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Buy-In: $10,000
Prize Pool: $1,823,600
Entrants: 194

Event 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event

  • Jun 04, '09 - Jun 06, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 06, 09)

 
 

Ville Wahlbeck Wins Event No. 12

Ville WahlbeckVille Wahlbeck Wins Event 12($492,375), David Chiu Eliminated In 2nd Place($304,176)

With more than a 5-1 chip lead entering heads-up play against David Chiu, it was only a matter of time before Ville Wahlbeck won his first WSOP bracelet.

The game was Omaha-8 and David Chiu was extremely short stacked. That short stack was all in preflop and Wahlbeck made the call. The players then showed down their hands.

Chiu: AClub Suit5Club Suit10Spade Suit9Diamond Suit
Wahlbeck: ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit8Spade Suit
Board: JClub SuitJSpade Suit5Heart Suit10Diamond SuitKClub Suit

Chiu was able to take the lead on the turn when he paired his 10, but Wahlbeck ended the event when he made Broadway on the river and Chiu was eliminated in 2nd place, earning $304,176.

Wahlbeck took home his first WSOP bracelet and the largest cash-out of his career, pocketing $492,375.

That concludes CardPlayer.com’s live coverage of event 12. Congratulations to Ville Wahlbeck, the 2009 WSOP Mixed Event World Champion.

Player Tags: David Chiu,   Ville Wahlbeck
 

Final Table Update: Scott Dorin Out In 3rd, Heads Up Play Begins

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 40,000-80,000 blinds and 80,000-160,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 20,000 ante, 20,000 bring-in, with a 80,000 completion and 80,000-160,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 20,000-40,000 blinds with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. Ville Wahlbeck – 5,250,000
2. David Chiu – 750,000

Average Chip Count: 3,000,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Scott Dorin — $199,940

Big Hands:

2-7 Triple Draw

Scott Dorin Eliminated In 3rd Place($199,940)

Scott Dorin raised to 160,000 from the button and Ville Wahlbeck three-bet to 240,000. Dorin then raised all in and Wahlbeck made the call. It was then time to draw.

First Draw: Wahlbeck draws 2 cards, Dorin draws 1 card

Second Draw: Wahlbeck draws 1 card, Dorin draws 1 card

Third Draw: Wahlbeck and Dorin stand pat

Wahlbeck turned over the second best hand in triple draw, 7-6-4-3-2. Dorin could only stay alive by revealing the wheel, but instead showed a nine low and he was eliminated in 3rd place, earning $199,940.

Player Tags: Ville Wahlbeck,   Scott Dorin
 

Final Table Update: Mark Gregorich Eliminated in 4th Place

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 30,000-60,000 blinds and 60,000-120,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 15,000 ante, 20,000 bring-in, with a 60,000 completion and 60,000-120,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 15,000-30,000 blinds with a 7,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. David Chiu – 2,200,000
2. Scott Dorin – 2,000,000
3. Ville Wahlbeck – 1,100,000

Average Chip Count: 1,766,666

Notable Eliminations:

4. Mark Gregorich — $139,159

Big Hands:

2-7 Triple Draw

Mark GregorichMark Gregorich Eliminated In 4th Place($139,159)

Prior to the first draw, Scott Dorin raised to 120,000 and Mark Gregorich three-bet to 180,000. Dorin then capped the betting to 240,000 and Gregorich called the remainder of his stack. It was then time to draw.

First Draw: Dorin draws 2 cards, Gregorich draws 2 cards

Second Draw: Dorin draws 2 cards, Gregorich draws 1 card

Third Draw: Dorin stands pat, Gregorich draws 1 card

After the final draw, Gregorich revealed his hand and had a 10 low. It was not good enough, however, as Dorin revealed an eight low and knocked Gregorich out of the tournament in 4th place. Gregorich earned $139,159 for his finish.

Player Tags: Mark Gregorich,   Scott Dorin
 

Final Table Update: Huck Seed Eliminated In 5th Place

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 25,000-50,000 blinds and 50,000-100,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 10,000 ante, 20,000 bring-in, with a 50,000 completion and 50,000-100,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 12,000-24,000 blinds with a 6,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. David Chiu – 2,500,000
2. Scott Dorin – 1,350,000
3. Ville Wahlbeck – 800,000
4. Mark Gregorich – 400,000

Average Chip Count: 1,262,500

Notable Eliminations:

5. Huck Seed — $102,286

Big Hands:

Limit HE

Huck SeedHuck Seed Eliminated In 5th Place($102,286)

After the flop came down QHeart Suit4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit, David Chiu bet 50,000 and Huck Seed raised it to 100,000. Chiu made the call and the turn brought the 2Club Suit. Chiu checked to Seed who moved his remaining 76,000 into the middle. Chiu made the call and the players tabled their hands.

