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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,460,050
Entrants: 2563

Event 11 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 04, '10 - Jun 06, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 06, 10)

 
 

Dwan Finishes Second

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 11,533,500

Tournam,00ent Leaderboard:

1. Simon Watt — 11,533,500

Eliminations:

2. Tom Dwan — $381,885

Big Hands:

Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan is Eliminated in 2nd Place ($381,885)
Simon Watt Wins Event No. 11 Champion ($614,248)

Tom Dwan moved all in on the button with the QDiamond Suit6Club Suit for 1,645,000. Simon Watt made the insta-call with pocket nines. They held and Dwan was eliminated close to the bracelet.

Player Tags: Tom Dwan,   Simon Watt
 

Dwan Playing Heads Up for Bracelet

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 5,766,750

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Simon Watt — 8,750,000
2. Tom Dwan — 2,795,000

Eliminations:

3. David Randall — $270,299

Big Hands:

David Randall

David Randall Eliminated in 3rd Place ($270,299)

David Randall moved in for 1,050,000 with the ASpade SuitKSpade Suit and was called by the big stack of Simon Watt. Watt exposed the ADiamond Suit2Club Suit and was dominated. The flop was a beauty for Watt as it came 4Diamond Suit4Club Suit3Diamond Suit, giving him outs to chop and more outs to scoop it. The 2Spade Suit on the turn put Watt way ahead and the river bricked with the 7Club Suit, eliminating Randall from the tournament. Watt took a commanding lead going into heads up play with Dwan.

Player Tags: David Randall,   Tom Dwan,   Simon Watt
 

Durrrr Chipping Up

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 3,844,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Simon Watt — 6,900,000
2. David Randall — 2,425,000
3. Tom Dwan — 2,005,000

Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Simon Watt Doubles Up

David Randall opened to 200,000 on the button and Simon Watt reraised to 590,000. Tom Dwan folded and Randall moved all in. Watt called for his tournament life and exposed pocket sevens. Randall showed 10-6 for a bluff. The sevens held and Watt doubled to 6,000,000.

Player Tags: David Randall,   Tom Dwan,   Simon Watt
 

Tom Dwan Doubles Up

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 3,844,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Randall — 5,250,000
2. Simon Watt — 3,700,000
3. Tom Dwan — 2,150,000

Eliminations:

None

Big Hands:

Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan Doubles Up

Tom Dwan moved all in from the small blind for 780,000 and was called by David Randall in the big blind. Durrrr exposed the 9Diamond Suit7Club Suit and Randall tabled the AClub Suit10Spade Suit. The flop came 7Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit2Spade Suit, giving Dwan top pair. The 7Spade Suit on the turn sealed the deal and Durrrr doubled to 1,690,000 after the hand.

Simon Watt Moves All In

David Randall opened to 150,000 on the button, prompting a three-bet from Simon Watt to 405,000. Tom Dwan quickly folded and Randall went into the tank before four-betting to 900,000. Watt moved all in and Randall insta-mucked. Watt was at 3,700,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: David Randall,   Tom Dwan,   Simon Watt
 

Durrrr on the Short Stack

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 3,844,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Randall — 5,250,000
2. Simon Watt — 3,700,000
3. Tom Dwan — 2,150,000

Eliminations:

6. Shane Smith — $105,185
5. Jason Young — $142,346
4. Austin McCormick — $194,939

Big Hands:

Shane Smith

Shane Smith Eliminated in 6th Place ($105,185)

Shane Smith open shoved for 800,000 and Austin McCormick moved in over the top from the button. Both blinds folded and McCormick tabled the JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit and was way ahead of the 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit of Smith. The board offered no help to the under pair and Smith was gone.

David Randall Doubles Up

David Randall opened with 120,000 from under the gun. Tom Dwan called from the small blind. Austin McCormick popped it to 390,000 from the big blind and Randall shoved. Dwan got out of the way and McCormick made the call. Randall tabled the 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit and was in a coin flip against the A-K of McCormick. The pocket tens held and Randall doubled to 3,350,000 after the hand, while McCormick dropped to 1,600,000.

Jason Young

Jason Young Eliminated in 5th Place ($142,346)

Jason Young bet 105,000 from under the gun and David Randall moved all in, having the bracelet winner covered. Young made the 860,000 chip call for his tournament life and tabled the KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit but was in bad shape against the pocket queens of Randall. The board offered no help for K-Q and Young was eliminated. Randall was at 4,400,000 after the hand.

