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Buy-In: $5,000
Prize Pool: $2,382,900
Entrants: 507

$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed

  • Jun 20, '11 - Jun 22, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 22, 11)

 
 

Jason Mercier Wins Event #35 ($619,575)

Jason MercierHans Winzeler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($383,075)

Jason Mercier started the final heads-up match slightly outchipped, but managed to take an early lead after flopping the nut straight to win a pot worth 2 million. From there Mercier managed to extend his lead a bit, but Winzeler chipped back up and the two players were soon enough deadlocked at just under 4 million each. Winzeler took command again closing out Level 28, but Mercier quickly took the lead back after winning a big pot with a straight at the beginning of Level 29.

On the final hand of the night, Jason Mercier button-raised to 160,00 before the flop, Hans Winzeler reraised to 480,000 from the big blind and Mercier called.

The flop came 9Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit, Winzeler checked, Mercier bet 960,000, Winzeler moved all in and Mercier called.

Winzeler: AClub Suit KDiamond Suit KClub Suit JSpade Suit
Mercier: QClub Suit 6Club Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit

Winzeler was ahead with a pair of kings, but Mercier was drawing live with bottom pair and an open-ended straight draw.

The turn and river were the 10Club Suit and the 7Heart Suit, giving Mercier a straight on the river to win the pot. Hans Winzeler was eliminated in 2nd place ($383,075) while Jason Mercier wins Event #35, his second gold bracelet and the $619,575 grand prize.

Player Tags: Hans Winzeler,   Jason Mercier
 

Level 28: Players Grind Back to Even, Winzeler Ends Level On Top

Blinds: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 507

Average Chip Count: 3,802,500

Chip Counts:

1. Hans Winzeler – 4,340,000
2. Jason Mercier – 3,255,000

Mercier Takes Chip Lead, Gives It Back
Hans Winzeler

Jason Mercier started heads-up play with a a slight chip disadvantage of about 3.5 million to Hans Winzeler’s 4.1 million. Mercier quickly took the lead by taking down a 2,000,000+ pot after flopping the nut straight early in the level. Mercier managed to gain some distance on Winzeler and at point had more than a 2:1 chip lead on his opponent before Winzeler was able to grind his way back to even at 3.8 million all.

Mercier chipped up again towards the end of of the level after winning a big pot with trip sixes, but it was Hans Winzeler that went to the break with a slight lead of 4.3 million to Mercier’s 3.2 million.

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

Player Tags: Hans Winzeler,   Jason Mercier
 

Level 27: Winzeler Leads Mercier Heads-up; Merrifield 3rd

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 507

Average Chip Count: 3,802,500

Chip Counts:

1. Hans Winzeler – 4,125,000
2. Jason Mercier – 3,490,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Steven Merrifield – $239,100

Steven Merrifield Eliminated in 3rd Place ($239,100)Steven Merrifield

Steven Merrifield button-raised to 175,000 before the flop and Hans Winzeler called.

The flop came KHeart Suit JSpade Suit 10Diamond Suit, Winzeler checked, Merrifield moved all in for 350,000 and Winzeler called.

Merrifield: AClub Suit KClub Suit JHeart Suit 4Spade Suit
Winzeler: AHeart Suit QHeart Suit 10Heart Suit 5Club Suit

Winzeler flopped the ace-high straight and was ahead when the money went in while Merrifield trailed with two pair. The turn and rover were the 3Diamond Suit and the 3Club Suit, no help to Steven Merrifield who was eliminated in 3rd place ($239,100).

NOTE With the elimination of Steven Merrifirld in 3rd place, Hans Winzeler took the chip lead into heads-up play with 4,125,000 to Jason Mercier’s 3,490,000.

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

Player Tags: Hans Winzeler,   Jason Mercier
 

Level 26: Final Three Close In Chips; Chiu 4th, Ressler 5th

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 507

Average Chip Count: 2,535,000

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Merrifield – 2,775,000
2. Jason Mercier – 2,540,000
3. Hans Winzeler – 2,300,000

Eliminations:

4th. David Chiu – $156,628
5th. Joseph Ressler – $105,967

Joseph Ressler Eliminated in 5th Place ($105,967)
Joseph Ressler

Joseph Ressler opened the pot for 80,000 from under the gun, Steven Merrifield called from the small blind and Jason Mercier called from the big blind.

