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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $2,601,000
Entrants: 2890

$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 26, '11 - Jun 28, '11


Updates on Final Day (Jun 28, 11)


Kenneth Griffin Wins Event #45 ($455,356)

Jean Luc Marias Eliminated in 2nd Place ($282,676)

After busting Philip Hammerling in 3rd place, Kenneth Griffin took the chip lead into heads-up play, and it wasn’t long after the final match began that Jean Luc Marias open-shoved pre-flop with KSpade Suit 6Diamond Suit and Kenneth Griffin snap-called all in with ADiamond Suit AClub Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit JSpade Suit 3Club Suit 8Diamond Suit 9Club Suit, no help for Jean Luc Marias who was eliminated in 2nd place ($282,676). Kenneth Griffin wins the gold bracelet for Event #45 and the $455,356 grand prize.

Philip Hammerling Eliminated in 3rd Place ($199,336)

Kenneth Griffin limped in from the button, Jean Luc Marias completed the bet from the small blind and Philip Hammerling checked the big blind.

The flop came 7Heart Suit 7Club Suit 4Heart Suit, Marias and Hammerling both checked to Griffin who bet 100,000. Marias called, Hammerling check-raised to 290,000, Griffin called and Marias folded.

The turn was the ASpade Suit, Hammerling bet 535,000 and Griffin called.

The river was the 3Heart Suit, Hammerling moved all in and Griffin called.

Hammerling showed KClub Suit 7Spade Suit for trip sevens on the flop but Griffin turned over 8Heart Suit 6Heart Suit for a flush on the river.

Philip Hammerling was eliminated in 3rd place ($199,336) while Griffin took the chip lead against Marias going into heads-up play.


Level 27: Eric Baudry Eliminated in 4th Place ($143,991)

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,890

Average Chip Count: 2,890,000

Chip Counts:

1. Kenneth Griffin – 3,700,000
2. Jean Luc Marias – 3,680,000
3. Philip Hammerling – 1,200,000


4th. Eric Baudry – ($143,991)

Eric BaudryEric Baudry Eliminated in 4th Place ($143,991)

Eric Baudry button-raised to 115,000 before the flop, Kenneth Griffin shoved for about 3,000,000 from the small blind and Baudry called all in.

Griffin lead with 9Spade Suit 9Heart Suit against ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit.

The board came KClub Suit 3Heart Suit 2Club Suit 6Heart Suit 4Club Suit, no help for Eric Baudry who was eliminated in 4th place ($143,991). Griffin cemented his chip lead that hand with about 5 million.

Marias Doubles Through Griffin, Takes Chip Lead

Shortly after busting Eric Baudry in 4th place and running his stack up to almost 5 million, Kenneth Griffin lost the chip lead to Jean Luc Marias. Marias doubled though Griffin after getting it all in on the flop with top pair against Griffin’s flush draw. Griffin bricked and Marias doubled up to over 4 million that hand while Griffin fell down below 3 million.

Griffin and Marias would tangle a few more times before the level came to an end and Griffin would eventually chip back up even out the big stacks at roughly 3.7 million each.

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

Player Tags: Eric Baudry

Level 26: Griffin Leads Final Four

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,890

Average Chip Count: 2,167,500

Chip Counts:

1. Kenneth Griffin – 3,250,000
2. Philip Hammerling – 2,350,000
3. Jean Luc Marias – 1,950,000
4. Eric Baudry – 1,525,000


5th. Andrew Teng – $105,262
6th. Jonathan Lane – $77,873
7th. Antonio Esfandiari – $58,288

Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated in 7th Place ($58,288)
Antonio Esfandiari

Kenneth Griffin opened the pot for 80,000 from under the gun, Antonio Esfandiari moved all in from late position, Philip Hammerling re-shoved from the button and Griffin folded.

Hammerling had ASpade Suit KHeart Suit against Esfandiari’s KSpade Suit 10Spade Suit.

The board came 9Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 4Spade Suit 4Club Suit 3Club Suit, no help for Antonio Esfandiari who was eliminated in 7th place ($52,288).

Jonathan Lane Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,873)

Andrew Teng raised before the flop, Kenneth Griifin flat called, Jonathan Lane moved all in, Teng folded and Griffin called.

