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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $4,575,150
Entrants: 3389

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jul 05, '11 - Jul 07, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 07, 11)

 
 

Hasan Anter Wins Event #56 ($777,928)

Nemer Haddad Eliminated in 2nd Place ($479,521)Hasan Anter

Hasan Anter continued to extend his lead, eventually whittling his opponent down to a little over 3 million before Nemer Haddad got it all in before the flop in this last hand of the event.

Hasan Anter button-raised to 500,000 before the flop, Nemer Haddad moved all in for about 3,200,000 from the big blind and Anter called.

Anter led with ASpade Suit 4Diamond Suit against Haddad’s ADiamond Suit 2Club Suit.

The board came KSpade Suit QSpade Suit 10Spade Suit 4Spade Suit JSpade Suit, giving Hasan Anter a four-card royal flush on the river to win the pot.

Nemer Haddad was eliminated in 2nd place ($479,521) while Hasan Anter wins gold bracelet in Event #56 and the $777,928 grand prize.

Anter Answers Back, Reclaims Chip Lead

Nemer Haddad’s rise to the top was short lived as Hasan Anter quickly regained control of this final table shortly after losing the lead to his opponent in the beginning of the level.

Hasan Anter button-raised to 500,000 before the flop and Nemer Haddad called from the big blind.

The flop came QHeart Suit 7Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit, Haddad checked, Anter bet 650,000 and Haddad called.

The turn was the 7Club Suit and both players checked.

The river was the 2Club Suit, Haddad bet 1,650,000, Anter moved all in and Haddad folded after a few moments in the tank, relinquishing the chip lead back to Anter with roughly 9.2 million.

Haddad Doubles through Anter, Takes Lead
Nemer Haddad

Hasan Anter started heads-up play with the chip lead and ended Level 31 with nearly a 3:1 chip advantage. Nemer Haddad quickly answered back in Level 32 with a double up out of the gate, taking the chip lead from his opponent for the first time during this final table.

Nemer Haddad completed the bet from the small blind, Hasan Anter raised to 560,000 from the big blind, Haddad moved all in and Anter called.

Haddad led with 6Spade Suit 6Club Suit against Anter’s ADiamond Suit 3Club Suit.

The board came JDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit 9Diamond Suit 8Diamond Suit 6Heart Suit, no help for the former chip leader as Haddad doubled up to over 9 million, leaving Anter short for the first time with about 6.2 million.

Player Tags: Nemer Haddad,   Hasan Anter
 

Level 31: Anter Leads Haddad heads-Up, Philachack 3rd ($345,698)

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 7,625,250

Chip Counts:

1. Hasan Anter – 11,300,000
2. Nemer Haddad – 4,000,000

Eliminations:

3rd. Andy Philachack – $345,698

Andy PhilachackAndy Philachack Eliminated in 3rd Place ($345,698)

Andy Philachack started the unscheduled fourth day of this event as the short stack and was eliminated shortly after play began.

Nemer Haddad limped in from the button before the flop, Andy Philachack moved all in from the small blind and Haddad called.

Philachack had 3Spade Suit 3Diamond Suit against Haddad’s AClub Suit 10Heart Suit.

The board came 10Club Suit 7Spade Suit 6Spade Suit KSpade Suit KHeart Suit, giving Haddad top pair on the flop to win the pot. Andy Philachack was the first one eliminated this afternoon in 3rd place ($345,698), while Hasan Anter took the chip lead going into heads-up play.

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

 

Level 31: Day 4 Begins; Anter Leads Final Three

NOTE: Day 3 ended at just after 3:00am in accordance with the ten-level rule. The final three players returned at approximately 3:00pm to resume play and will continue today until a winner is determined.

