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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,841,750
Entrants: 2105

Event 17 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 08, '13 - Jun 10, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 10, 13)

 
 

Athanasios Polychronopoulos Wins Event No. 17 ($518,755)

Level: 30

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,105

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Everett Carlton – $224,455
2nd: Manuel Mutke – $322,908

Live Updates:

Everett Carlton Eliminated in Third Place ($224,455)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised from the small blind and Everett Carlton reraised all in for 2.45 million. Athanasios called and they tabled their hands.

Athanasios: AClub SuitJHeart Suit
Carlton: ADiamond Suit6Club Suit

Board: 9Club Suit3Diamond Suit3Heart SuitQDiamond Suit5Spade Suit

Carlton was eliminated in third place and Athanasios was up to 5,190,000 going into the heads-up final against Manuel Mutke (4,290,000).

Athanasios PolychronopoulosAthanasios Polychronopoulos Wins Event No. 17 ($518,755) — Manuel Mutke Eliminated in Second Place ($322,908)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised to 250,000 on the button and Manuel Mutke reraised to 650,000 on the big blind. Athanasios reraised to 4,130,000 and Mutke called all in. The final two players then tabled their hands one final time.

Athanasios: QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit
Mutke: ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: JClub Suit5Spade Suit3Diamond Suit2Club SuitQClub Suit

Mutke was eliminated in second place and he took home $322,908. Athanasios won the pot and the tournament with two pair on the river. Athanasios was awarded $518,755 and the second gold bracelet of his career. 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.

 

Level 29 Update: Joe Cada Eliminated in 4th Place

Level: 29

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 3,157,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 2,910,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 2,130,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 4,440,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Joe Cada – $161,642

Live Updates:

Joe CadaJoe Cada Eliminated in Fourth Place ($161,642)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised to 190,000 preflop and Joe Cada reraised all in for 1,175,000. Athanasios called and the two players flipped over their hands.

Athanasios: ASpade SuitJHeart Suit
Cada: ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit

Board: 8Club Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade SuitJSpade Suit6Club Suit

Cada was eliminated in fourth place and Athanasios was up to 5.6 million thanks to a pair of jacks.

Both Everett Carlton and Manuel Mutke Double Through Athanasios

First, Everett Carlton doubled up through Athanasios Polychronopoulos holding pocket sevens. Athanasios held AClub Suit10Heart Suit and the board was dealt 8Club Suit7Spade Suit2Spade SuitKDiamond SuitKClub Suit. Carlton was up to 2.1 million thanks to a full house.

Next up was Manuel Mutke, who was all in with J-7 on a 7-6-2 flop against the A-9 of Athanasios. The turn and river brought a ten and a deuce and Mutke doubled up as well. Mutke took the chip lead after the hand with 4.4 million and Athanasios was down to 2.9 million after the one-two punch.

 

Level 28 Update: Samuel Taylor Eliminated in 5th Place

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 2,368,125

Chip Counts:

Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 3,790,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 1,550,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 1,920,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 2,500,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Samuel Taylor – $118,145

Live Updates:

Joe CadaJoe Cada Doubles Up Through Samuel Taylor

Joe Cada raised to 120,000 under the gun and Samuel Taylor reraised all in for 1.4 million. Cada called all in for 1,165,000 and the two players then flipped over their cards.

Cada: AClub SuitQDiamond Suit
Taylor: 10Diamond Suit10Club Suit

Board: ASpade SuitJSpade Suit6Spade SuitQHeart Suit6Diamond Suit

Cada won the hand and doubled up to 2,470,000, while Taylor was crippled with 250,000 remaining (four big blinds).

Samuel Taylor Eliminated in Fifth Place ($118,145)

Samuel Taylor raised all in preflop from the cutoff for 245,000 and Athanasios Polychronopoulos called on the button. The two players then tabled their hands.

Athanasios: ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit
Taylor: KClub SuitJSpade Suit

Board: 10Club Suit9Diamond Suit5Club Suit5Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit

Taylor was eliminated on the hand in fifth place and Athanasios continued to hold the chip lead around 4 million.

 

Level 27 Update: Slow Stretch of Play into Dinner Break

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 1,894,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 4: Samuel Taylor – 1,295,000
Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 4,390,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 1,280,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 905,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 1,610,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Athanasios PolychronopoulosAthanasios Polychronopoulos Takes a Strong Hold on the Lead

During an otherwise slow level with just six pots that went to a showdown, Athanasios Polychronopoulos dominated the table and grew his chip stack to 4.4 million. That is almost as much as the rest of his opponent’s combined. Although he won quite a few hands uncontested, here are two of his larger hands from the level.

Athanasios raised to 130,000 on the small blind and Everett Carlton called on the big blind. The flop was dealt JSpade Suit10Spade Suit9Club Suit and the two players checked. The 9Heart Suit fell on the turn and Athanasios bet 100,000. Carlton raised to 225,000 and Athanasios called. The 6Diamond Suit followed on the river. Both players checked and Athanasios turned over ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit. Carlton mucked his hand and Athanasios continued to build his chip lead.

