$3000 NLHE 4/4/06 - 4/5/06
by Kaelaine Minton
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 08:02 PM
Here are the payouts for today's final:
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:50 PM
Ray and Sean got all in before the flop. Ray held 65 of hearts and Sean had K7 offsuit. The board came K 5 3 3 7 giving both two pair, but Sean's were higher and he is the winner.
Sean McCabe finished in 1st place earning $204,168, the trophy and jacket.
Ray Millard finished in 2nd place earning $110,048.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:39 PM
Blinds are now up to 10,000/20,000 with 3,000 ante.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:37 PM
Well, looks like I was wrong. Gary has now busted out.
Gary Rabin finished in 3rd place, earning $60,816.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:33 PM
Anthony (Tony) was next to get is money in and bust out.
Anthony Salerno finished in 4th place, earning $ 40,544.
The remaining 3 players are playing for real. Sean still wants to win the tournament, so now it looks like things will settle down to regular play.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:27 PM
Jin and Hoa were ready to go, so they pushed their chips in. Jin was busted first, then Hoa.
Jin Kim finished in 6th place, earning $23,168.
Hoa Minh Nguyen finished in 5th place, earning $28,960.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:19 PM
Sounds like a deal has been made. They're giving Sean, the chip leader, $98,000 and leaving $12,000 on the table to play for. The other 5 players are taking even shares of the reamining money, which comes to $71,541 each.
So now they're playing again, but it's kind of turned into an all-in fest.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 07:15 PM
Play has stalled as the final 6 are talking deal.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 06:59 PM
Gary gets all in with KK against Jin's AK offsuit. Both an Ace and a King on the flop leave Jin looking for two runners, but no help and Gary doubles through.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 06:50 PM
Jim moves his last chips in with 66 and is called by Gary with QT offsuit. A Ten on the flop gives Gary the lead and leaves Jim looking for one of two 6s left in the deck. Neither materializes and Jim is out.
Jim (James) Kolodny finished in 7th place, earning $17,376.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 06:47 PM
Ray gets all in against Jin. Ray's TT is ahead of Jin's AT offsuit and it stays that way. Ray doubles up.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 06:32 PM
Play has resumed. Blinds are now 10,000/20,000 with 3,000 ante.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 06:18 PM
Players are on a 10 minute break and the purple 500 chips are being colored up. Here are the chip counts for the remaining 7 players:
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 05:55 PM
Hoa gets all in with KQ offsuit against Ray's A7 offsuit. Ray was ahead until a King landed on the flop. No Ace for Ray and Hoa doubled up.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 05:45 PM
Steve "Dakota" moved all in with 97 of clubs and runs into Sean's pocket Kings. The Kings hold up and Dakota is out.
Steve "Dakota" Happas finished in 8th place, earning $14,480.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 05:40 PM
Tony and Gary get all in before the flop. Tony's A4 offsuit is trailing Gary's A8 offsuit. The board came K 5 J 3 A and Gary's kicker played, so he doubled up.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 05:18 PM
Blinds are up to 6,000/12,000 with 1,500 ante.
In a three-way all-in, David was ahead with QQ, Jin Kim had TT, and Steve had KQ offsuit. The board came 6 A 4 T 2, giving Jin a set and the win. He had both the other players covered, so they were both eliminated. Steve had more chips than David, so he finished higher.
Steve Zoine finished in 9th place, earning $13,032.
David "The Dragon" Pham finished in 10th place, earning $11,584.
Tony doubles up through Hoa when they got all in before the flop. Tony's pocket Aces were way ahead of Hoa's A2 of hearts. And the distance increased when an Ace fell on the turn.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 04:50 PM
Sean raised and got all in against Steve. Steve was ahead with AK; Sean had AQ. The board came J 6 T K 3 giving Sean a straight and double-up.
David moved all in again and got no callers.
Battle of the blinds. On a flop of Q A 7, Sean moved all in. David showed pocket Jacks and mucked his hand. Sean showed an Ace.
Steve got all in with AK and was called by Tony with AQ. This time the board came T 4 2 9 4 and the AK held up. Steve doubled through.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 04:37 PM
Jim raised from the button, Steve (small blind) called, then Hoa moved all in from the big blind. Jim folded, but Steve called with pocket 6s. Hoa had AT offsuit. It was looking grim for Hoa when the flop came 5 2 5, then a 9 on the turn, but an Ace fell on the river giving him the pot, more than a double-up, and keeping him alive in the tournament.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 04:29 PM
Play has resumed at the final table. Here are the chips counts with new seat assignments:
Players in photo are in seat order, 1-5 in front, 6-10 in back, left to right.
Still at 4,000/8,000, with 1,000 ante.
The Dragon moved all in again and got no callers - he showed pocket tens.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 04:20 PM
Tony raised to 20,000 and Alex moved all in. Tony called and showed AT of hearts. He was dominated by Alex's AJ offsuit, but two hearts on the flop and another on the turn have Tony his flush and the pot.
Alex Todd finished in 11th place, earning $10,136.
The clock is paused as players redraw and move to the final table.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 04:09 PM
Cards are in the air. 11 players left. Blinds are 4,000/8,000 with 1,000 ante, 60 minutes left at this level.
Short stack David "the Dragon" was all in on the first hand, but got no callers.
Wednesday, 05th of April 2006 02:27 PM
Sorry again, folks. Let's hope the third time is the charm with these technical difficulties. Starting over from the beginning....again....
The $3000 ($2800+$200) NLHE tournament started yesterday with 204 players, over 2 million chips, and a lot of determination. This event played one hour levels and they were still going at the 2am curfew, unable to burst the final table bubble. So 11 players will return today at 4pm:
Here are the payouts they are competing for:
So the stage is set for today's final, which will begin at 4pm.
In addition to $204,168, the winner will also recceive a trophy and jacket. This event paid 20 places, so these folks left with their cash yesterday:
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