Monday, March 9, 2020

$1k Final Results

216 ENTRANTS / $216,000 PRIZE POOL
Place Name Prize
1 Nicky Vu $48,720 *
2 Dustin Wood $40,170 *
3 Danny Qutami $22,140
4 Wilson Chan $13,470
5 Hieu Le $10,400
6 Cnote $8,620
7 Salas Alam $7,340
8 Jasthi Kumar $6,280
9 Andrew Moreno $5,250
10 Chris Hyle $4,540
11 Daniel Chang $4,540
12 Terry Byrnes $4,540
13 Wisal Ameen $3,890
14 Danny Bui $3,890
15 Adam Duong $3,890
16 Ken Bidinger $3,240
17 Matt Kasper $3,240
18 Auguste Shastry $3,240
19 Henry Phan $2,590
20 Mirsad Arap $2,590
21 Eben Kurtzman $2,590
22 Jeffrey Davis $2,000
23 Victor Nava $2,000
24 Thien Tran $2,000
25 Jairo Aguirre $1,610
26 Bobby Deshpande $1,610
27 Anshul Kulshrestha $1,610
* denotes heads up deal made

1st Place: Nicky Vu ($48,720)

After Danny Qutami's elimination in 3rd place, the final two players discussed and agreed to a chop. Nicky Vu will win the trophy and take home $48,720, while Dustin Wood will collect $40,170 for his 2nd place finish.

2nd Place: Dustin Wood ($40,170)

3rd Place: Danny Qutami ($22,140)

From the small blind, Danny Qutami raised to 95,000 before Nicky Vu reraised to 350,000. Danny thought for some time before moving all-in for just over 1,400,000. Nicky snapped called with a slightly covering stack.

Danny [Jh][Th]
Nicky [Qs][Qh]

The board ran out [As][Ad][3h][8h][7d] to keep Nicky's queens in front. Danny failed to river a flush and will exit this tournament in 3rd place, good for $22,140.

Nicky Vu doubles through Dustin Wood

At 15,000/30,000 blinds with a 30,000 big blind ante, Nicky Vu opened to 80,000 from the small blind. Dustin Wood three-bet to 200,000 before Nicky moved all in for 845,000. After some thought, Dustin made the call with a covering stack.

Nicky [Ah][Jh]
Dustin [Ad][8d]

The board ran out [3d][Tc][7h][2h][2s] to earn Nicky the doubleup. Meanwhile, Dustin's stack has fallen to just over 600,000.

4th Place: Wilson Chan ($13,470)

From the button, Wilson Chan moved all in and Dustin Wood made the call from the small blind. Danny Qutami folded his big blind and the cards were on their backs:

Wilson [Ks][6h]
Dustin [As][Tc]

The board ran out [5s][9c][5c][2s][3d] and Dustin's ace high held up. Wilson will exit this tournament in 4th place, good for $13,470.

Four handed chip counts at the break

The final four players are now on a ten minute break. When they return, blinds will be 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante. Here are updated chip counts in seat order:

Dustin Wood - 700,000 (23 bb)
Danny Qutami - 1,760,000 (58 bb)
Nicky Vu - 780,000 (26 bb)
Wilson Chan - 1,085,000 (36 bb)

Nicky Vu doubles through Wilson Chan

After doubling up with ace-seven to Danny Qutami's ace-jack, Nicky Vu was all in again and had one foot out the door. After three-betting Wilson Chan preflop, Nicky got the rest of his chips in on the [Th][4s][Qs] flop holding [As][Ac]. Wilson had gotten lucky and flopped two pair with his [Qh][Tc]. The [Js] gave Nicky a lot of outs, and when the [7s] hit the river, Nicky shot out of his seat and shouted, "Let's go!" Wilson was dismayed to pay off his opponent's nut flush, but Nicky was happy to win the doubleup and survive in this tournament.

5th Place: Hieu Le ($10,400)

It was a combination of two hands that eliminated Hieu Le.

In the first, Hieu opened before Dustin Wood moved all in. Hieu made the call holding [Ks][Js] and was in bad shape against Dustin's [Qh][Qc]. The [2d][7c][9c][9h][Td] board failed to improve Hieu's hand, and he shipped most of his stack over to Dustin.

A few hands later, he got the rest of his chips in holding [7s][3s] on a [6d][Ks][5s] board. Hieu had tons of outs with his straight and flush draws against Wilson Chan's [Ad][Kc]. But the [Qd] turn and [8c] river failed to deliver on those draws.

