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Buy-In: $10,000 + $300
Prize Pool: $940,800
Entrants: 98

Event 39 - No-Limit Hold'em Regional Championship

  • Mar 27, '11 - Mar 30, '11


Updates on Final Day (Mar 30, 11)


Ali Eslami Wins the WSOP Circuit Western Regional Championship ($282,242) -- Tim West Eliminated in Second Place ($174,443)

Ali EslamiTim West raised to 62,000 on the button and Ali Eslami reraised to 138,000 preflop. West then reraised all in for a million. Eslami made the call to cover his opponent and they flipped over their cards:

Eslami: AHeart Suit ASpade Suit
West: AClub Suit QSpade Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit 6Club Suit 2Spade Suit JClub Suit 7Club Suit

Eslami won the hand and the tournament. He takes home the top prize worth $282,242 and a gold ring for the victory. West takes home $174,443 as the runner up.

Player Tags: Ali Eslami,   Tim West

Blinds Up

The blinds are now 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante for the start of level 26.


Card Player TV: Tim West

Play has slowed to start out the heads-up match. Here is a video from this tournament featuring heads-up finalist Tim West to tide you over to the next big action:

Player Tags: Tim West

D.J. Blanchard Eliminated in Third Place ($124,204)

DJ BlanchardD.J. Blanchard raised preflop from the button and Tim West reraised all in from the small blind. Ali Eslami got out of the way and Blanchard made the all-in call. Their cards:

Blanchard: AHeart Suit JHeart Suit
West: 5Heart Suit 5Club Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit KSpade Suit KHeart Suit

Blanchard was eliminated in third place and he will take home $124,204 in prize money.

Player Tags: Tim West,   Duane Blanchard

Level 25 Begins

The blinds are now 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante for the start of level 25.


Chip Counts at the Break

Here is a look at the chip counts between the three finalists:

Ali Eslami — 1,726,000
Tim West — 785,000
D.J. Blanchard — 429,000


Dinner Break

The final three players are now on an hour-long dinner break. Cards will get back into the air at 6:30 p.m.


Steve Brecher Eliminated in Fourth Place ($90,223)

Steve BrecherAli Eslami, Tim West, and Steve Brecher saw a limped and checked flop of KHeart Suit 9Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit. West then checked on the small blind and Brecher checked the big blind. Eslami bet 30,000 under the gun and West mucked. Brecher then check-raised all in for 155,000. Eslami made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Eslami: KClub Suit QDiamond Suit
Brecher: KSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 9Spade Suit and 2Club Suit

Brecher was eliminated in fourth place and he will take home $90,223 in prize money.

Player Tags: Steve Brecher,   Ali Eslami

David Peters Eliminated in Fifth Place ($66,834)

David PetersDavid Peters moved all in preflop for 145,000 and Ali Eslami made the call. Their cards:

Eslami: AHeart Suit 8Club Suit
Peters: AClub Suit 4Diamond Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit 6Club Suit QSpade Suit 4Diamond Suit

Peters was eliminated on the hand in fifth place and he will take home $66,834 in prize money.

Player Tags: Ali Eslami,   David Peters

Card Player TV: Dwyte Pilgrim

We have hit another slow stretch of play at the final table so here is a video with seventh-place finisher Dwyte Pilgrim to tide you over:

Player Tags: Dwyte Pilgrim
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