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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $1,890,000
Entrants: 2100

Event 42 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 23, '13 - Jun 25, '13


Updates on Final Day (Jun 25, 13)


Norbert Szecsi Wins Event No. 42 ($345,037)

Level: 26

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

Players Remaining: 1 out of 2,100

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Chris DeMaci – $149,281
2nd: Denis Gnidash – $214,760

Live Updates:

Chris DeMaciChris DeMaci Eliminated in Third Place ($149,281)

Chris DeMaci raised all in and Szecsi called. The two players then revealed their hands. Szecsi held KClub SuitKDiamond Suit and DeMaci would need help with ASpade Suit10Spade Suit in the hole. The board changed nothing and DeMaci was eliminated in third place. Szecsi held the chip lead with 3.8 million at the start of heads-up play with Denis Gnidash (2.5 million).

Norbert Szecsi Wins Event No. 42 ($345,037) — Denis Gnidash Eliminated in Second Place ($214,760)

Norbert Szecsi raised to 80,000 preflop and Denis Gnidash reraised to 205,000. Szecsi called and the flop fell ASpade Suit10Spade Suit9Spade Suit. Gnidash bet 225,000 and Szecsi called. The 3Heart Suit followed on the turn.

Gnidash checked and Szecsi bet 340,000. Gnidash called and the 6Club Suit was delivered on the river. Gnidash checked, Szecsi moved all in, and Gnidash called off the last of his stack with AHeart SuitQSpade Suit. Szecsi held AClub Suit10Diamond Suit and won the pot and the tournament with two pair, aces and tens.

Gnidash was eliminated in second place and took home $214,760 in prize money. Szecsi was the champion and in addition to the gold bracelet he captured the top prize worth $345,037.

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: Bryce Landier Out 6th, Rory Mathews Out 5th, Kirby Martin Out 4th

Level: 25

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

Players Remaining: 3 out of 2,100

Average Chip Count: 2,100,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Denis Gnidash – 2,100,000
Seat 5: Chris DeMaci – 540,000
Seat 8: Norbert Szecsi – 3,250,000

Players Eliminated:

6th: Bryce Landier – $58,126
5th: Rory Mathews – $78,576
4th: Kirby Martin – $107,512

Live Updates:

Bryce Landier Eliminated in Sixth Place ($58,126)

Denis Gnidash raised to 60,000 under the gun and Bryce Landier reraised to 215,000 on the small blind. The flop was dealt QSpade SuitJDiamond Suit2Heart Suit and Landier bet 275,000. Gnidash called and the turn fell 7Heart Suit. Landier moved all in and Gnidash called. The two players then tabled their hands.

Gnidash: AHeart SuitAClub Suit
Landier: KDiamond SuitKClub Suit

River: 2Club Suit

Gnidash won the hand to grow his stack to 2.3 million thanks to a pair of aces and Landier was eliminated in sixth place.

Rory Mathews Eliminated in Fifth Place ($78,576)

Rory Mathews raised to 85,000 and Chris DeMaci called preflop. The two players then revealed their hands.

DeMaci: KClub Suit9Club Suit
Mathews: QSpade Suit5Spade Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit9Spade Suit3Diamond Suit6Heart Suit10Spade Suit

Mathews was eliminated in fifth place and DeMaci won the hand with a pair of nines to grow his stack above half a million.

Kirby Martin Eliminated in Fourth Place ($107,512)

Kirby Martin raised to 75,000 and Norbert Szecsi called before the flop brought ASpade Suit8Club Suit6Club Suit. Szecsi checked and Kirby bet 85,000. Szecsi called and the turn fell JHeart Suit. Szecsi checked and Martin raised all in for 860,000. Szecsi tank-called and the two players tabled their hands.

Szecsi: KClub SuitJClub Suit
Martin: AHeart Suit8Diamond Suit

River: 10Club Suit

Szecsi won the hand with a flush to grow his stack to 3.2 million and Martin was eliminated in fourth place.

