougaard down even further. The two players then went on dinner break at a good time for Hougaard. He needs some time to collect his thoughts.

Note: Players back at 9:40 p.m

 

NLHE - Final Table - Tight Play

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

Players Remaining: 4 of 2,447

Chip Counts:


Jesper Hougaard: 4,100,000
Cody Slaughbaugh: 1,800,000
Aaron Kanter: 675,000
Danny Wong: 440,000

Average Stack: 1,835,250

Eliminations:

none

Big Hands/Storylines:

Tight Play Dominates

The final four players at this final table are all playing not to lose right now. Flops are far and few between, and river cards are almost unheard of on the felt. During a 30-minute stretch only three hands went to a flop during the last level.

Aaron Kanter Doubles Up Again


Jesper Hougaard moved all in preflop for 395,000 and Kanter made the all-in call. Their cards:

Danny WongKanter: K10
Hougaard: K5

Board: K83104

Kanter doubled up and things continued on four handed.

Danny Wong Doubles Up

Danny Wong moved all in for 375,000 and Hougaard made the call. Their cards:

Wong: AK
Hougaard: AJ

Board: 99468

Wong doubled up to survive and action continued four handed again.

 

NLHE - Final Table - Three Outs

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

Players Remaining: 4 of 2,447

Chip Counts:


Jesper Hougaard: 3,400,000
Danny Wong: 1,200,000
Cody Slaughbaugh: 1,500,000
Aaron Kanter: 479,000

Average Stack: 1,835,250

Eliminations:

Rick Solis: 7th Place ($106,884)
Justin Wald: 6th Place ($140,286)
Doug Middleton: 5th Place ($177,028)
 

Rick SolisBig Hands/Storylines:

Rick Solis Eliminated in Seventh Place ($106,884)

Jesper Hougaard raised to 62,000 preflop and Rick Solis made the call. The flop was dealt Q109 and both players checked. The turn fell 9 and Hougaard bet 76,000. Sois raised all in and Hougaard made the call with A3. Solis showed down J10 and he found no solace in the J on the river. Solis was knocked out by Hougaard's flopped flush, and he took home $106,884 in prize money.

Justin Wald Eliminated in Sixth Place ($140,286)

Justin Wald got the last of his chips into the middle with a board of JJ4K5 sitting on the table and Danny Wong made the call. He flipped over Q-J, but Wong showed down two diamonds for a flush. Wald was eliminated in sixth place, and he took home $140,286 in prize money.

Doug MiddletonDoug Middleton Eliminated in Fifth Place ($177,028)


Jesper Hougaard raised to 78,000 and Doug Middleton reriased to 412,000 preflop. Hougaard made the call and both players turned up their hands:

Hougaard: 33
Middleton: AQ

Board: JJ2510

Middleton was eliminated in fifth place, and he took home $177,028 in prize money.

 

 

 

NLHE - Final Table - Two Out Before First Break

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

Players Remaining: 7 of 2,447

Chip Counts:


Jesper Hougaard: 2,040,000
Danny Wong: 1,700,000
Cody Slaughbaugh: 1,500,000
Rick Solis: 860,000
Doug Middleton: 600,000
Aaron Kanter: 440,000
Justin Wald: 370,000

Average Stack: 1,048,714

Eliminations:

John Shipley: 9th Place ($56,783)
Owen Crowe: 8th Place ($81,833)
 

Big Hands/Storylines:

Aaron Kanter Doubles Up on the First Hand

Aaorn Kanter wasted no time moving all in preflop for 163,000 on the first hand at the final table and Cody Slaughbaugh called him down. Their cards:

Kanter: A7
Slaughbaugh: AJ

Board: 982Q7

Despite being dominated preflop, Kanter spiked a 7 on the river to survive the hand.

John ShipleyJohn Shipley Eliminated in Ninth Place ($56,783)


Slaughbaugh raised to 55,000 preflop and Shipley reraised all in. Slaughbaugh made the call and they flipped up their hands:

Slaughbaugh: JJ
Shipley: KQ

Board: 954610

Shipley was eliminated in ninth place, and he took home $56,783 in prize money.

Owen Crowe Eliminated in Eighth Place ($81,833)

Owen Crowe raised to 55,000 preflop and Danny Wong made the call. The flop was dealt A98 and Crowe bet 70,000. Wong made the call and the turn fell A. Wong checked, Crowe bet 225,000, and Wong raised all in to more than cover Crowe. Crowe made the all-in call and flipped over A7. Wong showed down K6 and he made a flush when the 5 fell on the river. Crowe was eliminated in eighth place, and he took home $81,833 in prize money.

Note: The players then went on a 20-minute break. 

 

NLHE - Final Table - Late Start

The final nine players in today's $1,500 no-limit hold'em event final table have begun late. Cards got into the air 20 minutes after the hour. Here is a look at the starting chip stacks:

Jesper Hougaard: 1,582
Cody Slaughbaugh: 1,419
Danny Wong: 1,105,000
Rick Solis: 900,000
Justin Wald: 873,000
Owen Crowe: 674,000
Doug Middleton: 356,000
John Shipley: 269,000
Aaron Kanter: 165,000

Blinds and antes start at 10,0000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante.

 
 
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