$9,600 + $400 Championship
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 10:49 PM
Here are the final table money results for this event:
* Includes $25,500 for the seat at the WPT Season 6 Championship.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 10:42 PM
On the second hand of heads-up play, Quinn completed the small and Phil raised 400k from the big. Quinn called to see the flop of A 8 6 . Phil lead for 700k and Quinn made the call. Turn was the A and Phil announced all-in. Quinn went into the tank for several minutes. If he folded, he would only have about 1 million left. He seemed to agonize over the decision, but finally called, showing 9 8 for Aces-up. Phil rolled over A 8 for Aces-FULL and it is OVER! Quinn was drawing dead. Phil Ivey has finally earned a WPT title!
Phil Ivey finished in 1st place, earning $1,596,100, of which $25,500 will go toward a buy-in to the WPT Championship.
Quinn Do finished in 2nd place, earning $909,400.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 10:08 PM
Somewhere around hand 98: Nam raised to 420k from the small blind and Phil moved all in from the big. Nam called immediately, showing pocket Aces. Phil held pocket 3s and was about to double up the short-stack. Then the board came T 6 2 3 Q and Phil caught lightning on the turn to make a set and bust Nam.
Nam Le finished in 4th place, earning $411,770.
On the next hand, in a battle of the blinds, Phil and Woody get to the turn with the board showing 8 5 2 7. Phil bet 400k and Woody moved all-in. Phil called, showing 87 off for top two pair. Woody held 62 off for bottom pair with an open-ended straight draw -- he would need a 2, 4 or 9 to survive. River was a Jack, however, and Woody was done.
Charles "Woody" Moore finished in 3rd place, earning $625,630.
There will be a short delay as they film the money presentation and get set up for heads-up play. Here are the chip counts:
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 09:45 PM
With four players remaining, they've entered the "Flop-Free Zone" where a raise is all it takes. Phil Ivey has more than half of all the chips in play, so the other three are tip-toeing around him.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 09:14 PM
Blinds 80k/160k with 20k antes. Play continues. Rough chip counts:
Nam Le has moved all in two hands in a row and gotten no takers. He added 300k to his stack each time he did that.
Time for another short break.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 08:47 PM
Hand 63: Quinn made it 360k to play. Woody made the call from the big blind, then checked in the dark. Flop was 9 5 2 and Quinn bet 400k. Woody instantly announced all-in and Quinn called just as fast. Woody's A 5 (middle pair) was trailing Quinn's K 9 (top pair). Last two cards came T 4 and Quinn doubled up.
Hand 65: Woody opened for 300k from the button, Quinn called from the small blind, then Nam moved all in from the big. After a bit of coffee-housing, Woody let his hand go. Quinn folded quickly and Nam showed pocket Jacks.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 08:17 PM
Another tape change break took place:
Hand 50: Scott moved all in utg and Woody made the call from the big blind. Scott's J9 off was trailing Woody's A6 off, but the board came Q 9 3 5 J and Scott doubled up.
Hand 51: Nam raised from the cutoff and Scott moved all in again, this time for 800k. Nam called, showing K J . Scott's J8 offsuit was badly dominated. No miracles this time as the board came 7 5 5 3 3 and Nam took the pot with King-high.
Scott Montgomery finished in 5th place, earning $296,860.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 07:44 PM
Hand 40: Nam opened for 240k and Woody (small blind) kicked it on up to 600k. Nam made the call and the flop came T 9 4 . Woody had checked in the dark; Nam bet 400k, and Woody check-raised him up to 1 million. Nam went into the tank for several minutes, then made a motion like he was going to muck. The crowd went wild, but he didn't release his cards. He took another minute, then let them go. Woody adds more chips to his ever-growing stack.
Blinds 60k/120k with 20k antes. Play continues.
Hand 44: Quinn raised and Woody called. Flop came A 5 3 and Quinn bet 500k. Woody called quickly and checked dark. Turn was the 8 and Woody announced all-in. Quinn surrendered.
