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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $481,950
Entrants: 357

$1,500 Seven Card Stud

  • Jun 02, '11 - Jun 04, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 04, 11)

 
 

Eugene Katchalov Wins Event #5 ($122,909)

Alessio Isaia Eliminated in 2nd Place ($75,911)Eugene Katchalov

Alessio Isaia started heads-up play with a huge chip advantage over Eugene Katchalov, but after slowly chipping and putting his way to the chip lead, Katchalov had eventually chiseled Isaia’ stack down to just 30,000 after winning a big pot with two pair against Isaia’s smaller two pair.

On the final hand, Alessio Isaia was all in on third street with (KSpade Suit 8Club Suit) JClub Suit against Katchalov’s (AClub Suit 3Diamond Suit) 9Heart Suit.

The final cards were dealt and Katchalov rivered two pair to beat Isaia’s pair of kings and a bunch of missed draws.

Katchalov: AClub Suit 3Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit 8Spade Suit 5Spade Suit 9Club Suit AHeart Suit
Isaia: KSpade Suit 8Club Suit JClub Suit 10Diamond Suit KClub Suit 9Spade Suit

Alessio Isaia was eliminated in 2nd place ($75,911) while Eugene Katchalov clawed his was back from the short stack to win Event #5 ($122,909) and his first gold bracelet.

Player Tags: Eugene Katchalov,   Alessio Isaia
 

Level 24: Katchalov Takes Chip Lead

NOTE: Players will break for twenty minutes at the conclusion of this level and will return at approximately 11:30pm to resume play in Level 25.

Ante: 5,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 803,250

Chip Counts:

1. Eugene Katchalov – 1,000,000
2. Alessio Isaia – 600,000

Katchalov Chipping Up

Eugene Katchalov started off heads-up play severely outchipped by more than five to one, but managed to double up early and win a few small pots to gain some footing.

After chipping his way back up a bit, Katchalov opened with the 7Heart Suit, Isaia completed the bet with the 10Heart Suit, Katchalov raised and Isaia called.

Fourth Street: Katchalov bet out with 7Heart Suit KDiamond Suit and Isaia called with 10Heart Suit JSpade Suit.

Fifth Street: Isaia made an ace on fifth street and bet out with 10Heart Suit JSpade Suit AHeart Suit, Katchalov raised with 7Heart Suit KDiamond Suit 5Heart Suit and Isaia called.

Sixth Street: Isaia paired his jack and checked to Katchalov who paired his seven. Katchalov bet, Isaia check-raised, Katchalov three-bet and Isaia called.

River: Isaia checked, Katchalov bet and Isaia called.

Isaia: 10Heart Suit JSpade Suit AHeart Suit JDiamond Suit
Katchalov: 7Heart Suit KDiamond Suit 5Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit (KHeart Suit 9Diamond Suit 7Spade Suit)

Katchalov turned over a full house and brought himself right back in the game with just under 700,000 to Isaia’s 900,000.

Katchalov Takes Chip LeadEugene Katchalov

Severely narrowing the chip deficit in the hand before, Eugene Katchalov completed the bet with the JHeart Suit after Alessio Isaia opened with the 7Spade Suit. Isaia then raised and Katchalov called.

Fourth Street: Katchalov checked JHeart Suit 3Diamond Suit, Isaia bet 7Spade Suit 2Club Suit and Katchalov called.

Fifth Street: Katchalov checked JHeart Suit 3Diamond Suit QDiamond Suit, Isaia bet 7Spade Suit 2Club Suit QSpade Suit, Katchalov check-raised and Isaia called.

Sixth Street: Isaia paired his deuce and bet out, Katchalov raised and Isaia called.

River: Isaia checked with 7Spade Suit 2Club Suit QSpade Suit 2Diamond Suit, Katchalov bet and Isaia called. Katchalov showed JHeart Suit 3Diamond Suit QDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit (ASpade Suit JDiamond Suit 5Diamond Suit) for a flush and took the chip lead this hand with just under one million to Isaia’s 600,000.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Eugene Katchalov,   Alessio Isaia
 

Level 23: Heads-Up; Buchman 3rd, Spinks 4th

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 5,000
Completion: 15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 803,250

Chip Counts:

1. Alessio Isaia – 1,350,000
2. Eugene Katchalov – 250,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Eric Buchman – $48,961
4th. Jonathan Spinks – $35,476

Jonathan Spinks Eliminated in 4th Place ($35,476)Jonathan Spinks

Third Street: Eric Buchman opened with the 6Diamond Suit, Alessio Isaia completed the bet with the 7Spade Suit, Jonathan Spinks raised with the KHeart Suit, Buchman reraised, Isaia folded and Spinks called.

Fourth Street: Spinks checked KHeart Suit 4Spade Suit, Buchman bet 6Diamond Suit JDiamond Suit and Spinks called.

Fifth Street: Spinks paired his king and and got it all in against Buchman’s jack-high.