Austin McCormick is Eliminated in 4th Place ($194,939)

Austin McCormick bet 120,000 from the cutoff and David Randall three-bet to 280,000 on the button. Both blinds folded and McCormick moved all in. Randall made the quick call and exposed the AHeart Suit10Club Suit and had McCormick’s J-10 dominated. The board ran out KDiamond Suit8Spade Suit4Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit5Spade Suit and McCormick was gone.

 

Tom Dwan Holding Steady

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 1,922,250

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Tom Dwan — 2,925,000
2. Simon Watt — 2,500,000
3. Austin McCormick — 2,375,000
4. David Randall — 2,200,000
5. Jason Young — 1,140,000
6. Shane Smith — 900,000

Eliminations:

9. Eric Ladny — $45,603
8. Kyle Winter — $59,547
7. Marvin Rettenmaier — $78,681

Big Hands:

Eric Ladny

Eric Ladny Eliminated in 9th Place ($45,603)

Eric Ladny bet 95,000 from the cutoff. Action was folded to Simon Watt in the small blind, who moved all in. The big blind folded and Landy called for his tournament life. Ladny tables the ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit and was racing against the 8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit of Watt. The flop offered no help to Ladny as it came 7Heart Suit5Club Suit3Diamond Suit. The 8Spade Suit on the turn had Ladny drawing dead.

Kyle Winter Eliminated in 8th Place ($59,547)

Austin McCormick bet 95,000 from early position and Kyle Winter moved all in for 405,000 total. Michael Smith was in the small blind and made the call. McCormick moved all in over the top, having both his opponents covered. Smith tanked before finally folding and McCormick exposed the 10Heart Suit10Club Suit. Winter tabled the AHeart SuitKHeart Suit for the flip. The flop came 10Spade Suit8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit as McCormick flopped a full house. Running aces or queens failed to come for Winter and he was eliminated.

Shane Smith

Shane Smith Double Ups

David Randall bet 90,000 from under the gun and action folded to Shane Smith in the cutoff. Smith moved all in for 380,000. Everyone folded to Randall, who made the quick call and tabled the JClub Suit10Spade Suit and was up against the AClub SuitQClub Suit of Smith. The A-Q held and Smith doubled to 775,000 after the hand and Randall was down to 1,700,000.

Marvin Rettenmaier Eliminated in 7th Place ($78,681)

Marvin Rettenmaier moved all in for 455,000. Action folded to Simon Watt in the big blind, who made the call. Rettenmaier tabled the 7Club Suit6Club Suit while Watt exposed ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit. The flop came 9Diamond Suit8Heart Suit7Heart Suit, giving Rettenmaier bottom pair and an open ended straight draw. Watt flopped a higher open-ended straight draw. The turn brought a brick with the 3Diamond Suit, however, the JSpade Suit on the river gave Watt the straight and eliminated Rettenmaier.

Player Tags: Eric Ladny,   Kyle Winter
 

Tom Dwan Leads at Dinner Break

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 1,281,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Tom Dwan — 2,675,000
2. David Randall — 1,880,000
3. Austin McCormick — 1,860,000
4. Simon Watt — 1,405,000
5. Jason Young — 1,285,000
6. Eric Ladny — 865,000
7. Marvin Rettenmaier — 690,000
8. Shane Smith — 555,000
9. Kyle Winter — 460,000

Eliminations:

None

Left in the Deck:

Players are now on a 60 minute dinner break.

 

Tom Dwan Leads Pack at Final Table

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 1,281,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Tom Dwan — 2,260,000
2. David Randall — 1,760,000
3. Jason Young — 1,495,000
4. Austin Mccormick — 925,000
5. Michael Smith — 815,000
6. Simon Watt — 740,000
7. Eric Ladny — 730,000
8. Marvin Rettenmaier — 580,000
9. Kyle Winter — 525,000

Eliminations:

11. Venkatesh Gupta — $35,327
10. Nick Phillips — $35,237

Big Hands:

Venkatesh Gupta Eliminated in 11th Place ($35,327)

Venkatesh Gupta moved all in with K-J and was called by the pocket fives of Simon Watt. The fives held and Gupta was gone.

