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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $870,750
Entrants: 645

Event 10 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 03, '13 - Jun 05, '13


Updates on Final Day (Jun 05, 13)


Brent Wheeler Wins Event No. 10 ($191,605)

Level: 27

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 645

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Mark Mierkalns – $118,300

Live Updates:

Brent WheelerBrent Wheeler Wins Event No. 10 ($191,605) — Mark Mierkalns Eliminated in Second Place ($118,300)

Brent Wheeler raised on the button preflop and Mark Mierkalns three-bet. Wheeler called and the flop was dealt 9Club Suit9Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit. Mierkalns bet, Wheeler raised, Mierkalns reraised, and Wheeler made it four bets. Mierkalns then shoved all in and Wheeler called. The two player then flipped over their cards for the last time of the tournament.

Wheeler: AClub Suit3Spade Suit
Mierkalns: AHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Turn and River: 2Heart Suit8Spade Suit

Mierkalns was eliminated in second place and that was good for $118,300. Wheeler won the hand and the tournament, and he was awarded with a gold bracelet and the top prize worth $191,605.

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: Brent Wheeler,   Mark Mierkalns

Level 25 Update: Chiduziem Obi Out 4th, Malissia Zapata Out 3rd

Level: 25

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 2 out of 645

Average Chip Count: 1,451,250

Chip Counts:

Seat 8: Brent Wheeler – 1,600,000
Seat 9: Mark Mierkalns – 1,325,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Chiduziem Obi – $56,485
3rd: Malissia Zapata – $76,904

Live Updates:

Chiduziem Obi Eliminated in Fourth Place ($56,485)

Chiduziem Obi raised preflop and Mark Mierkalns reraised enough to put Obi all in with KSpade Suit9Spade Suit in the hole. Obi called with the QClub Suit4Diamond Suit and the board was dealt KClub Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit3Diamond Suit9Club Suit. Obi was eliminated on the hand in fourth place and Mierkalns was up to 1.3 million.

Malissia Zapata Doubles Twice

Malissia Zapata got the last of her chips in holding A-9 on a K-9-8 board and it was enough to top the 7-5 of Mark Meirkalns. Zapata was over 100,000 and she got the last of her chips in again a few hands later.

This time she held K-7 suited against the 10-2 suited of Mierkalns on a rainbow board that finished out A-K-2-3-6. After that hand she was up to 300,000 but was still in trouble with the big blind at 50,000.

Malissia Zapata Eliminated in Third Place ($79,604)

Malissia Zapata limped preflop and Brent Wheeler raised. Zapata called and the flop was dealt QClub Suit8Heart Suit4Club Suit. Zapata checked, Wheeler bet, and Zapata raised. Wheeler called and the turn fell JSpade Suit. Zapata bet, Wheeler raised, and Zapata called all in with QDiamond Suit4Heart Suit. Wheeler had her dominated with QSpade SuitJClub Suit and after the 5Spade Suit fell on the river Zapata was eliminated in third place. Wheeler was up to 1.6 million to take a lead into a heads-up final against Mark Mierkalns (1,325,000).


Level 24 Update: Brian Nichols Out 7th, William james Out 6th, Grayson Scoggin Out 5th

NOTE: The final four players went on a 60-minute dinner break from 9 p.m. PT to 10 p.m.

Level: 24

Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 645

Average Chip Count: 725,625

Chip Counts:

Seat 5: Chiduziem Obi – 311,000
Seat 6: Malissia Zapata – 577,000
Seat 8: Brent Wheeler – 892,000
Seat 9: Mark Mierkalns – 1,368,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Brian Nichols – $24,232
6th: William James – $31,747
5th: Grayson Scoggin – $42,074

Live Updates:

Brian Nichols Eliminated in Seventh Place ($24,232)

Grayson Scoggin raised and Brian Nichols reraised preflop. Scoggin called and the flop fell 9Heart Suit5Diamond Suit4Club Suit. Nichols shipped all in with pocket jacks and Scoggin flipped over 9Spade Suit5Spade Suit. The two pair held up and Nichols was eliminated in seventh place.

