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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,859,675
Entrants: 2095

Event 34 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 16, '09 - Jun 18, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 18, 09)

 
 

Eric Baldwin Wins Event No. 34 ($521,932)

Eric BaldwinEric Baldwin Wins Event No. 34 ($521,932) Jonas Klausen Eliminated in Second Place ($322,271)

Eric Baldwin raised to 165,000 and Jonas Klausen moved all in for his last million or so on top. Baldwin called with 10Club Suit10Heart Suit and Klausen showed down AHeart SuitQHeart Suit.

The board came KSpade SuitJSpade Suit6Diamond Suit6Heart Suit5Spade Suit and Klausen was eliminated in second place. Baldwin earned his first WSOP bracelet and a career high $521,932.

 

Final Table Update: Klausen Vs. Basebaldy Heads Up

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Eric Baldwin — 4,865,000
2. Jonas Klausen — 4,515,000

Average Chip Count: 4,713,750

Notable Eliminations:

4. Benjamin Scholl — $150,133
3. James Taylor — $213,046

Elimination Hands

Benjamin Scholl Eliminated in Fourth Place ($150,133)

Benjamin Scholl moved all in from the button for 235,000 and James Taylor called from the big blind.

Taylor showed AHeart Suit8Club Suit and was ahead of Scholl’s KSpade SuitJHeart Suit.

The board came KClub Suit3Spade Suit2Spade Suit6Spade SuitAClub Suit and Taylor’s pair of aces sent Scholl to the rail.

James Taylor Eliminated in Third Place ($213,046)

James Taylor raised in the small blind to 180,000 and Eric Baldwin called in the big blind.

The flop came out 7Club Suit5Diamond Suit3Spade Suit and Taylor bet 175,000. Baldwin moved all in and Taylor called for his tournament life after a few moments.

Taylor showed KHeart SuitQSpade Suit and Baldwin showed 9Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit for top pair. The turn and river came 10Heart Suit3Heart Suit and Taylor was eliminated.

 

Final Table Update: Three Quick Eliminations

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 4,450,000
2. Eric Baldwin — 3,055,000
3. James Taylor — 1,320,000
4. Benjamin Scholl — 650,000

Average Chip Count: 2,356,875

Notable Eliminations:

7. Steven Bradbury — $74,352
6. Andrew Youngblood — $89,222
5. Roland de Wolfe — $112,957

Elimination Hands

Steven Bradbury Eliminated in Seventh Place ($74,352)

James Taylor raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and Steven Bradbury moved all in from the big blind for his last 240,000.

Taylor called with 9Heart Suit6Heart Suit and was dominated by Bradbury’s ASpade Suit6Club Suit.

The board rolled out 9Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit2Diamond SuitKHeart Suit7Heart Suit and Bradbury was eliminated.

Andrew Youngblood Eliminated in Sixth Place ($89,222)

Jonas Klausen completed in the small blind and Andrew Youngblood checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came out 9Heart Suit8Diamond Suit6Heart Suit and Klausen bet 75,000. Youngblood raised to 420,000 and Klausen moved in. Youngblood instantly called with 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit for middle set but was behind to Klausen’s 7Spade Suit5Spade Suit for a flopped straight.

The turn and river came ASpade Suit5Heart Suit, failing to pair the board and Youngblood was eliminated.

Roland De Wolfe Eliminated in Fifth Place ($112,957)

Roland De Wolfe moved all in for his last 600,000 and Jonas Klausen called with ADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit. De Wolfe was dominated by 7Heart Suit6Heart Suit and was eliminated when the board came AClub SuitKClub Suit5Heart Suit7Spade Suit8Club Suit.

Player Tags: Roland de Wolfe
 

Final Table Update: Martin Jacobson Eliminated in Eighth Place

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,095

NOTE: The players went on dinner break for one hour and they will return at 8:45 p.m.

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 3,500,000
2. Steven Bradbury — 1,770,000
3. James Taylor — 1,281,000
4. Andrew Youngblood — 1,150,000
5. Eric Baldwin — 1,020,000
6. Roland de Wolfe — 625,000
7. Benjamin Scholl — 600,000

Average Chip Count: 1,346,785

Notable Eliminations:

8. Martin Jacobson – $65,487

Elimination Hands

Martin Jacobson Eliminated in Eighth Place ($65,487)

Martin Jacobson moved all in for 125,000 in early position preflop. Eric Baldwin reraised to 295,000 and everyone else mucked. Their cards:

Jasobson: ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit
Baldwin: QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit

Board: 10Club Suit6Spade Suit3Diamond Suit7Spade SuitJHeart Suit

Jaconson was eliminated in eighth place and Baldwin grew his stack to more than 1 million.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Martin Jacobson
 