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 5,083,500

Chip Counts:

1. Hasan Anter – 8,385,000
2. Nemer Haddad – 3,440,000
3. Andy Philachack – 3,235,000

Payouts:

1st. $777,928
2nd. $479,521
3rd. $345,698

Eliminations:

4th. Selim Oulmekki – $251,267
5th. John Borzio – $184,561
6th. John Horvatich – $137,025
7th. Rayan Nathan – $102,803
8th. Ryan Goindoo – $77,914
9th. James Boyle – $59,705

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

 

Level 30: End of Day 3; Anter Leads Final Three Overnight

NOTE: Play has ended for the night in accordance with the ten-level rule. The final three 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: 3 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 5,083,500

Chip Counts:

1. Hasan Anter – 8,385,000
2. Nemer Haddad – 3,440,000
3. Andy Philachack – 3,235,000

Haddad Doubles Twice, Anter Still Way Out in FrontHasan Anter

Right before the level change, Nemer Haddad doubled through chip leader Hasan Anter after shoving the short stack before the flop with ASpade Suit JHeart Suit. Anter called with
7Club Suit 6Spade Suit and shipped a million chips across the table after failing to improve on a board of QHeart Suit 9Spade Suit 3Spade Suit 4Club Suit 10Spade Suit.

Now armed with a little over 2 million in chips, Haddad doubled through Anter yet again, this time doing some damage to the once untouchable chip leader.

Hasan Anter raised to 280,000 from the small blind and Nemer Haddad called from the big blind.

The flop came QDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 2Club Suit, Anter checked, Haddad bet 250,000 and Anter called.

The turn was the 4Diamond Suit, Anter checked, Haddad bet 550,000, Anter check-raised all in and Haddad called all in.

Haddad lead the turn with QHeart Suit 2Diamond Suit for two pair against Anter’s 10Heart Suit 10Club Suit.

The river was the 4Club Suit, no help for Anter as Haddad doubled up to over 4 million that hand, dropping Anter to just over 8 million in chips.

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

 

Level 29: Anter Leads Final Three

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 5,083,500

Chip Counts:

1. Hasan Anter – 11,580,000
2. Andy Philachack – 2,350,000
3. Nemer Haddad – 1,270,000

Eliminations:

4th. Selim Oulmekki – $251,267
5th. John Borzio – $184,561
6th. John Horvatich – $137,025

John Horvatich Eliminated in 6th Place ($137,025)John Horvatich

Hasan Anter opened the pot for 255,000 from under the gun, John Horvatich moved all in for 1,465,000 and Anter called.

Horvatich lead with KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit against Anter’s 8Spade Suit 8Club Suit.

The board came JClub Suit 8Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit, giving Anter a full house to win the pot. John Horvatich was eliminated in 6th place ($137,025).

John Borzio Eliminated in 5th Place $184,561)

John Borzio opened the pot for 160,00 before the flop, Andy Philachack called from the small blind and Hasan Anter called from the big blind.

The flop came 9Diamond Suit 3Club Suit 2Diamond Suit, Philachack and Anter checked, Borzio moved all in for 1,080,000 and both Philachack and Anter called.

The turn was the 8Diamond Suit, Philachack checked, Anter moved all in and Philachack folded the best hand with 4Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit for a baby flush.

Anter turned over JHeart Suit 9Club Suit for the lead against Borzio’s ASpade Suit KHeart Suit.

The river was the 5Club Suit and Anter won the pot with a pair of nines. John Borzio was eliminated in 5th place ($184,561).

Selim OulmekkiSelim Oulmekki Eliminated in 4th Place ($251,267)

Selim Oulmekki button-raised to 175,000 before the flop and Hasan Anter called from the big blind.

The flop came QClub Suit 8Heart Suit 6Diamond Suit, and both players checked.

The turn was the 9Club Suit, Anter bet 300,000, Oulmekki moved all in and Anter called.

Anter turned over QDiamond Suit JHeart Suit for top pair while Oulmekki showed JSpade Suit 8Spade Suit for middle pair and an inside straight draw.

The river was the QHeart Suit, no help to Selim Oulmekki who was eliminated in 4th place ($251,267).

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

 

Level 28: Rayan Nathan Eliminated in 7th Place ($102,803)

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 2,541,750

Chip Counts:

1. Hasan Anter – 5,475,000
2. Andy Philachack – 4,500,000
3. Selim Oulmekki – 1,625,000
4. John Borzio – 1,595,000
5. Nemer Haddad – 1,335,000
6. John Horvatich -755,000

Eliminations:

7th. Rayan Nathan – $102,803

Rayan NathanRayan Nathan Eliminated in 7th Place ($102,803)

Rayan Nathan open-shoved the short stack from under the gun and Hasan Anter called from the button.

Anter lead with KHeart Suit KDiamond Suit against Nathan’s AHeart Suit 6Diamond Suit.