Seed: AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Chiu: JHeart Suit9Heart Suit

Seed was out in front with two pair and needed to dodge Chiu’s flush draw to double up and get right back into contention. But the river brought the 5Heart Suit, making Chiu his heart flush and knocking Seed out in 5th place. Seed took home $102,286 for his efforts.

Player Tags: Huck Seed
 

Final Table Update: Todd Brunson 8th, Mike Wattel 7th, James Van Alstyne 6th

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 20,000-40,000 blinds and 40,000-80,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 10,000 ante, 10,000 bring-in, with a 40,000 completion and 40,000-80,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 10,000-20,000 blinds with a 5,000 ante

NOTES: Games change every eight hands. Two players will be forced to sit out during 2-7 triple draw each hand.

Players Remaining: 5 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. David Chiu – 2,500,000
2. Mark Gregorich – 1,025,000
3. Huck Seed – 985,000
4. Scott Dorin – 775,000
5. Ville Wahlbeck – 705,000

Average Chip Count: 1,198,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Todd Brunson — $54,845
7. Mike Wattel — $64,373
6. James Van Alstyne — $79,181

Big Hands:

STUD

Todd Brunson Eliminated in 8th Place ($54,845)Todd Brunson

With the stakes rapidly rising, Todd Brunson decided to make his last stand with a split pair of tens. Unfortunately for Brunson, he ran his pair of tens right into David Chiu’s rolled-up kings. Chiu filled on the river while Brunson bricked-out. The final hands were as follows.

Chiu: (KClub Suit)(KDiamond Suit)KHeart Suit4Spade Suit2Spade SuitQClub Suit(QDiamond Suit)
Brunson: (ASpade Suit)(10Spade Suit)10Diamond SuitKSpade Suit4X 2X (7X)

Todd Brunson is eliminated in 8th place ($54,845).

NLH

Mike WattelMike Wattel Eliminated in 7th place ($64,373)

David Chiu raises to 55,000 from the button and Mike Wattel moves all in for 56,000. Chiu calls the additional 1,000 and both players turn over their cards.

Wattel: 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit
Chiu: KClub Suit8Club Suit

Board: ADiamond SuitKDiamond SuitJClub Suit8Diamond Suit4Spade Suit

Wattel gets it in good with a pair of nines, but Chiu flops a king and turns an eight for two pair. Mike Wattel is eliminated in 7th place ($64,373).

PLO

James Van AlstyneJames Van Alstyne Eliminated In 6th Place($79,181)

David Chiu raised the pot, 55,000 preflop and Huck Seed made the call. The action was then on Van Alstyne who re-potted to 220,000. Chiu made the call and Seed decided to come along as well. The flop dropped 10Heart Suit9Spade Suit4Diamond Suit and Van Alstyne moved in for his final 596,000. Chiu made the call and Seed got out of the way. Both players then turned up their hands.

Chiu: QHeart SuitJClub Suit10Spade Suit9Club Suit
Van Alstyne: AHeart SuitASpade SuitJHeart Suit2Club Suit

Chiu hit top two pair and had an open ended straight draw to go with it. Van Alstyne’s aces were in trouble and the KClub Suit on the turn didn’t help as it made Chiu’s straight. Van Alstyne needed a Queen to make Broadway or else he would be eliminated. The 7Spade Suit on the river sealed his fate and he was shown the door in sixth place, good enough for $79,181.

 

Level 23 Update: Fianl Table Set; Allie Prescott Eliminated in 9th Place ($42,818)

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 15,000-30,000 blinds and 30,000-60,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 7,000 ante, 10,000 bring-in, with a 30,000 completion and 30,000-60,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 8,000-16,000 blinds with a 4,000 ante

NOTES: Games change every eight hands. Two players will be forced to sit out during 2-7 triple draw each hand.

Players Remaining: 8 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. Ville Wahlbeck — 1,250,000
2. Scott Dorin — 925,000
3. David Chiu — 910,000
4. Huck Seed — 875,000
5. James Van Alstyne — 640,000
6. Mark Gregorich — 480,000
7. Tod Brunson — 295,000
8. Mike Wattel — 220,000

Average Chip Count: 727,500

Notable Eliminations:

9. Allie Prescott — $42,818

Big Hands:

RAZZ

Allie Prescott Eliminated in 8th place ($42,818)
Allie Prescott

Allie Prescott got it all in against Scott Dorin during the Razz portion of Level 23. The final hands were as follows.

