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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,944,000
Entrants: 1440

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 08, '11 - Jun 10, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 10, 11)

 
 

Andrew Badecker Wins Event #13 ($369,371)

Andrew BadeckerRobbie Verspui Eliminated in 2nd Place ($228,334)

Andrew Badecker took the chip lead into heads up play, and in the final hand of the night he open-shoved the button and Robbie Verspui called all in for around 1,700,000 from the big blind.

Verspui turned over ASpade Suit JHeart Suit for the lead against Badecker’s KHeart Suit 2Heart Suit.

The board came 7Heart Suit 5Spade Suit 2Spade Suit KSpade Suit 5Diamond Suit, giving Badecker two pair. Robbie Verspui was eliminated in 2nd place ($228,334) while Andrew Badecker wins the gold bracelet in Event #13 and the grand prize of $369,371.

NOTE: After the elimination of Daniel Makowsky in 3rd place ($151,379), Andrew Badecker took the chip lead into heads-up play with 5,220,00 to Robbie Verspui’s 1,880,000.

Daniel Makowsky Eliminated in 3rd Place ($151,379)Daniel Makowsky

Andrew Badecker raised to 75,000 from the small blind, Daniel Makowsky reraised to 175,000 from the big blind and Badecker called.

The flop came 7Club Suit 5Club Suit 3Club Suit, Badecker checked, Makowsky bet 200,000, Badecker check-raised to 450,000 and Makowsky called.

The turn was the KDiamond Suit, Badecker bet 380,000, Makowsky moved all in for about 1,600,000 and Badecker called.

Makowsky turned over AHeart Suit ADiamond Suit for an overpair while Badecker showed QClub Suit JClub Suit for a flush. Makowsky was drawing dead on the turn and was eliminated in 3rd place ($151,379).

 

Level 7: Three Remain; Spinks 4th, Cajelais 5th

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 1,440

Average Chip Count: 2,400,000

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Badecker – 2,600,000
2. Daniel Makowsky – 2,500,000
3. Robbie Verspui – 2,100,000

Eliminations:

4th. Jon Spinks – $108,358
5th. Erik Cajelais – $79,315

Erik Cajelais Eliminated in 5th Place ($79,315)Erik Cajelais

Jon Spinks opened for 65,000 from under the gun, Andrew Badecker called from the button, Erik Cajelais called from the small blind and Daniel Makowsky called from the big blind.

The flop came QDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit, Badecker bet 175,000, Cajelais moved all in for about 400,000, everyone else folded and Badecker called.

Cajelais turned over 10Club Suit 9Club Suit for two pair while Badecker showed ADiamond Suit 5Heart Suit for the nut flush draw.

The turn and river were the 3Diamond Suit and the 3Heart Suit, giving Badecker his flush on the turn. Erik Cajelais was eliminated in 5th place ($79,315).

Jon Spinks Eliminated in 4th Place ($108,358)Jon Spinks

Andrew Badecker opened for 65,000 from the button, Jon Spinks moved all in from the small blind and Badecker called.

Badecker turned over KClub Suit JHeart Suit for the lead against Spinks’ KSpade Suit 4Club Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit 8Club Suit 3Club Suit ADiamond Suit KDiamond Suit, giving Badecker two pair. Jon Spinks is eliminated in 4th place ($108,358).

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

 

Level 6: Daniel Kelly Eliminated in 6th Place ($58,903)

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 1,440

Average Chip Count: 1,440,000

Chip Counts:

1. Daniel Makowsky – 3,300,000
2. Jon Spinks – 1,450,000
3. Andrew Badecker – 1,050,000
4. Erik Cajelais – 600,000
5. Robbie Verspui – 600,000

Eliminations:

6th. Daniel Kelly – $58,903

Daniel Kelly Eliminated in 6th Place ($58,903)Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly opened the pot for 60,000, Daniel Makowsky reraised to 175,000 from the cutoff, Kelly four-bet to 500,000, Makowsky shoved and Kelly called all in.

Makowsky showed KSpade Suit KClub Suit for the lead while Kelly turned over AClub Suit KHeart Suit for the draw.

The board came KDiamond Suit 6Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit 9Club Suit 4Heart Suit, giving Makowsky top set on the flop. Makowsky raked a huge pot this hand while Daniel Kelly was eliminated in 6th place ($58,903).

Andrew Badecker Doubles Through Erik Cajelais

Andrew Badecker raised to 60,000 from the small blind and Erik Cajelais called from the big blind.

The flop came KDiamond Suit JDiamond Suit JClub Suit, Badecker bet 45,000 and Cajelais called.

The turn was the 5Club Suit, Badecker bet 100,000 and Cajelais called.

The river was the 3Diamond Suit, Badecker moved all in and Cajelais called.

Badecker turned over KHeart Suit JHeart Suit for a flopped full house and doubled up to just over 1 million this hand.

