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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,796,065
Entrants: 2781

Event 51 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 27, '09 - Jun 29, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 29, 09)

 
 

Final Table Update: Carsten Joh Wins Event No. 51 ($664,426)

Carsten Joh Wins Event No. 51

Carsten Joh raised to 410,000 on the button and Andrew Chen moved all in from the big blind for 2,185,000 and Joh called instantly.

Joh showed the 6Club Suit6Diamond Suit and was a coinflip against the 9Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit. Joh won the flip as the board ran out QDiamond Suit4Club Suit3Club Suit5Diamond Suit6Spade Suit and that eliminated Andrew Chen in second place.

Chen earned $410,632 for his efforts and Carsten Joh takes home $664,426 and a gold bracelet.

 

Final Table Update: David Walasinski Eliminated, Down to Heads-Up

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2781

Chip Counts:

1. Carsten Joh — 8,900,000
2. Andrew Chen — 3,595,000

Average Chip Count: 6,257,250

Notable Eliminations:

3. David Walasinski – $272,405

Elimination Hands:

David Walasinski Eliminated in Third Place ($272,405)

Several hands after doubling up Casten Joh, David Walasinski moves all in from the button for 1,620,000 and is called by Carsten Joh from the big blind.

Joh tables KDiamond Suit10Club Suit and is way ahead of the KHeart Suit7Spade Suit that Walasinski exposed. The board ran out JSpade Suit10Diamond Suit6Spade Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and that eliminated Walasinski in third place and allows for the start of heads-up play.

 

Final Table Update: Two More Drop

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2781

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Chen — 6,275,000
2. David Walasinski — 4,380,000
3. Carsten Joh — 1,870,000

Average Chip Count: 4,171,500

Notable Eliminations:

4. Steven Levy – $192,650
5. Owen Crowe – $145,199

Elimination Hands:

Owen CroweOwen Crowe Eliminated in Fifth Place ($145,199)

Andrew Chen raised from the button and Owen Crowe three-bets from the small blind. After Carsten Joh folded in the big blind, Andrew Chen moved all in.

After several minutes in the tank, Crowe said “I’m probably going to hate myself” before calling.

Crowe showed the ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit and was up against the 8Spade Suit8Club Suit of Chen. The board ran out QClub Suit7Diamond Suit3Spade Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit, meaning that Chen’s pair held up and Crowe was sent home in fifth place.

Steven Levy Eliminated in Fourth Place ($192,650)

Steven Levy had just lost a race to David Walasinski to double him up a few hands before this hand came up.

Steven Levy raised to 220,000 in the small blind and David Walasinski moved all in from the big blind. Levy called and both hands were turned up.

Levy held the AHeart Suit9Diamond Suit, which was way behind the ADiamond SuitJClub Suit of Walasinski. The board fell QClub Suit10Heart Suit6Spade Suit8Heart Suit6Heart Suit, which eliminated Levy from the tournament.

Player Tags: Owen Crowe,   Steven Levy,   Andrew Chen
 

Final Table Update: Thibaut Durand Elilminated in Sixth Place

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2781

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Chen – 4,445,000
2. Steven Levy – 2,375,000
3. Owen Crowe – 2,230,000
4. David Walasinski – 1,900,000
5. Carsten Joh – 700,000

Average Chip Count: 2,502,900

Notable Eliminations:

6. Thibaut Durant – $115,817

Elimination Hands:

Thibaut Durant Eliminated in Sixth Place ($115,817)

Thibaut Durand moved all in preflop with JHeart Suit7Spade Suit and was up against Steven Levy who held QDiamond Suit7Club Suit.

The board was dry for Durand as it ran out 10Spade Suit6Spade Suit3Diamond Suit2Spade Suit10Club Suit, which eliminated Durand in sixth place. He will take home $115,817 for his efforts.

