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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $526,500
Entrants: 390

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em $300K GTD

  • Aug 21, '15 - Aug 24, '15
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Updates on Final Day (Aug 24, 15)

 
 

Antony Vidmer Wins Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Main Event

Antony Vidmer

In his own words, Antony Vidmer went on a heater at the right time. He began the final table of the Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville $1,500 no-limit hold’em $300,000 guarantee main event as the second shortest stack in play.

Six and a half hours later, Vidmer, who wrote and directed “High Roller: the Stu Ungar Story,”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338467/ ended the night as the latest edition to the CPPT list of champions and an $83,838 pay-day. He also earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points.

“This isn’t my biggest payday, but it is the biggest tournament I’ve won,” Vidmer said. “I’ve won a few other tournaments but they are usually Omaha-eight. I like playing those tournaments.”

The 390-entrant tournament came down to Vidmer, Sean Rean and Heng Zhang and after the elimination of former runner-up TK Miles, the three agreed to an ICM chop. Rean took home $82,826 and Zhang left with $69,252.

“I had a great time,” Vidmer said of the bestbet main event. “Great staff, a great place to play poker, all the guys were great.”

Collin Wilson was the first elimination of the day. Miles opened to 65,000 from middle position and Collin Wilson shoved for about 400,000 from the button with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit. Miles tabled JClub SuitJSpade Suit and Wilson lost the race after a 9Diamond Suit6Spade Suit4Heart Suit7Club Suit3Diamond Suit board.

Wilson received $10,792 for his ninth place finish.

Darryll FishAfter Wilson, Darryll Fish was knocked out in eighth for $14,630.

Rean raised the button and Darryll Fish shoved from the big blind. Rean called with AHeart SuitQDiamond Suit and Fish was all in for his tournament life holding KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit. Fish was eliminated after a board of 8Club Suit8Heart Suit3Heart SuitADiamond Suit9Club Suit

Several hours passed before Michael McDonald was eliminated as the seventh place finisher for a $18,287 payday.

McDonald shoved for his last 80,000 from under the gun and Antony Vidmer called from under the gun+1. Miles called from the big blind and the dealer fanned QHeart Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit. Vidmer and Miles checked it down and the board completed 10Heart Suit8Heart Suit.

McDonald showed KSpade SuitQSpade Suit for a pair of queens, Vidmer showed 8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit for two pair and Miles took the pot with 8Diamond Suit6Heart Suit for a Queen-high flush.

Next to go was Willie Lawrence.

Rean raised to 175,000 from under the gun and Willie Lawrence moved all in for his last 115,000 from the cutoff. Zhang called from the small blind and Vidmer called from the big blind.

The dealer moved the chips for the side pot and Zhang checked in the dark. The three players checked down a board of 9Spade Suit7Spade Suit3Club Suit2Heart Suit9Club Suit and all hands were tabled.

Lawrence showed KSpade Suit8Heart Suit, Rean tabled AClub SuitJDiamond Suit, Vidmer opened 5Club Suit3Club Suit and Zhang showed 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit for the winning hand.

Lawrence took home $21,945.

Down to his last 55,000 with the blinds at 40,000-80,000 and a 10,000 ante, Lawrence Paden moved his meager stack to the center from the cutoff.

Miles limped for 80,000 from the button, Zhang followed from the small blind and Vidmer checked his option from the big blind.

TK MilesAll three players checked after a 9Diamond Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit flop and again after a jack fell on the turn. The river was a queen and Miles fired out a bet of 100,000. Zhang and Vidmer folded and the hands were tabled. Paden held ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit and was bested by Miles’ QDiamond Suit9Heart Suit. Paden received $27,945 for his fifth place finish.

Miles, who has finished 16th or better in this event three years in a row was eliminated in fourth.

He chopped heads-up with Harvey Vandeven in 2013 for $76,598 and finished 16th in 2014 for $3,150, making him the third player in the tour’s three-year history to cash in three consecutive main events at the same card room.

Dustin Fox has finished in the money three years in a row at CPPT Atlantis in Reno, Nevada and Gary Luther has done the same at CPPT Choctaw in Durant, Oklahoma.

Miles opened shipped all in for 740,000 from the small blind and Zhang called from the big blind.

Miles showed QHeart Suit2Club Suit and Zhang opened KDiamond Suit6Club Suit. Miles spiked a Queen on a QDiamond Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit flop and held after the AClub Suit opened on the turn. The KSpade Suit on the river sent Miles to the rail.

Miles added $36,575 to his CPPT winnings.

