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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $1,466,100
Entrants: 1629

Event 34 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

  • Jun 19, '13 - Jun 20, '13


Updates on Final Day (Jun 20, 13)


Michael Gathy Wins Event No. 34 ($278,613)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 1,629

Players Eliminated:

Sergey Rybachenko4th: Sergey Rybachenko – $81,720
3rd: Yueqi Zhu – $113,358
2nd: Benjamin Reason – $172,252

Live Updates:

Sergey Rybachenko Eliminated in Fourth Place ($81,720)

Sergey Rybachenko raised to 80,000 under the gun and Michael Gathy raised to 175,000. Rybachenko reraised all in for 700,000 and Gathy called. The two players then revealed their cards.

Gathy: AClub SuitJClub Suit
Rybachenko: QSpade Suit10Club Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit9Diamond Suit4Heart Suit6Spade Suit8Spade Suit

Rybachenko was eliminated in fourth place and Gathy increased his chip lead to 3.2 million.

Yueqi ZhuYueqi Zhu Eliminated in Third Place ($113,358)

Michael Gathy raised to 85,000 and Yueqi Zhu called. The flop was dealt KHeart Suit9Heart Suit6Spade Suit and Gathy bet 90,000. Zhu raised all in and Gathy called. The two players then flipped over their hands.

Gathy: KClub Suit5Diamond Suit
Zhu: 10Heart Suit9Club Suit

Turn and River: 3Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit

Zhu was eliminated in third place and Gathy won the hand to take a lead of 3.9 million into a heads-up final against Benjamin Reason (1,000,000).

Michael Gathy Wins Event No. 34 ($278,613) — Benjamin Reason Eliminated in Second Place ($172,252)

Benjamin Reason raised to 80,000 preflop on the button and Michael Gathy reraised to 180,000. Reason four-bet all-in for 905,000 and Gathy called. The two final players then flipped over their cards one last time.

Gathy: AHeart Suit9Diamond Suit
Reason: KDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: 9Club Suit8Spade Suit3Diamond Suit9Spade SuitASpade Suit

Gathy won the pot and the tournament with trip nines. Reason was eliminated in second place and took home $172,252. Gathy won a gold bracelet and was awarded the top prize worth $278,613.

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 25 Update: Daniel Bishop Eliminated in 5th Place

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,629

Average Chip Count: 1,221,750

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Michael Gathy – 2,550,000
Seat 3: Yueqi Zhu – 1,170,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Reason – 1,600,000
Seat 8: Sergey Rybachenko – 240,000

Players Eliminated:

5th: Daniel Bishop – $59,816

Live Updates:

Daniel Bishop Eliminated in Fifth Place ($59,816)

Yueqi Zhu raised to 60,000 on the button and Daniel Bishop called on the big blind. The flop was dealt 10Diamond Suit9Spade Suit3Diamond Suit and Bishop shoved all in for 450,000. Zhu called and the two players revealed their cards.

Zhu: KDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit
Bishop: ADiamond Suit9Club Suit

Turn and River: KHeart Suit6Spade Suit

Zhu won the hand with a pair of kings and his stack was up to 1.62 million. Bishop was eliminated in fifth place.

Player Tags: Yueqi Zhu,   Daniel Bishop

Level 24 Update: Jake Cody Out 7th, Jason Duval Out 6th

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 5 out of 1,629

Average Chip Count: 977,400

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Michael Gathy – 2,500,000
Seat 3: Yueqi Zhu – 728,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Reason – 524,000
Seat 7: Daniel Bishop – 805,000
Seat 8: Sergey Rybachenko – 800,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Jake Cody – $33,456
6th: Jason Duval – $44,422

Live Updates:

Jake CodyJake Cody Eliminated in Seventh Place ($33,456)

Jason Duval raised to 50,000 preflop and Jake Cody reraised all in for 417,000. Michael Gathy reraised all in over the top of Cody. Duval folded and Cody called. The two remaining players then tabled their hands.

Gathy: 10Club Suit10Spade Suit
Cody: AClub SuitJSpade Suit

Board: 9Club Suit6Heart Suit4Diamond SuitQHeart SuitQClub Suit

Gathy won the hand with his pocket tens and grew his stack over a million. Cody was eliminated in seventh place.

Jason Duval Eliminated in Sixth Place ($44,422)

In a battle of the blinds, Jason Duval moved all in preflop and Benjamin Reason called right behind him. The two players then revealed their hands.

Reason: QHeart SuitQDiamond Suit
Duval: QClub Suit8Heart Suit

Board: KDiamond SuitJClub Suit7Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit10Heart Suit

Reason won the hand with pocket queens and he grew his stack to 760,000. Duval was eliminated in sixth place.

Player Tags: Jake Cody,   Michael Gathy,   Jason Duval

Level 23 Update: Russell Crane Out 9th, Noah Villaincourt Out 8th

Level: 23

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 1,629

Average Chip Count: 698,143

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Michael Gathy – 1,495,000
Seat 3: Yueqi Zhu – 600,000
Seat 4: Jason Duval – 486,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Reason – 382,000
Seat 7: Daniel Bishop – 685,000
Seat 8: Sergey Rybachenko – 400,000
Seat 9: Jake Cody – 569,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Russell Crane – $19,748
8th: Noah Vaillancourt – $25,539

Live Updates:

Russell Crane Eliminated in Ninth Place ($19,748)

Russell Crane raised to 32,000 UTG+1 and Daniel Bishop called. Jake Cody reraised to 89,000 and Crane reraised all in. Bishop folded and the two remaining players revealed their hands.

Cody: JSpade SuitJDiamond Suit
Crane: 8Spade Suit8Heart Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit6Club Suit5Heart Suit10Spade SuitQClub Suit

Crane was eliminated on the hand in ninth place and Cody won the hand with pocket jacks to grow his stack to 1,147,000.

Noah Vaillancourt Eliminated in Eighth Place ($25,539)

Noah Vaillancourt raised all in UTG+1 and Yueqi Zhu reraised all in over the top of him. Everyone else got out of the way and the two players flipped over their cards.

Zhu: 9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit
Vaillancourt: KClub SuitQSpade Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit6Club Suit3Heart Suit3Diamond Suit4Club Suit

Vaillancourt was eliminated in eighth place and Zhu grew his stack to 600,000 thanks to pocket nines.

Player Tags: Russell Crane,   Noah Vaillancourt

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 34 ($1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 34 ($1,000 Turbo 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 Victor Figueroa in tenth place ($15,525), the nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begins in Level 22 with blinds of 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 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: Michael Gathy – 522,000
Seat 2: Noah Vaillancourt – 175,000
Seat 3: Yueqi Zhu – 455,000
Seat 4: Jason Duval – 630,000
Seat 5: Russell Crane – 308,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Reason – 412,000
Seat 7: Daniel Bishop – 1,200,000
Seat 8: Sergey Rybachenko – 365,000
Seat 9: Jake Cody – 580,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 1,629 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,466,100, and the top 171 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $278,613
2nd Place: $172,252
3rd Place: $113,358
4th Place: $81,720
5th Place: $59,816
6th Place: $44,422
7th Place: $33,456
8th Place: $25,539
9th Place: $19,748

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: Jake Cody

Event No. 34 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Nine Players

The final day of Event No. 34 ($1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em) begins with 35 players from the initial field of 1,629 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 Jake Cody and Jennifer Tilly.

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 $278,613 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

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