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Buy-In: $2,000
Prize Pool: $811,720
Entrants: 446

Event 38 - $2,000 Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 19, '09 - Jun 21, '09


Updates on Final Day (Jun 21, 09)


Marc Naalden Wins Event No. 38

Marc Naalden Wins Event No. 38 ($190,770) Steven Cowley Eliminated in Second Place ($117,902)

Marc Naalden raised on the button and Cowley pushed for the last of his stack with ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit. Naalden called with QClub Suit8Spade Suit and took the tournament when the board came QSpade Suit10Heart Suit9Heart Suit4Diamond Suit10Spade Suit.

Player Tags: Steve Cowley

Heads-Up For Naalden and Cowley

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 446

Chip Counts:

1. Marc Naalden — 2,300,000
2. Steven Cowley — 325,000

Average Chip Count: 1,338,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Tommy Hang — $54,182
3. Ian Johns — $77,576

Elimination Hands:

Tommy Hang Eliminated in Fourth Place ($54,182)

Marc Naalden raised in the cutoff and Tommy Hang reraised from the button. Naalden called, but all the money went in on a board reading KSpade Suit3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit.

Hang showed ASpade Suit5Heart Suit, but it was behind to Naalden’s pocket tens. The river was the 8Spade Suit and Hang was busted.

Ian JohnsIan Johns Eliminated in Third Place ($77,576)

Ian Johns was all in against Marc Naalden and Steven Cowley, who both checked down a board of ADiamond Suit7Club Suit2Club Suit9Heart Suit5Club Suit until Naalden bet the river.

Cowley folded and Naalden showed 6Club Suit3Club Suit for the flush, busting Johns from the tournament.

Player Tags: Tommy Hang,   Ian Johns

Alex Keating Hits the Rail

Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 446

Chip Counts:

1. Marc Naalden — 1,940,000
2. Steven Cowley — 350,000
3. Tommy Hang — 335,000
4. Ian Johns — 170,000

Average Chip Count: 669,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Alex Keating — $39,977

Elimination Hands:

Alex KeatingAlex Keating Eliminated in Fifth Place ($39,977)

Marc Naalden raised under the gun and Alex Keating moved in for his last 55,000. Naalden called with pocket fives and they held against Keating’s AClub SuitKDiamond Suit when the board ran out queen high.


Down to Five -- Naalden Crushing

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 446

Chip Counts:

1. Marc Naalden — 1,600,000
2. Steven Cowley — 350,000
3. Tommy Hang — 295,000
4. Ian Johns — 290,000
5. Alex Keating — 265,000

Average Chip Count: 535,200

Notable Eliminations:

7. Jared O’Dell — $25,439
6. Danny Qutami — $31,088

Elimination Hands:

Jared O’Dell Eliminated in Seventh Place ($25,439)

Jared O’Dell was all in for his last 45,000 preflop holding ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit against Tommy Hang’s dominating AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit.

The flop brought an ace and a queen and Hang’s two pair sent O’Dell to the rail.

Danny Qutami Eliminated in Sixth Place ($31,088)

Danny Qutami raised under the gun and Marc Naalden reraised in the cutoff. Qutami called and the flop came down JSpade Suit5Heart Suit4Club Suit.

Naalden continued with a bet and Qutami called and the turn was the QSpade Suit. Naalden bet, Qutami check-raised all in and Naalden called with KSpade SuitJDiamond Suit. Qutami needed an ace or a king with his ADiamond Suit10Club Suit, but the river was the 8Club Suit, sending him from the tournament.

Player Tags: Tommy Hang,   Danny Qutami

Two Quick Eliminations

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 446

Chip Counts:

1. Marc Naalden — 920,000
2. Steven Cowley — 345,000
3. Danny Qutami — 323,000
4. Alex Keating — 284,000
5. Ian Johns — 220,000
6. Tommy Hang — 135,000
7. Jared O’Dell — 120,000

Average Chip Count: 382,285

Notable Eliminations:

9. Rep Porter — $19,594

Elimination Hands:

Rep PorterRep Porter Eliminated in Ninth Place ($19,954)

Rep Porter was all in on a flop of KClub Suit8Diamond Suit7Club Suit against Jameson Painter. Porter’s AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit was well behind Painter’s AClub SuitADiamond Suit and he was eliminated when the turn and river improved Painter to the nut flush.

Jameson Painter Eliminated in Eighth Place ($21,819)

Marc Naalden raised from under the gun and Jameson Painter reraised from the cutoff. Naalden called and checked a flop of 10Club Suit7Spade Suit6Heart Suit.

Painter bet, Naalden raised and Painter called all in with KHeart SuitQHeart Suit. Naalden’s 10Diamond Suit8Heart Suit was in the lead and it stayed that way when the turn and river fell AClub Suit9Heart Suit.

Player Tags: Jameson Painter,   Rep Porter

Final Table Begins at 2:00 PDT

The final table of the $2,000 Limit Hold’em event is set. Former bracelet winners Ian Johns and Rep Porter are still alive and well and so is Alex “Kadabra” Keating, who has put his day two run in with Phil Hellmuth behind him and his big stack of chips.

Here are the seating assignments and chip counts heading into the final table:

Seat 1: Jared O’Dell — 189,000
Seat 2: Danny Qutami — 323,000
Seat 3: Ian Johns — 113,000
Seat 4: Marc Naalden — 755,000
Seat 5: Tommy Hang — 200,000
Seat 6: Steven Cowley — 322,000
Seat 7: Rep Porter — 287,000
Seat 8: Jameson Painter — 205,000
Seat 9: Alex Keating — 464,000

The final table begins at 2:00 PDT and Card Player will be providing live updates and chip counts of all the action.

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