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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $2,855,250
Entrants: 2115

Event 28 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 15, '13 - Jun 17, '13


Updates on Final Day (Jun 17, 13)


Jason Duval Wins Event No. 28 ($521,202)

Level: 30

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,115

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Majid Yahyaei – $324,442

Live Updates:

Jason Duval Wins Event No. 28 ($521,202) — Majid Yahyaei Eliminated in Second Place ($324,442)

Jason Duval raised to 200,000 preflop and Majid Yahyaei called. The flop was dealt AClub SuitKDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit and Yahyaei checked. Duval bet 250,000 and Yahyaei raised to 675,000. Duval reraised all in and Yahyaei called all in for his tournament life. The final two players then tabled their hands one last time.

Duval: QDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit
Yahyaei: QClub Suit2Heart Suit

Turn and River: 10Heart Suit8Club Suit

Duval had Yahyaei dominated and he improved to a pair on the river to win the pot and the tournament. Yahyaei was eliminated in second place and took home $324,442. Duval was the champion and he was awarded a gold bracelet and the top prize worth $521,202.

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: Jason Duval,   Majid Yahyaei

Level 28 Update: James Lee Out 4th, Masayuki Nagata Out 3rd

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,115

Average Chip Count: 4,758,750

Chip Counts:

Seat 3: Majid Yahyaei – 5,025,000
Seat 8: Jason Duval – 4,495,000

Players Eliminated:

4th: James Lee – $162,420
3rd: Masayuki Nagata – $225,521

Live Updates:

James Lee Eliminated in Fourth Place ($162,420)

James Lee moved all in preflop for 845,000 and Masayuki Nagata called. The two players then tabled their cards.

Nagata: AClub SuitADiamond Suit
Lee: ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit

Board: 9Club Suit8Spade Suit5Heart SuitQHeart Suit8Diamond Suit

Lee was eliminated on the hand in fourth place and Nagata was up to 2,245,000 after the hand.

Masayuki Nagata Eliminated in Third Place ($225,521)

Jason Duval doubled up through Masayuki Nagata with a wheel and that left Nagata crippled with 100,000. He got that all-in preflop on the very next hand and Duval called to cover him. The two players then revealed their hands.

Duval: JClub Suit3Diamond Suit
Nagata: ASpade Suit2Club Suit

Board: QSpade SuitQClub SuitJDiamond Suit8Heart Suit10Spade Suit

Nagata was eliminated in third place on the hand and Duval was up to 4,495,000 at the start of the heads-up final against Majid Yahyaei (5,025,000).

Player Tags: Masayuki Nagata,   James Lee,   Jason Duvall

Level 27 Update: Dan Martin Out 6th, Tommy Townsend Out 5th

Level: 27

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,115

Average Chip Count: 2,379,375

Chip Counts:

Seat 3: Majid Yahyaei – 5,170,000
Seat 4: James Lee – 1,040,000
Seat 7: Masayuki Nagata – 1,490,000
Seat 8: Jason Duval – 1,815,000

Players Eliminated:

6th: Dan Martin – $87,813
5th: Tommy Townsend – $118,707

Live Updates:

Dan Martin Eliminated in Sixth Place ($87,813)

Dan Martin moved all in preflop and Jason Duval called. The two players then flipped over their hands.

Duval: AHeart Suit8Heart Suit
Martin: ADiamond Suit5Heart Suit

Board: QClub Suit10Diamond Suit8Club Suit10Club SuitJSpade Suit

Martin was eliminated in sixth place by a pair of eights and Duval was up to 1.7 million after the hand.

Tommy Townsend Eliminated in Fifth Place ($118,707)

Tommy Townsend raised to 125,000 preflop and Jason Duval and Majid Yahyaei called. The flop was dealt 8Heart Suit5Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit and Duval checked. Yahyaei bet 200,000 and Townsend raised all in. Duval got out of the way and Yahyaei called. The two players then revealed their hands.

Yahyaei: 8Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit
Townsend: 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit

Turn and River: 9Heart SuitKDiamond Suit

Townsend was eliminated in fifth place and Yahyaei was in the chip lead with close to 5 million.

