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Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam in his First Live Tournament

10:06 PM, 05/16/15

Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam; Steve Warburton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($167,134)

09:31 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 158-161: Yachou Doubles Through Warburton

09:30 PM, 05/16/15

Kees van Brugge Eliminated ($100,281)

07:59 PM, 05/16/15

The Royal Flush Girls Take a Tour of Amsterdam

05:28 PM, 05/16/15

Fredrik Andersson Eliminated in Fourth Place ($75,768)

04:53 PM, 05/16/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Eliminated in 5th Place ($56,826)

04:07 PM, 05/16/15

Hand 10: Jason Wheeler Eliminated in 6th Place ($45,973)

02:50 PM, 05/16/15

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:02 PM, 05/16/15

Welcome to the Final Table of WPT Amsterdam

12:22 PM, 05/16/15

Steve Warburton Leads Final 6 WPT Amsterdam Final Table

12:20 AM, 05/16/15

Pim van Riet Eliminated in 7th Place ($37,884)

12:00 AM, 05/16/15

Aki Pyysing Eliminated in 8th Place ($30,641)

11:40 PM, 05/15/15

Louis Salter Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,842)

09:47 PM, 05/15/15

Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 10th Place ($16,323)

09:36 PM, 05/15/15

Andersson Dishes Out a Crippled Beat to Mizzi

09:32 PM, 05/15/15

Sandro Pitzanti Eliminated in 11th Place ($16,323)

07:22 PM, 05/15/15

Giacomo Fundaro Eliminated in 12th Place ($16,323)

07:06 PM, 05/15/15

Erik van den Berg Eliminated in 13th Place ($13,371)

04:29 PM, 05/15/15

Barrie Pietersz Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,371)

03:41 PM, 05/15/15

Thierry van den Berg Eliminated in 15th Place ($13,371)

03:27 PM, 05/15/15

Scott Davies Eliminated in 16th Place ($11,365)

03:15 PM, 05/15/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:07 PM, 05/15/15

WPT Amsterdam Day 4: The Race to the Final Table

11:12 AM, 05/15/15

Andersson Leads the Final 16; Mizzi and Fundaro Also in the Hunt

11:38 PM, 05/14/15

WPT Amsterdam Party!

11:25 PM, 05/14/15

Davies and Fundaro Clash in Pivotal Pot

11:24 PM, 05/14/15

Mizzi and Wheeler Go Head to Head

11:16 PM, 05/14/15

Alexey Pak & Raoul Refos Eliminated in 23rd & 24th Place ($8,914)

09:37 PM, 05/14/15

Mean Tweets!

04:49 PM, 05/14/15

Senh Ung Eliminated on the Money Bubble

04:30 PM, 05/14/15

Yan Busts in Three Way Pile Up

04:29 PM, 05/14/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Eliiminates Luke Marsh; Now Has Monster Chip Lead

03:13 PM, 05/14/15

Anthony Zinno Eliminated by Giacomo Fundaro

02:55 PM, 05/14/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:03 PM, 05/14/15

WPT Amsterdam Day 3: Welcome to the Money

01:55 PM, 05/14/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Leads Day 2 WPT Amsterdam

11:54 PM, 05/13/15

Jin Saft Eliminated by Anthony Zinno

08:58 PM, 05/13/15

Anthony Zinno Double Up

08:42 PM, 05/13/15

Revised Pay Details

08:14 PM, 05/13/15

Bryn Kenney Takes on the Heads Up Challenge

07:32 PM, 05/13/15

The Winner of WPT Amsterdam Will Get $239,559

05:48 PM, 05/13/15

Dominik Nitsche Eliminated by Joep van den Bijgaart

04:47 PM, 05/13/15

Senh Ung Doubles Through Steve Warburton

04:42 PM, 05/13/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:10 PM, 05/13/15

Day 2 Begins Shortly

10:33 AM, 05/13/15

Giacomo Fundaro Leads WPT Amsterdam Heading Into Day 2

01:22 AM, 05/13/15

Bryn Kenney Eliminated by Sorel Mizzi

11:31 PM, 05/12/15

Nitsche Doubles

09:37 PM, 05/12/15

Fatima Moreira de Melo Doubles

09:09 PM, 05/12/15

Fundaro Sends Someone to the Rail; Earns Chip Lead

08:06 PM, 05/12/15

Why Should You be at WPT Amsterdam

08:01 PM, 05/12/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:06 PM, 05/12/15