Prescott: AHeart SuitKHeart SuitQClub Suit7Diamond Suit2Heart Suit
Dorin: 8Club Suit7Club Suit6Heart Suit4Heart Suit3Spade Suit

Prescott paired twice, his best hand being ace-high while Dorin made an 8-high. Allie Prescott is eliminated in 9th place ($42,818).

Player Tags: Allie Prescott,   Scott Dorin
 

Level 22 Update: Sheikh 12th, Serock 11th, Yitzhaki 10th

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 500-1,000 blinds and 1,000-2,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 200 ante, 300 bring-in, with a 1,000 completion and 1,000-2,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 250-500 blinds with a 150 ante

NOTES: Games change every eight hands. Two players will be forced to sit out during 2-7 triple draw each hand.

Players Remaining: 9 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. Scott Dorin — 1,400,000
2. Huck Seed — 870,000
3. James Van Alstyne — 865,000
4. Ville Wahlbeck — 684,000
5. Allie Prescott — 622,000
6. Mike Wattel — 394,000
7. Mark Gregorich — 372,000
8. David Chiu — 343,000
9. Todd Brunson — 276,000

Average Chip Count: 646,666

Notable Eliminations:

12. Aurangzeb Sheikh — $34,958
11. Joe Serock — $34,958
10. Roman Yitzhaki — $42,818

Big Hands:

RAZZ

Aurangzeb SheikhAurangzeb Sheikh Eliminated in 12th Place ($34,958)

Joe Serock completes the bet on third street with the 4Diamond Suit and Aurangzeb Sheikh raises with the 7Club Suit. Serock three-bets and Sheikh calls.

Serock: (ASpade Suit)(8Heart Suit)4Diamond Suit3Spade SuitADiamond SuitJSpade Suit(7Diamond Suit)
Sheikh: (5Heart Suit)(2Spade Suit)7Club SuitQSpade Suit4Club Suit4Heart Suit(QHeart Suit)

Sheikh gets the last of his chips in on fourth street and the the players turn their cards face up. Sheikh ends up making a pair low on sixth street while Serock makes an 8-7 low by the river. Aurangzeb Sheikh is eliminated in 12th place ($34,958).

NLH

Joe Serock Eliminated in 11th Place ($34,958)Joe Serock

Joe Serock moves all in before the flop for 35,000 and gets three callers; David Chiu (Button), Scott Dorin (Small Blind) and James Van Alstyne (Big Blind).

The flop comes KClub SuitQSpade Suit2Club Suit, and all three players check. The turn is the 4Club Suit and once again, all three players check. The river is the JDiamond Suit and everyone checks. Serock turns over ASpade Suit3Heart Suit for ace-high while Chiu shows AHeart Suit4Heart Suit for a pair of fours. Chiu rakes the pot and eliminates Joe Serock in 11th place ($34,958).

LIMIT HOLD’EM

Roman YitzhakiRoman Yitzhaki Eliminated in 10th place ($42,818)

After a series a of raises and reraises, Roman Yitzhaki gets it all in pre-flop with pocket jacks against Huck Seed’s pocket aces. The board comes A-2-3-2-6, giving Seed a full house and eliminating Roman Yitzhaki in 10th place 9$42,818).

Left In The Deck:

At the conclusion of Level 22, the remaining nine players will take a seventy-five minute dinner break and will return to Level 23 at approximately 7:00 pm PDT.

 

Level 21 Update: Brunson 15th, Friedman 14th, Powell 13th

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 10,000-20,000 blinds and 20,000-40,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 5,000 ante, 5,000 bring-in, with a 20,000 completion and 20,000-40,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 5,000-10,000 blinds with a 3,000 ante

NOTES: Games change every eight hands. Two players will be forced to sit out during 2-7 triple draw each hand.

Players Remaining: 12 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. Scott Dorin — 1,100,000
2. Ville Wahlbeck — 773,000
3. Huck Seed — 660,000
4. Roman Yitzhaki — 530,000
5. Joe Serock — 480,000
6. James Van Alstyne — 455,000
7. David Chiu — 355,000
8. Mike Wattel — 330,000
9. Mark Gregorich — 228,000
10. Aurangzeb Sheikh — 225,000

Average Chip Count: 485,000

Notable Eliminations:

15. Doyle Brunson — $21,357
14. Adam Friedman — $27,719
13. Brian Powell — $27,719

Big Hands:

NLH

Doyle BrunsonDoyle Brunson Eliminated in 15th Place ($21,357)

The UTG player limps in the pot and Doyle Brunson raises to 26,000 from early position. Scott Dorin reraises to 76,000 from the cutoff, UTG folds and Brunson moves all in for 230,000. Dorin tanks for a few minutes before making the call; Dorin has Brunson covered.