The board came 8Club Suit 6Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Club Suit, not enough help for Rayan Nathan who was eliminated in 7th place ($102,803).

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

Player Tags: Rayan Nathan,   Hasan Anter
 

Level 27: Ryan Goindoo Eliminated in 8th Place ($77,914)

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 2,178,642

Chip Counts:

1. Andy Philachack – 4,825,000
2. Hasan Anter – 3,305,000
3. Selim Oulmekki – 2,070,000
4. John Horvatich – 1,500,000
5. Nemer Haddad – 1,500,000
6. John Borzio – 1,000,000
7. Rayan Nathan – 835,000

Eliminations:

8th. Ryan Goindoo – $77,914

Ryan Goindoo Eliminated in 8th Place ($77,914)
Ryan Goindoo

John Horvatich opened the pot for 150,000 before the flop, Ryan Goindoo moved all in from the big blind and Horvatich called.

Goindoo lead with 4Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit against Horvatich’s AClub Suit QClub Suit.

The board came 7Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit 6Heart Suit 6Club Suit 3Spade Suit, counterfeiting Goindoo’s pair on the turn. Horvatich won the pot with two pair (sevens and sixes) and an ace high while Ryan Goindoo was eliminated in 8th place ($77,914).

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

Player Tags: Ryan Goindoo,   John Horvatich
 

Level 26: James Boyle Eliminated in 9th Place ($59,705)

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 1,906,312

Chip Counts:

1. Andy Philachack – 5,350,000
2. Hasan Anter – 3,200,000
3. Ryan Goindoo – 1,460,000
4. Nemer Haddad – 1,250,000
5. Selim Oulmekki – 1,140,000
6. Rayan Nathan – 1,080,000
7. John Borzio – 720,000
8. John Horvatich – 650,000

Eliminations:

9th. James Boyle – $59,705

James BoyleJames Boyle Eliminated in 9th Place ($59,705)

James Boyle started the official nine-handed final table on the short stack was the the first one eliminated just moments after it began.

James Boyle moved all in from the button for about 650,000 and current chipleader Andy Philachack called.

Philachack was ahead before the flop with 6Spade Suit 6Diamond Suit against Boyle’s AHeart Suit KHeart Suit.

The board came QHeart Suit 10Club Suit 7Spade Suit QDiamond Suit 4Heart Suit, no help for James Boyle who was the first one eliminated in 9th place ($59,705). Andy Philachack moved up to 5.3 million in chips that hand.

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

Player Tags: Andy Philachack,   James Boyle
 

Level 26: Kenney Eliminated 10th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 42 players and resumed today at 2:30pm. With the elimination of Bryn Kenney in 10th place ($46,209), the official nine-handed final table is now underway.

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

Players Remaining: 9 out of 3,389

Average Chip Count: 1,694,500

Chip Counts:

1. Andy Philachack – 4,660,000
2. Hasan Anter – 2,750,000
3. Nemer Haddad – 1,900,000
4. Ryan Goindoo – 1,350,000
5. Selim Oulmekki – 1,010,000
6. Rayan Nathan – 990,000
7. John Horvatich – 900,000
8. John Borzio – 840,000
9. James Boyle – 770,000

Payouts:

1st. $777,928
2nd. $479,521
3rd. $345,698
4th. $251,267
5th. $184,561
6th. $137,025
7th. $102,803
8th. $77,914
9th. $59,705

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

 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 p.m.

Gavin SmithJust 42 players remain in the hunt in event no. 56, the $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament.

Leading the way into the “scheduled final day” is Gavin Smith, who is stacked with 864,000 in chips. He is followed closely behind by James Boyle, Ryan Go, Hasan Anter and Jason Gravatt.

Other notables still in contention include Bryn Kenney, Bryan Paris and Andy Philacheck. The action will resume at 2:30 p.m. and Card Player will have live updates from the final table.

Here are the current top 10 chip counts:

1. Gavin Smith — 864,000
2. James Boyle — 850,000
3. Ryan Goindoo — 838,000
4. Matt Lawrence — 772,000
5. Hasan Anter — 719,000
6. Lars Brobak — 592,000
7. Selim Oulmekki — 585,000
8. Jason Gravatt — 580,000
9. Bryn Kenney — 554,000
10. Hasmukh Khodiyara — 471,000

 
 
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