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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,801,600
Entrants: 2816

Event 53 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 29, '13 - Jul 01, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 13)

 
 

Brett Shaffer Wins Event No. 53 ($665,397)

Level: 33

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 with a 30,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,816

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Arttu Raekorpi – $291,392
2nd: David Vamplew – $413,157

Live Updates:

Arttu Raekorpi Eliminated in Third Place ($291,392)

Arttu Raekorpi raised all in for 1,635,000 and Brett Shaffer called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Shaffer: KSpade SuitQDiamond Suit
Raekorpi: QHeart SuitJHeart Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit4Spade Suit3Spade Suit5Spade Suit

Raekorpi was eliminated in third place and Shaffer grew his stack to 6,375,000 in advance of the heads-up final against David Vamplew (6,295,000).

Brett ShafferBrett Shaffer Wins Event No. 53 ($665,397) — David Vamplew Eliminated in Second Place ($413,157)

David Vamplew raised to 400,000 preflop on the button and Brett Shaffer reraised all in for 8.3 million. Vamplew called all in for 4 million and the final two players revealed their cards one last time.

Shaffer: ASpade Suit9Heart Suit
Vamplew: QDiamond SuitQClub Suit

Board: AHeart Suit9Club Suit3Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit10Spade Suit

Shaffer won the pot and the tournament with two pair, aces and nines. Vamplew was eliminated in second place and took home $413,157. Shaffer was awarded the gold bracelet and top prize worth $665,397.

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: David Vamplew,   Brett Shaffer
 

Level 31 Update: Day 3 Ends with 3 Final Players

NOTE: Day 3 has ended with the final three players locked in a stalemate and they will return Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m. PT to play down to a champion. Updates will continue at 2 p.m.

Level: 31

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 4,224,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 5,345,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 2,055,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 5,285,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

David VamplewDavid Vamplew Doubles Up

David Vamplew raised to 285,000 and Arttu Raekorpi reraised to 620,000. Vamplew reraised to 1,085,000 and Raekorpi reraised all in. Vamplew called all in for 3,680,000 and the two players tabled their hands.

Vamplew: ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit
Raekorpi: ASpade SuitKHeart Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit3Club SuitAHeart Suit10Club Suit

Vamplew doubled up to 7.3 million and Raekorpi was down to 2.42 million.

Brett Shaffer Doubles Up

David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and Brett Shaffer reraised all in for 2.35 million. Vamplew called and the two players revealed their hands.

Shaffer: QClub Suit9Diamond Suit
Vamplew: AHeart SuitADiamond Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit9Club Suit9Heart Suit2Diamond SuitQSpade Suit

Shaffer doubled up to survive with 4.8 million and Vamplew dropped to 6 million.

Player Tags: David Vamplew,   Brett Shaffer
 

Level 30 Update: Loni Harwood Eliminated in 4th Place

Level: 30

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 4,224,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 3,405,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 6,435,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 2,845,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Loni Harwood – $210,456

Live Updates:

Loni Harwood Eliminated in Fourth Place ($210,456)

Arttu Raekorpi raised to 200,000 and Loni Harwood reraised all in for 2,145,000. David Vamplew reraised all in over the top and Raekorpi folded. The two remaining players then flipped over their cards.

Vamplew: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit
Harwood: AClub Suit8Club Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit6Heart Suit2Club SuitQDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit

Harwood was eliminated in fourth place and Vamplew grew his stack to 5 million thanks to a pair of queens.

Player Tags: Loni Harwood,   David Vamplew
 

Level 29 Update: Michael Watson Eliminated in 5th Place

Level: 29

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 3,168,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 2,335,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 2,460,000
Seat 7: Loni Harwood – 1,545,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 3,180,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Michael Watson – $153,850

Live Updates:

Michael WatsonMichael Watson Eliminated in Fifth Place ($153,850)

Michael Watson moved all in preflop for 695,000 and Arttu Raekorpi called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Raekorpi: KSpade Suit6Spade Suit
Watson: 9Spade Suit8Club Suit

Board: 10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit4Spade Suit8Diamond Suit5Spade Suit

Raekorpi made a straight on the river to grow his stack to 5.85 million and Watson was eliminated in fifth place.

Player Tags: Michael Watson
 

Level 28 Update: Arttu Raekorpi Doubles Up Again

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 2,534,400

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 2,335,000
Seat 4: Michael Watson – 3,165,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 2,460,000
Seat 7: Loni Harwood – 1,545,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 3,180,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Arttu Raekorpi Doubles Up Again

Michael Watson raised to 160,000 and Arttu Raekorpi reraised to 360,000. Watson reraised all in and Raekorpi called all in. The two players then tabled their cards.

Raekorpi: QSpade SuitQClub Suit
Watson: 2Diamond Suit2Heart Suit

Board: KSpade Suit7Club Suit5Heart Suit5Spade SuitKClub Suit

Raekorpi doubled up on the hand to survive once again, this time with 2.5 million, and Watson was down to 3.2 million.

