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Buy-In: $3,000
Prize Pool: $2,663,400
Entrants: 965

Event 51 - $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Triple Chance

  • Jun 29, '10 - Jul 01, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 10)


Ryan Welch Wins Event No. 51

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 965

Notable Eliminations:

2. Jon Eaton — $344,830

Big Hands:

Ryan WelchRyan Welch Wins Event No. 51 ($559,371), Jon Eaton Eliminated In Second Place ($344,830)

Ryan Welch raised it up preflop and Jon Eaton made the call. The flop came down 9Club Suit7Spade Suit6Club Suit and both players checked.

The turn was the 10Diamond Suit and Eaton bet 225,000. Welch made the call and the river was the KDiamond Suit.

Eaton bet 525,000. Welch then came over the top with all of his chips and Eaton went into a tank session. After much thought he made the call and Welch turned over QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit for the nut-straight.

A count had to be made but after it was all said and done, Welch had Eaton covered and took home his first bracelet.

Player Tags: Ryan Welch

Final Table Update: Guillaume Darcourt Eliminated In 3rd Place

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 965

Average Chip Count: 4,342,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Jon Eaton – 5,100,000
2. Ryan Welch – 3,350,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Guillaume Darcourt — $223,459

Big Hands:

PlayerNameGuillaume Darcourt Eliminated In Third Place ($223,459)

Guillaume Darcourt raised to 125,000 from the small blind and Jon Eaton made the call from the big blind. The flop came down 9Heart Suit6Club Suit5Club Suit and Darcourt bet 195,000. Eaton raised to 600,000 and Darcourt moved in for 1.6 million. Eaton made the call and they showed their cards:

Darcourt: 8Spade Suit6Diamond Suit
Eaton: 7Club Suit4Club Suit

Darcourt flopped middle pair with a gutshot straight draw but Eaton held a straight flush draw. The turn was the 8Club Suit and Eaton made the absolute nuts with his straight flush. The river was the meaningless 9Spade Suit and Darcourt was eliminated.

Player Tags: Jon Eaton,   Guillaume Darcourt

Final Table Update: Will Failla Eliminated In 4th Place

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 965

Average Chip Count: 2,895,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Jon Eaton – 3,350,000
2. Guillaume Darcourt – 2,790,000
3. Ryan Welch – 2,550,000

Notable Eliminations:

4. Will Failla — $163,532

Big Hands:

Will FaillaWill Failla Eliminated In Fourth Place ($163,532)

Will Failla moved all in preflop and Ryan Welch was next to act. He then pushed all in, having Failla covered. The other two players got out of the way and the players showed their hands.

Failla: ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit
Welch: ASpade SuitJClub Suit

The board ran out KSpade SuitQHeart Suit2Heart Suit5Spade Suit6Diamond Suit and Failla received no help as he was eliminated.

Player Tags: Will Failla,   Ryan Welch

Final Table Update: Sergey Lebedev Eliminated In 6th Place, Bradley Craig 5th

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 965

Average Chip Count: 2,171,250

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Guillaume Darcourt – 3,400,000
2. Jon Eaton – 2,248,000
3. Ryan Welch – 2,125,000
4. Will Failla – 1,010,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Sergey Lebedev — $91,407
5. Bradley Craig — $121,451

Note: Players have gone on a 60-minute dinner break and will return at 8:15 p.m.

Big Hands:

Sergey LebedevSergey Lebedev Eliminated In Sixth Place ($91,407)

Sergey Lebedev moved all in preflop and he was called by Guillaume Darcourt. Here were their cards:

Darcourt: ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit
Lebedev: AClub SuitJClub Suit

Lebedev was dominated and needed help. The flop came down 10Club Suit10Diamond Suit9Heart Suit, offering no help. The turn was the 10Spade Suit, giving Lebedev some outs to a chop. But the river was the KHeart Suit, filling up Darcourt and Lebedev was eliminated.

Bradley CraigBradley Craig Eliminated In Fifth Place ($121,451)

Bradley Craig moved all in preflop and he was called by Guillaume Darcourt. Darcourt was trying for his second straight knockout when the players flipped their cards:

Darcourt: 9Diamond Suit9Club Suit
Craig: AHeart Suit8Spade Suit

Craig needed help as he only had one overcard, but the board ran out JDiamond Suit8Club Suit4Diamond Suit6Spade Suit7Heart Suit.

The nines held and Craig was eliminated in fifth place.


Final Table Update: Jurgens (9th), Scruggs (8th), Vedes (7th) Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 965

Average Chip Count: 1,447,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Jon Eaton – 2,160,000
2. Guillaume Darcourt – 1,450,000
3. Sergey Lebedev – 1,400,000
4. Ryan Welch – 1,350,000
5. Will Failla – 1,100,000
6. Bradley Craig – 620,000

Notable Eliminations:

9. Tad Jurgens — $41,842
8. Noel Scruggs — $53,694
7. Tommy Vedes — $69,647

Big Hands:

Tad JurgensTad Jurgens Eliminated In Ninth Place ($41,842), Noel Scruggs Eliminated In Eighth Place ($53,694)

Tad Jurgens moved all in for 150,000 and the action was on Noel Scruggs. He then moved all in for 415,000 and the action folded around to Guillaume Darcourt in the small blind. He made the call, having both opponents covered.

Jurgens: QClub SuitQDiamond Suit
Scruggs: ASpade SuitQHeart Suit
Darcourt: 7Diamond Suit7Heart Suit

Jurgens was prime to triple up but the board ran out 9Diamond Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit2Club Suit4Spade Suit and Darcourt flopped a set to eliminate both players.

Tommy VedesTommy Vedes Eliminated In Seventh Place ($69,647)

Sergey Lebedev raised preflop and the action folded to Tommy Vedes in the big blind. He oved all in and Lebedev made the call. Here were their cards:

Vedes: ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit
Lebedev: 8Spade Suit8Diamond Suit

The race was on as Vedes had two over cards, but the board ran out 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit3Club Suit5Spade SuitJClub Suit and Vedes could not pair up and he was out.


Final Table Set

The field has reached its final nine players after two hours of play. Here are the seating assignments and their chip counts:

Seat 1: Bradley Craig – 460,000
Seat 2: Guillaume Darcourt – 1,530,000
Seat 3: Sergey Lebedev – 695,000
Seat 4: Jon Eaton – 1,682,000
Seat 5: Tad Jurgens – 430,000
Seat 6: Noel Scruggs – 470,000
Seat 7: Will Failla – 1,100,000
Seat 8: Tommy Vedes – 890,000
Seat 9: Ryan Welch – 865,000

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands from the final table.


Final Day Begins At 2:30 p.m.

Tommy VedesThe remaining 12 players are hours away from returning for action on day three.

Tommy Vedes is one of the notables still remaining after 163 players hit the rail on day two. Tad Jurgens is also still alive after day two.

The remaining players are guaranteed $33,026 and the average stack is 723,750. They will all return with the blinds at 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands once they reach the final table on day three.

1 Jon Eaton 1,678,000
2 Frank Rusnak 1,041,000
3 Tommy Vedes 984,000
4 Will Failla 960,000
5 Ryan Welch 932,000
6 Sergey Lebedev 917,000
7 Guillaume Darcourt 613,000
8 Noel Scruggs 553,000
9 Bradley Craig 340,000
10 Tad Jurgens 292,000
11 Koen Debakker 259,000
12 Gregory Ronaldson 145,000
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