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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,809,715
Entrants: 2791

Event 7 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 02, '09 - Jun 04, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 04, 09)

 
 

Travis Johnson Wins Event No. 7 ($666,853)

With his large chip lead, Travis Johnson was able to make quick work of Steve Karp, winning his first career bracelet and $666,853. On the final hand, Karp limped in on the button and Johnson put him all in. Karp instantly called with pocket fives and was racing against Johnson’s ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit10Spade Suit4Heart SuitQHeart SuitJHeart Suit and Johnson’s Broadway straight took it down. Karp earned $414,116 for his second place finish.

 

Final Table Update: Down to Heads Up

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Travis Johnson — 10,000,000
2. Steve Karp — 2,500,000

Average Chip Count: 6,279,750

Notable Eliminations

4. Mark Salinaro — $183,343
3. Mike Ciotola — $273,385

Elimination Hands

Mark Salinaro Eliminated in Fourth Place ($193,343)

Steve Karp completed from the small blind and Mark Salinaro moved all in. Karp called and showed AHeart Suit KClub Suit which was racing against Salinaro’s pocket sevens.

The board came out KDiamond Suit QSpade Suit 8Heart Suit 8Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit and Salinaro was eliminated from the tournament in fourth place.

Mike Ciotola Eliminated in Third Place ($273,385)

Mike Ciotola raised to 325,000 from the small blind and Travis Johnson moved all in, putting Ciotola’s tournament life at risk.

Ciotola called with KDiamond Suit 8Diamond Suit and Johnson had him beat with ADiamond Suit 4Diamond Suit. The board brough an ace and Ciotola was eliminated.

Player Tags: Michael Ciotola,   Mark Salinaro
 

Final Table Update: Three More Bustouts

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Travis Johnson — 5,100,000
2. Steve Karp — 3,650,000
3. Mike Ciotola — 2,750,000
4. Mark Salinaro — 1,000,000

Average Chip Count: 3,139,875

Notable Eliminations

7. Walter Wright — $97,985
6. Brian McInnis — $116,234
5. Criag McConville — $145,721

Elimination Hands

Walter Wright Eliminated in 7th Place ($97,985)

Mike Ciotola raised to 230,000 and Travis Johnson reraised to 700,000. Walter Wright then moved all in for 1,685,000 and Ciotola folded.

Johnson made the call and turned over pocket fives and Wright showed ADiamond Suit KClub Suit. The board ran out JHeart Suit 10Spade Suit 9Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit and Wright was eliminated.

Brian McInnis Eliminated in 6th Place ($116,234)

Brian McInnis raised and Mike Ciotola moved him all in. McInnis called with 8s 8h but it failed to hold against Ciotola’s AClub Suit KDiamond Suit when the board came ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit 5Heart Suit 9Heart Suit QSpade Suit, busting McInnis in sixth palce.

Craig McConville Eliminated in 5th Place ($145,721)

Travis Johnson raised to 210,000 and Craig McConville reraised to 600,000. Johnson moved all in and McConville caled, showing pocket jacks.

Johnson showed AHeart Suit 10Club Suit and got lucky when the board fell ace-high, giving McConville a fifth place finish.

 

Final Table Update: Kam Low (9th) and James McClain (8th) Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Craig McConville – 3,300,000
2. Walter Wright – 2,350,000
3. Travis Johnson – 2,100,000
4. Mark Salinaro – 1,750,000
5. Steve Karp – 1,100,000
6. Mike Ciotola – 900,000
7. Brian McInnis – 650,000

Average Chip Count: 1,794,214

Notable Eliminations

9. Kam Low – $81,185
8. James McClain – $87,013

Elimination Hands

Kam Low Eliminated in Ninth Place ($81,185)

Kam Low raised to 90,000 from the small blind and Travis Johnson reraised all in from the big blind. Low made the all-in call and they flipped up their cards:

Low: AClub Suit10Diamond Suit
Johnson: QClub SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit6Club SuitKClub Suit10Spade Suit

Low was eliminated on the hand in ninth place.

James McClain Eliminated in Eighth Place ($87,013)

Mark Salinaro moved all in from the small blind preflop and James McClain made the all-in call. Their cards:

Salinaro: JSpade Suit9Spade Suit
McClain: AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit

Board: ASpade Suit10Spade Suit8Club Suit8Heart SuitQHeart Suit

McClain was eliminated in eighth place and Salinaro grew his stack to 1.75 million.

Player Tags: Kam Low,   Mark Salinaro
 

Level 25 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,791

NOTE: The players went on a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 25. They will return at 8:15 p.m. PDT.

Chip Counts:

1. Craig McConville – 3,060,000
2. Walter Wright – 2,495,000
3. Travis Johnson – 1,825,000
4. Mark Salinaro – 1,450,000
5. Steve Karp – 1,240,000
6. Mike Ciotola – 1,035,000
7. Brian McInnis – 755,000
8. James McClain – 430,000
9. Kam Low – 300,000

Average Chip Count: 1,395,500

Notable Eliminations

10. Jacob Kalb – $56,955

 

Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 10 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Craig McConville – 2,850,000
2. Travis Johnson – 2,050,000
3. Walter Wright – 1,700,000
4. Mark Salinaro – 1,465,000
5. Jacob Kalb – 1,400,000
6. Brian McInnis – 910,000
7. James McClain – 605,000
8. Steve Karp – 580,000
9. Mike Ciotola – 475,000
10. Kam Low – 430,000

Average Chip Count: 1,255,950

Notable Eliminations

20. Jeremy Joseph – $19,658
15. Michael Martin – $39,963

 

Level 24 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 11 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Craig McConville – 2,200,000
2. Mark Salinaro – 1,400,000
3. Kam Low – 1,400,000
4. Jacob Kalb – 1,350,000
5. Gary Tang – 1,300,000
6. Walter Wright – 1,150,000
7. Philip Souza – 1,040,000
8. James McClain – 1,050,000
9. Travis Johnson – 1,000,000
10. Steve Karp – 720,000

Average Chip Count: 1,146,625

 

Level 23 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 12 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Mark Salinaro – 1,580,000
2. Kam Low – 1,400,000
3. Jacob Kalb – 1,200,000
4. Philip Souza – 1,040,000
5. James McClain – 990,000
6. Craig McConville – 950,000
7. Walter Wright – 950,000
8. Robert Fett – 910,000
9. Steve Karp – 710,000
10. Gary Tang – 620,000

Average Chip Count: 1,046,625

 

Level 22 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 15 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Mark Salinaro – 1,580,000
2. Kam Low – 1,400,000
3. Jacob Kalb – 1,200,000
4. Philip Souza – 1,040,000
5. James McClain – 990,000
6. Craig McConville – 950,000
7. Walter Wright – 950,000
8. Robert Fett – 910,000
9. Steve Karp – 710,000
10. Gary Tang – 620,000

Average Chip Count: 837,300

Notable Eliminations:

Michael Martin

Player Tags: Michael Martin
 

Level 21 Chip Update

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 29 out of 2,791

Chip Counts:

1. Craig McConville – 1,035,000
2. Kam Low – 975,000
3. Jacob Kalb – 900,000
4. James McClain – 890,000
5. Steve Karp – 815,000
6. Walter Wright – 750,000
7. Jeremy Joseph – 700,000
8. Michael Pesek – 590,000
9. Michael Martin – 660,000
10. Jason Riesenberg – 318,000

Average Chip Count: 433,086

 
 
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