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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,824,200
Entrants: 2092

Event 5 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • May 31, '10 - Jun 02, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 02, 10)


Final Table Update: Vincent Jacques Eliminated In 2nd Place: Praz Bansi Wins Event No. 5

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,092

Notable Eliminations:

2. Vincent Jacques — $320,913

Big Hands:

Praz BansiVincent Jacques Eliminated In 2nd Place ($320,913); Praz Bansi Wins Event No. 5 ($515,501)

Praz Bansi raised to 225,000 preflop and the action was on Vincent Jacques. He moved in for 315,000 total and Bansi made a quick call.

Jacques turned over AClub Suit8Spade Suit but was dominated by Bansi’s ASpade SuitJSpade Suit.

The board ran out QSpade SuitQDiamond SuitJHeart Suit8Diamond Suit2Club Suit and Bansi took down his second WSOP bracelet and a cool half million dollars to go with it.

Player Tags: Praz Bansi

Final Table Update: Calvin Kordus Eliminated In 3rd Place

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,092

Average Chip Count: 4,707,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Praz Bansi – 5,000,000
2. Vincent Jacques – 4,280,000

Notable Eliminations:

Big Hands:

Calvin KordusCalvin Kordus Eliminated In 3rd Place ($223,069)

Calvin Kordus moved all in preflop and Vincent Jacques made the call.

Kordus tabled ADiamond Suit5Diamond Suit and was dominated by Vincent Jacques AClub Suit8Club Suit.

The board ran out ASpade SuitKSpade Suit10Diamond Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit and Kordus made his exit in third place, leaving Jacques and Praz Bansi to battle heads-up for the bracelet.

Player Tags: Praz Bansi,   Calvin Kordus

Final Table Update: Donald Offord Eliminated In 6th Place, Berda 5th, Tuthill 4th

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,092

Average Chip Count: 784,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Praz Bansi – 5,000,000
2. Calvin Kordus – 2,810,000
3. Vincent Jacques – 2,350,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Donald Offord — $86,858
5. Tomer Berda — $117,416
4. David Tuthill — $160,654

Big Hands:

Daniel OffordDonald Offord Eliminated In 6th Place ($86,858)

Donald Offord moved all in from the cutoff and Vincent Jacques did the same from the button. David Tuthill put in the initial raise but mucked his hand after all the action.

Offord turned over JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit but was dominated by Jacques and his QHeart SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board ran out ASpade Suit7Spade Suit10Diamond Suit10Heart Suit5Heart Suit and Offord was eliminated.

Tomer BerdaTomer Berda Eliminated In 5th Place ($117,416)

David Tuthill raised it up from the cutoff preflop and Tomer Berda reraised.

Tuthill put in a third raise and Berda came over the top with the rest of his chips. Tuthill made the call and turned over KClub SuitKHeart Suit. It was the best hand as Berda showed down ADiamond SuitKClub Suit.

The board ran out 10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit4Spade Suit3Heart Suit8Spade Suit and Berda was eliminated.

David Tuthill Eliminated In 4th Place ($160,654)

David Tuthill found himself all in holding AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit. Praz Bansi made the call with KDiamond SuitKClub Suit.

The board ran out QDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit7Spade Suit6Spade Suit4Club Suit and the one time chip leader at the final table was eliminated.


Final Table Update: David Sands Eliminated In 8th Place, Bell 7th

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,092

Average Chip Count: 449,785

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Tuthill – 2,860,000
2. Calvin Kordus – 1,775,000
3. Tomer Berda – 1,605,000
4. Praz Bansi – 1,100,000
5. Donald Offord – 815,000
6. Vincent Jacques – 750,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. David Sands — $49,409
7. Hugh Bell — $65,097

Big Hands:

David SandsDavid Sands Eliminated In 8th Place ($49,409)

David Sands moved all in for 575,000 and Praz Bansi reraised all in. No one called that bet and Sands showed 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit.

