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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $3,459,000
Entrants: 3844

Event 54 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jul 01, '10 - Jul 04, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jul 05, 10)


Marcel Vonk Wins

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 3,844

Notable Eliminations:

David Peters – $350,803

Big Hands:

David PetersDavid Peters Eliminated in Second Place ($350,803), Marcel Vonk Wins ($570,960)

David Peters was crippled and down to just 1,000,000 in chips after picking up pocket jacks against the pocket kings of Marcel Vonk.

With just 1,000,000 left, Peters moved all-in prefop and was called by Vonk.

Vonk showed AHeart Suit3Heart Suit and was slightly ahead of Peters’ KSpade Suit8Club Suit. The flop was 7Diamond SuitAClub Suit8Heart Suit and kept Vonk in the lead.

The turn was the 4Spade Suit and the 9Diamond Suit fell on the river and Peters was unable to improve and Vonk will take home the bracelet. Peters will take home $350,803 and Vonk will take home the first place money of $570,960 with his bracelet.


Paul Kerr Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,488

Average Chip Count: 5,232,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Marcel Vonk – 5,950,000
2. David Peters -

Notable Eliminations:

Paul Kerr – $255,076

Big Hands:

Paul KerrPaul Kerr Eliminated in Third Place ($255,076)

David Peters and Paul Kerr saw a flop of 5Club SuitJSpade Suit9Spade Suit in an unopened pot.

Peters bet 115,000 and Kerr made the call.

The turn was the QClub Suit and Peters bet 270,000 and Kerr moved all-in and Peters made the call.

Kerr showed JClub Suit6Club Suit, giving him a pair and a flush draw, while Peters showed QSpade Suit9Diamond Suit, giving him two pair and the lead. The river card was the 9c, which gave Kerr a flush, but filled up Peters.

Kerr is our third-place finisher and leaves David Peters and Marcel Vonk heads-up for the bracelet.


Nathan Jessen Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,844

Average Chip Count: 1,153,200

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Marcel Vonk – 5,500,000
2. David Peters – 5,050,000
3. Paul Kerr – 910,000

Notable Eliminations:

Nathan Jessen – $186,818

Big Hands:

Nathan JessenNathan Jessen Eliminated in Fourth Place ($186,818)

Marcel Vonk raised to 150,000 on the button and Nathan Jessen moved all-in from the small blind for 1,080,000.

Vonk made the call and showed ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit and was ahead of Jessen’s KClub SuitQHeart Suit.

The flop came 10Spade Suit9Spade Suit4Spade Suit and any paint would give Jessen the lead. Unfortunately for Jessen, the dealer peeled off the AHeart Suit on the turn and 7Diamond Suit on the river to give the pot to Vonk.

Jessen takes home $186,8181 for his deep run in the tournament and Vonk vaults his chip stack to 5,500,000 in chips.


Whole Bunch of Eliminations Leave Just Four

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 3,844

Average Chip Count: 1,674,428

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. David Peters – 6,050,000
2. Marcel Vonk – 2,780,000
3. Nathan Jessen – 1,480,000
4. Paul Kerr – 1,285,000

Notable Eliminations:

Espen Moen – $59,020
Mehul Chaudari – $77,633
Matthew Lupton – $103,061
Henrik Tollefsen – $138,107

Big Hands:

Espen MoenEspen Moen Eliminate in Eighth Place ($59,020)

Espen Moen moved all-in from middle position for 325,000. Daivd Peters called from the button.

Moen showed pocket threes and Peters showed pocket fives. Moen was in deep trouble and was going to need to hit his two-outer to stay alive.

Unfortnately for Moen, the borad ran out 9Diamond SuitASpade Suit10Diamond Suit6Club SuitAHeart Suit. Moen couldn’t find his two-outer and will take home just over $59,000 for his eighth place finish. After the knockout of Moen, Peters has climbed to 2,325,000 and looks to be the chip leader.

