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Unofficial Final Table

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Table Seat Player
1 1 James Routos
1 2 Nicolas Vaca-Rondon
1 3 Georgi Ivanov
1 4 Matthew Wilmot
1 5 Jay Pinkussohn
1 6 John Vohs
1 7 Steven Phan
1 8 Chiab Saechao
1 9 Ray Pulford
1 10 Patricia Baker

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Chad Patterson Eliminated in 11th Place ($4,189)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Chad Patterson - out in 11th place ($4,189)
Chad Patterson - out in 11th place ($4,189)

Shortly after doubling up, Chad Patterson found himself in a hand against Chiab Saechao. We caught up on the flop, which read {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Patterson checked from the hi-jack position. Saechao checked behind from the cutoff.

The turn brought a {4-Spades} and Patterson checked again, prompting a 25,000 bet from Saechao. Patterson made the call.

The river fell the {7-Clubs} and Patterson checked one more time. Saechao quickly announced he was all in for about 62,000. Patterson fell deep into the tank and mulled over his decision for about five minutes. He finally announced call and Saechao triumphantly flipped over {A-Spades}{9-Spades} for flopped trips. Patterson held {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for two-pair.

With just 7,000 remaining, Patterson was in the big blind the very next hand. Action folded around to Nicolas Vaca-Rondon in the small blind, who raised enough to put Patterson all in. Patterson called off his remaining 1,000.

Patterson: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Vaca-Rondon: {8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

The {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop kept Patterson in the lead, however, a {6-Clubs} landed on the turn, giving Vaca=Rondon a straight and leaving Patterson drawing dead. A meaningless {J-Diamonds} fell on the river and Patterson was eliminated in 11th place.

Chip Counts
Chiab Saechao 210,000 10,000 pos
Chad Patterson Busted

Patterson Doubles Through Vohs

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Action started with John Vohs raising in early position. It folded around to Chad Patterson, who shoved all in for 37,500 more. After Vohs crunched the numbers for a few moments, he reluctantly made the call, but was happy to see that he was live.

Vohs: {8-Spades}{6-Spades}
Patterson: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

Both players got a piece of the flop, as it came down {7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Vohs would still need some help to score the knockout, and he got that on the turn, the {6-Diamonds}. However, the roller coaster was not complete, as the {7-Hearts} hit the river, counterfeiting Vohs and giving Patterson a better two pair. Both player are now virtually even at around 140,000 each.

Chip Counts
John Vohs 142,000 -78,000 neg
Chad Patterson 135,000 44,000 pos

Carisa Schweisberger Eliminated in 12th Place ($4,189)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Carisa Schweisberger
Carisa Schweisberger

While we were still scrambling after that double elimination, we missed the elimination of Carisa Schweisberger. Ray Pulford was the one who did the deed, and he gave us a brief recap after. According to him, he raised it up to 16,500, and Schweisberger moved all in for 44,5000 total. It folded back around to Pulford, who made the pot committed call with {8-}{6-}. He was live, as Schweisberger had {q-}{10-}. Pulford said he flopped a pair that held through the turn and the river, and he scored the knockout, leaving Patricia Baker as the last woman standing.

Chip Counts
Ray Pulford 235,000 10,000 pos
Carisa Schweisberger Busted

Scott Wygal Eliminated in 14th Place ($3,379); Donald Michael Eliminated in 13th Place ($3,379)

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Donald Michael - once the chip leader, now out in 13th place.
Donald Michael - once the chip leader, now out in 13th place.

And just like that, we're down to a dozen.

In what would be the biggest hand of the evening so far, a very short-stacked Scott Wygal open-shoved for his last remaining chips from under-the-gun. Right behind him, Donald Michael re-shoved his own stack for over 100,000. Right behind *him* Geogri Ivanov announced an all-in of his own, having the previous two players covered. Everyone else folded and hands were revealed.

Ivanov: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Wygal: {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Michael: {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}

The board came {5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}, which kept Ivanov's big-slick in the lead the entire time as he eliminated two players simultaneously. Keep in mind that when the final two tables began play with 18 remaining, Michael had the chip lead.

With that hand, Ivanov's stack has ballooned to just over 300,000.

Chip Counts
Georgi Ivanov 300,000 170,000 pos
Donald Michael Busted
Scott Wygal Busted

Ivanov Doubles Through Wygal

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Action started with James Routos, who raised to 15,000 in early position. It folded around to Scott Wygal, who pushed all in for around 70,000. Action went around to Georgi Ivanov in the big blind, who put his hands on his head, and said "well I can't fold this. I'm all in." Ivanov had alittle less then Wygal, and Routos quickly got out of the way. The cards were flipped, and Ivanov was well ahead.

Ivanov: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Wygal: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Ivanov got up, clearly nervous, and ask the dealer "please be my favorite dealer please!" Well Ivanov loved the dealer after the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} Ivanov doubled up to 130,000, while Wygal is crippled, down to just 15,000.

Chip Counts
Georgi Ivanov 130,000 50,000 pos
Scott Wygal 15,000 -90,000 neg

Routos Doubles Through Michael in Massive Pot

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Action began with James Routos, who opened for 14,000 from middle position. Action folded around to Donald Michael in the small blind, who 3-bet to 39,000. Routos decided to flat and see a flop, which came {Q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Michael c-bet for 42,000 and Routos immediately announced he was all in for 178,000 total. Michael called just as quickly.

Michael: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Routos: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}

The {10-Spades} turn and {Q-Spades} river changed nothing and Routos doubled through Michael to 370,000. Michael is down to 150,000.

Chip Counts
James Routos 370,000 180,000 pos
Donald Michael 150,000 -200,000 neg

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Winner Chiab Saechao
Winning Hand ♦10♠10
Prize 70,859

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 329,400