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CPPT VII - DeepStack Championship Poker Series

$5,000 CPPT Main Event No-Limit Hold'em $2 Million GTD

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Buy-In: $50,000
Prize Pool: $6,144,000
Entrants: 128

$50,000 Poker Player's Championship

  • Jul 02, '11 - Jul 06, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 06, 11)

 
 

Brian Rast Wins Event #55 ($1,720,328)

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,063,034)Brian Rast

Shortly after re-doubling to almost even, Brian Rast took his new found momentum and began to quickly chip away at Hellmuth’s stack. It wasn’t long before the two players were all in again, but this time Hellmuth was at risk of elimination.

Phil Hellmuth button-raised 400,000 before the flop and Brian Rast called from the big blind.

The flop came JDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit 9Diamond Suit, Rast bet 500,000, Hellmuth moved all in and Rast called.

Rast turned over KClub Suit QClub Suit for the nut straight on the flop while Hellmuth showed 8Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit for what was his third flopped flush draw in a matter of minutes.

The turn and river were the 5Heart Suit and the 8Spade Suit, no help to Phil Hellmuth who was eliminated in 2nd place ($1,063,034). Brian Rast wins his second gold bracelet overall this summer in Event #55, taking home what many consider to be the most coveted title in poker, the “Chip Reese Memorial Trophy” and the $1,720,328 grand prize.

This finish marks Hellmuth’s third 2nd place finish at this year’s WSOP and now Brian Rast gets to join John Juanda and Eric Rodawig as the third person this summer to deny Phil Hellmuth what would have been his record-breaking twelfth WSOP gold bracelet.

Rast Doubles Again…Back to Even

Shortly after getting Hellmuth to shove with a flush draw in a previous hand, Brian Rast doubled up again through Hellmuth, and once again Hellmuth got it all in with a draw on the flop.

Phil Hellmuth completed the small blind, Brian Rast raised to 285,000 from the big blind and Hellmuth called.

The flop came KClub Suit JClub Suit 4Diamond Suit, Rast bet 375,000, Hellmuth raised to 900,000, Rast moved all in for around 4,200,000 and Hellmuth called.

Rast was ahead with KSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit for top pair against Hellmuth’s 10Club Suit 8Club Suit for a flush draw.

The turn and river were the KDiamond Suit and the 7Club Suit, giving Rast a full house on the river to win the pot and double up to nearly even with 9,250,000 to Hellmuth’s 9,950,000.

Down But Not Out..Rast Doubles to Stay Alive

Phill Hellmuth completed the small blind, Brian Rast raised to 400,000 from the big blind and Hellmuth called.

The flop came 10Heart Suit 4Spade Suit 4Heart Suit, Rast bet 345,000, Hellmuth shoved and Rast called all in.

Rast was ahead with ADiamond Suit KHeart Suit against Hellmuth’s 9Heart Suit 6Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the QClub Suit and the 2Spade Suit, no help to Hellmuth as Rast doubled up to 5,260,000 that hand.

Hellmuth Eyes Number Twelve

Phil HellmuthPhil Hellmuth began heads-up play with a a slight chip lead of 10,015,000 to 9,185,000 against Brian Rast. Although it was Rast that won the first pot of heads-play with a button-raise for the minimum, it was Phil Hellmuth that quickly took control of the final heads-up match.

Brian Rast entered heads-up play very aggressively, but Hellmuth was able to three-bet his way to a noticeable chip lead in the early hands of heads-up action. Hellmuth took the first pot that saw a showdown worth 500,000 with queen-high and diligently began to chop away at his opponent’s stack. Hellmuth eventually chipped his way up to a 3:1 chip lead with 14.4 million to 4.8 million after raking a pot worth over 3 million by check-raising Rast off the turn for most of his stack.

Hellmuth continued to put the squeeze on his opponent this past level, taking a massive chip lead of more than 5:1 after winning a showdown with 10Heart Suit 6Heart Suit for two pair on a board of QClub Suit 8Spade Suit 6Spade Suit 10Spade Suit AClub Suit. That hand put Hellmuth at about 16.3 million to Rast’s 2.9 million.