A few hands after that Athanasios raised to 115,000 on the cutoff and Manuel Mutke called on the big blind. The flop was dealt JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit and both players checked. The 6Diamond Suit followed on the turn and Mutke bet 150,000. Athanasios called and the river fell 9Club Suit. Mutke bet 325,000 and Athanasios called once more. Mutke held AHeart Suit7Heart Suit for a jack-high straight, while Athanasios revealed QDiamond Suit10Spade Suit for a queen-high straight and he was above 4 million after the hand.

 

Level 26 Update: Michael Kurth Out in 7th, Joe Ward Out in 6th

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 1,894,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 4: Samuel Taylor – 2,245,000
Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 1,715,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 1,475,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 2,010,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 2,035,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Joe Ward – $65,502
6th: Michael Kurth – $87,398

Live Updates:

Joe Ward Eliminated in Seventh Place ($65,502)

Joe Ward raised all in on the cutoff for 290,000 and Sam Taylor called on the small blind. The two players then tabled their hands.

Taylor: AClub SuitQDiamond Suit
Ward: JSpade Suit7Diamond Suit

Board: ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit5Club SuitKDiamond Suit9Club Suit

Ward was eliminated in seventh place and Taylor was up to 2.6 million thanks to a pair of aces.

Joe CadaJoe Cada Doubles Up Through Athanasios Polychronopoulos

Joe Cada raised to 80,000 on the hi-jack and Athanasios Polychronopoulos reraised to 265,000 on the big blind. Cada reraised all in for 825,000 and Athanasios called. The two players then revealed their cards.

Cada: QDiamond SuitQClub Suit
Athanasios: JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit9Spade Suit9Club Suit7Spade Suit7Club Suit

Cada was in the lead with pocket queens when the money went in, and he held onto that lead to double up to 2 million. Athanasios was down to 1.7 million after the hand.

Michael Kurth Eliminated in Sixth Place ($87,398)

Manuel Mutke raised to 80,000 preflop and Michael Kurth called from the big blind. The flop was dealt 8Heart Suit5Heart Suit5Spade Suit and Mutke bet 65,000. Kurth reraised to 200,000. Mutke reraised all in and Kurth called with 4Heart Suit3Heart Suit in the hole.

Mutke was ahead with QHeart Suit7Club Suit and after the turn and river fell 6Club Suit10Diamond Suit he won the hand to grow his stack to 2 million. Kurth was eliminated in sixth place.

 

Level 25 Update: David "Bakes" Baker Eliminated in 8th Place

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 1,353,214

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Joe Ward – 625,000
Seat 3: Michael Kurth – 345,000
Seat 4: Samuel Taylor – 1,495,000
Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 2,700,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 1,985,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 1,115,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 1,215,000

Players Eliminated:

8th: David “Bakes” Baker – $49,716

Live Updates:

David BakerDavid “Bakes” Baker Eliminated in Eighth Place ($49,716)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised to 70,000 on the cutoff and Everett Carlton called on the button. Baker moved all in for 490,000 and Athanasios folded. Carlton called and the two players turned over their cards.

Carlton: AClub SuitASpade Suit
Baker: ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit

Board: QHeart Suit4Club Suit3Heart SuitKClub SuitKSpade Suit

Baker started out behind and although he made two pair, Carlton kept the lead the whole way in the hand. Baker was eliminated in eighth place and Carlton was up to 2 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Everett Carlton,   David Baker
 

Level 24 Update: Thomas Nicotera Eliminated in 9th Place

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,105

Average Chip Count: 1,184,063

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Joe Ward – 779,000
Seat 3: Michael Kurth – 687,000
Seat 4: Samuel Taylor – 1,476,000
Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 2,392,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 1,269,000
Seat 7: David “Bakes” Baker – 495,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 1,053,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 1,327,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Thomas Nicotera – $38,178

Live Updates:

Athanasios PolychronopoulosThomas Nicotera Eliminated in Ninth Place ($38,178)

Athanasios Polychronopoulos raised to 45,000 preflop from early position and Thomas Nicotera reraised all in at a cost of 389,000. Athanasios called and the two players flipped over their cards.

Athanasios: KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit
Nicotera: ASpade Suit6Spade Suit

Board: JClub Suit7Spade Suit6Club Suit5Club Suit5Heart Suit

Nicotera was eliminated on the hand in ninth place thanks to the two pair of Athanasios, who was close to 2 million after the hand.

 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 17 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 17 ($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 Paul Francoi Tedeschi in tenth place ($29,980), the nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begins in Level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 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: Joe Ward – 853,000
Seat 2: Thomas Nicotera – 449,000
Seat 3: Michael Kurth – 578,000
Seat 4: Samuel Taylor – 1,081,000
Seat 5: Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 1,971,000
Seat 6: Everett Carlton – 513,000
Seat 7: David “Bakes” Baker – 836,000
Seat 8: Joe Cada – 1,492,000
Seat 9: Manuel Mutke – 1,705,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 2,105 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,841,750, and the top 216 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $518,755
2nd Place: $322,908
3rd Place: $224,455
4th Place: $161,652
5th Place: $118,145
6th Place: $87,398
7th Place: $65,502
8th Place: $49,716
9th Place: $38,178

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.

 
 
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