Matthew LuptonMehul Chaudhari and Matthew Lupton Eliminated on the Same Hand

Marcel Vonk raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and Mehul Chaudhari moved all-in from the button for 680,000. Matthew Lupton was in the big blind who moved all-in over the top of that and Vonk made the call pretty quickly.

Lupton showed ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit, Chaudhari showed 4Diamond Suit4Spade Suit, and Vonk showed QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board came out JClub Suit8Spade Suit10Diamond Suit8Club Suit6Spade Suit and Vonk won both the side pot with him and Lupton and the main pot for all three players. Vonk now has 4,200,000 and is the new chip leader.

Chaudhari finished in seventh place since he had less chips than Lupton and earns $77,633. Lupton finishes in sixth place and earns $103,061.

Henrik TollefsenHenrik Tollefsen Eliminated in Fifth Place ($138,107)

David Peters raised to 110,000 from the button and Henrik Tollefsen made it 270,000 from the small blind. After Paul Kerr folded his big blind, Peters thought for a half-minute before moving all-in.

Tollefsen thought for a few moments before making the call. Peters showed KHeart Suit10Spade Suit and was slightly behind Tollefsen’s ASpade SuitQHeart Suit.

Peters moved into the lead on the flop of 2Spade Suit10Heart SuitJHeart Suit and Tollefsen got out of seat and got ready to leave. The 10Diamond Suit on the turn, gave Peters trips and left Tollefsen drawing dead.

The 7Club Suit on the river was meaningless and Tollefsen left the tournament area, while Peters is up to 5,500,000.


Dustin Dorrance-Bowman Eliminated

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 3844

Average Chip Count: 1,441,500

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Marcel Vonk – 2,510,000
2. David Peters – 2,450,000
3. Paul Kerr – 1,850,000
4. Henrik Tollefsen – 1,630,000
5. Matthew Lupton – 920,000
6. Nathan Jessen – 870,000
7. Mehul Chaudhari – 700,000
8. Espen Moen – 360,000

Notable Eliminations:

Dustin Dorrance-Bownman – $45,286

Big Hands:

Dustin Dorrance-BowmanDustin Dorrance-Bownman Eliminated in Ninth Place ($45,286)

The action folded to David Peters who raised in the hijack to 66,000. Henrik Tollefsen called in the cutoff and then Paul Kerr moved all-in from the button for 880,000.

Dustin Dorrance-Bownman was in the big blind and went into the tank for quite a while as he was covered by just a few chips by Kerr.

Finally Dorrance-Bownman made the call and tabled 10Heart Suit10Club Suit and was up against Kerr’s AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit.

The flop came ASpade Suit5Spade Suit4Club Suit and Dorrance-Bowman was in a world of hurt.

The turn was the 8Spade Suit and the river was the 9Spade Suit and Dorrance-Bowman was the first casualty of today’s final table, while Kerr chipped up to 1,900,000.


Final Table Starts at 3 p.m.

David PetersAfter four grueling days of poker, the final nine players that are remaining in event no. 54 will be returning to the Rio later today at 3 p.m. to see who our next bracelet winner will be.

David Peters is the chip leader going into the final day with 2,630,000 in chips. Peters picked up pocket aces to bust Johnny Kitchens to set up the final nine and propel him to the chip lead. Marcel Vonk was chip leader at the dinner break on day 3 and isn’t too far behind Peters with 2,253,000 in chips.

Everybody is guaranteed $45,286 at this point, but the top spot is worth a whopping $570,960.

Here are a look at the chip counts for the final table.

1. David Peters – 2,653,000
2. Marcel Vonk – 2,253,000
3. Henrik Tollefsen – 1,878,000
4. Nathan Jessen – 990,000
5. Matthew Lupton – 973,000
6. Dustin Dorrance-Bowman – 794,000
7. Mehul Chaudhari – 789,000
8. Paul Kerr – 784,000
9. Espen Moen – 443,000

Check back with Card Player for updates from the final table.

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