Welcome to Day 1B of WPT Amsterdam

01:44 PM, 05/12/15

Fredrik Andersson Leads Day 1A WPT Amsterdam

01:18 AM, 05/12/15

Dominik Nitsche is Out

12:17 AM, 05/12/15

Muntathar Albadawi Doubles Through Ludovic Geilich

12:06 AM, 05/12/15

A Closer Look at Day 1A WPT Amsterdam

10:33 PM, 05/11/15

Mizrachi Busts For a Second Time

09:06 PM, 05/11/15

Dominik Doubles

08:56 PM, 05/11/15

Ung Triples; Schiffbauer Eliminated

07:34 PM, 05/11/15

Michael Mizrachi Ground Down and Out

06:23 PM, 05/11/15

Jason Wheeler Wins the WPT Amsterdam High Roller for €125,000

04:39 PM, 05/11/15

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:12 PM, 05/11/15

Welcome to Day 1A of WPT Amsterdam

11:17 AM, 05/11/15

Live Tournament Updates

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, Day 3 Recap

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

By BJ Nemeth

6850 Final Three Tables
Day 3 began with 20 players, which meant four 6-handed tables. It didn't take long for the first two bustouts, when the field combined to the final three tables pictured above.

6743 Steven Michaelis Eliminated by Moon Kim
This hand was probably generated the biggest roller coaster of emotions on Day 3. Steven Michaelis (center) was all in preflop with AspadeKheart, a dominant favorite against the AdiamondQheart of Moon Kim (right). But Kim flopped a queen to take the lead, and Michaelis was facing probably elimination.

But the turn card was a king, putting Michaelis back out in front, and he stood up and pumped his fists as you can see above. Michaelis was in great shape -- until another queen hit the river. Moon Kim won the pot, and Steven Michaelis was the first elimination of the day in 20th place.

6800 Erik Cajelais Doubles Thru Taylor von Kriegenbergh
If the previous photo represented the most emotional hand of the day, this one may have been the most impactful, at least in the early levels. On a board of Jspade9spade4club9clubJdiamond, WPT Champions Club member Taylor Von Kriegenbergh (left) check-called every street against Erik Cajelais (foreground, right) in a pot that grew to more than 1.2 million in chips.

Cajelais showed KspadeJclub to win the pot with a full house, jacks full of nines, and von Kriegenbergh could only flash the 9diamond for a smaller full house. This pot propelled Cajelais to the chip lead, and left von Kriegenbergh as the short stack, eliminated in 19th place just a few minutes later.

6906 JC Tran Moves All In vs Danny Le
Shooting Star J.C. Tran (left) moved all in after a flop of 9club6heart4club, but even the prospect of a $5,000 bounty couldn't get a call from Danny Le (right). Le talked to Tran for about a minute, trying to coax some information, but he showed the Kclub as he forfeited the pot.

6955 Joe Serock Doubles Thru Mike McClain
Joe Serock (left) moved all in on the river with the board showing 9club9heart2heart10heartKspade, and Mike McClain (right) tanked for a couple of minutes before calling. Serock would show Aclub9spade to win the pot and double up.

7043 JC Tran Eliminated by Mike McClain
Shooting Star J.C. Tran (right) was all in preflop with Adiamond8heart against the 4club4spade of Mike McClain (left). Tran never improved, and McClain collected the $5,000 bounty and the autographed Shooting Star bounty t-shirt. Tran's elimination in 16th place left Jonathan Duhamel as the last remaining Shooting Star in the field.

7085 Marko Trapani Jr Stares Down Ubaid Habib
Marko Trapani, Jr. (right) stares down Ubaid Habib (foreground, left) after moving all in preflop. Trapani entered the day with a short stack, and was treading water in dangerous territory for several hours. Habib would eventually fold, giving Trapani a few more chips to work with.

7215 Jonathan Duhamel Eliminated by Ubaid Habib
Shooting Star Jonathan Duahmel (center) shakes hands with Ubaid Habib after being eliminated in 13th place. Duhamel had been all in preflop with Aheart6spade, dominated by the Aclub10heart of Habib.