James Lee Doubles Before Dinner

James Lee was all in preflop for 585,000 with ASpade SuitJClub Suit in the hole and he was up against the QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit of Majid Yahyaei. The board ran out AHeart Suit7Club Suit4Diamond Suit10Spade Suit7Heart Suit and Lee doubled up to 1.3 million. Yahyaei was still in the lead with 4.4 million and he had increased that amount to 5.17 million by the time the dinner break began.

Player Tags: Tommy Townsend,   Dan Martin

Level 26 Update: Stephen Bartlett Eliminated in 7th Place

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,115

Average Chip Count: 1,586,250

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Dan Martin – 1,280,000
Seat 3: Majid Yahyaei – 2,850,000
Seat 4: James Lee – 1,650,000
Seat 6: Tommy Townsend – 2,250,000
Seat 7: Masayuki Nagata – 1,800,000
Seat 8: Jason Duval – 1,700,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Stephen Bartlett – $65,813

Live Updates:

Stephen Bartlett Eliminated in Seventh Place ($65,813)

Stephen Bartlett raised all in preflop for 400,000 from the cutoff and Majid Yahyaei called on the small blind. The two players then tabled their hands.

Yahyaei: ASpade SuitQHeart Suit
Bartlett: KSpade Suit8Club Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit9Club Suit3Club Suit5Club SuitKClub Suit

Bartlett was eliminated in seventh place and Yahyaei was up to 2.85 million thanks to a pair of aces.


Level 25 Update: Joe Cappuccio Out 9th, Daniel Bishop Out 8th

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,115

Average Chip Count: 1,359,642

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Dan Martin – 1,280,000
Seat 3: Majid Yahyaei – 2,230,000
Seat 4: James Lee – 1,390,000
Seat 6: Tommy Townsend – 1,875,000
Seat 7: Masayuki Nagata – 795,000
Seat 8: Jason Duval – 810,000
Seat 9: Stephen Bartlett – 1,060,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Joe Cappuccio – $38,360
8th: Daniel Bishop – $49,952

Live Updates:

Joe Cappuccio Eliminated in Ninth Place ($38,360)

James Lee raised to 70,000 and Joe Cappuccio reraised all in for 355,000. Tommy Townsend reraised all in over the top of Cappuccio for 1.16 million and Lee folded. The two remaining players then revealed their hands.

Townsend: AClub SuitADiamond Suit
Cappuccio: KSpade SuitQSpade Suit

Board: JHeart SuitJClub Suit3Heart Suit10Spade Suit3Spade Suit

Townsend won the hand with two pair to grow his stack to 1.5 million and Cappuccio was eliminated in ninth place.

Daniel Bishop Eliminated in Eighth Place ($49,952)

Dan Martin raised to 60,000 on the button and Daniel Bishop reraised all in on the small blind. Martin called holding KSpade Suit6Heart Suit and he was ahead of the QDiamond SuitJSpade Suit held by Bishop. The board ran out ADiamond SuitASpade Suit4Spade Suit3Diamond Suit6Club Suit and Bishop was eliminated in eighth place. Martin was up to 1.3 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Joseph Cappuccio,   Daniel Bishop

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 28 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 28 ($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 Timothy Stickradt in tenth place ($30,122), 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: Dan Martin – 1,130,000
Seat 2: Daniel Bishop – 499,000
Seat 3: Majid Yahyaei – 929,000
Seat 4: James Lee – 1,085,000
Seat 5: Joe Cappuccio – 547,000
Seat 6: Tommy Townsend – 2,095,000
Seat 7: Masayuki Nagata – 832,000
Seat 8: Jason Duval – 380,000
Seat 9: Stephen Bartlett – 1,090,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 2,115 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,855,250, and the top 216 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $521,202
2nd Place: $324,442
3rd Place: $225,521
4th Place: $162,420
5th Place: $118,707
6th Place: $87,813
7th Place: $65,813
8th Place: $49,952
9th Place: $38,360

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. 28 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Nine

The final day of Event No. 28 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em) begins with 16 players from the initial field of 2,115 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 its march down to the final table.

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 $521,202 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

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