The flop came KDiamond Suit 10Heart Suit 7Club Suit ,Merrifield and Mercier both checked, Ressler bet 150,000, Merrifield check-raised to 425,000, Mercier folded, Ressler moved all in and Merrifield called.

Ressler: KHeart Suit KClub Suit 3Club Suit 2Heart Suit
Merrifield: ASpade Suit 10Diamond Suit 10Club Suit 2Diamond Suit

Ressler flopped top set while Merrifield flopped middle set. The turn and river were the 4Club Suit and the 10Spade Suit, giving Merrifield quad tens on the river to win the pot. Joseph Ressler got it in good with set-over-set, but was eliminated in 5th place ($105,967) when Steven Merrifield spiked a one-outer on the river to to make quads.

David ChiuDavid Chiu Eliminated in 4th Place ($156,628)

David Chiu opened the pot for a raise from the cutoff, Jason Mercier reraised from the big blind and Chiu called all in.

Chiu: AClub Suit KClub Suit JClub Suit 4Club Suit
Mercier: AHeart Suit QHeart Suit JDiamond Suit 9Club Suit

The board came ADiamond Suit 9Heart Suit 4Heart Suit 6Spade Suit 10Heart Suit, giving Mercier a flush on the river to win the pot. David Chiu was eliminated in 4th place ($156,628).

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

Player Tags: David Chiu,   Jason Mercier,   Joseph Ressler
 

Level 24: Merrifield Leads Final Five On Dinner Break; McDonald 6th

NOTE: The final five players went on a one hour dinner break and will return at approximately 8:30pm to resume play.

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 507

Average Chip Count: 1,521,000

Chip Counts:

1. Steven Merrifield – 2,185,000
2. Jason Mercier – 1,550,000
3. David Chiu – 1,315,000
4. Joseph Ressler – 1,280,000
5. Hans Winzeler – 1,190,000

Eliminations:

6th. Mike McDonald – $73,965

Mike McDonaldMike McDonald Eliminated in 6th Place ($73,965)

Mike McDonald came to the final table on the short stack and was the first one eliminated in 6th place. David Chiu button-raised to 66,000, McDonald moved all in and Chiu called.

Chiu: AHeart Suit AClub Suit 9Club Suit 8Club Suit
McDonald: QHeart Suit 10Spade Suit 9Diamond Suit 8Diamond Suit

The board came 6Heart Suit 6Club Suit 5Club Suit6Diamond Suit JHeart Suit, giving Chiu a full house on the turn to win the pot. Mike McDonald was the first one to go in 6th place ($73,965).

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

Player Tags: David Chiu,   Mike McDonald
 

Level 24: Brooks Eliminated 7th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 15 players and resumed today at 2:30pm. With the elimination of Gregory Brooks in 7th place ($53,210), the official six-handed final table is now underway.

Blinds: 12,000-24,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 507

Average Chip Count: 1,267,500

Chip Counts:

1. Joseph Ressler – 2,000,000
2. Jason Mercier – 1,900,000
3. David Chiu – 1,710,000
4. Steven Merrifield – 1,485,000
5. Hans Winzeler – 1,240,000
6. Mike McDonald – 245,000

Payouts:

1st. $619,575
2nd. $383,075
3rd. $239,100
4th. $156,628
5th. $105,967
6th. $73,965

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

 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 P.M.

Greg BrooksThe $5,000 six-handed pot-limit Omaha event has just 15 players remaining, all gunning for the top prize of $619,575 and the gold bracelet.

Greg Brooks has a large chip lead of 1.294 million, over many other big names in the game still remaining in the tournament. Stay tuned to Card Player for updates from the final table. Today’s restart is at 2:30 p.m.

Here is a look at the chip counts:

1. Gregory Brooks — 1,294,000
2. David Chiu — 891,000
3. Michael McDonald — 827,000
4. Jared Bleznick — 710,000
5. Jason Mercier — 619,000
6. Joseph Ressler — 564,000
7. Hans Winzeler — 446,000
8. David Ulliott — 415,000
9. Steven Merrifield — 357,000
10. Robert Fellner — 343,000
11. David Callaghan — 314,000
12. Peter Jetten — 310,000
13. Chris Moorman — 208,000
14. Daniel Fuhs — 193,000
15. Shawn Bennani — 130,000

 
 
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