Brunson: QDiamond SuitQHeart Suit
Dorin: ASpade SuitQSpade Suit

Board: AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit7Club SuitJSpade SuitKClub Suit

Brunson got it in good, but an ace in the window gave Dorin the better pair. Brunson failed to improve after the flop as he was eliminated in 15th place ($21,357). Dorin grabs the chiplead this hand as he breaks the 1 million-chip mark.

PLO

Adam Friedman Eliminated in 14th Place ($27,719)James Van Alstyne

James Van Alstyne raises to 27,000 before the flop and Adam Friedman calls from the cutoff. The flop comes KHeart SuitJSpade Suit9Club Suit, Van Alstyne bets the pot (65,000) and Friedman calls. The turn is the JDiamond Suit and once again, Van Alstyne bets the pot, this time enough to put his opponent all in. Friedman calls all in and turns over a jack for trips, but Van Alstyne shows 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit for the full house. The river bricked and Adam Friedman is eliminated in 14th place ($27,719).

LIMIT HOLD’EM

Allie Prescott Doubles UP

Roman Yitzhaki raises to 40,000 UTG, Allie Prescott reraises to 60,000 from the small blind and Yitzhaki calls. The flop comes KSpade Suit9Heart Suit3Diamond Suit, Precott bets 20,000 and Yitzhaki calls. The turn ins the 3Diamond Suit and Prescott bets 40,000, leaving himself with 1,000 behind. Yitzakhi puts him all in and both players turn over their cards.

Prescott: 9Spade SuitsClub Suit
Yitzhaki: JClub SuitJDiamond Suit

Prescott flopped a set of nines for the lead. The river is the 2Spade Suit, no help to either player as Precott doubles up to 385,000 this hand while Yitzhaki falls down to 280,000 in chips.

OMAHA/8

Brian PowellBrian Powell Eliminated in 13th Place ($27,719)

On a flop of JClub Suit10Diamond Suit7Spade Suit, Ville Wahlbeck bets 20,000, Brian Powell raises to 40,000, Wahlbeck three-bets to 60,000 and Powell calls all in. Both players turn over their cards.

Powell: AClub SuitQSpade SuitQDiamond Suit6Heart Suit
Wahlbeck: ASpade SuitKClub SuitKDiamond Suit9Club Suit

Powell gets in behind with a pair of queens as Wahlbeck has the lead with a pair kings. The turn and river bring the 6Diamond Suit and the 2Club Suit, no help to Brian Powell who is eliminated in 13th place ($27,719)

 

Level 19 Update: Michael Binger Eliminated in 16th Place

Level Structure:

2-7 triple draw, limit hold’em, and Omaha 8OB: 8,000-15,000 blinds and 15,000-30,000 limits

7-card stud, razz, and 7-card stud 8OB: 3,000 ante, 5,000 bring-in, with a 15,000 completion and 15,000-30,000 limits

no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha: 4,000-8,000 blinds with a 2,000 ante

NOTES: Games change every eight hands. Two players will be forced to sit out during 2-7 triple draw each hand.

Players Remaining: 15 out of 194

Chip Counts:

1. Huck Seed – 825,000
2. Ville Wahlbeck – 642,000
3. Joe Serock – 440,000
4. James Van Alstyne – 413,000
5. Doyle Brunson – 400,000
6. Todd Brunson – 388,000
7. Adam Friedman – 373,000
8. Allie Prescott – 325,000
9. David Chiu – 310,000
10. Mark Gregorich – 222,000

Average Chip Count: 388,000

Notable Eliminations:

20. John Cernuto – $16,649
19. Matt Hawrilenko – $16,649
18. Soheil Shamseddin – $16,649
17. Eric Froehlich – $16,649
16. Michael Binger – $21,357

Final Two Tables Seating Charts

Table 150

Seat 1: Joe Serock
Seat 2:
Seat 3: Michael Binger
Seat 4: David Chiu
Seat 5: Scott Dorin
Seat 6: James Van Alstyne
Seat 7: Todd Brunson
Seat 8: Adam Friedman

Table 151

Seat 1: Brian Powell
Seat 2: Ozzy Sheikh
Seat 3: Huck Seed
Seat 4: Mark Gregorich
Seat 5: Ville Wahlbeck
Seat 6: Allie Prescott
Seat 7: Mike Wattel
Seat 8: Roman Yitzhaki

Big Hands

Michael Binger

Michael Binger Eliminated in 16th Place ($21,357)

Stud 8OB

Michael Binger moved all in on third street against Todd Brunson. Binger made queens on fifth street but Brunson made aces and neither player made a low hand. Brunson soocped the pot and Binger was eliminated in 16th place.

Player Tags: Todd Brunson,   Michael Binger
 
 
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