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

 

Level 5: Vitaly Lunkin Eliminated in 7th Place ($44,362)

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 1,440

Average Chip Count: 1,200,000

Eliminations:

7th. Vitaly Lunkin – $44,362

Vitaly LunkinVitaly Lunkin Eliminated in 7th Place ($44,362)

Andrew Badecker opened for a raise of 44,000, Vitaly Lunkin reraised to 106,000, Badecker four-bet to 230,000, Lunkin moved all in and Badecker called.

Lunkin turned over ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit and was behind Badecker’s AClub Suit KSpade Suit.

The board came 8Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 2Club Suit KHeart Suit KClub Suit, giving Badecker top pair on the turn and trips on the river. Vitaly Lunkin was eliminated in 7th place ($44,362).

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

Player Tags: Vitaly Lunkin,   Andrew Badecker
 

Level 4: Final Seven on Dinner Break; Webber 8th, Pham 9th

NOTE: The remaining seven players took a one-hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 4 and should return at approximately 8:30pm to resume play.

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 1,440

Average Chip Count: 1,028,571

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Badecker – 1,449,000
2. Jon Spinks – 1,445,000
3. Erik Cajeslais – 1,187,000
4. Daniel Makowsky – 908,000
5. Daniel Kelly – 876,000
6. Robbie Verspui – 694,000
7. Vitaly Lunkin – 639,000

Eliminations:

8th. Joe Webber – $33,864
9th. David Pham – $26,185

David Pham Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,185)David Pham

Robbie Verspui opened the pot for 32,000, Erik Cajelais reraised to 75,000 from the button, David Pham shoved for 300,000, Verspui folded and Cajelais called.

Cajelais turned over QSpade Suit QHeart Suit for the lead while Pham showed AClub Suit KClub Suit for the draw.

The board came 10Spade Suit 6Club Suit 3Heart Suit 9Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit, no help for David Pham who was eliminated in 9th place ($26,185).

Joe WebberJoe Webber Eliminated in 8th Place ($33,864)

Jon Spinks raised to 33,000 from under the gun, Joe Webber shoved from the big blind for just over 600,000 and Spinks called.

Spinks turned over JSpade Suit JHeart Suit for the lead while Webber showed AHeart Suit KDiamond Suit for the draw.

The board came QHeart Suit JDiamond Suit 7Club Suit KSpade Suit 6Diamond Suit, giving Spinks middle set on the flop. Joe Webber was eliminated in 8th place ($33,864) while Spinks raked a huge pot, putting himself atop the leaderboard.

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

 

Level 4: Bonding Eliminated 10th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: The shootout formula is different than most in that it plays more like a series of single-table sit-n-go’s than a conventional tournament. This event started with 1,440 players and ended last night (two days later) with just 16. To get there, the final 16 players each had to win two tables, one on each of the first two days of this event.

NOTE: Play ended last night with 16 players and resumed today at 2:30pm. The day began with two eight-handed tables and combined at ten players to begin the unofficial final table. Each of the starting 16 players began with 450,000 in chips, creating a total of 7.2 million chips in play. With the elimination of Lars Bonding in 10th place ($20,586), the official nine-handed final table is now underway.

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 1,440

Average Chip Count: 800,000

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Badecker – 1,377,000
2. Joseph Webber – 1,099,000
3. Daniel Kelly – 999,000
4. Daniel Makowsky – 808,000
5. Erik Cajelais – 677,000
6. Vitaly Lunkin – 630,000
7. Robbie Verspui – 546,000
8. David Pham – 540,000
9. Jon Spinks – 524,000

Payouts:

1st. $369,371
2nd. $228,334
3rd. $151,379
4th. $108,358
5th. $79,315
6th. $58,903
7th. $44,362
8th. $33,864
9th. $26,185

Eliminations:

10th. Lars Bonding – $20,586
11th. Robert Smith – $20,586
12th. Andrew Pantling – $20,586
13th. Frank Kassela – $16,407
14th. David Robinson – $16,407
15th. Eric Yates – $16,407
16th. Daniel Fischer – $13,238

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

 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 P.M.

David PhamThe following 16 players have survived to battle it out for $369,371 and the bracelet. David Pham will be gunning for his third gold bracelet while Frank Kassela, Vitaly Lunkin, Dan Kelly, and Erik Cajelais will be looking to win a second. The final day will feature a two table sit-and-go with eight players at each table. Action resumes on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Here is a look at the finalists:

Note: each player will start with 450,000 in chips in their respective sit-and-go.

Vitaly Lunkin
Robbie Verspui
Lars Bonding
Robert Smith
Daniel Makowsky
David Pham
Jonathan Spinks
Joseph Webber
Andrew Pantling
Andrew Badecker
Frank Kassela
Erik Cajelais
Daniel Fischer
Eric Yates
David Robinson
Dan Kelly

 
 
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