Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:42 AM
Final Table Chip Count 1 Brian Fidler $ 639,000 2 Tony Le $ 341,500 3 Clinton Baskin $ 319,000 4 Justin Scott $ 204,500 5 J.C. Tran $ 197,000 6 Joseph DuBois $ 172,000 7 RCW Cheung $ 155,000 8 Jamin Stokes $ 87,500 9 Matthew Russell $ 81,500 Payout structure1 $ 372,240 2 $ 206,800 3 $ 113,740 4 $ 82,720 5 $ 72,380 6 $ 62,040 7 $ 51,700 8 $ 41,360 9 $ 31,020Daniel will be texting me live updates from the final table.5:11 PM ESTIntroducing the players now. I will be taking the the mic to call shuffle up and deal soon.5:18 PM EST1hr 21 min remaining at 2000 / 4000 with 500 ante.5:19 PM ESTRCW wins the first pot after limping on the button and betting the flop.5:22 PM ESTFidler wins small pot with 99 vs RCW 88.5:25 PM ESTI expect slow to be very slow in the early going. Lots of chips in play with a good structure. We'll be here past midnight.JC Tran picks up a pot with JJ5:27 PM ESTJC Tran in huge hand with Clint. 34K preflop. Flop A J 6 Tran bet 32000 from the sb. Clint shows QQ and mucks.5:28 PM ESTI think JC robbed that pot BIGTIME. I think he had 88 or 99.5:37 PM ESTBrian looks totally calm and focused. I truly believe it will be him and JC heads up.5:38 PM ESTRCW went all in on JC. That's two hands in a row he moved in.5:43 PM ESTFidler is really staying out of trouble and playing cautiously.5:44 pM EST4 players in the pot K 2 3 flop checked around. Fidler in position. Turn K Matt russell bets 23K RCW raised to 46K Brian folds. RCW wins the pot.5:46 PM ESTFidler makes it 12K. 2 Callers. Fidler bets 25K flop J Q 10. Fidler picks it up.5:49 PM ESTIf I was drinking what Fidler is I'd lose it. Several coffees and now Red Bull.5:50 PM ESTBrian limps now J 8 3 flop he bets 13K against the blinds. They run again.5:51 PM ESTFidler raising again to 12K. Picks up another.5:53 PM ESTNo chip counts just yet. Although Brian clearly is up a bit so far.5:56 PM ESTA 8 10 Fidler limped sb Tony Le raised 12K. Fidler led 20K at the flop. Tony Le makes it 65K, Brian lays it down.I need to find out what Fid had there. I didn't like that play.Clint Baskin cripples Jamin StokesJamin Stokes raised to 12k from middle position, Clint Baskin called from the small blind, and Joe Dubois called from the big blind. The flop came [Q♦][J♣][9♥], and Baskin checked to Stokes who bet 16k. Baskin raised 65k more, Stokes folded, and Baskin took down the pot. Jamin Stokes is crippled to 33k.6:05 PM ESTFidler calls a 12K raise. JC re-raises 40 K more. Fidler lays it downChip count 6:07 PM EST1 Brian Fidler $ 640,000 2 Tony Le $ 340,500 3 Clinton Baskin $ 300,000 4 J.C. Tran $ 285,000 5 Justin Scott $ 195,000 6 RCW Cheung $ 182,500 7 Joseph DuBois $ 124,000 8 Matthew Russell $ 55,000 9 Jamin Stokes $ 33,0006:16 PM ESTHuge pot between JC and RCW. RCW all in on the river now. JC studying. Board is A K 2 3 6 three spades. River bet is over 100K. Several minutes have gone by now. JC lays it down. Big hit.RCW Cheung takes a monster potJC Tran raised to 11k from under the gun, RCW Cheung called from the cutoff, and the flop came [A♠][7♠][2♣]. Tran checked and Cheung bet 18k. Tran called and the turn came [K♠]. Tran checked the turn to Cheung who bet 60k. Tran called and the river came [3♣]. Once again Tran checked to Cheung who pushed in for 113k. Tran folded and Cheung took down the pot of over 180k.6:24 PM EST Fidler picks up a small one.6:32 PM ESTRCW Cheung eliminates Jamin StokesJamin Stokes pushed in from under the gun for 32k and RCW Cheung called from the big blind. The players turned up:Jamin Stokes [A♣][10♥]RCW Cheung [A♦][9♦]The flop came [J♥][9♠][2♣] giving Cheung the lead with a pair of 's. The turn came a [4♣], no help to