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Buy-In: $25,000
Prize Pool: $4,156,250
Entrants: 175

Event 52 - $25,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 28, '13 - Jun 30, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 30, 13)

 
 

Steve Sung Wins Event No. 52 ($1,205,324)

Level: 28

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 175

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Phil Galfond – $744,841

Live Updates:

Steve SungSteve Sung Wins Event No. 52 ($1,205,324) — Steve Sung Eliminated in Second Place ($744,841)

Steve Sung raised to 240,000 and Phil Galfond reraised all in for 2 million. Sung called and the final two players tabled their hands one last time.

Sung: JClub Suit10Diamond Suit
Galfond: KSpade SuitQHeart Suit

Board: KDiamond SuitJHeart Suit10Heart Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit

Sung won the pot and the tournament with two pair, jacks and tens. Galfond was eliminated in second place and took home $744,841 in prize money. Sung was awarded his second gold bracelet and the top prize worth $1,205,324.

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: Steve Sung,   Phil Galfond
 

Level 26 Update: Dani Stern Eliminated in 3rd Place

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 175

Average Chip Count: 6,562,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 5: Phil Galfond – 3,165,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung – 4,405,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Dani Stern – $509,473

Live Updates:

Dani SternDani Stern Eliminated in Third Place ($509,473)

Dani Stern completed from the small blind preflop and Phil Galfond raised to 230,000 on the big blind. Stern reraised all in for 2.5 million and Galfond called. The two players then flipped over their cards.

Galfond: QHeart SuitQSpade Suit
Stern: ASpade Suit5Spade Suit

Board: 8Spade Suit7Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit7Heart Suit8Diamond Suit

Stern was eliminated in third place by pocket queens and Galfond grew his stack to 5.67 million in advance of the heads-up final against Steve Sung (7,460,000).

Player Tags: Phil Galfond,   Dani Stern
 

Level 25 Update: Stephen Chidwick Eliminated in 4th Place

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 175

Average Chip Count: 4,375,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: Dani Stern – 5,560,000
Seat 5: Phil Galfond – 3,165,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung – 4,405,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: Stephen Chidwick – $353,780

Live Updates:

Stephen ChidwickStephen Chidwick Eliminated in Fourth Place ($353,780)

Dani Stern raised to 125,000 and Stephen Chidwick reraised all in for 875,000. Stern called and the two players tabled their hands.

Stern: 5Club Suit5Diamond Suit
Chidwick: 6Diamond Suit6Heart Suit

Board: ASpade SuitJClub Suit3Heart Suit4Club Suit5Heart Suit

Stern spiked a five on the river to grow his stack close to 4 million and Chidwick was eliminated in fourth place.

Player Tags: Stephen Chidwick,   Dani Stern
 

Level 24 Update: Max Lehmanski Eliminated in 5th Place

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 175

Average Chip Count: 3,281,250

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: Dani Stern – 2,705,000
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick – 2,135,000
Seat 5: Phil Galfond – 3,855,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung – 4,435,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Max Lehmanski – $249,291

Live Updates:

Max LehmanskiMax Lehmanski Eliminated in Fifth Place ($249,291)

Phil Galfond raised to 100,000 on the cutoff and Max Lehmanski reraised all in on the small blind for 1.3 million. Galfond called and the two players tabled their hands.

Galfond: AClub SuitAHeart Suit
Lehmanski: 6Heart Suit6Club Suit

Board: JHeart Suit4Heart Suit4Club Suit10Spade Suit8Heart Suit

Lehmanski was eliminated in fifth place just before the dinner break and Galfond grew his chip lead to 3.8 million.

Player Tags: Phil Galfond,   Max Lehmanski
 

Level 23 Update: Stephen Chidwick Doubles Up -- Richard Lyndaker Out 6th

Level: 23

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 175

Average Chip Count: 2,187,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Max Lehmanski – 1,800,000
Seat 2: Dani Stern – 2,745,000
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick – 2,020,000
Seat 5: Phil Galfond – 3,995,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung – 3,205,000

Players Eliminated:

6th: Richard Lyndaker – $178,261

Live Updates:

Stephen ChidwickStephen Chidwick Doubles Up

Dani Stern raised to 90,000 and Stephen Chidwick reraised to 225,000. Phil Galfond then reraised all in and Stern folded. Chidwick called all in for 1.24 million and the two players tabled their hands.

Galfond: 9Heart Suit8Heart Suit
Chidwick: KHeart SuitKClub Suit

Board; QSpade Suit8Diamond Suit3Heart SuitAClub Suit2Heart Suit

Chidwick doubled up to survive with 2,595,000 and Galfond still held the chip lead with 4 million.

Richard Lyndaker Eliminated in Sixth Place ($178,261)

Richard Lyndaker raised all in for 410,000 and Phil Galfond called. Steve Sung then reraised all in over the top and Galfond got out of the way. The two remaining players then revealed their hands.

Sung: ASpade SuitQHeart Suit
Lyndaker: AClub Suit8Club Suit

Board: KHeart Suit9Spade Suit4Club Suit3Spade Suit7Spade Suit

Lyndaker was eliminated in fifth place and Sung grew his stack to 3.2 million.

 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 52 ($25,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 52 ($25,000 Six-Handed 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 Shannon Shorr in seventh place ($129,342), the official, six-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 with blinds of 20,000-40,000 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: Max Lehmanski – 1,800,000
Seat 2: Dani Stern – 2,745,000
Seat 3: Richard Lyndaker – 590,000
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick – 2,020,000
Seat 5: Phil Galfond – 3,995,000
Seat 6: Steve Sung – 1,980,000

While only 6 remain, this event attracted 175 players, creating a total prize pool of $4,156,250, and the top 18 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $1,205,324
2nd Place: $744,841
3rd Place: $509,473
4th Place: $353,780
5th Place: $249,291
6th Place: $178,261

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.

 

Event No. 52 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Six Players

The final day of Event No. 52 ($25,000 Six-Handed Limit Hold’em) begins with 18 players from the initial field of 175 and they will be playing down to a champion tonight. Cards get into the air at 2 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 Steve Sung, Shannon Shorr, David Benyamine, Jeff Gross, Phil Galfond, and David "Bakes Baker.

Card Player will bring you level-by-level updates with chip counts and payouts once the official final table begins with the final six players in the event. Tune back in at that time to see which player will walk away with the top prize of $1,205,324 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

 
 
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