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Event 34 - $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 18, '10 - Jun 20, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 20, 10)


Harold Angle Wins Event No. 34

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 3,142

Notable Eliminations:

2. Michael Minetti – $301,839

Big Hands:

!(right){height:255px;width:170px;margin:3px 10px;border:3px solid;}(Harold Angle)!Michael Minetti Eliminated, Harold Angle Wins Event No. 34

Harold Angle limped in on the button and Michael Minetti went all-in from the big blind for 700,000. Angle made the call and showed KSpade SuitJSpade Suit and was up against Minetti’s JHeart SuitJClub Suit.

The flop came 9Spade Suit9Diamond SuitKClub Suit and Minetti’s dreams of doubling up were dashed. The turn was the 8Club Suit and the river was the 5Heart Suit, sending the pot, the bracelet, and $487,994 to Harold Angle.

Minetti will take home $301,839 for his second place finish.


John Woo Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,142

Average Chip Count: 4,686,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Harold Angle – 8,160,000
2. Michael Minetti – 1,500,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. John Woo – $213,612

Big Hands:

John WooJohn Woo Eliminated in Third Place ($213,612)

Harold Angle limped on the button and after Michael Minetti folded his small blind, John Woo checked his option.

The flop came 4Spade Suit7Heart Suit10Spade Suit and Woo moved all-in for 300,000 and was called by Angle. Woo showed 9Club Suit4Diamond Suit and was ahead of Angle’s ASpade Suit2Spade Suit.

The 3Spade Suit on the turn meant that Angle filled his flush and the 4Club Suit on the river was just a mere formality and Woo was eliminated in third place, leaving us with Harold Angle with a huge chip advantage over Michael Minetti for heads-up play and the bracelet.

Player Tags: John Woo,   Harold Angle

Eric Stemp Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,142

Average Chip Count: 3,142

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Harold Angle – 4,205,000
2. John Woo – 3,715,000
3. Michael Minetti – 1,315,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Eric Stemp – $154,624

Big Hands:

Eric StempEric Stemp Eliminated in Fourth Place ($154,624)

John Woo raised to 185,000 from the small blind and Eric Stemp called from the big blind.

The flop was 2Club Suit7Spade Suit4Club Suit and Woo moved all-in and was instantly called. Stemp showed the 8Club Suit6Club Suit, giving him a straight draw and a flush draw, but Woo held the QClub Suit9Club Suit, giving him a bigger flush draw and thereby cutting the equity that is usually associated with a big combo draw..

The 5Club Suit came on the turn and now Stemp needed to make his straight flush. The AHeart Suit on the river didn’t fill that draw and Stemp was gone in fourth place.

Player Tags: Eric Stemp

Daniel Camillo Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 3,142

Average Chip Count: 2,356,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. John Woo – 5,000,000
2. Harold Angle – 1,840,000
3. Michael Minetti – 1,515,000
4. Eric Stemp – 830,000

Notable Eliminations:

5. Daniel Camillo – $113,225

Big Hands:

Daniel Camillo Eliminated ($113,225)

John Woo raised to 125,000 from the button and was called by Daniel Camillo from the small blind and Eric Stemp in the big blind.

The flop was 4Club Suit3Diamond Suit10Spade Suit and after both blinds checked, Woo bet 250,000. Camillo then check-raised all-in for just over a million. Stemp folded Woo went into the tank for five minutes before making the call.

Woo showed ADiamond Suit4Spade Suit, for a pair of fours and Camillo showed KClub Suit2Club Suit, for complete air. The turn was the QSpade Suit and the river was the 5h and Camillo was sent home in fifth.


Derden and Ward Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 3,142

Average Chip Count: 1,885,200

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. John Woo – 3,440,000
2. Daniel Camillo – 2,230,000
3. Harold Angle – 1,840,000
4. Michael Minetti – 935,000
5. Eric Stemp – 925,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Jack Ward – $62,883
6. Preston Derden – $83,872

Big Hands:

Jack WardJack Ward Eliminated in Seventh Place ($62,883)

Jack Ward called in the small blind and John Woo checked his option. The two players saw a flop of JDiamond SuitJSpade Suit3Diamond Suit.

