Event 44, No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys - Live Updates

Day 3 Live Updates

06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Over! Greenwood is Champion!

Maxwell Greenwood
It's good to be the king.

This match is over! At one point during this final table Max Greenwood was the shortstack and Rene Mouritsen the leader. Oh how the times have changed! Once we reached heads-up the two were evenly matched chip-wise but it didn't take long for Greenwood to assume control.

Going into the final hand Greenwood had right around a two to one chip advantage over Mouritsen. Rene was on the button and made it $120,000. Greenwood called in the big blind and the flop came down J 5 4. Greenwood checked and Mouritsen fired $175,000

Greenwood then check-raised to $500,000 and after a lot of thought Mouritsen moved all-in. Greenwood snap-called and tabled A J. Mouritsen was in terrible shape with K J. The board finished out 4 2 and just like that this match was over!

Click through for the PL.com winner interview.

Canadian Max Greenwood takes $693,392 and his first bracelet. Rene Mouritsen takes $445,524 for his third runner-up finish in two years.

Level
24
Blinds
20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$6,774,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Final Table - Heads-Up!

We're down to the final two in this event with the elimination of Albert Iversen in third place. Blinds are high and Max Greenwood and Rene Mouritsen haven't showed much fear so we may be in for a quickie.

Read on for new counts, that last elimination and the key heads-up hands so far.

Mano a Mano

Here's a look at the new counts for the final two, courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com.

Max Greenwood $3,475,000
Rene Mouritsen
$3,275,000

To the Max!

Max Greenwood isn’t making it easy for Rene Mouritsen and the two are near-even after this hand. Mouritsen limped his button and Greenwood checked in the big blind. The flop came down J 9 4 and Greenwood led out for $50,000.

Mouritsen made the call and the turn was the J. Greenwood bet $50,000 again but this time Mouritsen raised, making it $125,000 total. Greenwood made the call and fired $200,000 on the 4 river.

Mouritsen thought it over for a moment before ditching his hand.

Queens are Good

Rene Mouritsen just picked up a sizeable pot after three-betting before the flop and slowing down on a scary board. Greenwood opened to $110,000 from the button and Mouritsen re-popped to $350,000 from the big blind.

The flop came down A 7 5 and Mouritsen continuation bet $350,000. Greenwood made the call and the turn brought the K. Both players checked and the river was the A. Two more checks and Mouritsen shows pocket queens which is enough to earn him the pot.

We’re not 100% but we think Greenwood showed pocket nines as the pot was pushed.

Iversen Alan’d (Third)

Albert Iversen is out in third, a victim of the loose cannon also known as Rene Mouritsen. His final hand began with Iversen raising his button and Mouritsen re-raising from the big blind. Iversen flat-called and the flop came down 8 5 2.

Mouritsen thought for a moment before moving all-in. Iversen only took a second before calling and the hands were rolled. 5 5 for Iversen needed to hold up against Mouritsen’s drawing A 3. The turn was the T, nailing Mouritsen’s flush, and the river was the Q, failing to fill up Iversen’s full house.

Albert Iversen is out in third place for $267,314.

Level
24
Blinds
20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$3,387,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Final Table - Mouritsen Spewing!

We've seen some serious action in the last level. We've lost one player and seen a huge upset in the chip counts. We try to refrain from criticizing players but it's hard to see the logic in much of what Rene Mouritsen has done in the last hour.

Read on for the elimination, the big hands and the updated counts.

All About Greenwood

Here's a look at the new counts, courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com.

Max Greenwood $2,692,000
Albert Iversen $2,541,000
Rene Mouritsen$1,529,000

Greenwood on Rampage

Max Greenwood has taken control of this final table, exploiting Rene Mouritsen’s seeming willingness to put his chips in the pot with marginal hands. Greenwood’s just doubled up two more times to take the lead and leave Mouritsen in bad shape.

The first started when Mouritsen raised to $100,000 from the button and Greenwood moved all-in from the big blind. It was almost $600,000 more to Mouritsen but he made the call nonetheless with Q T. He was trailing Greenwood’s A 4.

The board ran K K 6 A A and Greenwood was good for the double.

Not long after Greenwood opened a pot to $100,000 from the small blind and Mouritsen moved all-in from the big. Greenwood made the call and turned over 9 9. We saw Mouritsen had been caught with his hand in the figurative cookie jar as he tabled 8 7.

The board ran with no improvement to either hand and Greenwood takes a big lead.

Greenwood Gets Lucky

Things were looking grim for Max Greenwood a moment ago as we saw him just inches away from elimination. The hand began with Albert Iversen opening from the button and Greenwood moved all-in from the small blind. Rene Mouritsen was in the big blind and made the call. Iversen got out of the way and the cards were tabled.

Greenwood: 5 5

Mouritsen: A J

The flop was just what Mouritsen was looking for, coming A 8 3, and the K on the turn looked good too. Greenwood was praying for a miracle and apparently someone was listening as the 5 hit the river.

Freeman Morgan’d (Fourth)

Everyone had high hopes for Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman at this year’s WSOP. He’s a super-respected online tournament player and although he did make this final table he’ll have to settle for fourth. Freeman was relatively short and moved all-in over the top of a Rene Mouritsen button-raise.

Mouritsen snap-called and turned over A K which was in great shape against Scott’s A 7. The flop was safe for Mouritsen, coming 8 6 2, but the turn made him sweat, bringing the T. Any diamond, nine or seven would save Freeman but the river was the T.

Freeman takes fourth and $223,572.

Level
22
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
$2,258,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Final Table - Four-Handed Play Continues

After seeing a rush of eliminations in the first two levels things have cooled off a bit. Our final four players have a few more chips to work with although Rene Mouritsen is still in the driver's seat with a monster stack.