7255 Jonathan Duhamel Signs His Shirt
Shooting Star Jonathan Duhamel signs his bounty t-shirt over to Ubaid Habib. This will be the first WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table without a Shooting Star.

7273 Jonathan Duhamel Eliminated by Ubaid Habib
This is the third bounty photo that Jonathan Duhamel (left) has appeared in, but up until now, he has been the hunter rather than the hunted. Earlier in the tournament, Duhamel collected the bounties on Elky Grospellier and Jason Mercier. This was the first and only bounty for Ubaid Habib (right), and he wore the t-shirt for the rest of the day.

7452 Amir Khaziri Doubles Thru Joseph Elpayaa
With the board showing AspadeKclub5club3heart2diamond on the river, Amir Khaziri (right) moved all in against Joseph Elpayaa (left). Elpayaa tanked for several minutes before he called, and Khaziri won the pot with Aheart5heart -- two pair, aces and fives. Elpayaa mucked without showing.

7471 Marko Trapani Jr Eliminated by Ubaid Habib
Marko Trapani, Jr. (left) was all in preflop with QclubJheart against Ubaid Habib's Aspade10heart. Trapani never improved, and he was eliminated in 10th place, earning $41,600.

7495 Marko and Chris Trapani
Ubaid Habib (right) watches as Marko Trapani, Jr. (left) receives a congratulatory hug from his brother Chris after busting in 10th place. It was an emotional moment for the two brothers, as their late father was the one who created this Shooting Star tournament. Last year, Chris finished 12th in this event, the first one held after their father's death in the summer of 2010.

7549 Chris and Marko Trapani Interviewed by George Sylak
The Trapani brothers (Chris and Marko, Jr.) talk to WPT Producer George Sylak (center left) after Marko's elimination in 10th place. They talked about their father, Marko Trapani, Sr., a co-owner of the Bay 101 Casino who was beloved by the players.

7633 Moon Kim Doubles Up
Ubaid Habib (background, center) watches from the rail while the dealer counts the stack of Moon Kim (right), who had just doubled up thru Amir Khaziri.

7676 Erik Cajelais and Joseph Elpayaa
Erik Cajelais (left) eliminated Scott Baumstein in eighth place, and it was time for the final seven players to redraw for a single table. Cajelais was the chipleader at that point, in good spirits as he racked his chips alongside Joseph Elpayaa (right).

7711 Final Seven Players
The final seven players, clockwise from the dealer: (1) Joseph Elpayaa, (2) Amir Khaziri, (3) Joe Serock, (4) Moon Kim, (5) Ubaid Habib, (6) Erik Cajelais, and (7) Andrew Badecker.

7968 Andrew Badecker All In
Moon Kim (foreground left) raised preflop, Erik Cajelais (center left) reraised, and Andrew Badecker (right) moved all in. Kim tanked for a while, saying he wished Cajelais hadn't raised behind him. Kim eventually folded, and Cajelais quickly folded AdiamondJheart behind him. Kim said, "Oh, I should have called!" as Badecker took the pot.

8026 Amir Khaziri Eliminated 7th by Moon Kim
In the 100th hand of seven-handed play, Amir Khaziri (left) was all in preflop with AdiamondKdiamond against the 9club9diamond of Moon Kim (standing, right). The board came 10heart8spade4spade6diamond6spade, and Kim won the pot with his pocket pair to eliminate Khaziri on the TV bubble.

Seventh place may have been the most painful position in the tournament. Not only did Khaziri miss the televised WPT Final Table, but the $64,000 he won, is only half of what sixth place is worth -- $128,200.

8075 WPT Bio Sheets
Seventh-place finisher Amir Khaziri (seated, top center) was still gathering his things as the other six players celebrated making the final table and began the process of verifying their chip counts and filling out their WPT bio sheets.