Griifin lead with 8Diamond Suit 8Club Suit against Lane’s AClub Suit QHeart Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit 10Heart Suit 9Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit 2Club Suit, no help Jonathan Lane who was eliminated in 6th place ($77,873).

Andrew TengAndrew Teng Eliminated in 5th Place ($105,262)

Andrew Teng button-raised to 85,000 before the flop, Kenneth Griffin reraised to 285,000 from the small blind, Teng moved all in for 1,215,000 and Griffin called.

Teng lead with 6Spade Suit 6Club Suit against against Griffn’s ASpade Suit QHeart Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit KHeart Suit 9Club Suit 8Heart Suit KClub Suit, giving Griffin top pair on the flop to win the pot. Andrew Teng was eliminated in 5th place ($105,262).

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


Level 25: Marias Leads Final Seven; Massey 8th, Siegmund 9th

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,890

Average Chip Count: 1,238,571

Chip Counts:

1. Jean Luc Marias – 1,975,000
2. Philip Hammerling – 1,430,000
3. Antonio Esfandiari – 1,400,000
4. Eric Baudry – 1,175,000
5. Kenneth Griffin – 1,150,000
6. Andrew Teng – 1,125,000
7. Jonathan Lane – 510,000


8th. Aaron Massey – $44,138
9th. Jeremiah Siegmund – $33,813

Jermiah SiegmundJeremiah Siegmund Eliminated in 9th Place ($33,813)

Antonio Esfandiari raised to 60,000 before the flop, Jeremiah Siegmund moved all in for 315,000, Eric Baudry re-shoved and Esfandiari folded.

Baudry lead with QSpade Suit QClub Suit against Siegmund’s 9Diamond Suit 9Club Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit 6Club Suit3Spade Suit 10Spade Suit 2Heart Suit, ho help for Jeremiah Siegmund who was the first one eliminated in 9th place ($33,813).

Aaron Massey Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,138)

Aaron Massey came in for a raise, Andrew Teng moved all in and Massey called.

Massey lead with KSpade Suit KHeart Suit against Teng’s 6Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit 7Diamond Suit KClub Suit, giving Teng a flush on the turn to win the pot. Aaron Massey was eliminated in 8th place ($44,138).

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


Level 22: Haiman Eliminated 10th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 21 players and resumed today at 2:30pm. The final 10 players consolidated to one table, and with the elimination of David Haiman in 10th place ($26,192), the official nine-handed final table is now underway.

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,890

Average Chip Count: 963,333

Chip Counts:

1. Jean Luc Marias – 1,831,000
2. Antonio Esfandiari – 1,600,000
3. Kenneth Griffin – 1,485,000
4. Philip Hammerling – 1,100,000
5. Eric Baudry – 735,000
6. Aaron Massey – 545,000
7. Andrew Teng – 535,000
8. Jeremiah Siegmund – 423,000
9. Jonathan Lane – 230,000


1st. $455,356
2nd. $282,676
3rd. $199,366
4th. $143,991
5th. $105,262
6th. $77,873
7th. $58,288
8th. $44,138
9th. $33,813

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


Day 3 Begins with 21 Players

The final day of the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event begins at 2:30 p.m. with 21 players. The chip leader is Jonathan Driscoll with 1,247,000.

Big names still in the hunt include Antonio Esfandiari and David Baker.

Here is a look at the chip counts at the start of the final day.

Table Seat Player Chips
280 1 Antonio Esfandiari 663,000
280 2 Jonathan Driscoll 1,247,000
280 3 Jonathan Lane 509,000
280 4 Michael Marks 224,000
280 5 David Haiman 528,000
280 6 David Baker 252,000
280 9 Jeremiah Siegmund 512,000
286 1 Stuart Fischbein 141,000
286 3 Jean Luc Marais 224,000
286 4 Jelger Wiegersma 215,000
286 5 Nicolo Calia 150,000
286 6 Philip Hammerling 650,000
286 7 Eric Baudry 266,000
286 8 Paulo Gomes 308,000
292 1 Andrew Teng 723,000
292 2 Manuel Labandeira 226,000
292 3 Tamas Lendvai 169,000
292 4 Kenneth Griffin 1,133,000
292 6 Aaron Massey 413,000
292 7 Manuel Davidian 106,000
292 8 Kent Novick 91,000
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