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Buy-In: $15,000 + $400
Prize Pool: $3,899,400
Entrants: 268

WPT Bellagio Cup V Championship Event

  • Jul 13, '09 - Jul 19, '09
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Updates on Final Table (Jul 19, 09)

 
 

Alexandre Gomes Wins Bellagio Cup V ($1,187,670)

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Alexandre Gomes — 16,085,000

Notable Eliminations:

2. Faraz Jaka — $774,870

Elimination Hands:

Alexandre Gomes

Alexandre Gomes Wins Bellagio Cup V ($1,187,670); Faraz Jaka Eliminated in Second Place ($774,870)

With Alexandre Gomes holding a 2-1 chip advantage, the Brazilian PokerStars Pro raised to 545,000 preflop, and Faraz Jaka reraised all in for just under 5 million. Gomes made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Gomes: AClub SuitJHeart Suit
Jaka: ASpade Suit7Heart Suit

Board: 8Diamond Suit6Spade Suit2Club Suit6Diamond Suit9Spade Suit

Gomes won the hand and he started a spirited celebration with his Brazilian comrades that had stuck around to support him at this late hour. Gomes took home $1,187,670 in prize money. He now has a WSOP gold bracelet and a WPT title in his possession. Jaka was eliminated in second place and he took home $774,870.

Player Tags: Faraz Jaka,   Alexandre Gomes
 

Final Table Update: Justin Smith Eliminated in Third Place ($464,870)

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Alexandre Gomes — 8,375,000
2. Faraz Jaka — 7,715,000

Average Chip Count: 3,216,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Justin Smith – $464,870

Elimination Hands:

Justin Smith

Justin Smith Eliminated in Third Place ($464,870)

After hurting his knee to the point where he could not walk without assistance during a celebration following a double up, Justin Smith decided to keep playing but he just busted in third place. On the final hand Smith got the last of his chips into the middle preflop against Faraz Jaka. Their cards:

Jaka: KHeart SuitKClub Suit
Smith: AClub Suit4Spade Suit

Board: QHeart Suit8Club Suit6Diamond Suit9Spade Suit5Heart Suit

Smith was eliminated in third place and he takes home $464,870 in prize money. Jaka grew his stack up to 7,715,000 after the hand. He will take that into battle heads up against the 8,375,000 that Alexandre Gomes holds.

Player Tags: Faraz Jaka,   Alexandre Gomes
 

Final Table Update: Alec Torelli Eliminated in Fourth Place ($271,165)

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Alexandre Gomes — 8,420,000
2. Faraz Jaka — 6,145,000
3. Justin Smith — 1,520,000

Average Chip Count: 3,216,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Alec Torelli — $271,165

Elimination Hands:

Alec Torelli

Alec Torelli Eliminated in Fourth Place ($271,165)

Alexandre Gomes raised under the gun to 250,000 and Alec Torelli reraised from the small blind to 710,000. Gomes then moved all in and Torellie made the all-in call. Their cards:

Gomes: 10Diamond Suit10Heart Suit
Torelli: ASpade SuitQClub Suit

Board: JClub Suit8Club Suit6Heart SuitKClub Suit7Diamond Suit

Gomes won the hand to grow his stack to 8,420,000 and Torelli was eliminated in fourth place. He will take home $271,165 in prize money.

Player Tags: Alec Torelli,   Alexandre Gomes
 

Final Table Update: Christopher Sonesson Eliminated in Fifth Place ($203,385)

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Alexandre Gomes — 7,245,000
2. Faraz Jaka — 3,690,000
3. Justin Smith — 2,920,000
4. Alec Torelli — 2,380,000

Average Chip Count: 3,216,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Christopher Sonesson — $203,385

Elimination Hands:

Christopger Sonesson

Christopher Sonesson Eliminated in Fifth Place ($203,385)

Christopher Sonesson moved all in under the gun for 1,145,000 and Alexandre Gomes made the call from the cutoff. Their cards:

Sonesson: 4Diamond Suit4Spade Suit
Gomes: ASpade SuitQDiamond Suit

Board: 8Diamond Suit7Spade Suit5Diamond SuitJClub SuitQClub Suit

Sonesson was eliminated on the hand in fifth place and he will take home $203,385 in prize money. Gomes grew his stack to 7,245,000.

