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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $780,325
Entrants: 343

Event 48 - $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 26, '13 - Jun 28, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 28, 13)

 
 

Marco Johnson Wins Event No. 48 ($206,796)

Level: 26

Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Players Remaining: 1 out of 343

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Juha Helppi – $82,956
2nd: Jeff Thompson – $127,801

Live Updates:

Juha HelppiJuha Helppi Eliminated in Third Place ($82,956)

Marco Johnson raised and Juha Helppi reraised. Jeff Thompson reraised and both Johnson and Helppi called, with Helppi committing the last of his chips preflop. Thompson then bet after the KSpade Suit5Diamond Suit2Spade Suit flop was dealt and Johnson folded. The two remaining players then revealed their hands.

Thompson: JClub SuitJSpade Suit
Helppi: 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit

Turn and River: QClub Suit7Diamond Suit

Helppi was eliminated in third place and Thompson grew his stack to 900,000 in advance of the heads-up final against Johnson (1.6 million).

Marco JohnsonMarco Johnson Wins Event No. 48 ($206,796) — Jeff Thompson Eliminated in Second Place ($127,801)

Jeff Thompson raised on the button preflop and Marco Johnson reraised. Thompson called and the flop fell 8Spade Suit5Heart Suit3Club Suit. Johnson bet, Thompson called, and the turn fell 7Diamond Suit. Johnson bet and Thompson raised all in. Johnson called and they tabled their hands.

Johnson: ADiamond Suit5Spade Suit
Thompson: ASpade Suit6Club Suit

River: 7Spade Suit

Johnson won the pot and the tournament with two pair, sevens and fives. Thompson was eliminated in second place and took home $127,801. Johnson was awarded his first gold bracelet and the top prize worth $206,796.

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: Juha Helppi,   Jeff Thompson,   Marco Johnson
 

Level 24 Update: Three Handed Stalemate

Level: 24

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 343

Average Chip Count: 857,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 3: Jeff Thompson – 400,000
Seat 5: Marco Johnson – 1,900,000
Seat 6: Juha Helppi – 250,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Juha Helppi Makes a Big Call

Juha Helppi raised preflop and Marco Johnson called before a flop came JHeart Suit10Heart Suit6Club Suit. Johnson checked and Helppi bet. Johnson raised and Helppi reraised.

Johnson called and the turn fell 10Diamond Suit. Both players checked and the river delivered the 10Spade Suit. Helppi called after some thought and flipped over KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit, which was amazingly enough to beat the 4Heart Suit3Heart Suit of Johnson.

Marco Johnson Extends his Chip Lead

Jeff Thompson bet on a flop reading AHeart Suit5Heart Suit3Club Suit and Marco Johnson called. The turn fell 4Heart Suit, Thompson bet, and Johnson called. The river delivered the 4Diamond Suit and Thompson bet again with Johnson making the call. Thompson revealed pocket kings but Johnson held JClub Suit4Spade Suit for trip fours to win the pot and grow his chip lead to 1.9 million.

Player Tags: Juha Helppi,   Marco Johnson
 

Level 23 Update: Mike Schiffman Out 5th, Danny Warchol Out 4th

Level: 23

Blinds: 8,000-15,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 343

Average Chip Count: 857,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 3: Jeff Thompson – 640,000
Seat 5: Marco Johnson – 1,200,000
Seat 6: Juha Helppi – 280,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Mike Schiffman – $38,905
4th: Danny Warchol – $55,457

Live Updates:

Mike Schiffman Eliminated in Fifth Place ($38,905)

Marco Johnson raised and Mike Schiffman reraised. Johnson called and the flop was dealt AClub Suit6Club Suit5Diamond Suit. Schiffman bet and Johnson called before the turn fell 10Diamond Suit. Schiffman bet and Johnson raised. Schiffman raised all in and Johnson called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Schiffman held ADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit for two pair but Johnson revealed 10Heart Suit10Club Suit for a turned set. The river changed nothing and Schiffman was eliminated in fifth place. Johnson was up to 850,000 after the hand.

Danny Warchol Eliminated in Fourth Place ($55,457)

Danny Warchol raised preflop and all three remaining players called before the flop fell 9Heart Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit. Action was checked around and Warchol bet all in. All three opponents called and the turn fell 7Diamond Suit.

Marco Johnson bet and Jeff Thompson raised. Juha Helppi folded and Johnson called. The river delivered the 3Spade Suit and Johnson bet. Thompson called and all of the cards were turned over. In the side pot Thompson held 7Spade Suit6Spade Suit but he was behind the KHeart Suit7Heart Suit of Johnson. Warchol was also behind with just ASpade Suit8Club Suit and he was eliminated in fourth place. Johnson held the chip lead after the hand with 1.2 million.

Player Tags: Mike Schiffman,   Danny Warchol
 

Level 22 Update: Maria Ho Eliminated in 6th Place

Level: 22

Blinds: 6,000-12,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 343

Average Chip Count: 514,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 2: Mike Schiffman – 250,000
Seat 3: Jeff Thompson – 389,000
Seat 4: Danny Warchol – 505,000
Seat 5: Marco Johnson – 967,000
Seat 6: Juha Helppi – 460,000

Players Eliminated:

6th: Maria Ho – $26,858

Live Updates:

Maria HoMaria Ho Eliminated in Sixth Place ($26,858)

Maria Ho capped the betting action preflop and both Marco Johnson and Juha Helppi came along to see a flop dealt AClub Suit7Spade Suit3Spade Suit. Maria then moved all in for 4,000 and both Johnson and Helppi called.

The two live players checked the 5Heart Suit on the turn and the 6Spade Suit on the river. Maria held KHeart Suit9Club Suit but Helppi was ahead with JClub Suit7Diamond Suit. Johnson mucked his cards. Maria was eliminated in sixth place and Helppi was up to 400,000 after the hand.

Player Tags: Juha Helppi,   Maria Ho,   Marco Johnson
 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 48 ($2,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 48 ($2,500 Six-Handed 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 Danny Le in seventh place ($19,430), the official, six-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 21 with blinds of 5,000-10,000, 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: Maria Ho – 620,000
Seat 2: Mike Schiffman – 370,000
Seat 3: Jeff Thompson – 380,000
Seat 4: Danny Warchol – 320,000
Seat 5: Marco Johnson – 410,000
Seat 6: Juha Helppi – 385,000

While only 6 remain, this event attracted 343 players, creating a total prize pool of $780,325, and the top 36 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $206,796
2nd Place: $127,801
3rd Place: $82,956
4th Place: $55,457
5th Place: $38,095
6th Place: $26,858

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: Juha Helppi,   Maria Ho,   Marco Johnson
 

Event No. 48 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Six Players

The final day of Event No. 48 ($2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold’em) begins with 15 players from the initial field of 343 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 Marco Johnson, Maria Ho, Juha Helppi, Michael Watson, 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 $206,796 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

 
 
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