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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $877,695
Entrants: 643

Event 26 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 12, '09 - Jun 14, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 14, 09)

 
 

Tomas Alenius Wins Event No. 26 ($197,488)

Tomas Alenius Wins Event No. 26 ($197,488) Jason Tam Eliminated in Second Place ($122,000)

Jason Tam raised on the button and Tomas Alenius reraised. Tam put in the last of his chips with another raise and Alenius called.

Tam was well behind with QSpade Suit5Club Suit against Alenius and his ASpade Suit4Club Suit.

The board ran out 10Club Suit6Heart Suit2Heart SuitKDiamond SuitKHeart Suit and ace-high was all that Alenius needed to pick up his first career WSOP bracelet. For his victory, Alenius pocketed $197,488 and Tam banked $122,000 for his runner-up performance.

Player Tags: Tomas Alenius,   Jason Tam
 

Final Table Update: Al Barbieri Eliminated in 3rd Place ($80,072)

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 643

Chip Counts:

1. Tomas Alenius — 1,500,000
2. Jason Tam — 1,400,000

Average Chip Count: 1,446,750

Notable Eliminations:

3. Al Barbieri — $80,072

Big Hands

Al BarbieriAl Barbieri Eliminated in 3rd place ($80,072)

Al Barbieri raises before the flop, Jason Tam reraises from the small blind and Barbieri calls. The flop comes ASpade SuitJClub Suit8Spade Suit, and Tam leads out. Barbieri raises, Tam three-bets, Barbieri four-bets and Tam calls. The turn is the 7Heart Suit, Tam bets and Barbieri calls all in for his last 15,000. Both palyers turn over their cards.

Barbieri: JSpade Suit10Diamond Suit
Tam: ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit

Barbieri gets it in with middle pair and a gut-shot straight draw while Tam has the best hand with top pair. The river is the 4Diamond Suit, failing to improve Barbieri’s hand as he is eliminated in 3rd place ($80,072).

Player Tags: Al Barbieri
 

Final Table Update: Arvanetes 5th, Engelbert 4th

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 643

Chip Counts:

1. Jason Tam — 970,000
2. Tomas Alenius — 930,000
3. Al Barbieri — 850,000

Average Chip Count: 964,500

Notable Eliminations:

5. Demetrios Arvanetes — $40,681
4. Glenn Engelbert — $55,576

Big Hands

Demetrios Arvanetes Eliminated in 5th place ($40,681)

Tomas Alenius raises from the button and Glenn Engelbert calls from the small blind. Demetrios Arvanetes three-bets for almost all of his chips from the big blind and both opponents call.

The flop comes JHeart Suit7Club Suit3Club Suit, Arvanetes moves all in for his last 10,000 and both players call. The turn is the 2Club Suit and both players check the side pot. The river is the JClub Suit, pairing the board and once again, both players check the side pot. Everyone turns over their cards.

Alenius: KClub Suit9Heart Suit
Engelbert: 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit
Arvanetes: ASpade Suit7Heart Suit

Engelbert flops a set and rivers a full house, raking the pot and eliminating Demetrios Arvanetes in 5th place ($40,681).

Glenn Engelbert Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,576)

Tomas Alenius raises from under the gun, Glenn Engelbert gets it all in for 45,000 from the button and Jason Tam calls from the big blind. The flop comes 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit5Diamond Suit, Alenius bets and Tam folds. Both players turn over their cards.

Alenius: AHeart SuitAClub Suit
Engelbert: QSpade Suit7Spade Suit

Engelbert is miles ahead. The turn and river are the 6Club Suit and the river is the 5Club Suit, no help to Glenn Engelbert who is eliminated in 4th place ($55,576).

Left in the Deck

The remaining three players went on a sixty-minute dinner break and will return at approximately 6:50 pm PDT.

 

Final Table Update: Dominik Kulicki Eliminated in 6th Place ($31,325)

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 643

Chip Counts:

1. Al Barbieri — 1,170,000
2. Glenn Engelbert — 510,000
3. Jason Tam — 500,000
4. Tomas Alenius — 410,000
5. Demetrios Arvanetes — 280,000

Average Chip Count: 578,700

Notable Eliminations:

6. Dominik Kulicki — $31,325

Big Hands

Dominik Kulicki Eliminated in 6th Place ($31,325)Dominik Kulicki

Jason Tam raises from early position and Dominik Kulicki three-bets all in. Tam calls and both players turn over their cards.

