Event 4 – $1,000 + 100 NL Hold’em
12:22 p.m.: Things are underway in the clubhouse room, as players vie for our largest tournament to date. Levels are 50 minutes, so players have until 2:00 p.m. to register. We will updates final numbers and payouts at that time, and then continue our live coverage after the conclusion of Event 3.
2:53 p.m.: Registration is now closed, and here are the final numbers and payouts (and a small update).
Prize Pool: $52, 380
- $15, 191
We have 48 players remaining. Blinds are now 75-150.
Racing to the Finish
7:04 p.m.: Another update on the event, we are in Level 7 with blinds at 200-400 and a 50 ante. With 27 players remaining, we may have duel final tables at this rate. Keep checking for live updates of Event 3, followed by live updates of this event.
8:03 p.m.: So sorry for the lack of updates on this event, but we can tell you that they are in Level 8 (300-600 blinds with 75 ante). there are 24 players remaining.
10:05 p.m.: With 15 players remaining, a chip leader has emerged, and his name is David Zemel (Ambler, PA) with 120K.
Patience is Appreciated
11:25 p.m.: We appreciate the understanding of lack of updating for this event, but we are in the clubhouse room now. We couldn’t have come in at a better time, as we are one from the money (10 players left). Here is a list of players left in the tournament:
Carl Cheek II
In The Money
12:17 p.m.: After taking a tough beat, it’s Abe Faroni who will be Event 4′s bubble boy. He had it in great with aces against kings, but his opponent Jeffrey Spence (King of Prussia, PA), flopped kings full.
Final Table Event 4
12:49 p.m.: So a brutal beat, and an interesting situation occurred just now in the clubhouse room:
Scott: As Js Carl: 4s 4d
Flop: Qs Ac 4c (Carl check raised Scott all in, and Scott called)
Carl’s set of fours takes a brutal runner-runner flush beat. But here is where it gets interesting…as Carl walks away to collect his 9th place money, he says to Scott, “You’re finding your own ride home!” So it seems as if Scott just put a brutal beat on his own buddy, and the guy who he will have to share the two hour ride home with!!! Wonder what that ride will be like?
Carl Cheek II (Red Lion, PA)
9th place – $1,964
1:45 a.m.: We have 15 more minutes before they bag the chips for the night, and come back tomorrow at 2 p.m. We will list seat assignments and chip counts after the night is done.
Roadmap for Tomorrow
2:00 a.m.: Here are the seats and chip counts going into tomorrow:
- Sung Kim (NYC, NY) 67.4k
- Scott Catone (York, PA) 64.5k
- James Lillis (King of Prussia, PA) 85.3k
- David Zemel (Ambler, PA) 200k
- Lou Santoro (Collegeville, PA) 133k
- Vyacheslav Eyzerovich (Staten Island, NY) 82.5
- Jeffrey Spence (King of Prussia, PA) 85.3k
- Jeffrey Kim (Huntingdon Valley, PA) 44.2k
Back For the Finish
2:06 p.m.: We are back, and ready to begin the final table. Tournament directors are giving Jeffrey Kim a few extra minutes, as you can notice in the picture, he has yet to arrive for the 2:00 p.m. start time. This table with begin with or without him in the next few minutes.
Time to Make The Bagels
James Lillis (Robbinsville, NJ)
8th place – $2,226
After losing a big hand, and doubling up Jeffrey Spence, Lillis was left will slightly below average chips.
He then tangled in a hand with David Zemel:
Lillis: 8s8d Zemel: KsKh
Flop: 3s 4c 5d
David Zemel (Ambler, PA)
“Lou-sening” Up the Table
Tony Damato and Lou Santoro
Sung Kim (New York, NY)
7th place – $2,619
Sung has pushed all in a handful of time this level, without receiving any resistance. Jeffrey Spence
had raised, and Sung once again pushed in:
Sung: 8h8s Spence: AcQs
Flop: 5s 9h 3d
Everyone at the table commented on how well Sung played as they shook his hand,
a nice show of respect from his opponents.
4:13 p.m.: When Jeffrey Kim and Dave Zemel just tangled, players initially thought we were going to be five handed. Jeffrey had opened the pot, which was followed by a Zemel three bet, and a Kim all in:
Zemel: AhKd Kim: AsQs
Flop: 3h 7s 8s
Jeffrey doubles up to slightly below the chip average, and holds onto a stack of about 110k.
Kim can’t contain the smile
No Longer Smiling
4:48 p.m.: Jeffrey Kim did a little bit of everything today. He showed up an hour late, came from behind on the river, but eventually lost from ahead. As we walked over, the action was on the flop:
Flop: 4d 9d 8h
(“V” Eyzerovich bet 40k, and Kim pushed all in for 50k more….”V” called)
“V”: Jd10h Kim: 10c10d
It was a tough turn for Kim to take, but his parting gift will be 6th place money.
Jeffrey Kim (Huntington Valley, PA)
6th place – $3,274
5:47 p.m.: We have now been playing over an hour five handed, with the short stacks managing to survive some all ins. In ten minutes, we will enter level 18, with 4k-8k blinds and 500 ante.
Dave Takes a Hit
6:15 p.m.: In the largest pot of the tournament, Dave Zemel pushed with AK, but ran into Lou Santoro with AA. The aces held up, and Zemel was left with less than the starting stack. Lou now sits with close to 300k.
Dave Zemel (Ambler, PA)
5th place – $4,059
It was Lou again who would send Dave to the rail. Lou’s queens held up against
Dave’s Kc2d. Dave kept everyone guessing the whole final table, and got unlucky running into those aces.
7:27 p.m.: Once the table went four handed, things really started to slow down, not to mention the many short stack survival moments. It seemed as if the short stacks needed to be behind going in, in order to win the hand. It was the “nine lives” crew, and we all began wondering if we were seeing the beginning of something special. It wouldn’t be in the cards though for Scott Catone (York, PA), as he couldn’t make the magic work one more time:
Scott Catone (York, PA)
4th place- $5,238
Scott: KsQs ”V”: As9s
Flop: Kc 3s 7s
The flop brought a little something for everyone in the hand, but when the river spade fell, it would send Scott home.
7:35 p.m.: Three handed chip count:
7:45 p.m.: We are now heads up for the bracelet, between Lou and “V.” Jeff was short during three handed play, and in a blind on blind situation, “V” limped out of the small blind. Jeff pushed, and “V” snap called:
“V”: Kh Ks Jeff: Ad5d
Flop: 8s 10c 7d
Jeffrey Spence (King of Prussia, PA)
3rd place – $6,993
Heads up for the bracelet (Lou and “V”)
8:17 p.m.: Lou, who came into the heads up match out chipped by 3-1, has now taken the chip lead after doubling up twice. As we update, “V” wins a race for his tournament life, and we are back to even chip stacks.
A True Title Bout
Lou Santoro (Collegeville, PA)
2nd place- $10,816
Vyacheslav Eyzerovich (Staten Island, NY)
Event 4 Champion