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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $2,737,800
Entrants: 3042

Event 13 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 05, '10 - Jun 09, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 09, 10)

 
 

Level 30 Update: Steve Gee Wins

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 9,126,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Steve Gee — 9,126,000

Eliminations:

2. Matt Vance — $292,232

Elimination Hands:

Matt Vance

Matt Vance Eliminated in Second Place ($292,232), Steve Gee Wins Event No. 13 ($472,479)

Steven Gee bet 300,000 on the button and Matt Vance moved all in for 1,575,000 total. Gee made the call and exposed the AHeart SuitKHeart Suit and was ahead against the QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit of Vance. The board ran out ADiamond Suit5Club Suit2Diamond Suit7Spade Suit8Spade Suit and Vance was eliminated.

Player Tags: Steven Gee,   Matt Vance
 

Level 29 Update

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 4,563,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Steven Gee — 7,500,000
2. Matthew Vance — 1,500,000

Eliminations:

None

Elimination Hands:

None

 

Level 28 Update: David Baker Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 4,563,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Steven Gee — 7,500,000
2. Matthew Vance — 1,500,000

Eliminations:

3. David Baker — $206,813

Elimination Hands:

David Baker

David Baker Eliminated in Third Place ($206,813)

David Baker moved all in from the small blind for 1,200,000. Steven Gee made the call and tabled the ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit. Baker was dominated with his AClub Suit8Club Suit. The board ran out 9Diamond Suit4Club Suit4Heart Suit10Diamond Suit5Club Suit, offering no assistance to Baker. He was eliminated.

Player Tags: David Baker
 

Level 27 Update: Jeff Gross and Nick Heather Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 3,042,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Matthew Vance — 4,300,000
2. David Baker — 2,850,000
3. Steven Gee — 2,000,000

Eliminations:

5. Jeff Gross — $109,621
4. Nick Heather — $149,702

Elimination Hands:

Nick Heather

Jeff Gross Eliminated in 5th Place ($109,621)

Matt Vance opened the pot to 120,000 and Jeff Gross reraised all in for 950,000 total. Vance made the call and exposed QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit. Gross tabled the AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit and was behind. The board failed to offer Gross any help and he was eliminated. Vance was at 3,900,000 after the hand.

Nick Heather Eliminated in 4th Place ($149,702)

Matt Vance limped in the small blind and Nick Heather moved all in for 1,165,000 more. Vance tanked before eventually making the call and tabling the ASpade Suit7Club Suit. Heather exposed the 2Diamond Suit2Club Suit and was racing for his tournament life. Vance spiked an ace on the flop and it held to eliminate Heather. Vance was at 5,200,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Jeffrey Grosso,   Nicholas Heather
 

Level 26 Update: Daniel Thomas Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 1,825,200

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Matthew Vance — 2,300,000
2. Nicholas Heather — 2,000,000
3. David Baker — 1,800,000
4. Steven Gee — 1,650,000
5. Jeffrey Gross — 1,400,000

Eliminations:

6. Daniel Thomas — $81,203

Elimination Hands:

Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas Eliminated in 6th Place ($81,203)

Daniel Thomas opened to 140,000 on the button. Matt Vance shoved from the small blind. Thomas made the call for his tournament life and exposed the JDiamond SuitJSpade Suit and was in a coin flip against the ASpade SuitQSpade Suit of Vance. The board ran out AHeart SuitKHeart Suit5Heart SuitADiamond SuitAClub Suit, giving Vance quads and eliminating Thomas. Vance was at 2,300,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Daniel Thomas,   Matt Vance
 

Level 25 Update: Kyung Han Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 1,303,714

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Nicholas Heather — 2,650,000
2. Matthew Vance — 2,465,000
3. David Baker — 2,260,000
4. Steven Gee — 1,045,000
5. Daniel Thomas — 700,000
6. Jeffrey Gross — 680,000

Eliminations:

7. Kyung Han — $60,833

Elimination Hands:

Kyung Han

Kyung Han Eliminated in 7th Place ($60,833)

David Baker bet 90,000 from the small blind and Kyung Han moved in for 480,000 total from the big blind. Baker tanked before finally making the call. Baker exposed the KDiamond Suit10Spade Suit and was up against the 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit of Han. Baker flopped a king and it held to eliminate Han. Baker was at 2,260,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Kyung Han,   David Baker
 

Level 24 Update: Jared Hamby and Mats Gavatin Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 3,042

Average Chip Count: 1,303,714

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Baker — 2,200,000
2. Matthew Vance — 1,900,000
3. Steven Gee — 1,540,000
4. Nicholas Heather — 1,500,000
5. Jeffrey Gross — 785,000
6. Kyung Han — 613,000
7. Daniel Thomas — 602,000

Eliminations:

9. Mats Gavatin — $35,290
8. Jared Hamby — $46,077

Elimination Hands:

Mats Gavatin

Mats Gavatin Eliminated in 9th Place ($35,290)

Mats Gavatin moved all in for 358,000 in middle position and was called Nick Heather. Gavatin exposed the ADiamond Suit9Heart Suit and Heather tabled pocket jacks. Heather spiked a jack on the flop and had Gavatin drawing dead. Heather was at 1,500,000 after the hand.

Jared Hamby Eliminated in 8th Place ($46,077)

Baker bet 65,000 from middle position. Action was folded to Jared Hamby on the button. Hamby moved in for 431,000 and Baker made the insta-call. Hamby tabled the 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit while Baker exposed the AClub SuitASpade Suit. The board offered no help for the under pair and Hamby was gone. Baker was at 2,200,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Mats Gavatin,   Jared Hamby,   Nick Heather
 

Final Table Starts at 2:30 p.m. PDT

David BakerThe final nine players have been decided in event No. 13 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) and they will return at 2:30 p.m. to see who will win the bracelet and the $472,479 in first-place prize money.

David Baker (pictured right) is far and away the chip leader with just over 2,500,000 in chips. That is over 800,000 more than Matthew Vance, who is second in chips. With Baker having almost 30 percent of the chips in play, six of the nine players are below the chip average, which is 1,014,000.

Here are the chip standings for the final nine.

1. David Baker – 2,553,000
2. Matthew Vance – 1,731,000
3. Steven Gee – 1,540,000
4. Nicholas Heather – 993,000
5. Kyung Han – 613,000
6. Daniel Thomas – 602,000
7. Jared Hamby – 423,000
8. Mats Gavatin – 393,000
9. Jeffrey Gross – 281,000

When the players come back tomorrow, everybody is guaranteed $35,290 and the blinds will be 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante. Stay tuned to Card Player for up to the minute coverage of the final table.

Player Tags: David Baker,   Jared Hamby,   Matthew Vance
 
 
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