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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,846,570
Entrants: 2818

Event 54 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 29, '09 - Jul 01, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 09)

 
 

Tony Veckey Wins!

Tony Veckey Wins Event No. 54 ($673,276) Jason Wheeler Eliminated in Second Place ($418,122)

On a flop of QClub Suit10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit, Jason Wheeler bet 450,000 and Tony Veckey called. The turn was the 8Club Suit and Wheeler bet 1,200,000. Veckey moved all in and Wheeler called for his tournament life.

Wheeler showed JClub Suit9Heart Suit for the nut straight and looked good to double up, but Veckey’s AhQs made a full house when the river was the QDiamond Suit, busting Wheeler in second place

Veckey picked up his first gold bracelet and $673,276.

 

Heads-Up! It's Heads-Up Time!

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Jason Wheeler — 8,000,000
2. Tony Veckey — 4,700,000

Average Chip Count: 6,340,500

Notable Eliminations:

4. Sergey Konkin — $195,213
3. Joseph Chaplin — $276,029

Elimination Hands:

Sergey Konkin Eliminated in Fourth Place ($195,213)

Sergey Konkin was all in on the big blind and Tony Veckey, Jason Wheeler and Jospeh Chaplin all checked down a board of AClub Suit4Heart Suit3Club Suit2Heart SuitJDiamond Suit.

Veckey showed ADiamond Suit10Club Suit and it was good enough to send Konkin out of the tournament.

Joseph Chaplin Eliminated in Third Place ($276,029)

Joseph Chaplin raised to 200,000 and Tony Veckey and Jason Wheeler called from the blinds. The flop came 9Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit and Veckey bet 450,000.

Wheeler called and Chaplin moved all in for 1,600,000. Veckey folded and Wheeler called with QDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit. Chaplin showed 8Club Suit7Heart Suit and was temporarily ahead until the turn and river came QClub SuitKSpade Suit, sending him to the rail.

 

Fearsome Foursome

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Jason Wheeler — 4,700,000
2. Sergey Konkin — 3,500,000
3. Joseph Chaplin — 3,000,000
4. Tony Veckey — 1,450,000

Average Chip Count: 3,170,250

Notable Eliminations:

6. Christopher Bonita — $147,131
5. Andrew Malott — $195,213

Elimination Hands:

Christopher Bonita Eliminated in Sixth Place ($147,131)

On a flop of 9Spade Suit8Spade Suit3Diamond Suit, Jason Wheeler bet 210,000 and Christopher Bonita called.

The turn was the JHeart Suit and Wheeler bet 425,000. Bonita moved all in and Wheeler called with 10Spade Suit7Spade Suit for the made straight. Bonita was in major trouble and drawing to a chop with 7Club Suit6Club Suit.

The river was a 5Diamond Suit, giving Bonita a straight, but it wasn’t good enough to avoid the payout line.

Andrew Malott Eliminated in Fifth Place ($195,213)

Andrew Malott raised to 115,000 and Joseph Chaplin reraised to 500,000. Malott moved in and Chaplin called with AClub SuitJClub Suit.

He was in major trouble as Malott showed pocket kings, but the the board hit him hard with AHeart SuitQClub Suit4Club Suit2Spade Suit9Club Suit to give him the nut flush and eliminate Malott.

 

Three Down, Six Remaining

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,818
Chip Counts:

1. Sergey Konkin — 3,500,000
2. Chris Bonita — 2,400,000
3. Jason Wheeler — 1,950,000
4. Tony Veckey — 1,600,000
5. Andrew Malott — 1,500,000
6. Joseph Chaplin — 1,300,000

Average Chip Count: 2,113,500

Notable Eliminations:

9. Miha Remic — $81,970
8. David Jaoui — $87,855
7. Christopher DeMaci — $98,933

Elimination Hands:

Miha Remic Eliminated in Ninth Place ($81,970)

Miha Remic moved all in on the button and was looked up by Andrew Malott in the big blind. Remic showed JHeart Suit9Spade Suit and was racing against Malott’s pocket fives.

The board came out ASpade Suit2Spade Suit2Heart Suit6Heart Suit3Club Suit and Remic was eliminated.

David Jaoui Eliminated in Eighth Place ($87,855)

David Jaoui moved all in for his last 650,000 in middle position and was called by Sergey Konkin.

Konkin showed pocket queens and had Jaoui’s ASpade Suit9Club Suit in bad shape. The board failed to provide any help and Jaoui was eliminated.