Kulicki: KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Tam: ASpade SuitAHeart Suit

Board: QSpade Suit7Club Suit4Spade Suit10Club Suit6Diamond Suit

Tam’s aces hold up and Dominik Kulicki is eliminated in 6th place ($31,325).

Player Tags: Domini Kulicki
 

Final Table Update: Miller 9th Place, Duong 8th, Porter 7th

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 643

Chip Counts:

1. Al Barbieri — 1,085,000
2. Glenn Engelbert — 530,000
3. Tomas Alenius — 405,000
4. Demetrios Arvanetes — 375,000
5. Jason Tam — 365,000
6. Dominik Kulciki — 140,000

Average Chip Count: 482,250

Notable Eliminations:

9. Cole Miller — $18,932
8. Kim-Phong Duong — $21,416
7. Rep Porter — $25,313

Big Hands:

Cole Miller Eliminated in 9th place ($18,932)

Action folds around to Cole Miller who raises from the small blind, Al Baribieri calls from the big blind.

The flop comes QHeart Suit5Club Suit3Heart Suit, and Miller leads out. Barbieri raises and Miller three-bets. Barbieri puts in one more raise as Miller calls all in for his last 2,000. Both players turn over their cards.

Barbieri: 8Club Suit5Heart Suit
Miller: AHeart Suit9Diamond Suit

Baribieri flops a pair of fives, leading the hand. The turn and river are the 10Club Suit and the QSpade Suit, no help to Cole Miller who is eliminated in 9th place ($18,932).

Kim-Phong Duong Eliminated in 8th Place ($21,416)

Glenn Engelbert raises from under the gun and Kim-Phong Duong calls all in for his last 22,000. Jason Tam calls from the small blind and they check down the side pot.

The final board is 6Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit4Spade Suit10Heart Suit, and everyone turns over their hand.

Duong: AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Engelbert: AClub SuitKDiamond Suit
Tam: 9Heart Suit7Club Suit

No one is able to improve as Engelbert’s A-K high rakes the pot, eliminating Kim-Phong Duong in 8th place ($21,416).

Rep PorterRep Porter Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,313)

Rep Porter raises from under the gun and Demetrios Arvanetes calls from the big blind. The flop comes 7Spade Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit, and Arvanetes bets out. Porter raises and Arvanetes calls. The turn is the 4Spade Suit, Porter bets and Arvanetes calls. The river is the 7Heart Suit and Porter gets his last few chips in the middle. Arvanetes calls and turns over JSpade Suit10Spade Suit for a flush. Rep Porter is eliminated in 7th place ($25,313).

Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   Cole Miller
 

Final Table Update: Cole Miller 9th Place, Kim-PhongDuong 8th

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: XXX out of XXX

Chip Counts:

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Average Chip Count: XXX

Notable Eliminations:

9. Cole Miller — $18,932

Big Hands:

Cole Miller Eliminated in 9th place (%18,932)

Action folds around to Cole Miller who raises from the small blind, Al Baribieri calls from the big blind.

The flop comes QHeart Suit5Club Suit3Heart Suit, and Miller leads out. Barbieri raises and Miller three-bets. Barbieri puts in one more raise as Miller calls all in for his last 2,000. Both players turn over their cards.

Barbieri: 8Club Suit5Heart Suit
Miller: AHeart Suit9Diamond Suit

Baribieri flops a pair of fives, leading the hand. The turn and river are the 10Club Suit and the QSpade Suit, no help to Cole Miller who is eliminated in 9th place ($18,932).

Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   Cole Miller
 

Final Table Set; Richard Brodie Bubbles 10th

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 9 out of 643

Chip Counts:

1. Al Barbieri — 495,000
2. Glenn Engelbert — 485,000
3. Rep Porter — 370,000
4. Tomas Alenius — 370,000
5. Demetrios Arvanetes — 295,000
6. Jason Tam — 285,000
7. Dominik Kulicki — 190,000
8. Cole Miller — 180,000
9. Kim-Phong Duong — 175,000

Average Chip Count: 312,500

Notable Eliminations:

15. John Varner — $10,076
14. Mike Schiffman — $10,076
13. Andrew Kerstine — $10,076
12. Yan Peng Li — $13,543
11. Ken Dickenson — $13,543
10. Richard Brodie — $13,543

 
 
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