Players have just headed off on a 20-minute break so take a moment and catch up with a bit of action from the last hour.

SCTrojans Doubles

Scott “SCTrojans” Freeman was getting short, with less than ten big blinds, but managed a much-needed double-up a few moments ago. Albert Iversen opened the pot to $71,000 and when action made it to Freeman he moved all-in. It was about $100,000 back to Iversen and after a short dwell he opted to call.

A J for Freeman was leading Iversen’s K 8 going to the flop. The board ran 7 3 2 Q 7 and Freeman’s ace-high is good for the double. He’s now on a little over $360,000.

Iversen Scores

Albert Iversen just took a small bite out of chip leader Rene Mouritsen’s stack. Action folded to Mouritsen in the small blind and he limped. Iversen popped it to $74,000 from the big blind and Mouritsen made the call.

The flop came down A A 9 and both players checked. The turn was the 7 and Mouritsen checked again. Iversen bet out $100,000 and got a call. The river was the 5 and Mouritsen checked one last time. Iversen cut out chips and pushed $256,000 into the middle.

Mouritsen gave it some thought before releasing his hand and conceding the pot.

The Fantastic Four

Here's a look at the new counts for our final four, courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com.

Rene Mouritsen $4,019,000
Albert Iversen
$1,955,000
Scott Freeman
$428,000
Max Greenwood
$324,000

 

 

Level
22
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
$1,693,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Final Table - Ludicrous Speed!

When we lost two players in the first level we thought this event was moving quickly. Three more bustications in the last hour have made it official. This final table has reached the rare level of ludicrous speed.

Read on for those eliminations as well as the new counts.

Four on the Floor

Here are the new counts for the remaining five players, courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com.

Rene Mouritsen $3,323,000
Albert Iversen
$1,560,000
Max Greenwood
$915,000
Scott Freeman
$693,000

Biggest Pot of the Tournament; Chinni Chin-Chinned! (Fifth)

Jesse Chinni came into this final table as the massive chip leader but it took him less than two hours to lose it all. He still had over $1 million going into the final hand but ran into a monster that proved to be his undoing.

It started with Rene Mouritsen opening to $60,000 and Chinni re-popping to $180,000. Mouritsen then made it $480,000 and Chinni moved all-in. Mouritsen beat him into the pot and tabled A A which had Chinni’s A K crushed.

There were no draws or scares on the board, making this elimination official.

Dzianisau Demolished (Sixth)

No offense to Aliaksandr Dzianisau, we’re sure he’s a fine guy, but thank god he’s been eliminated so we don’t have to keep fumbling through the spelling of his name. He got unlucky in the end, getting in absolutely dominating position to double.

Action was folded to Albert Iversen in the small blind and he raised enough to Dzianisau all-in. He was in the big blind. Dzianisau snap-called and tabled pocket queens which had Iversen’s J 7 in a bad spot. The flop changed all that, coming J-J-4 and rocketing Iversen into the lead. The turn and river bricked and just like that Dzianisau was out in sixth for $144,187.

Kohlberg Krushed (Seventh)

Curt Kohlberg has bitten the dust, taking seventh place and the $111,786 that goes with it. His final hand began with action folding to Max Greenwood in the small blind. He raised enough to put Kohlberg, who was in the big blind, all-in.

After some thought Kohlberg made the call and tabled A 7 which had a slight edge over Greenwood’s K 8. The flop reversed the situation, coming K 8 4, and after the board finished T Q it was all over for Curt Kohlberg.

Level
21
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
$1,693,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
06/27/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 44 - Final Table - Two Down!

This final table is underway and in just the few first minutes we’ve got our first two eliminations. It’s perennial final tablist Alex Bolotin headed to the door in ninth and Phung Ngo out in eighth. Read on for that elimination as well as the eight-handed counts.

Phung Phinished (8th)

Max Greenwood got the action started in this hand with an opening raise to $50,000. Rene Mouritsen then re-popped to $170,000 and Phung Ngo moved all-in for $250,000. Greenwood folded but Mouritsen made the call, turning over A J.

He was racing against Ngo's pocket eights and took a big lead when an ace hit the flop. Ngo received no additional help from the board and he's gone in eighth for $90,000.

Bolotin Busto (9th)

Alex Boltotin is no stranger to final tables and, unfortunately, he ‘s no stranger to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the cards. He came into this finale near the bottom of the chip counts and wasted no time getting involved.

He opened his final hand with a raise to $52,000. He was re-popped by Albert Iverson to $152,000 and after the rest of the table got out of the way Bolotin made the call. The flop came down A T 6 and both players checked.

The 7 hit the turn and Bolotin moved all-in for around $110,000. Iversen snap-called and turned over A T which had out-flopped Alex’s A K. The river was the 9 and Bolotin is out in ninth for $63,183.

Table for Eight

With two players out of the way the remaining eight are ready to get back down to business. Here's a look at the new counts, courtesy of www.worldseriesofpoker.com.

Rene Mouritsen $2,010,000
Jesse Chinni
$1,846,000
Albert Iversen
$1,361,000
Scott Freeman
$693,000
Max Greenwood
$689,000
Curt Kohlberg
$209,000
Aliaksandr Dzianisau$186,000
Level
21
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
$967,714
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1

Event Information

Event Name
Event 44, No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-25
Final Day
2008-06-27
Buy In
$1,000
Entrants
879
Prize Pool
$3,240,174
First Prize
$693,392

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Maxwell Greenwood $693,392
2 Rene Mouritsen $445,524
3 Albert Iverson $267,314
4 Scott Freeman $223,572
5 Jesse Chinni $183,070

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