Nick Phillips Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,327)

We caught up with the action as Nick Phillips and Austin McCormick were tangled up on a flop of QSpade Suit6Diamond Suit6Spade Suit. 400,000 was in the middle and the 3Spade Suit peeled off the deck. McCormick checked and Phillips bet 275,000 of his 675,000 stack. McCormick quickly announced that he was all in and Phillips made the call. Philips made the call with the ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit and was way behind the KSpade Suit8Spade Suit of McCormick. The flush held and Phillips was gone.

 

Tom Dwan Chip Leader

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

Players Remaining: 11 out of 2,563

Average Chip Count: 1,048,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Tom Dwan — 2,275,000
2. Jason Young — 1,495,000
3. Nicholas Phillips — 1,380,000
4. Marvin Rettenmaier — 1,345,000
5. Austin Mccormick — 1,065,000
6. David Randall — 1,025,000
7. Simon Watt — 740,000
8. Eric Ladny — 730,000
9. Kyle Winter — 525,000
10. Michael Smith — 460,000

Eliminations:

16. Scott Hamilton — $21,936
15. Jeremy Fendelet — $27,680
14. Kyle Julius — $27,680
13. Alex Bolotin — $27,680
12. Harsukhpaul Sangha — $35,327

Big Hands:

Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan Eliminates Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton opened to 52,000 from early position. An opponent called, prompting a three-bet from Tom Dwan to 136,000. Hamilton moved all in for 740,000 total and the player in the middle folded. Dwan made the quick the call and exposed the JDiamond SuitJHeart Suit and was racing against the AClub SuitQHeart Suit of Hamilton. The flop was ugly for Durrrr as it came ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit, giving his opponent top pair. Dwan now needed a queen or a runner-runner full house to win. The JClub Suit on the turn gave Dwan outs to chop and plenty to win the pot with a full house. The board paired with the 10Club Suit on the river and gave Dwan the 1,760,000 pot. He was the chip leader after the hand.

Alex Bolotin Eliminated in 13th Place ($27,680)

Marvin Rettenmaier bet 57,000 from middle position and Alex Bolotin moved all in for 349,000 total. Rettenmaier called and tabled the 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit and was in a coin flip against the ASpade SuitQHeart Suit of Bolotin. The board ran out 9Club Suit3Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit4Heart Suit8Heart Suit and Bolotin hit the rail. Rettenmaier was up to 1,420,000 after the hand.

Tom Dwan Takes Chips off of Nick Phillips

Tom Dwan bet 62,000 from under the gun and was called by Austin McCormick and the chip leader at the time, Nick Phillips, from the big blind. The flop came 4Heart Suit3Spade Suit2Heart Suit and everyone checked. The 10Heart Suit fell on the turn and Phillips checked to Durrrr, who bet 118,000. McCormick made the fold and Phillips called. The river brought the 2Spade Suit and Phillips checked once again. This time Dwan bet 238,000 and Phillips called. Dwan tabled the ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit and Phillips mucked. Dwan was at 2,275,000 after the hand and the new chip leader, while Phillips dipped to 1,380,000.

Player Tags: Tom Dwan,   Alex Bolotin,   Nick Phillips
 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 PST

The final day will begin soon for Event No. 11 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em).

A total of 21 players remain out of the 2,563 that began the tournament.

Notables still remaining include chip leader Tom Dwan, Alex Bolotin, Jason Young, David Randall, Eric Ladny, Austin McCormick and Jacobo Fernandez. Dwan is looking for his first bracelet, $614,248 in prize money and perhaps millions more in side bets.

Play will begin at 2:30 p.m. PST.

Stay tuned to Card Player for the action from the Rio!

1 Tom Dwan 1,068,000
2 Marvin Rettenmaier 953,000
3 Scott Hamilton 947,000
4 Christopher Giddings 842,000
5 Harsukhpaul Sangha 837,000
6 Kyle Julius 772,000
7 Austin Mccormick 709,000
8 Simon Watt 650,000
9 David Randall 596,000
10 Nicholas Phillips 568,000
11 Alex Bolotin 480,000
12 Eric Ladny 460,000
13 Jason Young 448,000
14 Venkatesh Gupta 420,000
15 Michael Smith 409,000
16 Jacobo Fernandez 391,000
17 Jason Taus 343,000
18 David Newcomer 238,000
19 Jeremy Fendelet 140,000
20 Antoine Amourette 137,000
21 Kyle Winter 135,000
 
 
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