Player Tags: Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast
 

Level 27: Hellmuth Leads Rast Heads-Up, Ly Eliminated 3rd ($665,763)

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 30,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 9,600,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 10,015,000
2. Brian Rast – 9,185,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Minh Ly – $665,763

Minh Ly Eliminated in 3rd Place ($665,763)
Minh Ly

Phil Hellmuth button-raised to 280,000 before the flop, Minh Ly moved all in for about 1,900,000 from the small blind and Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth lead with ADiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit against Ly’s KClub Suit 5Club Suit.

The board came 9Spade Suit 7Spade Suit 6Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit, giving Hellmuth a pair of sixes on the flop to win the pot. Minh Ly was eliminated in 3rd place ($665,763) while Hellmuth took the chip lead going into heads-up play.

NOTE: With the elimination of Minh Ly in 3rd place, Phil Hellmuth took the chip lead going into heads-up play with 10,015,000 to Brian Rast’s 9,185,000.

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast
 

Level 26: Rast Takes Chip Lead, Ahmed Eliminated 4th ($482,085)

NOTE: The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 25 and returned at approximately 10:45pm to resume play.

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 30,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 6,400,000

Chip Counts:

1. Brian Rast – 8,925,000
2. Phil Hellmuth – 8,120,000
3. Minh Ly – 2,155,000

Eliminations:

4th. Owais Ahmed – $482,085

Hellmuth Loses Chip Lead, Takes it Back

Hellmuth lost the chip lead back to Minh Ly at the beginning of Level 26 and then continued to give even more away. Hellmuth lost a 2 million chip pot to Brian Rast that didn’t make it to a showdown about a half-hour in, and that hand knocked Hellmuth down to third in chips behind both Minh Ly and Brian Rast.

Hellmuth answered back however and managed to take a pot off of Brian Rast worth over 3 million with a pair of sixes, once again taking the chip lead with just under 7 million.

Rast Doubles Through Ly, Takes Chip LeadBrian Rast

Brian Rast who had since been knocked down to third in chips with about 4.2 million found a well-timed double up through Minh Ly that put Rast on top with 8.6 million and knocked Ly down to the short stack with 1.9 million in chips.

Minh Ly opened the pot for a raise to 200,000 from under the gun, Brian Rast reraised to 500,000 from the button and Ly called.

The flop came 7Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 2Club Suit, Ly bet 1,000,000, Rast moved all in for about 3,700,000 and Ly called.

Rast lead with 10Heart Suit 10Club Suit against Ly’s JHeart Suit 7Heart Suit.

The turn and river were the KDiamond Suit and the 3Heart Suit, no help for Minh Ly as Brian Rast doubled up to take the chip lead with about 8.6 million.

Owais Ahmed Eliminated in 4th Place ($482,085)Owais Ahmed

Phil Hellmuth completed the small blind, Owais Ahmend moved all in from the big blind for about 1,750,000 and Hellmuth called.

Hellmuth lead with ADiamond Suit JDiamond Suit against Ahmed’s KHeart Suit 10Spade Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit 9Club Suit 7Club Suit 5Spade Suit ASpade Suit, giving Ahmed top pair on the flop for the lead, but Hellmuth rivered an ace to win the pot. Owais Ahmed was eliminated in 4th place ($482,085).

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast,   Owais Ahmed
 

Level 25: Hellmuth Leads Final Four At The Dinner Break

NOTE: The final four players took a one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 25 and will return at approximately 10:45pm to resume play.

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 4,800,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 6,875,000
2. Minh Ly – 5,410,000
3. Brian Rast – 4,730,000
4. Owais Ahmed – 2,185,000

Hellmuth Gives Back, Still Leads at Dinner
Phil Hellmuth

Hellmuth first lost about 700,000 chips to Minh Ly in a big pot that dropped Hellmuth down to about 9 million in chips and kicked Ly up to 6.1 million. Ly flopped top pair on an all spade board and although Hellmuth saved bets on the turn and the river, he mucked the ASpade Suit that hand after failing to hit his draw.

Despite shipping chips the other way, Hellmuth has continued to be quite active heading towards the dinner break. Rast won a three-way, million-chip pot with an
A – Q high as well a s a few smaller pots against Hellmuth this past hour, slowly closing the gap between the chip leader and the rest of the pack.

Although Hellmuth had nearly double second place an hour into this round with over 10 million chips, he aggressively managed to give back more than 3 million in the last forty minutes of the level. Hellmuth still holds a sizable chip lead heading into the dinner break four-handed with just under 7 million in chips.