Spinks: (10Spade Suit 10Diamond Suit) KHeart Suit 4Spade Suit KSpade Suit 9Heart Suit
Buchman: (8Diamond Suit 6Heart Suit) 6Diamond Suit JDiamond Suit 9Spade Suit 6Club Suit

Spinks was ahead with two pair on fifth street when the money went in, but Buchman made trip sixes on sixth street. Spinks failed to improve on the river and was eliminated in 4th place ($35,476), while Buchman grabbed the chip lead with just under 900,000.

Eric Buchman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($48,961)Eric Buchman

Eric Buchman and Alessio Isaia have been getting involved in a lot of big pots this past level. Early in the level Isaia took the chip lead for just under one million after catching a straight on the river.

Buchman continued to lose some pretty big showdowns to Isaia until finally getting the last of his chips in the middle on fifth street with (KSpade Suit QSpade Suit) 4Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit 8 against Alessio Isaia’s (QHeart Suit JHeart Suit) 8Heart Suit JDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit.

Isaia made a straight on sixth street and Eric Buchman was eliminated in 3rd place ($48,961).

The final hands were…

Buchman: (KSpade Suit QSpade Suit) 4Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit 8Club Suit 7Spade Suit 10Heart Suit
Isaia: (QHeart Suit JHeart Suit) 8Heart Suit JDiamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit QClub Suit

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 22: Final Four on Dinner Break; Parker 5th, Landry 6th

NOTE: With the completion of Level 22, the final four players took a one hour dinner break and should arrive back shortly after 9:00pm to resume play.

Ante: 3,000
Low Card: 3,000
Completion: 12,000
Limits: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 401,625

Chip Counts:

1. Eric Buchman – 745,000
2. Alessio Isaia – 550,000
3. Eugene Katchalov – 185,000
4. Jonathan Spinks – 130,000

Eliminations:

5th. Dennis Parker – $26,083
6th. Kai Landry – $19,456

Kai LandryKai Landry Eliminated in 6th Place ($19,456)

Kai Landry survived a few all ins during the first level of the final table, managing to double up twice early on, but he finally ran out of luck after getting rivered here by Eric Buchman.

Landry was all in on fourth street with (KDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit) AClub Suit JClub Suit against Buchman’s (KHeart Suit QHeart Suit) 9Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit. Landry paired his ace on fifth street while Buchman paired his nine on sixth. Landry bricked the river and Buchman caught a seven to make two pair. Kai Landry was eliminated in 6th place ($19,456).

Landry: (KDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit) AClub Suit JClub Suit ADiamond Suit 9Club Suit 8Club Suit
Buchman: (KHeart Suit QHeart Suit) 9Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit 9Spade Suit 8Diamond Suit 7Club Suit

Dennis Parker Eliminated in 5th Place ($26,083)Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker and Eric Buchman have been tangling since Level 21 when Parker doubled through him to stay alive. Shortly before the dinner break, Parker and Buchman went at it again, this time Buchman getting the best of it. Parker was left with a short stack and found himself all in against Buchman once again.

Parker: KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit ADiamond Suit 3Diamond Suit 9Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit
Buchman: 10Club Suit 7Club Suit 2Club Suit 4Heart Suit JSpade Suit JClub Suit 6Club Suit

Buchman rivered a flush and Dennis Parker was eliminated in 5th place ($26,083).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Eric Buchman,   Dennis Parker,   Kai Landry
 

Level 21: Short Stacks Stay Alive

Ante: 2,000
Low Card: 3,000
Completion: 10,000
Limits: 10,000-20,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 267,750

Chip Counts:

1. Eric Buchman – 550,000
2. Eugene Katchalov – 390,000
3. Alessio Isaia – 365,000
4. Jonathan Spinks – 175,000
5. Kai Landry – 100,000
6. Dennis Parker – 70,000

Kai Landry Doubles Through Jonathan Spinks

Down to the short stack with just a few big bets left, Kai Landry got it all against Jonathan Spinks after completing with the 2Spade Suit and calling Spink’s raise with the QClub Suit.

Spinks was ahead with a pair of fours, but Landry double paired aces up on sixth and seventh street to double up to 75,000.

Landry: 2Spade Suit 8Heart Suit JSpade Suit ADiamond Suit (AClub Suit KHeart Suit 8Spade Suit)
Spinks: QClub Suit 5Heart Suit KSpade Suit 9Heart Suit (4Heart Suit 4Club Suit KClub Suit)

Kai LandryKai Landry Doubles Through Dennis Parker

Third Street: Kai Landry completed with the KHeart Suit and Dennis Parker called with the JHeart Suit.

Fourth Street: Landry bet with KHeart Suit 10Club Suit and Parker called with JHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit.

Fifth Street: Parker paired sixes and bet with JHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit. Landry raised with KHeart Suit 10Club Suit QDiamond Suit and Parker called.

Sixth Street: Landry hit the JClub Suit and got it all in against Parker’s 9Diamond Suit. Landry turned over two pair and Parker showed a smaller two pair.

Landry: KHeart Suit 10Club Suit QDiamond Suit JClub Suit (QSpade Suit JDiamond Suit)
Parker: JHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit 9Diamond Suit (JSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit)

River: Parker bricked and Landry doubled up to 140,000 with queens and jacks while Parker slipped down to just over 70,000 in chips.

