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06/29/2008 (6 years ago)

Alexandre the Great: Gomes Wins Event 48!

Alexandre Gomes has claimed the bracelet for Event 48 in a quick succession of block-buster hands. In the first one Marco Johnson bet $280,000 from the button and Gomes thought for a couple minutes and then announced he was all-in. Johnson snap-called and it was easy to see why as soon as the players revealed their hands:

Johnson: A A

Gomes: A 10

Gomes was in a world of hurt as the dealer prepared to deal the board. Incredibly it came K T 3 T J! The spiked ten on the turn gave Gomes trip tens and eventually the pot. After the hand Gomes was the chip leader with $4.8 million to Johnson's $4.4 million.

Several hands later Gomes bet $300,000 and Johnson moved all-in over the top for $3 million. Gomes called and this time was ahead from the start with A K versus Johnson's Q J. The board came 4 3 2 A 4 to give Gomes the pot and the bracelet. The Brazilian fans in the audience go wild!

Congratulations to Gomes who will receive $770,540 for coming in first place. Meanwhile Johnson will get a not-to-shabby $491,273 for coming in second.

Level
24
Blinds
25000/50000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$868,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
06/29/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 48 - Final Table - Marco On Top

Marco Johnson has taken the chip lead over from Alex Gomes thanks to a nicely timed double-up. So far he's been playing pretty solidly and has gradually been winning pots to put at an advantage.

Jacked Up!

Johnson raised to $125,000 on the button and Gomes re-raised from the blind, but before he declared a figure, Johnson moved all-in with Gomes making the call. Johnson showed J J and Gomes had A Q so we were off to the races. The flop came out K 2 9 reducing Gomes to four outs, and the turn was the J making Johnson a set and now Gomes had three outs, the river was the 7 and Johnson became the chip leader, doubling up to over $5,000,000 and leaving Gomes with a little over $4,000,0000.

More For Johnson...

Gomes raised from the button and Johnson called. The flop was K 8 J and Johnson check/called a $400,000 bet. Both players checked the T and then Gomes fired out $500,000 on the 3 river. Gomes quickly mucked and Johnson was forced to showed T 8 for the winning hand.

And More Still...

Johnson raised to $210,000 and they saw a flop of A 8 4, Gomes checked and Johnson bet $310,000. Gomes called. Both players checked the K turn and the T. Johnson showed K 7 and Gomes mucked. The Brazilian is now much shorter stacked than his opponent and might have to resort to big moves again if he's to have a chance of winning the bracelet.

 

Level
24
Blinds
25000/50000
Ante
5000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/29/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 48 - Final Table - Disaster!

We're down to heads-up play at the final table of the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament after an insane series of eliminations punctuated by a disastrous freefall from PokerListings.com fave Alan Cutler, who was victimized by a pair of back-to-back beats of a sickening nature.

Here's now the last hour panned out in the Amazon Room (note: if you have any doubt that these low-level donkaments are crapshoots that reward luckboxes over skill, read on):

Dances With Dunzo: Costner Crashes (8th)

A short-stacked Gabe Costner gets all-in preflop against Robert Brewer, who turns up A T to Costner's A 9. The board comes K 8 6 8 5 and the ten plays, sending Costner to the rail in eight place. He'll take $103,315 for his time.

Sundbo Dunbo (7th)

Sverre Sundbo
Pants on fire!

Ryan D'Angelo raises to $120,000 and Sverre Sundbo moves all-in over the top for $940,000. D'Angelo makes a quick call and turns up A Q, while Sundbo is exposed as a liar with Q 6. The board comes A 5 4 T 5 and D'Angelo takes the pot with a pair of aces. Sundbo is eliminated in seventh place and earns $134,942 for his time.

Gerasimov Greened (6th)

Kirill Gerasimov gets all-in preflop against Ryan D'Angelo with J J to D'Angelo's A Q. The board comes 6 5 5 7 A and D'Angelo rivers a pair of aces to send Gerasimov packing in sixth place. He'll earn $177,111 for his efforts.

The Fall of Alan Cutler (5th)

This is the sickest thing we've seen all week.

Alan Cutler is second in chips and makes a raise from the cut-off to $180,000. Alexandre Gome moves all-in over the top for his last $800,000 and Cutler makes the call, turning up A Q to Gomes' 7 6. The flop comes A Q J and that's where the sickness starts.

Gomes needs runner-runner to stay alive and is drawing extremely slim. The turn, however, is the 6 and Gomes is halfway there. The river is an incredible 6 and the Brazilian crowd roars as Gomes hits runner-runner to make trip sixes and double up.

