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Buy-In: $3,000 + $120
Prize Pool: $907,920
Entrants: 312

No-Limit Hold'em Event 9

  • Dec 08, '06 - Dec 10, '06


Updates on Final Day (Dec 10, 06)


Daniel Quach Wins!

Madden limped in on the button and Quach called. They both checked the flop of Kd-4d-3s. Quach checked the turn to Madden who bet 60k. Quach raised him 140k and Madden moved all in. Quach called and turned over Kc-Qs.  Madden had Ks-5s. The river was a blank and Daniel Quach won the hand and the tournament.

Pat Madden went out in 2nd place with $185,310.

Daniel Quach won the bracelet, $325,525, and a $25,000 seat into the World Poker Tour finals in April 2007.

Madden Moves Up

Madden has doubled up twice since heads up play began and sits with around 600k. Quach still has twice the number of chips.

The tournament director has just colored up the lower denomination chips, making Quach's stacks a bit more manageable. 



With 1.872M chips in play, Daniel Quach goes into heads up play in the lead.

1. Daniel Quach 1.552M
2. Pat Madden 320k 


Jason Lester is Out in 3rd Place

Lester opened for 65k on the button and Quach moved all in for a gazillion. (He didn’t literally move all in, ‘cause he would need a crane.) Lester called with As-Kd and Quach was behind with Ks-Jh. At least until the flop, when Quach paired his jack. The board came Qc-Qh-Jd-6d-4s and Lester’s hand didn’t improve.  He went home in 3rd place with $92,655.

Lester is Back and Coming Out Fighting

Players are back and Lester opened the round by doubling up through Quach.

Updated Chip Counts

2. Jason Lester 350k
4. Daniel Quach 1.4M
7. Pat Madden 400k

Players are on a short break. When they return the blinds will raise to 10k-20 with a 4k ante. 


Raj Sawan Out in 4th Place

Sawan moved all in on the button and Quach called from the small blind.  This was a monster pot and whoever won this hand would have the clear lead going into three-handed play. Sawan had Q-5 and Quach showed K-J. The flop came J-6-5 and both players paired, but Quach was in the lead going into the turn 9. Sawan would need to pair one of his hole cards again to win, but an A fell on the river and Raj Sawan went home in 4th place with $52,925.

Sawant Doubles Up

Jason Lester raised from the button with pocket 9s-9d and Sawant called with Ah-Qh from the small blind.  The flop came As-Qd-Jd and Raj moved way ahead with top two pair. The turn was the 8c and Lester would need a ten or a 9 to win.  But the river was the Kc and Sawant doubled through Lester bringing their chip stacks to about even.

Updated Chip Counts

2. Jason Lester 500k
3. Raj Sawant 180k
4. Daniel Quach 690k
7. Pat Madden 500k

Schoenberg Out in 5th Place

Shoenberg moved all in with K-K vs. Quach with A-K. The flop came Ac-8c-7c with Quach pairing for the lead.  Schoenberg still had hope with one card to the club flush draw, but a 2s on the turn and a 3s on the river awarded Quach the pot and sent Schoenberg home in 5th place with $39,710.
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