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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,662,550
Entrants: 2713

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 28, '11 - Jun 30, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 30, 11)

 
 

Athanasios Polychronopoulos Wins Event #48 ($650,223)

Simon Charette Eliminated in 2nd Place ($404,235)Athanasios Polychronopoulos

Simon Charette started heads-up play with slight chip deficit of 5.7 million to Athanasios Polychronopoulos’s 6.4 million, but quickly outdrew his opponent to double through and steal the chip lead early in Level 32.

Polychronopoulos then doubled back through Charette to take the lead once again going into Level 33. Polychronopoulos began to chip away at his opponent over that next level, gaining a 2:1 chip lead on Charette about halfway through. Polychronopoulos then won a big pot after flopping a set, widening the gap to about 10,000,000 to 400,000.

Charette scored a few more chips and a well-needed double up before getting it all in before the flop for about 1,400,000 with 9Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit against Athanasios Polychronopoulos’ JSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit JHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit QDiamond Suit 9Heart Suit, giving Polychronopoulos middle pair on the flop to win the pot.

Simon Charette was eliminated in 2nd place ($404,235) while Athanasios Polychronopoulos wins the gold bracelet in Event #48 and the $650,233 grand prize.

 

Level 32: Polychronopoulos Loses Lead, Gets It Back

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 6,104,250

Chip Counts:

1. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 7,800,000
2. Simon Charette – 4,400,000

Charette Doubles Through Polychronopoulos, Takes Chip Lead

Simon Charette began heads-up play slightly outchipped by Athanasios Polychronopoulos by 6.4 million to 5.7 million, but quickly doubled up at the beginning of Level 32.

Simon Charette button-raised to 350,000, Athanasios Polychronopoulos shoved the big blind and Charette called all in.

Charette was ahead before the flop with AHeart Suit KSpade Suit against Polychronopoulos’ AClub Suit 7Heart Suit.

The board came 9Heart Suit 4Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit, no help to Polychronopoulos as Charette doubled up to about 9 million that hand, stealing the chip lead for the first time and leaving Polychronopoulos on the short stack with a little over 3 million.

Polychronopoulos Doubles Back, Regains Chip LeadAthanasios Polychronopoulos

Now on the short stack, Athanasios Polychronopoulos open-shoved the button for about 3,000,000 and Simon Charette called from the big blind.

Polychronopoulos was ahead before the flop with
4Spade Suit 4Club Suit against Charette’s AClub Suit 6Spade Suit.

The board came10Club Suit 9Diamond Suit 3Club Suit 5Club Suit 10Heart Suit, no help for Charette as Polychronopoulos doubled up to about 6.3 million that hand, retaking the chip lead and leaving Charette on the the short stack with about 6 million. Polychronopoulos was able to chip up a bit more before the level closed, heading to the break with about 7.8 million to Charette’s 4.4 million.

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

 

Level 31: Polychronopoulos Leads Charette Heads-Up; Ippolito 3rd, Timoshenko 4th

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 6,104,250

Chip Counts:

1. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 6,400,000
2. Simon Charette – 5,700,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Peter Ippolito – $286,116
4th. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – $206,348

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 4th Place ($206,348)
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Despite starting the day second in chips, Yegeniy Timoshenko was quickly put on the short stack after Simon Charette doubled through him with Q – 9 against Timoshenko’s A – 9. Charette flopped two pair, doubling up to to almost 4.5 million that hand, leaving Timoshenko with just over 1 million in chips.

Shortly after, Timoshenko button-shoved for 900,000 from under the gun and Simon Charette called from the button.

Charette was ahead with KDiamond Suit JClub Suit against Timoshenko’s 8Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit QHeart Suit JSpade Suit5Heart Suit 9Club Suit, giving Charette top pair on the flop to win the pot. Yevgeniy Timoshenko was eliminated in 4th place ($206,348).