Player Tags: Michael Watson
 

Level 27 Update: Slow Stretch of Play Before Dinner

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 2,534,400

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 2,975,000
Seat 4: Michael Watson – 3,485,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 1,990,000
Seat 7: Loni Harwood – 1,485,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 2,750,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Arttu Raekorpi Doubles Up

Arttu Raekorpi raised to 80,000 and Brett Shaffer reraised all in. Raekorpi called all in and the two players tabled their hands.

Raekorpi: 7Diamond Suit7Heart Suit
Shaffer: 10Heart Suit10Club Suit

Board: JClub Suit7Spade Suit4Club Suit4Heart Suit5Spade Suit

Raekorpi doubled up to survive with 1.7 million and Shaffer was down to under 3 million.

Player Tags: Brett Shaffer
 

Level 26 Update: Matias Ruzzi Out 9th, Darren Rabinowitz Out 8th, Jonathan Cohen Out 7th, Diego Zeiter Out 6th

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,816

Average Chip Count: 2,534,400

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: David Vamplew – 1,260,000
Seat 4: Michael Watson – 3,700,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 990,000
Seat 7: Loni Harwood – 2,600,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 3,750,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Matias Ruzzi – $49,420
8th: Darren Rabinowitz – $65,413
7th: Jonathan Cohen – $85,193
6th: Diego Zeiter – $113,819

Live Updates:

Matias Ruzzi Eliminated in Ninth Place ($49,420)

Matias Ruzzi raised all in for 285,000 and Jonathan Cohen called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Cohen: KSpade SuitQDiamond Suit
Ruzzi: QClub Suit10Club Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit6Club SuitJSpade Suit9Spade Suit

Ruzzi was eliminated in ninth place and Cohen won the hand with a king-kicker.

Darren Rabinowitz Eliminated in Eighth Place ($65,413)

Darren Rabinowitz raised to 80,0000 and Brett Shaffer reraised to 210,000. Rabinowitz reraised all in for 920,000 and Shaffer called. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Shaffer: 8Club Suit8Spade Suit
Rabinowitz: AHeart SuitKClub Suit

Board: JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit6Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit

Rabinowitz was eliminated in eighth place and Shaffer won the hand to grow his stack to 3.9 million.

Michael Watson Scored 2 EliminationsJonathan Cohen Eliminated in Seventh Place ($85,193)

Michael Watson raised to 80,000 and Jonathan Cohen reraised to 615,000. Watson called and the two players revealed their hands.

Watson: 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit
Cohen: AHeart SuitKClub Suit

Board: JHeart Suit8Club Suit2Club Suit2Diamond SuitJClub Suit

Watson increased his stack to 3.2 million thanks to two pair and Cohen was eliminated in seventh place.

Diego Zeiter Eliminated in Sixth Place ($113,819)

Michael Watson raised to 80,000 and Diego Zeiter called before the flop fell QClub Suit9Diamond Suit7Heart Suit. Watson bet 60,000 and Zeiter raised all in for 290,000. Watson called and the two players tabled their hands.

Watson: AHeart Suit9Spade Suit
Zeiter: KDiamond Suit10Heart Suit

Turn and River: ADiamond Suit10Club Suit

Watson won the hand and grew his stack to 3.65 million. Zeiter was eliminated in sixth place.

 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 53 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 53 ($1,500 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 Pete Males in tenth place ($38,282), the nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 25 with blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 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: Matias Ruzzi – 394,000
Seat 2: David Vamplew – 1,815,000
Seat 3: Diego Zeiter – 484,000
Seat 4: Michael Watson – 2,650,000
Seat 5: Arttu Raekorpi – 1,157,000
Seat 6: Jonathan Cohen – 1,780,000
Seat 7: Loni Harwood – 1,770,000
Seat 8: Darren Rabinowitz – 1,180,000
Seat 9: Brett Shaffer – 1,430,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 2,816 players, creating a total prize pool of $3,801,600, and the top 297 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $665,397
2nd Place: $413,157
3rd Place: $291,392
4th Place: $210,456
5th Place: $153,850
6th Place: $113,819
7th Place: $85,193
8th Place: $64,513
9th Place: $49,420

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: Michael Watson,   David Vamplew
 

Event No. 53 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Nine Players

The final day of Event No. 53 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em) begins with 25 players from the initial field of 2,816 and they will be playing down to a champion tonight. Cards get into the air at 1 p.m. PT and that’s when the remaining field will begin to march down to the final table. Notables still in the hunt include Michael Watson, David Vamplew, Robert Hwang, and Humberto Brenes.

Card Player will bring you level-by-level updates with chip counts and payouts once the official final table begins with the final nine players in the event. Tune back in at that time to see which player will walk away with the top prize of $665,397 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

 
 
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