Here are the official chip counts for the televised WPT Final Table:

Seat 1.  Joseph Elpayaa  -  908,000  (95 BBs)
Seat 2.  Joe Serock  -  952,000  (98 BBs)
Seat 3.  Moon Kim  -  2,098,000  (105 BBs)
Seat 4.  Ubaid Habib  -  2,274,000  (114 BBs)
Seat 5.  Erik Cajelais  -  3,640,000  (182 BBs)
Seat 6.  Andrew Badecker  -  1,040,000  (52 BBs)

The televised WPT Final Table begins Friday at 4:00 pm PT, and the WPT Live Stream will begin on a 30-minute delay at 4:30 pm, with commentary by WPT Raw Deal Analyst Tony Dunst and Dan O'Brien. You can find the WPT Live Stream, along with our usual hand-for-hand updates, right here on WPT.com.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Steven Michaelis, Moon Kim, Erik Cajelais, Taylor von Kriegenbergh, J.C. Tran, Danny Le, Joe Serock, Mike McClain, Marko Trapani Jr, Ubaid Habib, Jonathan Duhamel, Amir Khaziri, Joseph Elpayaa, Chris Trapani, Andrew Badecker, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
01:44 PM, 03/09/12

Floes Knows with Jess and BJ

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

On this episode of the Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman and BJ Nemeth know how to bet the Bookie's Over/Under on how many hands will be played at the final table, recap Day 3 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star, draft their final table fantasy teams, and answer the question, "What is your favorite Bo Jackson moment?"

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman, BJ Nemeth, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
10:58 AM, 03/09/12

ClubWPT Player of the Day - Erik Cajelais

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Erik Cajelais, Jessica Welman, ClubWPT Player of the Day, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
02:14 AM, 03/09/12

Hand #100: Amir Khaziri Eliminated in Seventh Place ($64,000)

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

8026 Amir Khaziri Eliminated 7th by Moon Kim
Photo: Amir Khaziri (left) is all in preflop on the TV bubble against Moon Kim (standing, right).

Hand #100 - Moon Kim raises to 55,000 from under the gun and Ubaid Habib calls from middle position. Amir Khaziri is in the small blind and announces he is all-in for 457,000 total. Kim calls and Habib folds pocket deuces face up.

Kim holds 9club9diamond and Khaziri is racing with AdiamondKdiamond.

The 10heart8spade4spade flop keeps Kim out front and the 6diamond on the turn does nothing to change that. The river is the 6spade and the nines hold to eliminate Khaziri in seventh place on the final table bubble. 

Moon Kim - 2,098,000 (105 BBs)
Amir Khaziri - eliminated in sixth place ($64,000)

The final six players are now bagging up their chips and receiving instructions about tomorrow's televised and livestreamed final table. 

Here is a look at the official chip counts and seat assignments for the final table:

Seat 1:  Joe Elpayaa  -  908,000  (95 BBs)
Seat 2:  Joe Serock  -  952,000  (98 BBs)
Seat 3:  Moon Kim  -  2,098,000  (105 BBs)
Seat 4:  Ubaid Habib  -  2,274,000  (114 BBs)
Seat 5:  Erik Cajelais  -  3,640,000  (182 BBs)
Seat 6:  Andrew Badecker  -  1,040,000  (52 BBs)

Sorted In: Moon Kim, Featured Blog, Amir Khaziri, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
09:42 PM, 03/08/12

Hands #98-99: Final Seven Players

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #98 - Ubaid Habib raises to  50,000 and Joe Elpayaa calls from the big blind. The two players check the Jheart6heart5club flop and the turn brings the Kheart and Elpayaa bets 67,000. Habib calls.  The river is the Qheart and both players check.

Habib shows Kdiamond10diamond for a pair of kings to take the pot.

Hand #99 - Ubaid Habib raises to 50,000 from middle position and Erik Cajelais reraises to 130,000 behind him. Habib folds and Cajelais takes the pot.

Sorted In: Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X, Commerce Casino, L.A. Poker Classic, Season 8 on FSN, Season VIII, Season VII
09:33 PM, 03/08/12

Hands 94-97: Final Seven Players

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #94  -  Andrew Badecker raises from middle position to 40,000, and Moon Kim calls from the big blind. The flop comes 9diamond5diamond2heart, Kim checks, Badecker bets 50,000, and Kim calls. 

The turn card pairs the board with the 5club, Kim checks, Badecker bets 137,000, and Kim folds. Andrew Badecker takes the pot.

Hand #95  -  Joe Serock raises from middle position to 45,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #96  -  Amir Khaziri raises from middle position to 43,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #97  -  Amir Khaziri raises from early position to 43,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
09:30 PM, 03/08/12

Hands #91-93: Ubaid Habib Takes a 900K Pot

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #91  -  Erik Cajelais min-raises from the button to 40,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #92  -  Ubaid Habib raises from middle position to 50,000, Andrew Badecker calls from the button, and Joseph Elpayaa reraises from the small blind to 169,000. Habib and Badecker both call. 