Peter Ippolito Eliminated in 3rd Place ($286,116)
Peter Ippolito

Shortly after doubling through Yevgeniy Timoshenko and leaving him on the short stack, Simon Charette then put a bad beat on David Ippolito to once again double up and leave his opponent short.

Then under 2,000,000 in chips after doubling up Charette, Peter Ippolito open-shoved the small blind before the flop and Athanasios Polychronopoulos called from the big blind.

Polychronopoulos was ahead before the flop with ADiamond Suit 10Spade Suit against Ippolito’s QHeart Suit 9Heart Suit.

The board came JClub Suit 7Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit AClub Suit QDiamond Suit, giving Polychronopoulos top pair on the turn to win the pot. Peter Ippolito was eliminated in 3rd place ($286,116).

NOTE: With the elimination of Peter Ippolito in 3rd place, Athanasios Polychronopoulos took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 6.4 million to Simon Charette’s 5.7 million.

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

 

Level 31: Day 4 Begins; Polychronopoulos Out In Front

NOTE: Day 3 ended at roughly 3:00am in accordance with the ten-level rule, prompting an unscheduled Day 4. The remaining four players returned this afternoon at approximately 2:30pm to resume play and will continue today until a winner is determined.

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 3,052,125

Chip Counts:

1. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 3,680,000
2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 3,460,000
3. Peter Ippoliti – 2,835,000
4. Simon Charette – 2,245,000

Payouts:

1st. $650,223
2nd. $404,235
3rd. $286,118
4th. $206,348

Eliminations:

5th. Sebastian Winkler – $150,667
6th. Alexander Queen – $111,341
7th. Heinz Pius – $83,286
8th. Matt Stout – $63,032
9th. Sven Heinecker – $48,272

Be sure to check back at 2:30pm for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

End of Day 3: Polychronopoulos Leads Final Four

NOTE: Play has ended for the night in accordance with the ten-level rule. The remaining four players will return at 2:30pm to resume play and will continue until a winner is determined.

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 3,052,125

Chip Counts:

1. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 3,680,000
2. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 3,460,000
3. Peter Ippoliti – 2,835,000
4. Simon Charette – 2,245,000

Payouts:

1st. $650,223
2nd. $404,235
3rd. $286,118
4th. $206,348

Eliminations:

5th. Sebastian Winkler – $150,667
6th. Alexander Queen – $111,341
7th. Heinz Pius – $83,286
8th. Matt Stout – $63,032
9th. Sven Heinecker – $48,272

Be sure to check back at 2:30pm for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 28: Sebastian Winkler Eliminated in 5th Place ($150,667)

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 3,052,125

Chip Counts:

1. Peter Ippolito – 3,890,000
2. Simon Charette – 3,720,000
3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 2,945,000
4. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 1,555,000

Eliminations:

5th. Sebastian Winkler – $150,667

Sebastian WinklerSebastian Winkler Eliminated in 5th Place ($150,667)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened for 120,000 before the flop, Simon Charette button-shoved, Sebastian Winkler called all in from the small blind and Timoshenko folded.

Winkler lead with ADiamond Suit KHeart Suit against Charette’s ASpade Suit JClub Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit 7Spade Suit 7Heart Suit 6Club Suit 4Heart Suit, giving Charette top two pair on the flop to win the pot. Sebastian Winkler was eliminated in 5th place ($150,667).

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

 

Level 27: Timoshenko Leads Final Five; Queen 6th, Pius 7th

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 2,441,700

Chip Counts:

1. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 3,500,000
2. Peter Ippolito – 3,200,000
3. Simon Charette – 2,200,000
4. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 2,100,000
5. Sebastian Winkler – 1,500,000

Eliminations:

6th. Alexander Queen – $111,341
7th. Heinz Puis – $83,286

Heinz PiusHeinz Pius Eliminated in 7th Place ($83,286)

Heinz Pius open-shoved the small blind for about 700,000 and Yevgeniy Timoskenko called from the big blind.

Timoshenko lead with ASpade Suit 3Heart Suit against Pius’ KSpade Suit QHeart Suit.