Hand 46: Scott raised to 360k from the small blind and Quinn called from the big. Both checked the flop of A 9 5 . Turn was the K and Scott lead with 400k. Quinn took about a minute, then called. River was the J . Scott announced all-in and Quinn insta-called, showing J 4 for the flush. Scott mucked and the crowd went wild. Quinn doubled up, leaving Scott as the short stack with less than a million.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 07:14 PM
Hand 26: Phil Hellmuth shoved all in from the cutoff. Woody called quickly from the small blind and they turned up their hands. Hellmuth's A9 off was in bad shape against Woody's AQ off. The majority of the crowd was calling for a Queen. Board came A J 2 7 Q and Woody took the pot.
Phil 'Poker Brat" Hellmuth finished in 6th place, earning $229,820.
Hand 32: Scott raised to 300k from the button and Quinn moved all in from the small blind. Scott said he didn't want to let his hand go, and made the call, showing A 5 . Quinn's QJ offsuit would need help if he was to survive. The board brought just what he needed: Q 9 7 9 T and Quinn doubled up.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 06:44 PM
There was a short break to change tape in the cameras, so it was a good opportunity to snag the chip counts:
Hand 19: Phil Ivey raised to 250k from the small blind and Woody called from the big. Flop came T 7 3 . Phil fired 300k and Woody called. Turn was the A and this time Phil fired 500k -- Woody surrendered.
Hand 21: Nam made it 270k utg and after about a minute, Phil Hellmuth called. Phil Ivey called quickly. The flop came A T 3 and Nam lead out for 650k. Both Phils folded.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 06:14 PM
Hand 10: Woody opened for 250k and Scott raised it up to 800k. After tanking for a couple of minutes, Woody made the call. Flop was 9 6 3 and Woody checked. Scott bet 900k and Woody folded.
Hand 11: Nam completed the small and Hellmuth checked his option. Flop was J 6 3 and Nam lead with 140k. Hellmuth asked what he had left, then called. Turn was the K and Nam lead with 350k. Phil again asked what he had behind, then moved all in. Nam called quickly showing K 3 for two pair. Hellmuth held J 8 and was drawing slim, needing a Jack to win. River was the T and Nam doubled up.
Hand 12; Quinn opened for 280k and Phil Ivey moved all in from the big blind. Quinn took about a minute, then folded.
Hand 16: Woody made it 250k and Nam called from the big blind. Flop was K 5 4 . Nam lead for 140k and Woody quickly announced raise, pushing out another 300k. Nam let it go.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 05:43 PM
Hand 2: On a flop of 8 6 5x, Phil Ivey fired 120k and took it down.
Hand 4: Ivey raised to 230k and Scott kicked it up another 420k. After a bit of thought, Ivey made the call and the flop came 8 7 2 . Ivey checked, Scott fired 800k and Ivey folded.
Hand 5: Phil Hellmuth completed the small and Phil Ivey checked. Both checked the flop of A 4 3 . Turn was the J. Hellmuth checked, Ivey bet 100k and Hellmuth folded.
Hand 6: Nam limped on the button, Hellmuth completed the small and Ivey checked. flop was A 4 2 . All three checked. Turn was another 2. Hellmuth checked, Ivey bet 90k and Nam called. River was another Ace. Ivey checked, Nam fired 155k and Ivey folded.
Blinds are now 50k/100k with 10k antes. Play continues.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 05:22 PM
On the first hand, Phil Ivey raised from the small blind and Charles Moore moved all in from the big. Ivey tanked for about five minutes, twice making a move like he was going to release his hand, but finally announced call. His A9 off was dominated by Charles "Woody" Moore's AK off. Board came 6 3 2 J Q and Woody doubled up.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 05:10 PM
Cards are in the air. Blinds are still 40k/80k with 10k antes.
Thursday, 28th of February 2008 05:03 PM
Still waiting for Phil Hellmuth to arrive so they can do the player introductions....play should get underway soon.
Seat 1: Quinn Do, 1,450,000 in chips
The final 6 players will get down to business at 5pm PST Thursday here at the Commerce Casino. Here they are with their chip counts and seat assignments:
Kaelaine Minton Reporting
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