Live Tournament Updates

auto-refresh Auto-Refresh:
OFF 5 minutes 15 minutes

FT Set at WPT #SHRPO; Mukul Pahuja Leads w/19M

Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Mukul Pahuja 1 The final television table of six is set at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in South Florida. The chip leader at the final table on Wednesday will be Mukul Pahuja with 18,895,000.

Pahuja is running away with the Season XII WPT Player of the Year race with his third final table of the season. Pahuja will increase his POY lead no matter where he finishes at the final table, but if he wins the tournament he will win the POY title outright tomorrow night. Joining him is a formidable group of challengers, including Matt Stout, Chance Kornuth, Jacob Bazeley, James Mackey, and Eric Afriat. Here is a look at the final table seating chart with chip counts.

Seat 1.  Eric Afriat  -  6,760,000  (42 bb)
Seat 2.  Jacob Bazeley  -  7,305,000  (45 bb)
Seat 3.  James Mackey  -  11,680,000  (73 bb)
Seat 4.  Chance Kornuth  -  5,315,000  (33 bb)
Seat 5.  Matt Stout  -  3,665,000  (22 bb)
Seat 6.  Mukul Pahuja  -  18,895,000  (118 bb)

Here is a look at the prize money up for grabs at the final table.

1: $1,081,184
2: $691,965
3: $441,128
4: $371,931
5: $308,501
6: $247,954

There were 18 players who started the day but by the end of the night all but the final half dozen had fallen. Notables to cash on Day 4 were Justin Young (13th place), Jeff Gross (10th place), Matt Glantz (ninth place), Barry Hutter (eighth place), and Blake Purvis (seventh place).

Tune back in tomorrow at 3:30 PM EDT to follow along with all of the action at the final table in hand-for-hand live updates, real-time chip counts, and photos.

In the meantime, check out the video highlights from Day 4:

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
11:01 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #105-106: Blake Purvis Out in 7th Place ($193,174)

Level 33: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Blake Purvis
Hand #105  -  James Mackey completes the small blind to 160,000, Chance Kornuth raises from the big blind to 325,000, and Mackey folds. Kornuth takes the pot.

Hand #106  -  Blake Purvis (pictured above) moves all in from the hijack for about 1.6 million, and Eric Afriat calls from the cutoff with 9diamond9spade. Purvis turns over AspadeJspade, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 6diamond5heart2club10heart7heart, and Afriat wins the pot with his pocket nines to eliminate Purvis from the tournament on the TV bubble.

Blake Purvis  -  Out in 7th Place  ($193,174)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Blake Purvis, Eric Afriat, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:44 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #103-104: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #103  -  Jacob Bazeley raises under the gun to 345,000, and Eric Afriat calls from the big blind. The flop comes Jclub8club2spade, Afriat checks, Bazeley bets 425,000, and Afriat folds. Bazeley takes the pot.

Hand #104  -  Eric Afriat raises from the small blind to 400,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:32 PM, 04/15/14

Level 32 Begins (7 Players Left)

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 32, with increased blinds of 80,000-160,000 and a 20,000 ante.

With seven players remaining from a record field of 1,795, the average chip stack is about 7.7 million (48 big blinds).

Action will continue today until there are six players remaining for tomorrow afternoon’s televised WPT Final Table.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:31 PM, 04/15/14

Official Chip Counts: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.
Seat 2.
Seat 3.
Seat 4.  Eric Afriat  -  4,930,000  (30 bb)
Seat 5.  Jacob Bazeley  -  7,060,000  (44 bb)
Seat 6.  James Mackey  -  12,000,000  (75 bb)
Seat 7.  Chance Kornuth  -  5,195,000  (32 bb)
Seat 8.  Matt Stout  -  3,745,000  (23 bb)
Seat 9.  Mukul Pahuja  -  18,985,000  (118 bb)
Seat 10.  Blake Purvis  -  1,735,000  (10 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:30 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #100-102: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #100  -  Blake Purvis limps under the gun for 120,000, Chance Kornuth completes the small blind, and Matt Stout raises from the big blind to 350,000. Purvis and Kornuth both fold, and Stout takes the pot.

Hand #101  -  Jacob Bazeley raises from the hijack to 250,000, James Mackey calls from the cutoff, and Mukul Pahuja calls from the big blind. The flop comes 7diamond4spade3spade, Pahuja checks, and Bazeley bets 420,000. Mackey folds, and Pahuja calls. The turn is the 9heart, Pahuja checks, Bazeley bets 1,050,000, and Pahuja calls.

