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Buy-In: $500
Prize Pool: $404,100
Entrants: 898

Event 1 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em Casino Employees

  • May 29, '13 - May 30, '13

 
 

Updates on Final Day (May 30, 13)

 
 

Chad Holloway Wins Event No. 1 ($84,915)

Level: 22

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 898

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Allan Kwong – $52,318

Live Updates:

Chad Holloway Wins Event No. 1 ($84,915) — Allan Kwong Eliminated in 2nd ($52,318)

Allan Kwong began the final hand of the tournament with close to a million in chips but Holloway held the chip lead when Kwong decided to raise to 75,000 preflop. Holloway called and the flop was dealt QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit5Club Suit.

Holloway checked and Kwong bet 85,000. Holloway reraised and Kwong moved all in. Holloway quickly called and flipped over Q-9 for trip queens. Kwong revealed ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit and he was far behind. The 10Heart Suit and 2Diamond Suit on the turn and river brought no help and Kwong was eliminated in second place ($52,318). Holloway is the winner of Event No. 1 and the poker tournament reporter takes home the top prize worth $84,915 and a cherished gold bracelet, the first of the summer.

Be sure to check back with Card Player for all of your final table action, chip counts, and prize payouts for each gold bracelet event.

Player Tags: Allan Kwong,   Chad Holloway
 

Level 21 Update: Bobby Rooney Eliminated in 3rd Place ($33,903)

Level: 21

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 898

Average Chip Count: 1,116,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: Allan Kwong – 875,000
Seat 3: Chad Holloway – 1,730,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Bobby Rooney – $33,903

Live Updates:

Bobby Rooney Eliminated in 3rd Place ($33,903)

Allan Kwong raised all in on a short stack from the small blind preflop with ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit in the hole and Bobby Rooney called from the big blind holding pocket tens.

The board was dealt KHeart Suit9Club Suit3Spade Suit8Diamond SuitAClub Suit and Rooney was eliminated in third place thanks to the ace on the river. The elimination set up a heads-up final between Kwong (875,000) and chip leader Chad Holloway (1,730,000).

Player Tags: Allan Kwong,   Chad Holloway
 

Level 20 Update: Brian Pingel Eliminated in 4th Place ($24,811)

Level: 20

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 898

Average Chip Count: 744,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Bobby Rooney – 635,000
Seat 2: Allan Kwong – 557,000
Seat 3: Chad Holloway – 1,400,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Brian Pingel – $24,811

Live Updates:

Brian Pingel Eliminated in Fourth Place ($24,811)

Bobby Rooney raised to 40,000 preflop on the button and Brian Pingel called from the big blind. The flop was dealt 8Heart Suit5Heart Suit4Spade Suit, Pingel checked, Rooney bet 55,000, and Pingel raised all in.

Rooney quickly called with 5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit and Pingel held 9Heart Suit6Heart Suit. The turn and river were dealt QDiamond SuitKSpade Suit and Rooney won the hand with two pair to close in on 700,000. Pingel was eliminated on the hand in fourth place.

Player Tags: Allan Kwong,   Chad Holloway
 

Level 19 Update: Daniel Ellery Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,426)

Level: 19

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 898

Average Chip Count: 558,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Bobby Rooney – 580,000
Seat 2: Allan Kwong – 1,095,000
Seat 3: Chad Holloway – 485,000
Seat 4: Brian Pingel – 345,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Daniel Ellery – $18,426

Live Updates:

Daniel Ellery Eliminated in Fifth Place ($18,426)

Daniel Ellery raised to 40,000 on the button and Brian Pingel called from the big blind. The flop was dealt 9Heart Suit3Club Suit3Diamond Suit and both players checked. The turn brought the 6Heart Suit and Pingel checked. Ellery opened the action for 65,000 and Pingel raised all in.

Ellery called with 6Club Suit5Club Suit and he was ahead of the QHeart Suit10Heart Suit of Pingel. The river fell AHeart Suit to give Pingel a flush and Ellery was eliminated on the hand in fifth place.

Player Tags: Allan Kwong,   Brian Pingel,   Chad Holloway
 

Level 18 Update: Hieu Le Out 9th, Michael Trivett Out 8th, Tyrone Smith Out 7th, Sean Small Out 6th

Level: 18

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 898

Average Chip Count: 446,400

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Bobby Rooney – 640,000
Seat 2: Allan Kwong – 550,000
Seat 3: Chad Holloway – 869,000
Seat 4: Brian Pingel – 210,000
Seat 7: Daniel Ellery – 205,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Hieu Le – $6,348
8th: Michael Trivett – $8,146
7th: Tyrone Smith – $10,567
6th: Sean Small – $13,868

Live Updates:

Hieu Liu Eliminated in Ninth Place ($6,348)

Hieu Le moved all in from the small blind for 92,000 and Allan Kwong called on the big blind. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Kwong: 3Heart Suit3Spade Suit
Le: 2Heart Suit2Diamond Suit

Board: AClub Suit10Spade Suit5Spade SuitQSpade Suit10Heart Suit

Le was eliminated in ninth place with the lower pair on the hand and Kwong grew his stack to 550,000.

Michael Trivett Eliminated in Eighth Place ($8,146)

Michael Trivett raised to 27,000 on the button and Chad Holloway reraised to 77,000 from the small blind. Trivett then reraised all in and Holloway called. Here are their cards.

Holloway: AHeart Suit8Spade Suit
Trivett: KHeart SuitJSpade Suit

Board: AClub Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade Suit7Heart SuitKSpade Suit

Trivett was eliminated in eighth place with the lower two pair on the hand and Holloway held 660,000.

Tyrone Smith Eliminated in Seventh Place ($10,567)

In another all-in confrontation preflop Tyrone Smith was all in on the small blind against Bobby Rooney in the big blind. Here are their cards.

Rooney: QClub SuitJHeart Suit
Smith: JClub Suit10Diamond Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit6Heart Suit3Club SuitKSpade Suit8Heart Suit

Smith was eliminated in seventh place on the hand and Rooney was above 700,000.

Sean Small Eliminated in Sixth Place ($13,868)

Sean Small moved all in for 89,000 on the button and Chad Holloway called on the small blind. Here is a look at their cards.

Holloway: AHeart Suit4Heart Suit
Small: JHeart Suit8Club Suit

Board: 7Heart Suit4Club Suit3Spade Suit6Spade Suit9Heart Suit

Small was eliminated in sixth place on the hand and Holloway took the chip lead with 869,000.

Player Tags: Chad Holloway
 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 1 ($500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 1 ($500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em) has begun, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

With the elimination of Vince Petrino in 10th Place ($5,010), the official, nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 17 with blinds of 5,000–10,000 with a 1,000 ante, and action will continue until a winner is determined. Play may be extended an additional day if it takes more than 10 levels to reach a winner as noted on the official structure sheet. With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players stack up:

Seat 1: Bobby Rooney – 713,000
Seat 2: Allan Kwong – 447,000
Seat 3: Chad Holloway – 378,000
Seat 4: Brian Pingel – 251,000
Seat 5: Michael Trivett – 246,000
Seat 6: Tyrone Smith – 216,000
Seat 7: Daniel Ellery – 205,000
Seat 8: Sean Small – 133,000
Seat 9: Hieu Le – 104,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted 898 players, creating a total prize pool of $404,100, and the top 90 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $84,915
2nd Place: $52,318
3rd Place: $33,903
4th Place: $24,811
5th Place: $18,426
6th Place: $13,868
7th Place: $10,567
8th Place: $8,146
9th Place: $6,348

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all major hands, current chip counts, and prize payouts.

Player Tags: Chad Holloway
 
 
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