The board came 8Spade Suit 8Club Suit 6Diamond Suit 10Spade Suit 5Club Suit, no help to Heinz Pius who was eliminated in 7th place ($83,286).

Alexander Queen Eliminated in 6th Place ($111,341)

Peter Ippolito opened for 100,000 before the flop, Alexander Queen three-bet to 225,000 from the small blind, Ippolito shoved and Queen called all in.

Queen lead with ASpade Suit KHeart Suit against Ippolito’s KDiamond Suit JClub Suit.

The board came ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit JDiamond Suit, giving Queen top pair on the flop and Ippolito a flush on the river to win the pot. Alexander Queen was eliminated in 6th place ($111,341).

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

 

Level 26: Ippolito Leads Final Seven; Stout 8th, Heinecker 9th

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 1,744,071

Chip Counts:

1. Peter Ippolito – 3,100,000
2. Sebastian Winkler – 2,600,000
3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 2,125,000
4. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 1,800,000
5. Simon Charette – 1,200,000
6. Alexander Queen – 950,000
7. Heinz Pius – 660,000

Eliminations:

8th. Matt Stout – $64,032
9th. Sven Heinecker – $48,272

Sven Heinecker Eliminated in 9th Place ($48,272)

Peter Ippolito opened for 90,000 before the flop, Sven Heinecker three-bet to 205,000 from the button, Ippolito shoved and Heinecker called.

Heinecker lead with ASpade Suit ADiamond Suit against Ippolito’s KSpade Suit KHeart Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit 4Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit KClub Suit 2Spade Suit, giving Ippolito a full house on the turn to win the pot. Sven Heinecker was the first one eliminated in 9th place ($48,272).

Matt Stout Eliminated in 8th Place ($64,032)Matt Stout

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised to 85,000 before the flop, Matt Stout moved all in and Polychronopoulos called.

Polychronopoulos lead before the flop with JSpade Suit JClub Suit against Stout’s 10Spade Suit 10Club Suit.

The board came AClub Suit 8Heart Suit 3Club Suit 2Club Suit QDiamond Suit, no help to Matt Stout who was eliminated in 8th place ($64,032).

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

 

Level 26: Burbick Eliminated 10th, Final Table Now underway

NOTE: The day started with 30 players and resumed this afternoon at 2:30pm. With the elimination of Corey Burbick in 10th place ($37,394), the official nine-handed final table is now underway.

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,713

Average Chip Count: 1,356,500

Chip Counts:

1. Tevgeniy Timoshenko – 2,450,000
2. Peter Ippolito – 1,725,000
3. Sven Heinecker – 1,550,000
4. Sebastian Winkler – 1,240,000
5. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 1,200,000
6. Matt Stout – 1,175,000
7. Simon Charette – 1,100,000
8. Alexander Queen – 1,060,000
9. Heinz Pius – 600,000

Payouts:

1st. $650,223
2nd. $404,235
3rd. $286,118
4th. $206,348
5th. $150,667
6th. $111,341
7th. $83,286
8th. $63,032
9th. $48,272

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

 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 p.m.

Matt StoutThe $1,500 no-limit hold’em event is down to its final 30 players. Though it is unlikely to conclude by the end of the day, the final table is well within reach for these players.

Leading the way is Sebastian Winkler, but he is followed closely by Matt Stout. Other notables still in the hunt include Alexander Queen, Smion Charette, Corey Burbick and Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

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

Here’s a look at the top 10 stacks remaining.

Top Chip Counts:

1: Sebastian Winkler — 1,156,000
2: Matt Stout — 1,062,000
3: Alexander Queen — 977,000
4: Brandon Becker — 919,000
5: Daniel Lobato — 656,000
6: Francois Billard — 626,000
7: Nicholas Lanzi — 624,000
8: Simon Charette — 564,000
9: Sven Niklas Heinecker — 554,000
10: Athanasios Polychronopoul — 492,000

Player Tags: Matt Stout
 
 
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