The river is the Kspade, and Pahuja bets 1,775,000. Bazeley tanks for a long time before he folds and Pahuja takes the pot.

Hand #102  -  James Mackey raises from the hijack to 250,000, Chance Kornuth reraises from the cutoff to 625,000, and Mackey calls. The flop comes KclubKheart7heart, Mackey checks, Kornuth bets 435,000, and Mackey calls. The turn is the 6spade, Mackey checks, Kornuth bets 635,000, and Mackey calls.

The river is the 2club, and both players check. Mackey shows JclubJspade to win the pot with two pair, kings and jacks, and Kornuth mucks.

Level 32 comes to an end, and the players take a 20-minute break.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:24 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #97-99: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #97  -  Mukul Pahuja raises from the button to 250,000, and Eric Afriat calls from the big blind. The flop comes Kspade10heart7spade, Afriat checks, Pahuja bets 425,000, and Afriat folds. Pahuja takes the pot.

Hand #98  -  James Mackey raises under the gun to 250,000, Matt Stout calls from the hijack, and Jacob Bazeley calls from the big blind. The flop comes 7diamond7heart4club, and it checks to Stout, who bets 400,000. Bazeley calls, and Mackey check-raises to 850,000. Stout and Bazeley both fold, and Mackey takes the pot.

Hand #99  -  Chance Kornuth raises under the gun to 275,000, Blake Purvis calls from the cutoff, and James Mackey calls from the big blind. The flop comes Kclub5diamond3diamond, Mackey checks, and Kornuth bets 450,000. Purvis raises to 1,025,000, Mackey folds, and Kornuth calls.

The turn card pairs the board with the 3club, Kornuth bets 440,000, and Purvis calls. The river is the Kdiamond, and both players check. Kornuth shows 5heart5spade for a full house, five full of kings, and Purvis mucks. Kornuth wins the pot.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
10:08 PM, 04/15/14

Hand #96: James Mackey Doubles Thru Matt Stout

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

James Mackey
Hand #96  -  James Mackey (pictured above) raises from the cutoff to 250,000, Chance Kornuth calls from the button, and Matt Stout reraises from the small blind to 825,000. Mackey moves all in for more than 4 million, and Kornuth folds.

Stout calls with JclubJdiamond, and Mackey turns over AclubQclub. Mackey needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 10club5club3clubQdiamondKheart, and Mackey flops the nut flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

James Mackey  -  9,000,000  (75 bb)
Matt Stout  -  4,250,000  (35 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, James Mackey, Matt Stout, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
09:55 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #93-95: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #93  -  Eric Afriat raises from the cutoff to 230,000, Jacob Bazeley calls from the button, and James Mackey calls from the small blind. All three players check to the turn on a board of Aclub9spade8heart10diamond, and it checks to Bazeley, who bets 425,000. Mackey and Afriat both fold, and Bazeley takes the pot.

Hand #94  -  Matt Stout raises under the gun to 275,000, Chance Kornuth reraises from the big blind to 750,000, and Stout folds. Kornuth takes the pot.

Hand #95  -  Mukul Pahuja raises under the gun to 250,000, Blake Purvis calls UTG+1, Eric Afriat calls from the hijack, and Matt Stout calls from the big blind.

The flop comes 9diamond8heart5heart, and it checks to Afriat, who bets 250,000. Stout and Pahuja both fold, and Purvis calls. The turn is the 2heart, Purvis checks, Afriat bets 350,000, and Purvis folds. Afriat takes the pot.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
09:51 PM, 04/15/14

Hands #91-92: Final Seven Players

Level 32: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #91  -  Blake Purvis raises from the small blind to 250,000, Eric Afriat reraises from the big blind to 540,000, and Purvis calls. The flop comes Jheart8diamond5diamond, Purvis checks, Afriat bets 250,000, and Purvis calls.

The turn is the 10club, Purvis moves all in, and Afriat folds. Purvis takes the pot.

Hand #92  -  Chance Kornuth raises UTG+1 to 250,000, Mukul Pahuja reraises from the cutoff to 625,000, and Kornuth calls. The flop comes Jspade6heart3diamond, Kornuth checks, Pahuja bets 475,000, and Kornuth calls. The turn is the 5heart, and both players check.

The river is the Qclub, Pahuja announces a bet of an unknown size, and Kornuth snap-calls with KclubJclub for a pair of jacks. Pahuja turns over KspadeJdiamond for an equal hand, and it's a chopped pot.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XII
09:39 PM, 04/15/14
Site by Digitaria

WPT Boot Camp

Delicious Facebook Digg Stumble Email to a friend