The flop comes AheartKheart3club, Elpayaa bets 177,000, Habib calls, and Badecker folds. The turn card is the 8spade, Elpayaa checks, Habib bets 500,000, and Elpayaa folds. Habib shows AclubKspade (two pair, aces and kings) as he collects the pot worth 902,000.

Ubaid Habib  -  2,220,000  (111 BBs)
Joseph Elpayaa  -  1,100,000  (55 BBs)

Hand #93  -  Joseph Elpayaa raises from the button to 44,000, and Joe Serock calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of 8spade7heart5clubKdiamond, Serock bets 75,000, and Elpayaa calls. 

The river card is the 10club, and both players check. Serock shows Aheart8heart to win the pot with a pair of eights, and Elpayaa mucks.

Sorted In: Ubaid Habib, Joseph Elpayaa, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
09:25 PM, 03/08/12

Hands #84-90: Final Seven Players

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #84 - Amir Khaziri raises to 42,000 from under the gun, winning the blind and antes.

Hand #85 - Erik Cajelais raises to 40,000 from middle position, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #86 - Moon Kim raises to 60,000 from under the gun, Ubaid Habib calls behind him, and Joe Serock calls rom the big blind. The flop comes Jheart7spade3heart and Serock bets 70,000. Both Kim and Habib fold and Serock takes the pot.

Hand #87 - Ubaid Habib raises to 50,000 from under the gun, Joe Serock calls from the small blind, and Moon Kim defends his big blind. The flop comes Qclub7heart2spade and Serock bets 55,000. Kim calls, then Habib raises, making it 150,000 to play. Both Serock and Kim fold and Habib takes the pot.

Hand #88 - Joe Elpayaa raises to 44,000 and Ubaid Habib reraises to 150,000 total from the big blind. Elpayaa calls and the two see a flop of 9diamond8heart7club. Habib checks and Elpayaa bets 177,000. Habib thinks a good 30 seconds before folding and Elpayaa takes the pot.

Hand #89 - Joe Serock raises to 45,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #90 - Ubaid Habib raises to 50,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Sorted In: Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
09:15 PM, 03/08/12

Hand #83: Moon Kim Wishes He Had Called Badecker's All In

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #83  -  Moon Kim raises from the cutoff to 55,000, Erik Cajelais reraises from the small blind to 140,000, and Andrew Badecker moves all in for 988,000. 

Kim asks for an exact count, and thinks for a while. Kim points to Cajelais and says, "I wish you hadn't done that." Kim eventually folds, and Cajelais quickly folds behind him.

Kim says, "Oh, I should have called!" Cajelais reaches for his cards to reveal AdiamondJheart. As for Badecker, he takes the pot without showing anything.

Andrew Badecker  -  1,224,000  (61 BBs)

Sorted In: Andrew Badecker, Moon Kim, Erik Cajelais, Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
09:02 PM, 03/08/12

Level 23 Begins

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The final seven players are back in their seat after their latest fifteen-minute break. Blinds are now up to 10,000-20,000 ante 3,000. The field still needs to lose one more player before the televised final table is set.

Here is a look at updated chip counts from the break:

Seat 1. Joseph Elpayaa - 1,308,000 (65 BBs)
Seat 2. Amir Khaziri - 418,000 (21 BBs)
Seat 3. Joe Serock - 789,000 (39 BBs)
Sear 4. Moon Kim - 1,954,000 (98 BBs)
Seat 5. Ubaid Habib - 1,697,000 (85 BBs)
Seat 6. Erik Cajelais - 3,725,000 (186 BBs)
Seat 7. Andrew Badecker - 990,000 (50 BBs) 

Sorted In: Bay 101, Bay 101 Shooting Star, Season X
08:52 PM, 03/08/12



Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $239,559
2 $167,134
3 $100,281
4 $75,768
5 $56,826
6 $45,973
7 $37,884
8 $30,641
9 $22,842
10 - 12 $16,323
13 - 15 $13,371
16 - 18 $11,365
19 - 21 $10,028
22 - 24 $8,914
25 - 27 $7,800
28 - 36 $7,242
37 - 45 $6,685

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 25,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 75,000
38 300,000-600,000 75,000
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