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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $1,319,500
Entrants: 580

$2,500 Mixed Hold'em

  • Jun 30, '11 - Jul 02, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 02, 11)

 
 

Matt Matros Wins Event #52 ($303,501)

Jonathan Lane Eliminated in 2nd Place ($187,844)
Matt Matros

Card Player columnist Matt Matros was on the short short stack heading five-handed into the dinner break, but managed to win a big pot shortly after play resumed against then chip leader Brandon Meyers, putting himself back in contention with over 1 million in chips.

Matros started Level 24 off by busting Brandon Meyers in 4th place with KSpade Suit KSpade Suit against QSpade Suit QHeart Suit, and ended the level after knocking out Matt Hawrilenko in 3rd place by drawing to a flush against Hawrilenko’s made two pair.

Matros began heads-up play with a chip lead of about 3.2 million to Jonathan Lane’s 1.1 million. Lane managed to steal the chip lead in Level 25 after turning a wheel to scoop a big a pot right after the break, but his run at the top was short lived after Matros picked off a huge bluff with top pair on a scare board with three to a flush, a baby straight and a pair. That hand put Matros way out in front and it wasn’t long before Lane got the short stack all in before the flop in the final hand of the tournament.

Matt Matros button-raised to 65,000 on the button, Jonathan Lane moved all in from the big blind and Matros called.

Matros lead with ASpade Suit 10Club Suit against Lane’s JDiamond Suit 10Heart Suit.

The board came QSpade Suit QHeart Suit 5Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 4Heart Suit, no help to Jonathan Lane who was eliminated in 2nd place ($187,844). Matt Matros wins his second gold bracelet in Event #52 and the $303,501 grand prize.

Player Tags: Matt Matros,   Jonathan Lane
 

Level 24: Matros Leads Lane Heads-Up; Hawrilenko 3rd, Meyers 4th

No-Limit:
Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 2,175,000

Chip Counts:

1. Matt Matros – 3,250,000
2. Jonathan Lane – 1,100,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Matt Hawrilenko – $124,837
4th. Brandon Meyers – $92,642

Brandon Meyers Eliminated in 4th Place ($92,642)
No-Limit
Brandon Meyers

Brandon Meyers got it all in before the flop with
QSpade Suit QHeart Suit against Matt Hawrilenko’s KSpade Suit KHeart Suit.

The board came AHeart Suit ADiamond Suit JClub Suit JHeart Suit 8Club Suit, no help for Brandon Meyers who was eliminated in 4th place ($92,642).

Matt Hawrilenko Eliminated in 3rd Place ($124,837)
Limit

On a flop of QHeart Suit JDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit, Matt Hawrilenko got it all in with QDiamond Suit JClub Suit for top two pair against Matt Matros’s
KDiamond Suit 2Diamond Suit flush draw.

The turn and river were the 5Diamond Suit and the 3Heart Suit, giving Matros a flush on the turn to win the pot. Matt Hawrilenko was eliminated in 3rd place and Matt Matros took the chip lead going into heads-up play against Jonathan Lane.

NOTE: With the elimination of Matt Hawrilenko in 3rd place, Matt Matros took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 3,250,000 to Jonathan Lane’s 1,100,000.

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

 

Level 23: Brian Smith Eliminated in 5th Place ($69,524)

No-Limit:
Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 20,000-40,000
Limits: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 1,087,500

Chip Counts:

1. Jonathan Lane – 1,900,000
2. Matt Matros – 1,000,000
3. Matt Hawrilenko – 700,000
4. Brandon Meyers – 600,000

Eliminations:

5th. Brian Smith – $69,524

Brian Smith Eliminated in 5th Place ($69,524)
No-LimitBrian Smith

Brian Smith open-shoved before the flop for 380,000 and Jonathan Lane called from the button.

Lane lead with 7Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit against Smith’s 6Spade Suit 6Heart Suit.

The board came KDiamond Suit 8Club Suit 3Spade Suit 5Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit, no help to Brian Smith who was eliminated in 5th place ($69,524).

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

Player Tags: Brian Smith,   Jonathan Lane
 

Level 22: Meyers Leads Final Five On Dinner Break

NOTE: The remaining five players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 22 and will return at approximately 8:30pm to resume play.

No-Limit:
Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 15,000-30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 870,000

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Meyers – 1,610,000
2. Brian Smith – 985,000
3. Matt Hawrilenko – 880,000
4. Jonathan Lane – 660,000
5. Matt Matros – 285,000

Matt Matros Doubles Up, Still Short
No-Limit
Matt Matros

Matt Hawrilenko raised to 36,000 from under the gun, Jonathan Lane called from the small blind, Matt Matros moved all in from the big blind, Hawrilenko called and Lane folded.

Matros was ahead with KHeart Suit KDiamond Suit against Hawrilenko’s
JSpade Suit JHeart Suit.

The board came ASpade Suit AHeart Suit 10Club Suit 2Club Suit 6Heart Suit and Matros doubled up to about 700,000 that hand.