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast,   Owais Ahmed
 

Level 25: Hellmuth Dominates Table, Extends Lead to Over 10 Million

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 4,800,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 10,100,000
2. Minh Ly – 5,220,000
3. Brian Rast – 2,700,000
4. owais Ahmed – 1,180,000

Hellmuth Dominates Table, Extends Lead
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth has been extremely active over the last hour and as a result he has managed to extend his lead to over 10 million in chips. He first broke 7 million after flopping a set of kings with no action against Minh Ly and Brian Rast, who at the time were second and third in chips with 4.8 million and 4.5 million.

Hellmuth picked up a lot of small pots this past level as well as a 1.2 million chip pot against Owais Ahmed with a big bet on the river that forced a fold. Hellmuth managed to collect another few million chips this past hour without having many forced showdowns, but occasionally offered his opponents a peek of his current run-good.

Hellmuth showed pocket jacks after three-bet, check-shoving from the small blind against Owais Ahmed’s big blind. That hand left Ahmed on the short stack and put Hellmuth close to 8 million in chips.

Hellmuth continued to dominate the table this past hour and managed to take a big chunk out Brian Rast’s stack about halfway through Level 25. In two consecutive hands, Hellmuth was able to take nearly 1.1 million from Rast, Putting himself over 10 million in chips and leaving Rast with about 2.7 million. Hellmuth first rivered two pair to win a 1.4 million showdown and then another 740,000 pot with a rivered set of nines.

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast,   Owais Ahmed
 

Level 24: Matt Glantz Eliminated in 5th Place ($376,750)

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 4,800,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 6,110,000
2. Minh Ly – 5,690,000
3. Brian Rast – 5,340,000
4. Owais Ahmed – 2,060,000

Eliminations:

5th. Matt Glantz – $376,750

Matt Glantz Doubles Through Owais Ahmed

Matt Glantz was left on the short stack after the elimination of George Lind in 6th place, but he managed to double up through Minh Ly during the last level to climb to up the middle of the pack with 2.7 million in chips.

Minh Ly opened the pot for 125,000 from under the gun, Matt Glantz moved all in for about 1,250,000, Ly folded his cards out of turn before Owais Ahmed could act from the big blind. With Ly out of the way and no one to act behind him, Ahmed called.

Glantz lead with QHeart Suit QDiamond Suit against Ahmed’s AHeart Suit QSpade Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit 6Heart Suit 6Club Suit 9Diamond Suit KDiamond Suit, no help to Ahmed as Glantz doubled up to around 2.7 million that hand, putting him right in the middle of the pack.

Matt Glantz Eliminated in 5th Place ($376,750)Matt Glantz

Minh Ly opened the pot for 130,000 from under the gun, Matt Glantz called from middle position, Phil Hellmuth called from the small blind and Owais Ahmed called from the big blind.

The flop came AHeart Suit QDiamond Suit 7Heart Suit, Hellmuth bet 250,000, Ahmed folded, Ly called, Glantz moved all in for 2,415,000, hellmuth tank-folded and Ly called.

Ly showed ASpade Suit KHeart Suit for top pair on the flop and Glantz showed JHeart Suit 10Heart Suit for a flush draw and an inside straight draw.

The turn and river were the 10Club Suit and the 3Club Suit, not enough help for Matt Glantz who was eliminated in 5th place ($376,750).

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Phil Hellmuth,   Matthew Glantz
 

Level 24: Hellmuth Leads Final Five; Lind 6th, Seiver 7th

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 3,840,000

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 7,385,000
2. Brian Rast – 4,145,000
3. Owais Ahmed – 2,990,000
4. Minh Ly – 2,885,000
5. Matt Glantz – 2,040,000

Eliminations:

6th. George Lind – $300,441
7th. Scott Seiver – $243,978

George LindGeorge Lind Eliminated in 6th Place ($300,441)

George Lind opened the pot for 125,000 from under the gun and Minh Ly called from the button.

The flop came ASpade Suit QSpade Suit 6Heart Suit, Lind checked, Ly bet 150,000 and Lind called.

The turn was the 10Spade Suit, Lind checked, Ly bet 380,000, Lind check-raised all in and Ly called.

Lind turned over QDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit for two pair but Ly was ahead with 8Spade Suit 7Spade Suit for a flush.

The river was the 3Club Suit, no help to George Lind who was eliminated in 6th place ($300,441).

