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Buy-In: $2,500
Prize Pool: $1,287,650
Entrants: 566

Event 38 - $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Four Handed

  • Jun 21, '13 - Jun 23, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 23, 13)

 
 

Justin Oliver Wins Event No. 38 ($309,071)

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 566

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Nick Schwarmann – $191,434

Live Updates:

Justin Oliver Doubles Up Three Times

On the first double up Justin Oliver held pocket aces against the A-9 of Nick Schwarmann on a board reading 9-8-2-2-7. That put him at 908,000 but he was still at a disadvantage in the heads-up final.

That changed when Oliver doubled again with 10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit for a flush against the ADiamond Suit6Club Suit of Schwarmann on a board reading 8Spade Suit6Diamond Suit2Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit10Club Suit. Oliver held 2.5 million and Schwarmann was at 1,115,000.

Schwarmann took the lead back but the next time all the chips went into the middle Oliver won once again. This time he held pocket queens and Schwarmann held A-Q. The board hit 10-5-4-7-5 and Oliver was back up to 2.5 million.

Justin Oliver Wins Event No. 38 ($309,071) — Nick Schwarmann Eliminated in Second Place ($191,434)

Justin Oliver raised to 60,000 and Nick Schwarmann reraised to 175,000. Oliver reraised to 350,000 and Schwarmann called. The flop was dealt 9Heart Suit8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit and both players checked. The KClub Suit fell on the turn and both players checked.

The river delivered the 6Diamond Suit and Schwarmann moved all in with JDiamond Suit10Spade Suit. Oliver called with KSpade Suit4Diamond Suit and he won the pot and the tournament with a pair of kings.

Schwarmann was eliminated in second place and took home $191,134 in prize money. Oliver pulled off a massive comeback and he took home the gold bracelet and top prize worth $309,071.

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: Justin Oliver
 

Level 24 Update: Justin Oliver Doubles Up

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 2 out of 566

Average Chip Count: 1,807,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Justin Oliver – 975,000
Seat 3: Nick Schwarmann – 2,640,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Justin Oliver Doubles Up

Nick Schwarmann raised to 40,000 preflop and Justin Oliver reraised all in for 456,000. Schwarmann called and the two players tabled their hands.

Oliver: AHeart Suit10Heart Suit
Schwarmann: KClub SuitQDiamond Suit

Board: 4Heart Suit3Heart Suit3Club Suit4Spade SuitKHeart Suit

Oliver made a flush to double up to 975,000 but he was still far behind the 2.64 million held by Schwarmann.

Player Tags: Justin Oliver
 

Level 23 Update: Jared Jaffee Eliminated in 3rd Place

Level: 23

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 566

Average Chip Count: 1,807,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Justin Oliver – 491,000
Seat 3: Nick Schwarmann – 3,124,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Jared Jaffee – $129,447

Live Updates:

Jared JaffeeJared Jaffee Eliminated in Third Place ($129,447)

Nick Schwarmann raised to 35,000 preflop on the button and Jared Jaffee called. The flop was dealt QClub Suit7Diamond Suit6Club Suit and Jaffee checked. Schwarmann bet and Jaffee raised to 90,000. Schwarmann reraised all in and Jaffee made the all-in call. The two players then tabled their hands.

Schwarmann: 10Club Suit5Club Suit
Jaffee: QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit

Turn and River: QSpade Suit9Club Suit

Jaffee was eliminated in third place and Schwarmann won the hand to take a 6-1 chip advantage into a heads-up final against Justin Oliver thanks to a flush.

Player Tags: Jared Jaffee
 

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 38 ($2,500 Four-Handed No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 38 ($2,500 Four-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 eliminations of John Juanda in fifth place and David Pham in fourth place on the same hand (see hand below), the official final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 23 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: Justin Oliver – 1,140,000
Seat 2: Jared Jaffee – 534,000
Seat 3: Nick Schwarmann – 2,587,000

While only 3 remain, this event attracted 566 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,287,650, and the top 64 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $309,071
2nd Place: $191,434
3rd Place: $129,447
4th Place: $89,736

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.

David PhamJohn Juanda Eliminated in Fifth Place ($54,770) — David Pham Eliminated in Fourth Place ($89,736)

Nick Schwarmann raised to 32,000 preflop and David Pham called. John Juanda also called and the flop was dealt QSpade Suit4Spade Suit3Heart Suit. Juanda checked and Schwarmann bet 43,000. Pham called and Juanda raised all in. Schwarmann called and Pham called all in. The three players then flipped over their cards.

Schwarmann: ASpade Suit7Spade Suit
Pham: KSpade SuitJSpade Suit
Juanda: QClub Suit2Club Suit

Turn and River: 5Diamond Suit3Spade Suit

The river gave Schwarmann the nut flush and he busted Pham in fourth place and Juanda in fifth place, meaning that the official final table would begin with just three players.

Player Tags: David Pham,   John Juanda
 

Event No. 38 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Four Players

The final day of Event No. 38 ($2,500 Four-Handed No-Limit Hold’em) begins with 8 players from the initial field of 566 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 David Pham, Jared Jaffee, and John Juanda.

Card Player will bring you level-by-level updates with chip counts and payouts once the official final table begins with the final four players in the event. Tune back in at that time to see which player will walk away with the top prize of $309,071 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

 
 
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