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

Player Tags: Matt Hawrilenko,   Matt Matros
 

Level 21: Nikolay Losev Eliminated in 6th Place ($52,687)

No-Limit:
Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 13,000-25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 870,000

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Meyers – 1,775,000
2. Matt Hawrilenko – 860,000
3. Brian Smith – 745,000
4. Matt Matros – 680,000
5. Jonathan Lane – 640,000

Eliminations:

6th. Nikolay Losev – $52,687

Nikolay Losev Eliminated in 6th Place ($52,687)
Limit
Nikolay Losev

Brian Smith button-raised before the flop, Nikolay Losev reraised the big blind and Smith called.

The flop came AHeart Suit 9Heart Suit 4Spade Suit, Losev bet all in for 22,000 and Smith called.

Smith was ahead on the flop with AClub Suit 9Heart Suit for top two pair against Losev’s KHeart Suit JHeart Suit flush draw.

The turn and river were the 3Club Suit and the 3Spade Suit, no help to Nikolay Losev who was eliminated in 6th place ($52,687).

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

Player Tags: Nikolay Losev,   Brian Smith
 

Level 20: Noah Boeken Eliminated in 7th Place ($40,284)

No-Limit:
Blinds: 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 10,000-20,000
Limits: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 725,000

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Meyers – 1,168,000
2. Matt Hawrilenko – 1,080,000
3. Brian Smith – 790,000
4. Matt Matros – 687,000
5. Nikolay Losev – 532,000
6. Jonathan Lane – 318,000

Eliminations:

7th. Noah Boeken – $40,284

Noah Boeken Eliminated in 7th Place ($40,284)
No-Limit
Noah Boeken

Matt Hawrilenko opened the pot for 23,000 before the flop, Noah Boeken button-shoved for 130,000 and Hawrilenko called.

Hawrilenko had ADiamond Suit QSpade Suit against Boeken’s KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit 10Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 3Club Suit JClub Suit, giving Boeken top pair on the flop for the lead, but Hawrilenko hit a jack on the river to give him an ace-high straight to win the pot. Noah Boeken was eliminated in 7th place ($40,284).

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

Player Tags: Noah Boeken,   Matt Hawrilenko
 

Level 19: Meyers Leads Final Seven; Arora 8th, Sanders 9th

No-Limit:
Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 621,428

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Meyers – 900,000
2. Matt Hawrilenko – 750,000
3. Nikolay Losev – 700,000
4. Brian Smith – 690,000
5. Matt Matros – 667,000
6. Noah Boeken – 306,000
7. Jonathan Lane – 120,000

Eliminations:

8th. Aalok Arora – $31,947
9th. Adam Sanders – $24,107

Adam SandersAdam Sanders Eliminated in 9th Place ($24,107)
No-Limit

Adam Sanders opened the pot for 17,000 before the flop, Matt Hawrilenko reraised to 45,000 from late position, Sanders moved all in for about 175,000 and Hawrilenko called.

Hawrilenko lead with AClub Suit KClub Suit against Sanders’
ASpade Suit QClub Suit.

The board came JSpade Suit 8Club Suit 3Diamond Suit 2Club Suit 7Club Suit, no help to Adam Sanders who was the first one eliminated in 9th place ($24,107).

Aalok Arora Eliminated in 8th Place ($31,947)
No-Limit

Brian Smith opened the pot for 17,000 before the flop, Aalok Arora moved all in 228,000 and Smith called.

Arora lead with 8Spade Suit8Club Suit against Smith’s AHeart Suit QDiamond Suit.

The board came AClub Suit JHeart Suit 6Spade Suit 4Club Suit 5Spade Suit, giving Smith top pair on the flop to win the pot. Aalok Arora was eliminated in 8th place ($31,947).

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

 

Level 19: Final Table Begins Now

NOTE: Play ended last night with the elimination of Dylan Drazen in 10th place ($18,855), and the remaining players returned at approximately 3:00pm to begin the official nine-handed final table.

No-Limit:
Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Limit:
Blinds: 8,000-15,000
Limits: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 9 out of 580

Average Chip Count: 483,333

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Meyers – 1,200,000
2. Noah Boeken – 599,000
3. Matt Matros – 535,000
4. Nikolay Losev – 509,000
5. Matt Hawrilenko – 422,000
6. Brian Smith – 396,000
7. Aalok Arora – 271,000
8. Jonathan Lane – 246,000
9. Adam Sanders – 179,000

Payouts:

1st. $303,501
2nd. $187,844
3rd. $124,837
4th. $92,642
5th. $69,524
6th. $52,687
7th. $40,284
8th. $31,047
9th. $24,107

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

 

Final Table Begins at 3:00 p.m.

Brandon MeyersIt’s a rare sight at this year’s World Series of Poker to see a tournament reach it’s final table on day 2, but that’s the case here in the $2,500 mixed hold’em event, which is down to the final nine players.

Leading the way is Brandon Meyers, who has more than twice as many chips as his nearest competitor, Noah Boeken. Other notables at the final table include Matt Matros and Matt Hawrilenko.

Each player is now guaranteed at least $24,107 for making it this far, but all eyes are glued to the $303,501 first-place prize that accompanies the gold bracelet.

Be sure to check back this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. for level-by-level updates from the final table.

Player Tags: Brandon Meyers
 
 
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