Bansi turned over JClub SuitJDiamond Suit and the board ran out AHeart SuitASpade Suit9Diamond SuitADiamond SuitQSpade Suit offering no help to Sands and he was eliminated.

Hugh BellHugh Bell Eliminated In 7th Place ($65,097)

Hugh Bell put in a raise preflop and David Tuthill came over the top with a raise of his own. Bell called, putting himself all in.

Tuthill turned over 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit but was dominated by Bell’s AHeart SuitAClub Suit.

The board ran out QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit4Spade Suit9Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit, giving Tuthill a miracle set on the river to eliminate Bell.

Card Player TV:

David Sands On Late Night With Lindley

Player Tags: David Sands,   Praz Bansi,   Hugh Bell,   David Tuthill

Final Table Update: Kyle Knecht Out In 9th

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,092

Average Chip Count: 393,562

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Tuthill – 2,000,000
2. Tomer Berda – 1,822,000
3. Calvin Kordus – 1,487,000
4. Donald Offord – 945,000
5. Vincent Jacques – 675,000
6. David Sands – 636,000
7. Praz Bansi – 600,000
8. Hugh Bell – 321,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Kyle Knecht — $37,943

Note: Players have gone on a 60-minute dinner break and will return at 8:30 p.m.

Big Hands:

Kyle KnechtKyle Knecht Eliminated In 9th Place

Praz Bansi raised to 76,000 from under the gun and action folded around to Kyle Knecht. He repopped to 171,000, putting himself all in. David Tuthill made the call and Bansi mucked.

Knecht turned over KDiamond SuitJClub Suit while Tuthill showed 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit.

The board ran out QSpade Suit8Club Suit3Spade Suit5Diamond SuitASpade Suit and Tuthill improved to a set on the flop to eliminate Knecht.

Player Tags: Kyle Knecht,   David Tuthill

Final Table Set

The final table for event no. 5 is set. There were 23 returners on the final day and it took almost four hours to get down to the final nine participants. Here is how they stack up in chips.

1. Tomer Berda – 1,924,000
2. Kyle Knecht – 1,850,000
3. Vincent Jacques – 1,371,000
4. Calvin Kordus – 937,000
5. Donald Offord – 829,000
6. Praz Bansi – 787,000
7. Hugh Bell – 641,000
8. David Sands – 625,000
9. David Tuthill – 256,000

Here are their seating assignments:

Seat 1 – Kyle Knecht
Seat 2 – David Tuthill
Seat 3 – Donald Offord
Seat 4 – Tomer Berda
Seat 5 – Vincent Jacques
Seat 6 – David Sands
Seat 7 – Praz Bansi
Seat 8 – Calvin Kordus
Seat 9 – Hugh Bell

Stay tuned to as we bring you all the elimination hands from today’s final table.


Day 3 Begins at Noon

Day 3 of Event No. 5 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em) will start today at noon PST.

Day 2 experienced a plethora of eliminations. The current chip average is 410,673.

A total of 23 players will take their seats later today, with only 9 of them making the final table. A winner will be crowned today.

Stay tuned to Card Player for updates throughout the tournament.

Here are the chip counts heading to the final day:

1 Vincent Jacques 1,498,000
2 Kyle Knecht 971,000
3 Calvin Kordus 876,000
4 David Sands 628,000
5 Praz Bansi 616,000
6 Hugh Bell 504,000
7 Yuval Bronshtein 498,000
8 Santiago Nadal 496,000
9 John Sidoni 389,000
10 Tyler Hamade 328,000
11 David Tuthill 293,000
12 Donald Offord 283,000
13 John Myung 268,000
14 Ting Xiao 238,000
15 Benjamin Kleyman 226,000
16 Joshua Gibson 214,000
17 Dwyte Pilgrim 209,000
18 Tomer Berda 207,000
19 Karl Pirkopf 206,000
20 Dion Flores 159,000
21 Getty Mattingsley 139,000
22 Jason Fazzone 131,000
23 Alexander Carr 83,000
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