Final Table Results

1st Antony Vidmer $83,838
2nd Sean Rean $82,826
3rd Heng Zhang $69,252
4th TK Miles $36,575
5th Lawrence Paden $27,431
6th Willie Lawrence $21,945
7th Michael McDonald $18,287
8th Darryll Fish $14,630
9th Collin Wilson $10,972
Player Tags: Antony Vidmer
 

TK Miles Eliminated 4th ($36,575)

TK MilesTK Miles opened shipped all in for 740,000 from the small blind and Heng Zhang called from the big blind.

Miles showed QHeart Suit2Club Suit and Zhang opened KDiamond Suit6Club Suit. Miles spiked a Queen on a QDiamond Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit flop and held after the AClub Suit opened on the turn. The KSpade Suit was devastating for the former runner-up of this event and he was eliminated.

Miles collected $36,575 for his deep run.

Player Tags: Timothy Miles,   Heng Zhang
 

Lawrence Paden Eliminated 5th ($27,431)

Lawrence PadenDown to his last 55,000 with the blinds at 40,000-80,000 and a 10,000 ante, Lawrence Paden moved his meager stack to the center from the cutoff.

TK Miles limped for 80,000 from the button, Heng Zhang followed from the small blind and Antony Vidmer checked his option from the big blind.

All three players checked after a 9Diamond Suit6Spade Suit3Club Suit flop and again after a jack fell on the turn. The river was a queen and Miles fired out a bet of 100,000. Zhang and Vidmer folded and the hands were tabled. Paden held ADiamond Suit7Spade Suit and was bested by Miles’ QDiamond Suit9Heart Suit.

Player Tags: Lawrence Paden
 

Willie Lawrence Eliminated 6th ($21,945)

Willie LawrenceSean Ream raised to 175,000 from under the gun and Willie Lawrence moved all in for his last 115,000 from the cutoff. Heng Zhang called from the small blind and Antony Vidmer called from the big blind.

The dealer moved the chips for the side pot and Zhang checked in the dark. The three players checked down a board of 9Spade Suit7Spade Suit3Club Suit2Heart Suit9Club Suit and all hands were tabled.

Lawrence – KSpade Suit8Heart Suit
Ream – AClub SuitJDiamond Suit
Vidmer – 5Club Suit3Club Suit
Zhang – 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit

Zhang took the pot and Lawrence was eliminated.

 

Michael McDonald Eliminated 7th ($18,287)

Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald shoved for his last 80,000 from under the gun and Antony Vidmer called from under the gun+1. TK Miles called from the big blind and the dealer fanned QHeart Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit. Vidmer and Miles checked it down and the board completed 10Heart Suit8Heart Suit.

McDonald showed KSpade SuitQSpade Suit for a pair of queens, Vidmer showed 8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit for two pair and Miles took the pot with 8Diamond Suit6Heart Suit for a flush.

McDonald collected $18,287 for his deep run.

 

Level 27

Players have returned from break to Level 27. Blinds are now at 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante.

 

Chip Counts

Seat 1 Michael McDonald 560,000
Seat 3 Antony Vidmer 1,265,000
Seat 4 Sean Ream 2,415,000
Seat 5 Lawrence Paden 725,000
Seat 6 Willie Lawrence 285,000
Seat 8 TK Miles 920,000
Seat 9 Heng Zhang 1,525,000
Player Tags: Michael McDonald
 

Break

The final seven players are taking a 15 minute break.

 

No Callers for Lawrence Paden's All-In

Lawrence PadenAntony Vidmer opened to 170,000 from the cutoff and Lawrence Paden shoved for 510,000 from the small blind.

Action rested on Willie Lawrence, down to his last 300,000, in the big blind. After some time, Lawrence called the clock on himself. The floor counted down from 60 to 0 and Lawrence’s hand was declared dead.

Action folded back around to Vidmer and he let go of his cards.

Player Tags: Lawrence Paden
 

Heng Zhang Doubles Through TK Miles

Heng ZhangHeng Zhang shoved for 380,000 from under the gun and action folded back around to TK Miles in the big blind.

Miles called and tabled AHeart SuitJSpade Suit. Zhang showed 5Diamond Suit5Spade Suit and looked close to elimination after the ASpade Suit appeared in the door. The flop completed 8Club Suit5Club Suit to give Zhang the better hand.

The 10Diamond Suit on the turn changed nothing and the 8Spade Suit on the river gave Zhang a full-house to double up.

Player Tags: Timothy Miles,   Heng Zhang
 
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