Hieu will exit this tournament in 5th place, good for $10,400.

6th Place: Cnote ($8,620)

At 10,000/20,000 blinds with a 20,000 big blind ante, Dustin Wood opened to 60,000 and Cnote made the call. Action folded to Wilson Chan in the big blind who moved in over the top, having both of his opponents covered. Dustin got out of the way and Cnote thought long and hard before eventually calling all in.

Wilson [9s][9d]
Cnote [Qs][Jc]

Dustin claimed to have folded ace queen and said if he didn't have Cnote behind him he would have called. The board ran out [6d][Ad][8s][9c][Qc] to keep Wilson's nines in front and send Cnote to the rail. He will earn $8,620 for his 6th place finish.

Hieu Le doubles through Dustin Wood

Dustin Wood recently took a chunk of chips from Wilson Chan in a button vs. small blind battle, but he had to ship those chips and more over to Hieu Le. Hieu was all in preflop for 440,000 holding [Qs][Qh] and was flipping with Dustin's [Ac][Kh]. The board ran out [2s][Tc][8h][Ts][Js] to give Hieu the double up.

7th Place: Salas Alam ($7,340)

Salas Alam has been eliminated when his king-nine could not outdraw his opponent's ace queen. Salas will collect $7,340 for his 7th place finish.

8th Place: Jasthi Kumar ($6,280)

On the first hand back from break, Jasthi Kumar moved all in for his last 115,000 from under the gun. Action folded to Wilson Chan who made the call with his big stack.

Jasthi [3s][3c]
Wilson [5d][4d]

The board ran out [9s][Tc][4c][Ks][Th] to give Wilson the winning pair of fours. Jasthi will exit this tournament in 8th place, good for $6.280.

Updated chip counts at break

Danny Qutami has taken the chip lead
The final eight players are now on a ten minute break. When they return, blinds will be 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante. Here are updated chip counts:

Seat 1: Jasthi Kumar - 115,000 (5 bb)
Seat 2: Dustin Wood - 540,000 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Cnote - 605,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Danny Qutami - 1,120,000 (56 bb)
Seat 5: Nicky Vu - 310,000 (15 bb)
Seat 6: Salas Alam - 165,000 (8 bb)
Seat 7: Hieu Le - 470,000 (23 bb)
Seat 8: Wilson Chan - 1,000,000 (50 bb)

Hieu Le doubles through Nicky Vu

Hieu Le was all in preflop holding [9s][9h] and was in good shape to double up against Nicky Vu's [7s][7d]. The board ran out to [Ad][9c][5d][Jh][Th] to give Hieu the winning set of nines and the double up. 

9th Place: Andrew Moreno ($5,250)

At 10,000/15,000 blinds with a 15,000 big blind ante, Jasthi Kumar raised to 35,000 from early position. Two seats over, Andrew Moreno mulled over his decision before moving all in for 165,000. Next to act, Cnote snap called all in for exactly the same stack. Action folded back to Jasthi who made the pained fold.

Andrew [Kc][Qh]
Cnote [Ah][Ks]

The board ran out [8h][5c][8s][2c][Ts] to eliminate Andrew in 9th place. He will earn $5,250 for his efforts.

Cnote doubles through Wilson Chan

At 5,000/15,000 blinds with a 15,000 big blind ante, Wilson Chan opened to 35,000 from middle position and action folded to Cnote in the small blind. Cnote moved all in for 130,000 and Wilson made the call.

Cnote [Kh][Kc]
Wilson [Ac][2h]

The board ran out [8h][6s][9h][Qc][Ks] to give Cnote a double-up with a set of kings. Play continues nine handed.

$1k Final Table is under way

Cards are in the air for the final table of yesterday's $1k event. Play resumes with 22:52 left on the clock at 5,000/15,000 blinds with a 15,000 ante. The button will start in the 7 seat.

All nine players are guaranteed a $5,250 payout, but the winner will take home $52,470. As a reminder, here are chip counts and seating assignments:

Seat 1: Jasthi Kumar - 310,000 (20 bb)
Seat 2: Dustin Wood - 625,000 (41 bb)
Seat 3: Andrew Moreno - 345,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: "Cnote" - 160,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Danny Qutami - 670,000 (44 bb)
Seat 6: Nicky Vu - 530,000 (35 bb)
Seat 7: Salas Alam - 285,000 (19 bb)
Seat 8: Hieu Le - 190,000 (12 bb)
Seat 9: Wilson Chan - 1,210,000 (80 bb)