William James Eliminated in Sixth Place ($31,747)

Mark Mierkalns raised on the button and Grayson Scoggin reraised on the small blind. William James called all in and Mierkalns called. The two live players then checked down a board that settled QDiamond Suit6Club Suit5Heart SuitKSpade Suit10Heart Suit. All three players then tabled their hands.

Mierkalns: 10Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit
Scoggin: ADiamond Suit8Spade Suit
James: AClub Suit7Club Suit

James was eliminated on the hand in sixth place and Mierkalns was up to 1 million. Scoggin held 85,000 after the hand.

Grayson Scoggin Eliminated in Fifth Place ($42,074)

Brent Wheeler raised under the gun and Mark Mierkalns three-bet. Grayson Scoggin four-bet on the button and Wheeler called. Mierkalns capped the betting and Scoggin called all in for 7,000.

Wheeler also called and the flop was dealt AHeart SuitJClub Suit9Spade Suit. Wheeler checked, Mierkalns bet, and Wheeler check-called. The turn fell 6Club Suit and Wheeler checked. Mierkalns bet and Wheeler thought for a moment before folding.

Scoggin held 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit, but his tournament came to an end when Mierkalns turned over ASpade SuitAClub Suit for a set, and the meaningless river came 7Heart Suit. Scoggin was eliminated in fifth place and Mierkalns was into the chip lead with 1,138,000.


Level 23 Update: Eric Froehlich Out 9th, Alex Queen Out 8th

Level: 23

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 7 out of 645

Average Chip Count: 414,643

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: Grayson Scoggin – 495,000
Seat 3: Williams James – 350,000
Seat 4: Brian Nichols – 270,000
Seat 5: Chiduziem Obi – 220,000
Seat 6: Malissia Zapata – 385,000
Seat 8: Brent Wheeler – 450,000
Seat 9: Mark Mierkalns – 765,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Eric Froehlich – $14,585
8th: Alex Queen – $18,703

Live Updates:

Eric FroehlichEric Froehlich Eliminated in Ninth Place ($14,585)

Malissia Zapata raised on the button preflop and Eric Froehlich called all in for 11,000. Brent Wheeler called on the big blind and the two live players checked down a board that was dealt KHeart SuitJSpade Suit9Heart Suit8Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit. The three players then tabled their hands.

Wheeler; QHeart Suit9Club Suit
Zapata: ADiamond SuitQClub Suit
Froehlich: AHeart Suit7Diamond Suit

Wheeler won the hand with two pair to grow his stack to 450,000 and Froehlich was eliminated in ninth place.

Alex Queen Eliminated in Eighth Place ($18,703)

Brent Wheeler raised preflop and Alex Queen reraised. Wheeler reraised once more and Queen capped the preflop betting with one last raise. Wheeler called and the flop was dealt KDiamond Suit10Club Suit6Spade Suit.

Queen moved all in and Wheeler called with KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit. Queen flipped over AClub SuitKClub Suit and the turn and river fell 9Club SuitQHeart Suit. Wheeler won the hand with two pair and Queen was eliminated in eighth place.


Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 10 ($1,500 Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 10 ($1,500 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.

The nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begins in Level 22 with blinds of 12,000-24,000, 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: Alex Queen -283,000
Seat 2: Grayson Scoggin – 424,000
Seat 3: Williams James – 160,000
Seat 4: Brian Nichols – 270,000
Seat 5: Chiduziem Obi – 159,000
Seat 6: Malissia Zapata – 250,000
Seat 7: Eric Froehlich – 406,000
Seat 8: Brent Wheeler – 362,000
Seat 9: Mark Mierkalns – 593,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 645 players, creating a total prize pool of $870,750, and the top 72 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $191,605
2nd Place: $118,300
3rd Place: $79,604
4th Place: $56,485
5th Place: $42,074
6th Place: $31,747
7th Place: $24,232
8th Place: $18,703
9th Place: $14,585

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: Eric Froehlich,   Brent Wheeler
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