Scott Seiver Eliminated in 7th Place ($243,978)
Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver moved all in before the flop and Brian Rast called from the big blind.

Rast lead with ASpade Suit ADiamond Suit against Seiver’s 8Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit.

The board came 7Diamond Suit 6Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 9Heart Suit, no help for Scott Seiver who was eliminated in 7th place ($243,978).

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

Player Tags: Minh Ly,   Brian Rast,   Scott Seiver,   George Lind
 

Level 23: Hellmuth Leads, Lamb Eliminated 8th ($201,338)

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 2,742,857

Chip Counts:

1. Phil Hellmuth – 5,830,000
2. Matt Glantz – 3,155,000
3. Minh Ly – 2,405,000
4. Brian Rast – 1,995,000
5. George Lind – 1,985,000
6. Scott Seiver – 1,945,000
7. Owais Ahmed – 1,885,000

Eliminations:

8th. Ben Lamb – $201,338

Hellmuth Doubles Through Rast, Takes Chip Lead
Phil Hellmuth

Brian Rast opened the pot for 125,000 before the flop, Phil Hellmuth reriased to 250,000 and Rast called.

The flop came QDiamond Suit JDiamond Suit 5Spade Suit, Rast bet 2,000,000, Hellmuth reriased all in for 2,030,000 and Rast called the additional 30,000 raise.

Hellmuth turned over JSpade Suit JClub Suit for middle set while Rast showed 7Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit for bottom pair and a live flush draw.

The turn and river were the 7Heart Suit and the 7Club Suit, giving both players a full house on the river, but Hellmuth the best hand overall to win the pot. Hellmuth doubled up to just over 4,750,000 that hand, stealing the chip lead for the first time tonight.

Ben Lamb Eliminated in 8th Place ($201,338)
Ben Lamb
Scott Seiver opened the pot for 100,000 before the flop, Ben Lamb moved all in with the short stack for 295,000 and Seiver called.

Seiver lead with AHeart Suit JSpade Suit against Lamb’s ADiamond Suit 2Spade Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit 6Club Suit 4Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit 9Heart Suit, no help for Ben Lamb who was the first one eliminated in 8th place ($201,338).

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

Player Tags: Phil Hellmuth,   Brian Rast,   Ben Lamb,   Scott Seiver
 

Level 23: Lester Eliminated 9th, Official Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: The day began with the final nine players consolidated down to one table. With the elimination of Jason Lester in 9th place ($168,520), the official eight-handed final table is now underway.

NOTE: Although this tournament began as a mixed-game event, the official eight-handed final table will only be playing No-Limit Hold’em from here on out.

NOTE: One-hundred minute levels with a fifteen minute break at the end of each level.

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 2,400,000

Chip Counts:

1. Minh Ly – 4,490,000
2. Brian Rast – 3,860,000
3. George Lind – 2,8405,000
4. Matt Glantz – 2,685,000
5. Phil Hellmuth – 2,345,000
6. Owais Ahmed – 1,225,000
7. Scott Seiver – 1,100,000
8. Ben Lamb – 655,000

Payouts:

1st. $1,720,328
2nd. $1,063,034
3rd. $665,763
4th. $482,058
5th. $376,750
6th. $300,441
7th. $243,978
8th. $201,338

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

 

Level 23: Unofficial Final Table Begins Now

NOTE: Play ended last night at just after 5:00am and resumed this afternoon at approximately 3:30pm. The final nine players combined at one table, and with the elimination of just one more player, the official eight-handed final table will be set.

Triple Draw 2-7 – Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 50,000-100,000
Limits:100,000-200,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 20,000
Bring-In: 30,000
Completion: 100,000
Limits:100,000-200,000

No-Limit Hold’em – PLO (No Ante):
Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 128

Average Chip Count: 2,133,333

Chip Counts:

1. Minh Ly – 5,215,000
2. Brian Rast – 2,660,000
3. Matt Glantz – 2,535,000
4. George Lind – 2,315,000
5. Phil Hellmuth – 2,245,000
6. Owais Ahmed – 1,425,000
7. Ben Lamb – 1,180,000
8. Jason Lester – 920,000
9. Scott Seiver – 725,000

Payouts:

1st. $1,720,328
2nd. $1,063,034
3rd. $665,763
4th. $482,058
5th. $376,750
6th. $300,441
7th. $243,978
8th. $201,338
9th. $168,529

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

 
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