Final Table Update: Eric Defontes Eliminated in Ninth Place

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 3,120,000
2. Steven Bradbury — 1,770,000
3. James Taylor — 1,381,000
4. Eric Baldwin — 1,335,000
5. Andrew Youngblood — 850,000
6. Roland de Wolfe — 560,000
7. Benjamin Scholl — 288,000
8. Martin Jacobson — 250,000

Average Chip Count: 1,178,437

Notable Eliminations:

9. Eric Defontes – $60,335

Elimination Hands

Eric Defontes Eliminated in Ninth Place ($60,335)

Jonas Klausen raised to 80,000 from middle position and Eric Defontes reraised all in from the big blind for 359,000. Klausen made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Klausen: AHeart Suit10Heart Suit
Defontes: 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit

Board: AClub Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart Suit9Spade SuitKSpade Suit

Defontes was eliminated in ninth place and Klausen grew his stack to more than 3 million.

 

Final Table Set: Young Phan Eliminated in 10th Place

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 2,535,000
2. Eric Baldwin — 1,586,000
3. Benjamin Scholl — 1,075,000
4. Steven Bradbury — 942,000
5. Andrew Youngblood — 895,000
6. James Taylor — 859,000
7. Martin Jacobson — 686,000
8. Roland de Wolfe — 419,000
9. Eric Defontes — 385,000

Average Chip Count: 1,047,500

Notable Eliminations:

10. Young Phan – $42,895

 

Level 23 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 10 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 1,950,000
2. Martin Jacobson — 1,750,000
3. Eric Baldwin — 1,650,000
4. Steven Bradbury — 1,380,000
5. Andrew Youngblood — 690,000
6. Eric Defontes — 585,000
7. Roland de Wolfe — 530,000
8. James Taylor — 505,000
9. Benjamin Scholl — 445,000
10. Young Phan — 335,000

Average Chip Count: 942,750

Notable Eliminations:

12. Pete Sawitzki – $42,895
11. Robert Mason – $42,895

 

Level 22 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 12 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Bradbury — 1,625,000
2. Jonas Klausen — 1,480,000
3. Eric Baldwin — 1,350,000
4. Martin Jacobson — 1,230,000
5. Roland de Wolfe — 645,000
6. Robert Mason — 618,000
7. Eric Defontes — 533,000
8. James Taylor — 520,000
9. Benjamin Scholl — 480,000
10. Andrew Youngblood — 429,000

Average Chip Count: 785,625

Notable Eliminations:

18. James Mackey – $21,533
17. Joseph Cada – $21,533
16. Pete Kevorkian – $21,533
15. Yves Grenon – $30,398
14. Sean Mullaghy – $30,398
13. Bertrand Grospellier – $30,398

 

Level 21 Chip Update

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

Players Remaining: 18 out of 2,095

Chip Counts:

1. Jonas Klausen — 780,000
2. Martin Jacobson — 700,000
3. Sean Mullaghy — 475,000
4. Jonathan Plens — 464,000
5. Praz Bansi — 450,000
6. Steven Ayoub — 420,000
7. James Taylor — 410,000
8. Pete Kevorkian — 400,000
9. Joseph Cada — 385,000
10. Bertrand Grospellier — 380,000

Average Chip Count: 523,750

Notable Eliminations:

21. Marc Whitford – $15,242
20. Matt Heiligenthaler – $15,242
19. Praz Bansi – $15,242

 

Final Day Begins at 1:00 PDT

The final day of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event will begin at 1:00 PDT.

Today promises to be an exciting day as notables such as Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jonas Klausen, James Mackey, Roland De Wolfe, Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin, Praz Bansi and Young Phan all contend for WSOP gold.

Here are the chip counts heading into play:

1. Jonas Klausen — 935,000
2. Martin Jacobson — 806,000
3. Roland de Wolfe — 644,000
4. Eric Baldwin — 610,000
5. Joseph Cada — 606,000
6. Benjamin Scholl — 574,000
7. Sean Mullaghy — 574,000
8. James Taylor — 522,000
9. Praz Bansi — 486,000
10. Steven Bradbury — 475,000
11. Bertrand Grospellier — 420,000
12. Matt Heiligenthaler — 384,000
13. Eric DeFontes — 356,000
14. Pete Kevorkian — 348,000
15. James Mackey — 299,000
16. Yves Grenon — 273,000
17. Andrew Youngblood — 270,000
18. Pete Sawitzki — 237,000
19. Robert Mason — 229,000
20. Young Phan — 211,000
21. Marc Whitford — 173,000

 
 
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