 

Kapalas Busts In Seventh

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Chen — 3,500,000
2. Owen Crowe — 2,675,000
3. Steven Levy — 1,950,000
4. David Walasinski — 1,800,000
5. Thibaut Durand — 1,500,000
6. Carsten Joh — 975,000

Average Chip Count: 2,085,750

Notable Eliminations:

7. Georgios Kapalas — 497,634

Elimination Hands:

Georgios Kapalas Eliminated in Seventh Place ($97,634)

Carsten Joh raised and everyone folded but Georgios Kapalas, who was all in on the big blind with JClub Suit7Diamond Suit. John showed pocket sevens and they held when the board came KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit8Club Suit6Diamond SuitAClub Suit.

Player Tags: Georgios Kapalas
 

Down to Seven, Chen Leads the Way with Quads

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Chen — 4,560,000
2. Steven Levy — 2,515,000
3. Owen Crowe — 2,500,000
4. Thibaut Durand — 1,300,000
5. Georgios Kapalas — 1,280,000
6. Carsten Joh — 955,000
7. David Walasinski — 700,000

Average Chip Count: 1,787,785

Notable Eliminations:

9. Nathan Page — $80,894
8. Jason Helder — $86,702

Elimination Hands:

Nathan Page Eliminated in Ninth Place ($80,894)

Nathan Page raised to 110,000 in the cutoff and Andrew Chen moved all in. Page called all in for his last 580,000 and showed AQDiamond Suit.

Chen showed pocket nines and made quads when the board ran out QSpade Suit9Heart Suit2Spade Suit9Club Suit7Diamond Suit to eliminate Page.

Jason Helder Eliminated in Eighth Place ($86,702)

Jason Helder was all in for his last 575,000 against Owen Crowe.

Helder showed AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit and Crowe had the pair with pocket nines. The board came JHeart SuitJClub Suit4Heart Suit5dDiamond SuitClub Suit and Helder was eliminated from the tournament, despite having the chip lead in the early stages of the final table.

 

Final Table Set: Players Head to Dinner

NOTE: The players are now on dinner break and they will return at 7:40 p.m.

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Jason Helder — 2,900,000
2. Steven Levy — 2,515,000
3. Thibaut Durand — 1,420,000
4. Georgios Kapalas — 1,280,000
5. Andrew Chen — 1,050,000
6. Owen Crowe — 1,030,000
7. Carsten Joh — 875,000
8. Nathan Page — 735,000
9. David Walasinski — 700,000

Average Chip Count: 1,390,500

Notable Eliminations:

 

FInal Day Update: Down to 10

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

Players Remaining: 10 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Levy — 2,200,000
2. Jason Helder — 2,100,000
3. Thibaut Durand — 1,520,000
4. Georgios Kapalas — 1,450,000
5. Andrew Chen — 1,160,000
6. Owen Crowe — 1,150,000
7. Carsten Joh — 900,000
8. David Walasinski — 770,000
9. Joe Mazursky — 500,000
10. Nathan Page — 246,000

Average Chip Count: 1,042,875

Notable Eliminations:

 

Level 24 Chip Update (In the Money)

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

Players Remaining: 12 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Levy — 2,050,000
2. Thibaut Durand — 1,810,000
3. Georgios Kapalas — 1,740,000
4. Carsten Joh — 1,030,000
5. Josh Schlein — 1,000,000
6. Owen Crowe — 850,000
7. Jason Helder — 800,000
8. Nathan Page — 800,000
9. Andrew Chen — 750,000
10. Diego Vilela — 750,000

Average Chip Count: 1,042,875

Notable Eliminations:

None

 

Level 23 Chip Update (In the Money)

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

Players Remaining: 15 out of 2,781

Chip Counts:

1. Thibaut Durand — 1,810,000
2. Georgios Kapalas — 1,620,000
3. Steven Levy — 1,150,000
4. Josh Schlein — 1,000,000
5. Owen Crowe — 910,000
6. Nathan Page — 825,000
7. Jason Helder — 800,000
8. Andrew Chen — 750,000
9. Jesper Mertz — 720,000
10. Viktoria Szilasi — 400,000

Average Chip Count: 834,300

Notable Eliminations:

None

 
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