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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $3,134,950
Entrants: 1378

$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed

  • Jun 15, '11 - Jun 17, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 17, 11)

 
 

Oleksii Kovalchuk Wins Event #26 ($689,739)

Anton Ionel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($428,140)Oleksii Kovalchuk

Anton Ionel began heads-up play with the chip lead, but Oleksii Kovalchuk quickly stole stole it after raising Ionel out of a 2 million pot. Kovalchuk then won another huge pot for 3 million after rivering a full house, taking a near 2:1 chip lead over Ionel at that point with 6.8 million to 3.5 million.

Kovalcheck then began to really put the pressure on and whittled Ionel down to just 1.5 million before he took his last stand with AClub Suit 6Spade Suit.

Kovalchuk button-raised to 150,000 Ionel moved all in for about 1,500,000 from the big blind and Kovalchuk called with 7Heart Suit 7Club Suit.

The board came 9Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 10Heart Suit 10, giving Kovalchuk middle set on the flop and a full house on the river. Anton Ionel was eliminated in 2nd place ($428,140) while Oleksii Kovalchuk won Event #26, the the gold bracelet and the $689,739 grand prize.

Player Tags: Anton Ionel,   Oleksii Kovalchuk
 

Level 27: Ionel Leads Kovalchuk Heads-Up; Moorman 3rd

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,378

Average Chip Count: 5,167,500

Chip Counts:

1. Anton Ionel – 6,425,000
2. Oleksii Kovalchuk – 3,875,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Chris Moorman – $271,800

Chris Moorman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($271,800)
Chris Moorman

With Dan O’Brien eliminated in 4th place, Chris Moorman entered the level as the short stack and quickly got it all in before the flop with KClub Suit JSpade Suit against Oleksii Kovalchuk’s KHeart Suit 9Spade Suit,

The board came QHeart Suit 10Diamond Suit 5Club Suit 7Diamond Suit JHeart Suit, giving Kovalchuk a straight on the river. Chris Mooorman was eliminated in 3rd place ($271,800) while Oleksii Kovalchuk took the chip lead going into heads-up play.

NOTE: With the elimination of Chris Moorman in 3rd place, Oleksii Kovalchuk took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 8 million to Anton Ionel’s 2.3 million.

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Ionel Doubles Up, Takes Chip Lead

Anton Ionel doubled up early heads-up play after getting it all in pre-flop with pocket eights against Oleksii Kovalchuk’s K – J. Kovalchuck bricked and Ionel ended up making a four card flush to double up to over 5.6 million, taking the chip lead for the first time this match.

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

 

Level 26: Dan O'Brien Eliminated in 4th Place ($179,162)

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 1,378

Average Chip Count: 3,445,000

Chip Counts:

1. Oleksii Kovalchuk – 6,800,000
2. Anton Ionel – 2,400,000
3. Chris Moorman – 1,100,000

Eliminations:

4th. Dan O’Brien – $179,162

Dan O’Brien Eliminated in 4th Place ($179,162)Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien began the level as the short and couldn’t really get much going. In his final pot of evening, O’Brien raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Oleksii Kovalchuk called from the big blind.

The flop came KDiamond Suit 5Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit, Kovalchuk checked, O’Brien bet 70,000, Kovalchuk check-raised to 140,000, O’Brien three-bet to 250,000, Kovalchuk shoved and O’Brien called all in.

O’Brien turned over KClub Suit QSpade Suit for top pair against Kovalchuk’s 8Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit flush draw.

The turn and river were the 3Diamond Suit and the 9Diamond Suit, giving Kovalchuk a flush on the turn. Dan O’Brien was eliminated in 4th place ($179,162).

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

Player Tags: Dan O'Brien,   Oleksii Kovalchuk
 

Level 25: Kovalchuk Leads Final Four; Khoury 5th, Ruberto 6th

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,378

Average Chip Count: 2,578,100

Chip Counts:

1. Oleksii Kovalchuk – 3,750,000
2. Anton Ionel – 3,000,000
3. Chris Moorman – 1,700,000
4. Dan O’Brien – 1,115,000

Eliminations:

5th. Mazin Khoury – $121,416
6th. Anthony Ruberto – $84,549

Anthony Ruberto Eliminated in 6th Place ($84,549)

Anthony Ruberto came to the final table as the short stack and after a shaky start he was the first to go in 6th place. Anton Ionel opened the pot for 57,000, Anthony Ruberto reraised to 187,000 and Anton called.

The flop came 9Spade Suit 8Club Suit 2Heart Suit, Anton checked, Ruberto bet 247,000, Ionel check-raised all in and Ruberto called all in.

Ruberto turned over KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit for an overpair but Ionel showed 2Club Suit 2Club Suit for bottom set.

The turn and river were the 9Diamond Suit and the 2Spade Suit, giving Ionel quads on the river. Anthony Ruberto was eliminated in 6th place ($84,549) while Ionel Anton moved up to 3.3 million in chips.

Mazin Khoury Eliminated in 5th Place ($121,416)

Anton Ionel raised to 57,000 before the flop, Mazin Khoury reraised all in and Ionel called.

Khoury turned over ASpade Suit QDiamond Suit and was behind Anton’s ADiamond Suit AClub Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit QSpade Suit 7Club Suit 10Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit, no help to Mazin Khoury who was eliminated in 6th place ($121,416).

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

Player Tags: Anton Ionel,   Mazin Khoury
 

Level 25: Failla Eliminated 7th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 22 players and resumed today at 2:30pm. With the elimination of Will Failla in 7th place ($60,473), the official six-handed final table is now underway.

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 1,378

Average Chip Count: 1,722,500

Chip Counts:

1. Oleksii Kovalchuk – 4,700,000
2. Anton Ionel – 2,500,000
3. Dan O’Brien – 1,700,000
4. Chris Moorman – 1,150,000
5. Mazin Khoury – 520,000
6. Anthony Ruberto – 518,000

Payouts:

1st. $689,739
2nd. $428,140
3rd. $271,800
4th. $179,162
5th. $121,416
6th. $84,549

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

 

Day 3 Begins at 2:30 p.m.

Chris MoormanJust 22 players remain in the $2,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em event. Leading the way is Anthony Ruberto, who is stacked with 1,550,000. His closest competitor is online superstar Chris Moorman, who has 1,210,000. Other notables still in contention include Anthony Lellouche, Timothy Finne, Dan O’Brien, Will Failla and Davidi Kitai.

All of the remaining players are now guaranteed $20,377, but everyone is gunning for the $689,739 first-place prize.

Here’s a look at the chip counts going into the final day:

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Anthony Ruberto 1,550,000
2 Chris Moorman 1,210,000
3 Anthony Lellouche 844,000
4 Christian Stricker Kohl 530,000
5 Michael Finstein 524,000
6 Oleksii Kovalchuk 509,000
7 Timothy Finne 458,000
8 Dan O’Brien 452,000
9 Tyler Cornell 443,000
10 Jesse Cohen 372,000
11 Jesse James 372,000
12 Daniel Morgan 352,000
13 Will Failla 345,000
14 Rupert Elder 342,000
15 Samuel Grafton 342,000
16 Eric Hettinga 328,000
17 Christian Jeppsson 315,000
18 Peter Gilmore 295,000
19 Mazin Khoury 256,000
20 Davidi Kitai 230,000
21 Anton Ionel 211,000
22 Benjamin Pollak 125,000

Be sure to check back for level-by-level updates from the final table.

 
 
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