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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $3,078,500
Entrants: 655

Event 15 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 06, '09 - Jun 08, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 08, 09)

 
 

Brian Lemke Wins Event No. 15

Fabian Quoss moved all in preflop and Brian Lemke called him down. Their cards:

Quoss: AHeart SuitQSpade Suit
Lemke: ADiamond Suit8Club Suit

Board: JSpade Suit10Heart Suit9Heart SuitQSpade SuitJ?

Lamke hit a straight on the turn to win his first gold bracelet and $692,658 in prize money. Quoss was awarded $427,912 for his second-place finish.

Player Tags: Brian Lemke,   Fabian Quoss
 

Final Table Update: Thomas Keller Eliminated in Third Place

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 7,666,000
2. Brian Lemke — 2,150,000

Average Chip Count: 4,912,500

Notable Eliminations:

3. Thomas Keller – $280,852

Elimination Hands:

Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller Eliminated in Third Place ($280,852)

Thomas Keller limped from the small blind preflop and Fabian Quoss raised to 240,000 from the small blind. Keller reraised all in and Quoss made the call. Their cards:

Keller: QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit
Quoss: ASpade SuitAClub Suit

Board: 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit3Club Suit

Quoss won the hand to grow his stack to 7,666,000 heading into heads-up play and Keller was eliminated in second place.

Player Tags: Thomas Keller,   Fabian Quoss
 

Final Table Update: Liya Gerasimova (5th) and Mike Sowers (4th) Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 6,400,000
2. Thomas Keller — 2,025,000
3. Brian Lemke — 1,500,000

Average Chip Count: 3,275,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Liya Gerasimova — $142,688
4. Mike Sowers — $194,931

Elimination Hands:

Liya Gerasimova

Liya Gerasimova Eliminated in Fifth Place ($142,688)

Liya Gerasimova moved all in from the small blind and for 180,000 and Fabian Quoss made the call from the big blind. Their cards:

Gerasimova: QHeart Suit4Spade Suit
Quoss: 10Club Suit10Spade Suit

Board: 9Spade Suit6Diamond Suit5Spade Suit8Spade Suit3Heart Suit

Gerasimova was eliminated on the hand in fifth place and Quoss grew his stack to 4,570,000.

Mike Sowers

Mike Sowers Eliminated in Fourth Place ($194,931)

Mike Sowers moved all in for 1,550,000 from the button and Fabian Quoss made the call. Their cards:

Sowers: QDiamond Suit10Club Suit
Quoss: 8Club Suit8Diamond Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit6Spade Suit2Heart SuitKSpade Suit2Spade Suit

Sowers was eliminated in fourth place and Quoss increased his large chip lead to 6.4 million.

 

Final Table Update: Isaac Baron (7th) and Danny Illingworth Eliminated (6th)

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 655

NOTE: The final five players went on a 60-minute dinner break at the conclusion of level 26 and they will return at 9:45 p.m. PDT.

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 3,415,000
2. Brian Lemke — 2,360,000
3. Thomas Keller — 2,290,000
4. Mike Sowers — 1,130,000
5. Liya Gerasimova — 635,000

Average Chip Count: 1,965,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Isaac Baron – $88,784
6. Danny Illingworth – $109,871

Elimination Hands:

Isaac Baron

Isaac Baron Eliminated in Seventh Place ($88,784)

Isaac Baron moved all in for his final 210,000 under the gun and three players called him down. All three live players checked down a board of QSpade SuitJSpade Suit6Heart Suit3Spade Suit5Club Suit before Fabian Quoss turned over QHeart Suit10Spade Suit. Everyone else at the table mucked, including Baron, who was eliminated in seventh place.

Danny Illingworth Eliminated in Sixth Place ($109,871)

Danny Illingworth moved all in for 685,000 preflop in early position and Thomas Keller made the call on the button. Their cards:

Illingworth: AClub Suit8Heart Suit
Keller: ADiamond SuitKClub Suit

Board: 10Club Suit7Heart Suit6Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit10Spade Suit

Illingworth was eliminated in sixth place after the hand.

Player Tags: Isaac Baron
 

Final Table Update: Billy Kopp Out

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 3,150,000
2. Brian Lemke — 2,500,000
3. Mike Sowers — 1,300,000
4. Liya Gerasimova — 930,000
5. Danny Illingworth — 780,000
6. Thomas Keller — 590,000
7. Isaac Baron — 200,000

Average Chip Count: 1,425,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Billy Kopp — $75,115

Elimination Hands:

Billy Kopp
Billy Kopp Eliminated in Eighth Place ($75,115)

Billy Kopp moved all in for his last 75,000 and both Fabian Quoss and Thomas Keller made the call. The flop came 7Spade Suit5Spade Suit4Club Suit and Quoss bet 75,000, allowing Keller to fold.