Player Tags: Bryce Landier,   Rory Mathews,   Kirby Martin

Level 24 Update: Ariel Celestino Eliminated in 7th Place

Level: 24

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

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,100

Average Chip Count: 1,050,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Denis Gnidash – 1,150,000
Seat 2: Rory Mathews – 960,000
Seat 3: Kirby Martin – 2,060,000
Seat 5: Chris DeMaci – 400,000
Seat 7: Bryce Landier – 1,300,000
Seat 8: Norbert Szecsi – 525,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Ariel Celestino – $43,564

Live Updates:

Ariel Celestino Eliminated in Seventh Place ($43,564)

Ariel Celestino raised all in on the cutoff for 234,000 and Bryce Landier called on the button. The two players then tabled their hands.

Landier: KDiamond SuitKClub Suit
Celestino: 3Club Suit3Spade Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit10Heart Suit5Heart Suit8Heart Suit5Club Suit

Celestino was eliminated in seventh place and Landier won the hand to grow his stack to 1.3 million.

A Pair of Doubles

There were two double ups to end the level. First Denis Gnidash got all in with pocket tens against Norbert Szecsi, who held AHeart SuitJHeart Suit. The board ran out KSpade Suit10Club Suit5Spade Suit8Diamond Suit4Spade Suit and Gnidash doubled up to 880,000 thanks to a set.

Szecsi was down to 264,000 and he got those chips into the middle preflop a few hands later holding KSpade SuitQHeart Suit. Rory Mathews held pocket sixes and the board hit 10Club Suit8Diamond Suit8Heart SuitKHeart Suit10Diamond Suit. Szecsi was above 500,000 after the hand and Mathews was just under a million.

Player Tags: Bryce Landier,   Ariel Celestino

Level 23 Update: Jonathan Bennett Out 9th, Dana Buck Out 8th

Level: 23

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 2,100

Average Chip Count: 900,000

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Denis Gnidash – 585,000
Seat 2: Rory Mathews – 1,255,000
Seat 3: Kirby Martin – 1,718,000
Seat 5: Chris DeMaci – 405,000
Seat 6: Ariel Celestino – 670,000
Seat 7: Bryce Landier – 1,078,000
Seat 8: Norbert Szecsi – 585,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Jonathan Bennett – $25,392
8th: Dana Buck – $33,065

Live Updates:

Jonathan Bennett Eliminated in Ninth Place ($25,392)

Jonathan Bennett raised all in for 249,000 and Chris DeMaci reraised all in over the top to isolate. The two players then flipped over their cards.

DeMaci: AClub SuitKHeart Suit
Bennett: AHeart SuitJHeart Suit

Board: 10Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit2Heart Suit8Heart Suit

DeMaci grew his stack to 670,000 thanks to a king-kicker and Bennett was eliminated in ninth place.

Dana Buck Eliminated in Eighth Place ($33,065)

Bryce Landier raised to 55,000 and Dana Buck reraised all in for 283,000. Landier called and the two players tabled their hands.

Landier: JDiamond SuitJClub Suit
Buck: 10Diamond Suit8Club Suit

Board: ASpade SuitAHeart Suit10Spade Suit5Diamond Suit3Heart Suit

Buck was eliminated in eighth place and Landier grew his stack to 1 million thanks to two pair, aces and jacks.

Player Tags: Jonathan Bennett,   Dana Buck

Official Final Table Begins for Event No. 42 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold'em)

The final table of Event No. 42 ($1,000 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 Daniel Neilson in tenth place ($19,939), 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: Denis Gnidash – 675,000
Seat 2: Rory Mathews – 808,000
Seat 3: Kirby Martin – 760,000
Seat 4: Jonathan Bennett – 464,000
Seat 5: Chris DeMaci – 612,000
Seat 6: Ariel Celestino – 1,102,000
Seat 7: Bryce Landier – 495,000
Seat 8: Norbert Szecsi – 510,000
Seat 9: Dana Buck – 869,000

While only 9 remain, this event attracted a field of 2,100 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,890,000, and the top 216 players made the money. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

1st Place: $345,037
2nd Place: $214,760
3rd Place: $149,281
4th Place: $107,512
5th Place: $78,576
6th Place: $58,126
7th Place: $43,564
8th Place: $33,065
9th Place: $25,392

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. 42 Final Day Updates Begin with Official Final Table of Nine Players

The final day of Event No. 42 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold’em) begins with 11 players from the initial field of 2,100 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 Chris DeMaci.

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 $345,037 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

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