On the very next hand, Cutler gets all-in preflop against Marco Johnson, who turns up a pocket pair of fives to Cutler's Q Q. The flop comes J 5 2 and Johnson flops a set of fives. Cutler has a flush draw, but the turn and river go 6 K and Cutler is eliminated in a disgusting turn of events. He's out in fifth place and will take $223,497 for his efforts, and hopefully has some friends to hide the sharp objects back home in Illinois.

Brewer Distilled (4th)

Alan Cutler
So, so sick.
 

Ryan D'Angelo and Robert Brewer see a flop come K 8 5. Brewer bets out $325,000 and D'Angelo flat-calls. The turn is the 4 and D'Angelo checks to Brewer, who moves all-in D'Angelo snap calls, turning up a pocket pair of kings for top set while Brewer is behind with T 7 and needs a heart to survive.

The river is the 7 and Brewer can't get there. He's out in fourth place and earns $274,101 for his time.

D'Angelo Hall'd (3rd)

Ryan D'Angelo raises to $150,000 and Alexandre Gomes moves all-in for his last $3.5 million D'Angelo calls off his last $2.8 million with A Q and is racing against Gomes' pocket nines. The board comes 9 8 7 5 3 and Gomes takes the pot with a set of nines.

Ryan D'Angelo is eliminated in third place and earns $326,812.

Heads-Up!

We're now heads-up between Alexandre Gomes and Marco Johnson, with Gomes holding a $6.7 million to $2.55 million lead over his rival. Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion!

Level
24
Blinds
25000/50000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$434,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
06/29/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 48 - Final Table - Slooow Play

After Dan Rome's elimination in the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em final table the action has slowed considerably, with flops in the minority and most of the pots falling to a single raiser.

About the only thing that has gone on in the last hour is a hand between Ryan D'Angelo and Gabe Costner in which both players saw a flop come 7 6 2. Costner checked from the big blind and D'Angelo bet out $80,000. Costner made the call and the the turn was the Q. Both players checked and the river was the K.

Again Costner checked and D'Angelo bet out $200,000. Costner mulled his options before making the call and turning up K-6 for two pair. D'Angelo had T 9 for the flopped flush and it was good to take the pot.

Chip Leaders!

Here are the current chip leaders, courtesy www.worldseriesofpoker.com:

Marco Johnson $1,865,000
Alan Cutler
$1,770,000
Ryan D'Angelo
$1,640,000
Kirill Gerasimov
$1,000,000
Robert Brewer
$990,000
Alex Gomes $990,000
Sverre Sundbo
$940,000
Gabe Costner
$175,000

 

Level
23
Blinds
20000/40000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
$108,500
Players Left
8
Tables Left
1
06/29/2008 (6 years ago)

Event 48 - Final Table Time!

It's final table time in Event 48, the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Action has been underway on the floor of the Amazon Room for an hour and we've yet to lose a player, although PokerListings fave Alan Cutler did stave off elimination with a timely double-up, as you'll see below.

Here's how the action played out over the first hour at the final table:

Sundbo Doubles

Gabe Costner, Alexandre Gomes and Sverre Sundbo see a flop come K 6 4. All three players check and the turn is the 7. Sundbo checks and Costner bets $180,000. Gomes calls before Sundbo moves all-in for $520,00 total.

Costner snap-calls and Gomes gets out of the way, leaving Sundbo to show a pocket pair of sixes to Costner's K 8. The board finishes out with the A and Sundbo doubles up through Costner.

Cutler Doubles!

Alan Cutler raises to $140,000 from the cut-off and Sverre Sundbo re-raises to $540,000 from the small blind. Cutler moves all-in over the top and Sundbo makes a quick call, turning up 7 7 to Sundbo's A Q. The board comes T 6 2 4 8 and the sevens hold, giving Cutler the pot and doubling him up to $1.4 million.

UPDATE: Rome Burns (9th)

Dan Rome open-shoves all-in from the small blind and Ryan D'Angelo snap-calls in the big blind, turning up pocket aces to Rome's 5 4. The board comes K K Q 4 2 and Dan Rome is eliminated in ninth place. He'll earn $71,687 for his time.

Chip Counts

Marco Johnson $1,950,000
Alan Cutler
$1,900,000
Robert Brewer
$1,250,000
Ryan D'Angelo
$1,075,000
Kirill Gerasimov
$920,000
Alexandre Gomes
$800,000
Sverre Sundbo
$650,000
Gabe Costner
$540,000

 

Level
22
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
$108,500
Players Left
8
Tables Left
1

Event Information

Event Name
Event 48, No-Limit Hold'em
Venue
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2008-06-27
Final Day
2008-06-29
Buy In
$2,000
Entrants
2317
Prize Pool
$4,216,940
First Prize
$770,540

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Alexandre Gomes $770,540
2 "Crazy" Marco Johnson $491,273
3 Ryan D'Angelo $326,812
4 Robert Brewer $274,101
5 Alan Cutler $223,497

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