Player Tags: Christoffer Sonesson
 

Final Table Update: Erik Seidel Eliminated in Sxith Place ($164,640)

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Faraz Jaka — 7,030,000
2. Justin Smith — 2,920,000
3. Alec Torelli — 2,390,000
4. Alexandre Gomes — 2,240,000
5. Christopher Sonesson — 1,505,000

Average Chip Count: 3,216,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Erik Seidel – $164,640

Elimination Hands:

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel Eliminated in Sixth Place ($164,640)

Justin Smith raised to 145,000 preflop from the cutoff and Erik Seidel made the call from the big blind. Seidel then checked a flop of 8Spade Suit5Heart Suit3Spade Suit and Smith bet 225,000. Seidel check-rasied all in and Smith made the call. Their cards:

Smith: 9Heart Suit9Club Suit
Seidel: KSpade Suit9Spade Suit

Turn and River: 4Heart Suit2Diamond Suit

Smith won the hand to grow his stack to 2,920,000 and Seidel was eliminated in sixth place. He will take home $164,640 in prize money.

Player Tags: Erik Seidel,   Justin Smith
 

Final Table Update: Justin Smith Doubles Up

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Faraz Jaka — 5,736,000
2. Alexandre Gomes — 2,795,000
3. Erik Seidel — 2,125,000
4. Justin Smith — 2,285,000
5. Alec Torelli — 1,985,000
6. Christopher Sonesson — 1,270,000

Average Chip Count: 2,680,000

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Elimination Hands:

The original plan was to update you on all of the elimination hands from the final table. There hasn’t been any of that going around thus far, so here is the first double-up hand from the final table – four hours into play.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith Doubles Up

Justin Smith moved all in preflop and Faraz Jaka called him down. Their cards:

Smith: KDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit
Jaka: ADiamond Suit10Club Suit

Board: 9Club Suit9Spade Suit5Diamond SuitJHeart Suit5Heart Suit

Smith hit a jack on the turn to double up and play continued with all six players at the final table. If Jaka had won the hand, he would have held as many chips as the rest of his competitors combined. He now holds 5,736,000. Smith doubled up to 2,285,000.

Player Tags: Faraz Jaka,   Justin Smith
 

Final Table Update: Waiting for a Bust Out

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 268

Chip Counts:

1. Faraz Jaka — 5,119,000
2. Erik Seidel — 3,728,000
3. Alexandre Gomes — 2,172,000
4. Christopher Sonesson — 1,958,000
5. Alec Torelli — 1,869,000
6. Justin Smith — 1,237,000

Average Chip Count: 2,680,000

Notable Eliminations:

NONE

Elimination Hands:

The first stretch of play has started very cautiously between the players at this very talented final table. We will bring you all of the elimination hands as they happen, but nothing to report just yet. Justin Smith has taken the biggest hit to his stack during this stretch of play. He has fallen from second chip position to last chip position. Erik Seidel has prospered the most during this stretch, growing his stack to almost 4 million and jumping to second in chips. Chip leader Faraz Jaka has held steady just above 5 million to pace the field.

 

Shuffle Up and Deal

The final six players have taken their seats at the final table and cards are in the air. Blinds begin at 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante. Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:

Seat 1: Faraz Jaka — 5,041,000
Seat 2: Erik Seidel — 2,170,000
Seat 3: Christopher Sonesson — 1,671,000
Seat 4: Alexandre Gomes — 1,586,000
Seat 5: Justin Smith — 2,992,000
Seat 6: Alec Torelli — 2,623,000

Follow along to see who will emerge as champion with the first-place prize of $,187,670.

 
 
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