Saturday, March 14, 2015

1st Place: Taylor Paur ($1,214,200)

On the 180th and final hand of the 2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic, Taylor Paur raised to 400,000 and Isaac Baron reraised to 1,050,000. Paur called. The flop fell [9s] [7h] [2h], Baron bet 1,050,000 and Paur called again. The [3d] fell on the turn, Baron bet 1,650,000 and Paur called. The [5h] was the river, Baron shoved for just over 3 million and Paur snap-called, tabling [Th] [9h] for a rivered flush.

Baron showed [Ac] [9d] for what was a better kicker with a pair of nines, but the flush on the river means Baron was left to settle for second place.

Paur wins $1,214,200, a seat in the WPT World Championship, a pair of Gold Monster 24K headphones, a Hublot watch and a permanent place on the WPT Champions Cup.

That wraps up the action from Bay 101. Thanks for your continued support of Bay 101 News!

2nd Place: Isaac Baron ($704,200)

Friday, March 13, 2015

3rd Place: Jake Bazeley ($461,470)

Jake Bazeley was sent out in 3rd place by Taylor Paur. Bazeley limped in the small blind for 200,000, Paur raised to 525,000 and Bazeley shoved for 4,625,000. Paur asked for a count and then called with [As] [Ts], which was ahead of Bazeley's [Kc] [7c]. The board ran out [Ah] [2h] [2d] [9c] [Ac] and Paur made a full house to bust Bazeley.

Paur and Isaac Baron have taken a short break while the crew sets up for their heads-up match.

Taylor Paur - 14,450,000
Isaac Baron - 6,775,000

Updated chip counts at break

Players are now on break.  Here are updated chip counts going into 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante.

Taylor Paur  -  10,455,000
Jake Bazeley  -  5,490,000
Isaac Baron  -  5,270,000

4th Place: Sorel Mizzi ($310,060)

Sorel Mizzi has been eliminated in 4th place when his [Ad][Jh] failed to improve against Taylor Paur's [5h][5d].  The board ran out [Qh][3d][2d][Qc][5s] and our last Shooting Star will be sent to the rail.  Sorel will collect $310,060 for his efforts.

YouTube: 9th place finisher Ron Lewis chats with @SavagePoker

End of level 30 chip counts

Isaac Baron emerged as the new chip leader
Level 30 has complete, and we are still four handed.  Here are updated chip counts as we go to 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante:

Isaac Baron - 7,700,000
Taylor Paur - 6,900,000
Jacob Bazeley - 3,900,000
Sorel Mizzi - 2,600,000

Updated chip counts at the break

Chip leader Taylor Paur
Level 29 has complete and players are now on a break.  Here are updated chip counts:

Taylor Paur - 9,900,000
Jake Bazeley - 5,000,000
Isaac Baron - 4,400,000
Sorel Mizzi - 1,900,000

5th Place: Faraz Jaka ($216,320)

Faraz Jaka has been eliminated in 5th place when his [4s][4c] ran into Jacob Bazaley's [Td][Tc].  Faraz failed to catch a four, and he will exit this tournament in 5th place, good for $216.320.

Sorel Mizzi is the last remaining Shooting Star in this tournament.

6th Place: Ravee Mathi ($168,260)

On a [Js][6d][5c][6s][5h] board, Ravee Mathi raised all in after Taylor Paur bet.  Taylor made the call and had Ravee's [Ah][8s] beat with his [8c][5d].  Ravee will exit this tournament in 6th place, good for $168,260.

Behind the scenes at the final table

The final table
Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten film their introductions
The Royal Flush girls

YouTube Video: @Kevmath stops by the Bay 101 WPT Final Table

YouTube Video: 2015 Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 3 (Part 2)

YouTube Video: 2015 Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 3 (Part 1)

Play will begin shortly

The audience has filled up the WPT set and the players are about to be introduced.  Play will resume at 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante. For hand for hand updates, please click on WPT Live Updates at the top of the page.