Christopher DeMaci Eliminated in Seventh Place ($98,933)

Christopher DeMaci moved all in for his last 525,000 in the small blind and Sergey Konkin called behind him.

DeMaci showed QDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit and was dominated by Konkin’s QHeart SuitJClub Suit. Both players paired their kickers on a JHeart Suit5Spade Suit4Diamond Suit4Club SuitKClub Suit board and DeMaci was eliminated.

 

Final Table Set; Mike Ratcliff Eliminated in 10th place ($57,506)

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,818
Chip Counts:

1. Jason Wheeler — 2,700,000
2. Chris Bonita — 2,100,000
3. Chris DeMaci — 1,300,000
4. Joseph Chaplin — 1,300,000
5. Tony Veckey — 1,180,000
6. Andrew Malott — 1,000,000
7. David Jaoui — 920,000
8. Miha Remic — 800,000
9. Sergey Konkin — 700,000

Average Chip Count: 1,409,000

Notable Eliminations:

10. Mike Ratcliff — $57,506

Left in the Deck

The remaining nine players took a one hour dinner break and will return to the final at approximately 7:15 pm PDT.

 

Final Day Update: 10 Players Remain

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

Players Remaining: 10 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Jason Wheeler — 2,000,000
2. Chris Bonita — 1,980,000
3. Chris DeMaci — 1,300,000
4. Joseph Chaplin — 1,300,000
5. Tony Veckey — 1,180,000
6. Andrew Malott — 1,000,000
7. David Jaoui — 920,000
8. Miha Remic — 800,000
9. Sergey Konkin — 700,000
10. Mike Ratcliff — 415,000

Average Chip Count: 1,268,100

Notable Eliminations:

11. Arkadiy Tsinis — $57,506

 

Final Day Update: 11 Players Remain

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

Players Remaining: 11 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Christopher DeMaci — 1,901,000
2. Jason Wheeler — 1,450,000
3. Mike Ratcliff — 1,200,000
4. Chris Bonita — 1,1,50,000
5. Sergey Konkin — 1,000,000
6. Joseph Chaplin — 900,000
7. Andrew Malott — 820,000
8. Tom Veckey — 730,000
9. Arkadiy Tsinis — 720,000
10. David Jaoui — 640,000

Average Chip Count: 1,152,818

Notable Eliminations:

17. Todd Lundwall — $28,310
16. John Spagnuolo — $28,310
15. Vivek Rajkumar — $40,350
14. Thai Tran — $40,350
13. Felix Lambertz — $40,350
12. Brian Green — $57,506

 

Final Day Update: 17 Remain

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

Players Remaining: 17 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Christopher DeMaci — 1,850,000
2. Sergey Konkin — 1,400,000
3. Chris Bonita — 1,150,000
4. Jason Wheeler — 1,030,000
5. Andrew Malott — 820,000
6. Joseph Chaplin — 780,000
7. John Spagnuolo — 650,000
8. Felix Lambertz — 500,000
9. Vivek Rajkumar — 460,000
10. Arkadiy Tsinis — 451,000

Average Chip Count: 745,941

Notable Eliminations:

24. Philippe Narboni — $19,848
23. Paul Nunes — $19,848
22. Wayne Chow — $19,848
21. Matt Stern — $19,848
20. Steven Rubinfeld — $19,848
19. Jon Christensen — $19,848
18. Kevin Rosini — $28,310

 

Final Day Update: 24 Players Remain

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

Players Remaining: 24 out of 2,818

Chip Counts:

1. Sergey Konkin — 1,400,000
2. Christopher DeMaci — 1,332,000
3. Joseph Chaplin — 1,095,000
4. Jason Wheeler — 853,000
5. Mike Ratcliff — 745,000
6. Jon Christensen — 672,000
7. John Spagnuolo — 553,000
8. Andrew Malott — 540,000
9. Felix Lambertz — 500,000
10. Arkadiy Tsinis — 451,000

Average Chip Count: 528,375

Notable Eliminations:

28. Brandon Wong — $15,578
27. Mike Maher — $19,848
26. Stephen Outram — $19,848
25. Eric Hayes — $19,848

 

Final Day Begins at 1:00 PDT

Wednesday promises to be a long one as the 28 remaining players battle down to a champion. Leading the way is Sergey Konkin and he is followed by Christopher DeMaci and Joseph Chaplin.

WPT champion Vivek Rajkumar hopes to pick up his first bracelet as well and sits in the middle of the pack.

Join us at 1:00 PDT as we bring you level-by-level updates until a winner is determined.

 
 
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