LIVE Coverage of the WSOP Circuit $4,900 Championship - Final Table
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 08:25 PM
These are the complete and final cash results for his event:
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 07:58 PM
John was chipping away at Eric's lead and then this hand happened:
On a flop of K J 8, they got all in and John's K6 (top pair) was ahead of Eric's J6 (middle pair). Last two cards came 5 T and John doubled up, reversing the lead.
A couple of hands later, they got all-in preflop. John's AK off was ahead of Eric's A9 off. Board came A K 7 Q 9 and it is OVER!
John Racener finished in 1st place, earning $379,392, a $10,000 seat at the 2008 WSOP Main Event, and the gold and diamond Circuit Championship ring.
Eric Buchman finished in 2nd place, earning $208,666.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 07:50 PM
The final 3 returned from their short break and got back to business.
Hand 69: Feming completed the small and Eric raised 150k from the big. Feming moved in and Eric called, showing pocket Jacks. Feming's AT off needed help. but the board came K 7 3 5 4 and after the countdown, Eric's all-in for 1.37 million and Feming was left with about 80k.
Hand 70: Feming put his last chips in from the button and both blinds called, checking down the board of A T 9 4 8. John showed K9 for a pair of 9s and that was good to take the pot.
Feming Chan finished in 3rd place, earning $106,704.
Heads-up play begins with Eric about 2-to-1 leader over John.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 07:29 PM
The final three requested a short break, so I took the opportunity to get chip counts. It is very close to dead even:
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 07:12 PM
Hand 63: Feming completed the small and Eric checked. Flop came T 9 5 . Feming checked, Eric bet 80k and Feming called. Turn was the 7 . Feming checked again and Eric checked behind. River was the J . Feming bet 205k and Eric tanked for a bit, then made the call. Feming showed J7 for two pair and took the pot.
Hand 65: John completed the small and Joe checked. Flop was T 6 3 . John bet 85k, Joe raised another 140k, John announced a raise and Joe moved all-in. John insta-called, showing pocket Aces. Joe held T5 suited for top pair and needed help. Last two cards were Q 8 and John took the pot.
Joseph "JoeyTheB" Brooks finished in 4th place, earning $82,992.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:55 PM
Hand 57: Patrick moved in utg and John looked him up. Patrick's A 9 was out in front of John's K Q . Flop came A 8 2 wihch gave Patrick top pair, but brough John a flush draw. The turn was the Q which gave John a pair, but he still needed a , King, or Queen to bust Patrick. The river did the trick: J . John took the pot.
Thomas Patrick "Bernie" Fee finished in 5th place, earning $71,136.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:51 PM
Level 20: Blinds 30k/60k with 5k antes. Play has resumed. There will be a dinner break in one hour, half-way through this level.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:41 PM
Current chip counts:
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:35 PM
Hand 55: Feming raised to 140k utg and Joe moved in for 400k more from the big blind. After about a minute, Feming mucked his A T face up. Joe made the courtesy show of his pocket Kings.
That's the end of level 19 and players are taking a 15.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:15 PM
Hand 46: Joe moved in from the small and Feming called from the big. Joe held Q 6 and was trailing Feming's K J , but the board came Q T 5 6 6 and Joe doubled up again.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 06:12 PM
Hand 44: Eric raised and Patrick moved in from the small blind. Eric called, showing K 5 . Patrick's A 3 was out in front. Board came Q J 4 7 2 and Patrick doubled up.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:56 PM
Hand 37: Eric moved in from the small and was instantly called by David in the big, who held pocket Aces (both red). Eric held Q J and needed help, which he got on the flop of T 9 8 , flopping a straight. David was dead to two runners, but the Q 2 were not what he needed and he was felted.