Ward checked, Woo bet 40,000, and Ward raised to 125,000. Woo called and the KDiamond Suit fell on the turn. Ward shoved for 620,000 and Woo tanked before making the call with KDiamond Suit3Diamond Suit and was ahead of Ward’s 4Club Suit4Spade Suit

The river was the ASpade Suit and Woo takes the chip lead and Ward was eliminated with over $60,000 for his efforts.

Preston Derden Eliminated in Sixth Place ($83,872)

Preston Derden moved all-in from the hijack for 350,000 and John Woo called from the button.

Woo showed AHeart SuitQHeart Suit and Derden showed JDiamond Suit8Club Suit. The board ran out 4Spade Suit5Spade Suit6Diamond SuitAClub Suit9Heart Suit, sending the pot to Woo and eliminating Derden in sixth placeHeart Suit

Player Tags: Jack Ward,   John Woo,   Preston Derden

Angle Elimniates Hong and Pianelli

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 3,142

Average Chip Count: 1,346,571

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. John Woo – 2,230,000
2. Harold Angle – 1,750,000
3. Daniel Camillo – 1,610,000
4. Michael Minetti – 1,250,000
5. Jack Ward – 860,000
6. Preston Derden – 795,000
7. Eric Stemp – 690,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Jay Hong – $36,450
8. Carlos Pianelli – $47,591

Big Hands:

Jay HongJay Hong Eliminated in Ninth Place ($36,450)

Harold Angle completed the small blind and Jay Hong checked the big blind and they saw a fop of KClub Suit6Spade SuitKSpade Suit. Angle led for 30,000 and Hong made the call.

The 10Diamond Suit came on the turn and Angle bet 65,000 and was met with a raise to 225,000. Angle had Hong covered and opted to move all-in and was called by Hong.

Hong showed KHeart Suit9Spade Suit, giving him trip kings, but Angle showed 6Club Suit6Diamond Suit, giving him a flopped full house. The river was the QHeart Suit and Hong was eliminated while Angles stack shot up to 1,170,000.

Carlos Pianelli Eliminated in Eighth Place ($45,591)

Carlos Pianelli limped in from early position and the blinds were in foor the ride as well.

The flop was AHeart Suit8Spade Suit10Spade Suit and Harold Angle bet 60,000 which was called by Pianelli. the turn was the 10Club Suit and Angle bet 75,000 and Pianelli moved all-in. Angle made the call instantly and showed ASpade Suit10Heart Suit, good for a full house. Pianelli was drawing to the last ace in the deck to chop as he turned over the AClub SuitJDiamond Suit.

There was no ace on the river and Pianelli is eliminated in eighth and will take home $47,591 for his efforts.

Player Tags: Jay Hong,   Carlos Pianelli

Final Day Starts t 2:30 P.M.

SchneiderThe final day of of event. No. 34 ($1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em) will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Only 23 players remaining, and they’ll all be playing for the $487,994 first-place prize. All will win at least $13,969.

Of the 23 remaining players Michael Minetti leads the way with just over one million in chips. Also in the mix is bracelet winner Tom Schneider.

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Here are the seat assignments (with chip counts) for the final day:

Table 336

Seat 1: Empty
Seat 2: Mike Minetti – 1,038,000
Seat 3: Bruce Peterson – 465,000
Seat 4: John Woo – 551,000
Seat 5: Jack Ward – 519,000
Seat 6: Empty
Seat 7: Thomas Scott – 356,000
Seat 8: Bruce Angeski – 253,000
Seat 9: Jay Hong – 352,000

Table 337

Seat 1: Jeanne Nelson – 253,000
Seat 2: Robert Cain – 232,000
Seat 3: Tom Schneider – 284,000
Seat 4: Preston Derden – 875,000
Seat 5: John Wrona – 183,000
Seat 6: Edward Weiss – 169,000
Seat 7: Jon Hair – 169,000
Seat 8: Empty
Seat 9: Ken James – 297,000

Table 338

Seat 1: Carlos Pianelli – 877,000
Seat 2: Empty
Seat 3: Eric Stemp – 562,000
Seat 4: Dave Lambertson – 94,000
Seat 5: Brian Appelbaum – 241,000
Seat 6: Harold Angle – 349,000
Seat 7: Michael Woo – 523,000
Seat 8: Larry Ross – 220,000
Seat 9: Daniel Camillo – 510,000

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