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Buy-In: $15,000 + $400
Prize Pool: $4,001,250
Entrants: 275

WPT Festa Al Lago Championship -- No-Limit Hold'em

  • Oct 21, '09 - Oct 26, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Oct 26, 09)

 
 

Chip Count Update

Seat 1: Tommy Vedes — 9,540,000
Seat 2: Jason Lavallee — 4,860,000
Seat 3: Craig Crivello — 2,090,000

 

Freddy Deeb Eliminated in Fourth Place ($278,300)

Freddy DeebLevel: 26

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 10,000 ante

Average Chip Count: 5,500,000

Freddy Deeb moved all in under the gun for 975,000 and Tommy Vedes called on the button.

Deeb showed AHeart Suit4Spade Suit and Vedes showed pocket sixes. The board came safely in the form of 8Diamond Suit7Club Suit2Diamond Suit10Diamond SuitQSpade Suit and Deeb was eliminated in fourth place. Vedes now has a monster stack of 9.7 million.

Player Tags: Tommy Vedes,   Freddy Deeb
 

Tommy Vedes Spikes Two-Outer to Grab Chip Lead

Level: 25

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Average Chip Count: 4,125,000

Freddy Deeb raised to 400,000 from under the gun and Tommy Vedes reraised to 1,250,000 from the button.

Deeb announced all in and Vedes called off the rest of his stack with pocket queens. Deeb showed pocket kings and was in great shape to take out Vedes, but the board ran out JClub Suit9Club Suit5Spade Suit6Heart SuitQClub Suit and Vedes spiked a queen on the river to double up to the chip lead with 6.25 million. Deeb is now the short stack with less than 2 million.

Player Tags: Tommy Vedes,   Freddy Deeb
 

Chip Counts

Seat 1: Tommy Vedes — 2,910,000
Seat 2: Jason Lavallee — 5,695,000
Seat 3: Craig Crivello — 3,295,000
Seat 4: Freddy Deeb — 4,620,000

 

Jason Burt Eliminated in Fifth Place ($208,725)

Jason BurtLevel: 25

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Average Chip Count: 4,125,000

Freddy Deeb raised to 400,000 from under the gun and Jason Burt moved all in from the cutoff for his last 1.1 million.

Deeb called with AClub SuitQDiamond Suit, dominating Burt’s ASpade SuitJSpade Suit. The board came out KClub SuitQSpade Suit4Club Suit9Diamond Suit8Spade Suit and Burt was eliminated in fifth place.

Deeb is now stacked with 4.6 million.

Player Tags: Freddy Deeb,   Jason Burt
 

Shawn Cunix Eliminated in Sixth Place ($168,970)

Shawn CunixLevel: 25

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Average Chip Count: 3,300,000

Shawn Cunix moved all in for his last 550,000 and Craig Crivello called from the big blind with ADiamond SuitQClub Suit.

Cunix showed 8Heart Suit6Heart Suit for two live cards, but the board came KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Heart SuitJDiamond Suit and Crivello’s flush sent Cunix to the rail in sixth place. Crivello now has 3.2 million.

Player Tags: Craig Crivello,   Shawn Cunix
 

Quick Break With Chip Counts

As the players take a quick break, here’s a look at the current chip counts:

Seat 1: Tommy Vedes — 3,880,000
Seat 2: Jason Lavallee — 4,140,000
Seat 3: Craig Crivello — 2,310,000
Seat 4: Freddy Deeb — 4,065,000
Seat 5: Jason Burt — 1,685,000
Seat 6: Shawn Cunix — 610,000

 

Tommy Vedes Hits Four-Outer To Survive

Tommy VedesLevel: 24

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

Average Chip Count: 2,750,000

Craig Crivello raised to 240,000 from under the gun and Freddy Deeb called in middle position.

Shawn Cunix then called from the button, Tommy Vedes called from the small blind and Jason Lavallee called from the big blind. Phew!

The flop came down KDiamond SuitQClub Suit6Heart Suit and everyone checked to Cunix who bet 720,000. Vedes moved all in for 1.3 million and change and everyone else got out of the way.

Cunix called with 6Club Suit6Diamond Suit for bottom set and Vedes showed KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit for top two pair.

Needing a four-outer to stay alive, Vedes came through when the KClub Suit5Club Suit hit the turn and river, filling his hand to give him a higher full house.

Vedes now has 3.9 million and Cunix is crippled down to 610,000.

Player Tags: Tommy Vedes
 

Lavallee Wins Big Pot From Vedes

Jason LavalleeLevel: 24

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

Average Chip Count: 2,750,000

Jason Lavallee raised to 205,000 from under the gun and was called by Tommy Vedes in the big blind.

The flop came down JSpade Suit9Heart Suit6Club Suit and Vedes checked to Lavallee who continued with a bet of 280,000.

Vedes called and the turn was the 3Diamond Suit. Vedes checked, Lavallee bet 520,000 and Vedes called.

The river was the KDiamond Suit and Vedes checked once again. Lavallee thought it over, bet 850,000 and scooped the pot when Vedes mucked.

Lavallee now has 4.3 million and Vedes is among the shorter stacks with 1.5 million.

Player Tags: Tommy Vedes,   Jason Lavallee
 

Freddy Deeb Extends His Chip Lead

Freddy DeebLevel: 24

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

Average Chip Count: 2,750,000

Freddy Deeb raised to 255,000 and Shawn Cunix called on the button. The flop came down KClub Suit10Spade Suit4Heart Suit and Deeb checked. Cunix bet 350,000 and Deeb made the call.

The turn was the 6Club Suit and deeb checked again. Cunix bet 600,000 and Deeb called. The river was the ADiamond Suit and both players checked.

Deeb showed pocket queens and Cunix mucked, putting his stack down to 2.3 million. Deeb is now even stronger with 4.9 million.

Player Tags: Freddy Deeb,   Shawn Cunix
 
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