Dennis Parker Doubles Through Eugene Katchalov

Dennis Parker was down to just over three big bets after doubling up Kai Landry, but got most of that back when he doubled through Eugene Katchalov shortly thereafter. Parker was all in with a pair of aces against Katchalov’s jacks and caught a third ace on fifth street to double up to 125,000.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 20: Six Remain; Eslami 7th, Lazarou 8th

Ante: 2,000
Low Card: 2,000
Completion: 8,000
Limits: 8,000-16,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 267,750

Chip Counts:

1. Eugene Katchalov – 525,000
2. Eric Buchman – 455,000
3. Jonathan Spinks – 320,000
4. Alessio Isaia – 151,000
5. Dennis Parker – 125,000
6. Kai Landry – 40,000

Eliminations:

7th. Ali Eslami – $14,723
8th. Vasili Lazarou – $11,301

Eslami Doubles Through Isaia

Eslami had dropped down to the short stack with less than two full big bets at one point before he managed to double through the former chip leader, Alessio Isaia in this hand.

Third Street: Alessio Isaia completed with the KDiamond Suit, Ali Eslami raised with the ASpade Suit and Isaia called.

Fourth Street: Isaia paired his door card (KDiamond Suit KClub Suit) and got it all in against Eslami’s ASpade Suit 4Heart Suit.

Eslami: ASpade Suit 4Heart Suit 5Club Suit 7Spade Suit (ADiamond Suit 3Heart Suit AHeart Suit)
Isaia: KDiamond Suit KClub Suit 8Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit (KSpade Suit 9Club Suit 7Diamond Suit)

Isaia was ahead with trip kings, but Eslmai nailed a third ace on the river (trip aces) to double up to 80,000. Isaia was down to 140,000 after this hand.

Vasili Lazarou Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,301)
Vasili Lazarou

Vasili Lazarou was eliminated by Eugene Katchalov in a two-part series, with Lazarou losing all of his chips except for one single bet on the hand right before his elimination.

Lazarou went all the way to seventh street with 10Club Suit JSpade Suit 2Spade Suit 8Spade Suit against Katchalov’s AHeart Suit 5Club Suit JDiamond Suit ADiamond Suit, but folded to a blind bet by Katchalov on the river.

On the very next hand, Lazarou got it all in on third street with the 4Heart Suit against Katchalov’s AClub Suit.

Lazarou ended up with a pair of threes 4Heart Suit 9Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit AHeart Suit (3Diamond Suit 5Club Suit 3Heart Suit) while Katchalov double-paired and made a flush on the river with AClub Suit ASpade Suit 2Spade Suit 2Club Suit 7Club Suit 6Club Suit KClub Suit. Katchalov secured the chip lead after these hands with over 500,000 while Vasili Lazarou was eliminated in 8th place ($11,301).

Ali EslamiAli Eslami Eliminated in 7th Place ($14,723)

Third Street: Jonathan Spinks came in with the low card (3Spade Suit), Ali Eslami completed with the QDiamond Suit, Eugene Katchalov called with the 7Club Suit and Spinks called the raise.

Fourth Street: Eslami bet with QDiamond Suit JSpade Suit, Katchalov called with 7Club Suit 6Spade Suit and Spinks folded 3Spade Suit 2Heart Suit.

Fifth Street: Eslami bet QDiamond Suit JSpade Suit AHeart Suit, Katchalov raised 7Club Suit 6Spade Suit 10Diamond Suit and Eslami called all in.

Eslami showed QHeart Suit 5Club Suit for split queens and Katchalov showed 8Club Suit 7Spade Suit for split eights.

Sixth Street: Katchalov made two pair with the 8Heart Suit and Eslami fell behind with the 7Diamond Suit.

River: Katchalov makes a final board of 7Club Suit 6Spade Suit 10Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit (8Club Suit 7Spade Suit 5Spade Suit) for two pair while Eslami bricks with QDiamond Suit JSpade Suit AHeart Suit 7Diamond Suit (QHeart Suit 5Club Suit KHeart Suit) for one pair. Ali Eslami is eliminated in 7th place ($14,723).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Ausmus Eliminated 9th; Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: The final nine players consolidated down to one table, and with the elimination of Jeremy Ausmus in 9th place ($8,800), the official eight-handed final table began at around 4:20pm.

Level: 19
Ante: 1,500
Low Card: 1,500
Completion: 6,000
Limits: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 357

Average Chip Count: 200,812

Chip Counts:

1. Eric Buchman – 386,500
2. Jonathan Spinks – 263,500
3. Alessio Isaia – 228,000
4. Eugene Katchalov – 195,000
5. Kai Landry – 153,000
6. Vasili Lazarou – 140,000
7. Dennis Parker – 94,000
8. Ali Eslami – 80,000

Payouts:

1st. $122,909
2nd. $75,911
3rd. $48,961
4th. $35,476
5th. $26,083
6th. $19,546
7th. $14,723
8th. $11,301

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 
 
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