Quoss showed JSpade SuitJClub Suit and Kopp was behind with QClub Suit9Spade Suit. The turn and river came Kc6h and Kopp was eliminated.

Player Tags: Billy Kopp,   Fabian Quoss
 

Final Table Update: Baron Takes Out Two

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 2,629,000
2. Isaac Baron — 2,295,000
3. Mike Sowers — 1,690,000
4. Danny Illingworth — 934,000
5. Billy Kopp — 676,000
6. Brian Lemke — 644,000
7. Liya Gerasimova — 506,000
8. Thomas Keller — 464,000

Average Chip Count: 1,228,125

Notable Eliminations:

10. David Pham — $47,501
9. Christian Iacobellis — $66,403

Elimination Hands:

David Pham
David Pham Eliminated in Tenth Place ($47,501) Christian Iacobellis Eliminated in Ninth Place ($66,403)

David Pham moved in for his last 155,000 in middle position and Isaac Baron moved all in from the button to isolate.

Instead, Christian Iacobellis called all in from the small blind.

Pham showed KClub SuitQDiamond Suit, Iacobellis showed ASpade SuitK and Baron showed 10Club Suit10Heart Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit8Spade Suit6Heart Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit and Baron’s tens took out two players, bringing his stack to 2,200,000.

 

Level 22 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 10 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Fabian Quoss — 2,000,000
2. Isaac Baron — 1,400,000
3. Danny Illingworth — 1,200,000
4. Billy Kopp — 1,100,000
5. Liya Gerasimova — 940,000
6. Mike Sowers — 840,000
7. Christian Iacobellis — 780,000
8. Brian Lemke — 730,000
9. David Pham — 680,000
10. Thomas Keller — 330,000

Average Chip Count: 997,500

Notable Eliminations:

14. David “raptor” Benefield — $35,341
13. Matthias “goodvibe” Neu — $35,341
12. Olivier “livb112” Bousquet — $47,501
11. David Inselberg — $47,501

 

Level 21 Chip Update

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 14 out of 655

Chip Counts:

1. Isaac Baron — 1,550,000
2. Brian Lemke — 1,060,000
3. David Pham — 920,000
4. Danny Illingworth — 900,000
5. Mike Sowers — 850,000
6. Olivier Busquet — 650,000
7. Billy Kopp — 600,000
8. Christian Iacobellis — 600,000
9. Fabian Quoss — 600,000
10. Liya Gerasimova — 450,000

Average Chip Count: 701,785

Notable Eliminations:

17. Tom “Titantom32” Braband — $27,029
16. Nick “Grippolio” Grippo — $27,029
15. Lars Bonding — $35,341

 

The Final Day of Event No. 15 Begins at Noon

Isaac BaronWhen 3 a.m. rolled around, the players were looking forward to a good night’s sleep with a bracelet on the line. But sitting at 17 players and deep stacked, tournament officials decided to bring the players back today at noon PDT.

It will be a long final day as some of the best young players in the game go after WSOP gold. The chip leader is former Card Player Online Player of the Year Isaac “westmenloAA” Baron. He’ll be joined by notables such as David “raptor” Benefield, Tom “TitanTom32” Braband, Olivier “Livb112” Busquet, Matthias “goodvibe” Neu, Christian “da_professonal” Iacobellis, Billy Kopp, Lars Bonding, Mike Sowers, Thomas Keller, David “The Dragon” Pham, Nick “Grippolio” Grippo and Liya Gerasimova.

Here are the seating assignments and chip counts:

Table 153
Seat 1 — Matthias Neu — 435,000
Seat 2 — Olivier Busquet — 951,000
Seat 3 — David Pham — 880,000
Seat 4 — Danny Illingworth — 850,000
Seat 5 — Tom Braband — 474,000
Seat 6 — Isaac Baron — 1,101,000
Seat 7 — Fabian Quoss — 617,000
Seat 8 — Mike Sowers — 583,000
Seat 9 — Liya Gerasimova — 527,000

Table 155
Seat 1 — David Benefield — 239,000
Seat 2 — Christian Iacobellis — 509,000
Seat 3 — David Inselberg — 269,000
Seat 4 — Nicholas Grippo — 335,000
Seat 5 — Billy Kopp — 693,000
Seat 6 — Thomas Keller — 314,000
Seat 7 — Lars Bonding — 365,000
Seat 9 — Brian Lemke — 601,000

 
 
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