David Fox finished in 6th place, earning $59,280.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:48 PM
Hand 33: Joe raised utg and David moved in from the button for 205k more. After a couple of minutes thought, Joe made the call, showing KQ off. David had him dominated with AQ off. Board came 8 7 2 4 6 and David doubled up.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:35 PM
Hand 27: Adrian moved all in from the hijack and Eric moved in over the top from the cutoff. The blinds dove for cover and Adrian showed AT suited. Eric's AQ off was ahead. Board came 9 8 6 Q K and Eric took the pot.
Adrian Velez finished in 7th place, earning $47,424.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:10 PM
Hand 14: Joe completed the small and Mike raised from the big. Joe moved all in and Mike called, showing AQ off. Joe was behind with A9 off, but the board came A 9 3 8 4 and Joe made two pair to take the pot. They had to count down the stacks and it turned out that Joe had Mike covered.
James 'Mike' Nelson, Jr. finished in 8th place, earning $35,568.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 05:05 PM
Hand 12: Adrian raised from the hijack and David moved all in for another 190k from the button. After a few moments, Adrian folded.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:54 PM
Hand 6: David raised from the hijack and Joey moved all in from the small blind. David folded.
Hand 7: John raised from the cutoff and Feming called from the big blind. Flop was J 8 4 . Feming lead out for 230k and after a bit of thought, John folded.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:37 PM
Hand 2: Sam moved all in and was called by both blinds. On the flop of K 8 7 , Eric bet and David folded, so Eric took his bet back and showed 9 8 for middle pair. Sam held K 3 for top pair and was ahead, but the board ran out 6 5 giving Eric a straight and the pot.
Sam Skolnik finished in 9th place, earning $23,712.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:32 PM
Level 19: Blinds 20k/40k with 5k antes. Cards are now, finally, in the air.
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 04:04 PM
This final table is being filmed and shown on a one-hour delay on the WSOP web site, so we are experiencing some delays associated with the production. Stay tuned...
Tuesday, 18th of December 2007 03:43 PM
Tournament Director John Arthur has announced that the levels will last two hours today and they will start the clock fresh at level 19 with 20k/40k blinds and 5k antes. At this level, the big stack has less than 22 times the big blind and the short stack has just over two big blinds.
Final table action is due to start at 4pm. Here's the lineup:
Seat 1: Adrian Velez is a 23 year old poker player from Queens, NY He can be found playing on PokerStars under the name 'Pokts'. He paid full fare to take this ride.
Seat 2: Eric Buchman is 28 years old and hails from Valley Stream, NY. He won the 2004 New England Poker Classic Main Event and is hoping to add this to his to his list of accomplishments. He also paid full price to enter this event.
Seat 3: David Fox is a 31 year old poker pro from Coram, NY. He has quite a list of poker accomplishments in the three years that he has been playing. He played full price for his entry.
Seat 4: Thomas 'Patrick' Fee declined to give us his age, but he lives in Eagleville, PA and works as a Sales Engineer. He won a $500 event at the UPC, Plaza, Las Vegas and won his way into this event via a single table satellite.
Seat 5: John Racener just turned 22 years old yesterday (Happy Birthday, John!). He was at the final table of this same event last year, finishing 3rd and he has racked up quite a list of cashes over the last year. He lives in Tampa, FL and won his seat in this event in a single table satellite.
Seat 6: Joseph 'JoeyTheB' Brooks is a 41 year old pro from Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Among his poker accomplishments is a win at the Borgata Poker Open in the $2,500 No Limit event. He paid full fare for this ride.
Seat 7: James 'Mike' Nelson, Jr. is 25 years old and comes from Rock Tavern, NY. He's an electrician and has been playing poker for about 4 years. He won his seat here in a $340 satellite.
Seat 8: Feming Chan is a 27 year old pro from West Windsor, NJ. He's been playing poker for about 7 years. He finished in 4th place in this same event last year and has quite a list of cashes, but is still waiting for a major win. He paid full price to enter.
Seat 9: Sam Skolnik is 41 years old and came all the way from Las Vegas where he is a Journalist. He paid cash to enter and is the short stack today with only 90,000 chips.
Kaelaine Minton Reporting
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