Stokes. The river came [5♣] and Jamin Stokes was eliminated in 9th place with $31,020.6:33 PM EST RCW and Fidler in the blinds for 9K a piece. Flop c c. turn RCW bets 14K. Board Q 7 8 6. Fidler calls. River 9. RCW checks a straight on the river. Brian checked also with top pair.RCW Cheung takes one downRCW Cheung raised to 55k from the small blind, and Brian Fidler called from big blind. The flop came [Q♠][7♣][8♠] and both players checked. The turn came [6♥], Cheung bet 12k and Fidler called. The river came [9♦], and both players checked. RCW Cheung showed a  giving him a straight to take down the pot.6:35 PM EST 5 min left in this level.J.C. Tran says..."Congrats to Nam Le for taking down the Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge. Now it's my turn."Blinds IncreaseThe players returned from their break to blinds at 3k-6k and a 500 ante. There are 8 players remaining.7:10 PM ESTFidler is being very patient. He's at about 625000 but hasan't put himself in any jeapordy at all yet.Matt Russell doubles through Justin ScottJustin Scott raised to 18k from under the gun, Matt Russell pushed all in for 48.5k from the big blind, and Scott called. The players turned up:Justin Scott [A♣][Q♦]Matt Russell [J♦][J♥]The board came [7♠][6♦][2♣][7♥][4♥] for Matt Russell to double up with two pair [J]s and s.Chip Count 1 Brian Fidler $ 625,000 2 RCW Cheung $ 345,000 3 Tony Le $ 337,500 4 Clinton Baskin $ 277,000 5 Justin Scott $ 231,000 6 J.C. Tran $ 176,000 7 Joseph Dubois $ 142,000 8 Matthew Russell $ 55,5007:20 PM ESTFidler made it 18K. JC reraised to 60K. Fidler calls. Flop J 5 4 hearts. Check..Check. Turn Q. JC bets 46K. Fidler is thinking and calls! River 2h. JC is first and goes all in for 71500. Fidler folds7:27 PM ESTI just took Fidler aside for some advice. He could have played the hand differentlyJC Tran takes a pot off Brian FidlerBrian Fidler raised to 18k from the cutoff and JC Tran reraised to 60k from the small blind. Fidler called and the flop came [J♦][5♥][4♥]. Both players checked and the turn came [Q♠]. Tran bet 46k and Fidler called. The river came [2♥] and Tran pushed in for 71.5k. Fidler mucked and Tran took the pot increasing his stack to about 325k. After the hand Fidler had about 510k in chips.Clint Baskin takes a potRCW Cheung raised to 22k from middle position, Clint Baskin reraised to 57k from the button, and Cheung called. The flop came [J♦][9♠][5♦], and Cheung checked to Baskin who bet 60k. Cheung mucked and Baskin took down the pot.7:35 PM ESTBrian makes it 16K utg. Tony Le calls as does Joe. Flop K 7 4 rainbow. Fidler checks Tony Le bets 20K and wins.7:41 PM ESTRiver 8 Brian checks Tony checks. Fidler outkicked him with a J.Chip Count / 7:41 PM EST1 Brian Fidler $ 480,000 2 Tony Le $ 330,000 3 Clinton Baskin $ 260,000 4 Justin Scott $ 260,000 5 J.C. Tran $ 240,000 6 RCW Cheung $ 240,000 7 Joseph Dubois $ 170,000 8 Matthew Russell $ 118,0007:42 PM ESTFidler bets 10K on flop 5 6 J. Tony Lee calls. Brian bets 30K on turn Q. Tony calls.... Fidler makes it 17K. Just reraises 40K more from bb. 7:50 PM ESTFidler took a couple small hits overall but is still in the drivers seat.. JC playing pretty good to.Clint Baskin knocks out Matt RussellClint Baskin raised to 15.5k from middle position, Matt Russell reraised to 60k from late position, and Baskin reraised to 87k putting Russell all in. Russell called all in and the players showed:Matt Russell [9♣][9♥]Clint Baskin [A♠][K♣]The board came [Q♦][5♦][2♣][7♣][A♣] and Matt Russell went home in 8th with $41,360.Updated Chip CountsThere are seven players remaining for an average stack of 315k.Justin calls. Flop 10 10 5. Justin checked. Fidler bets 50K....and wins one.8:17 PM ESTFidler makes it 18K. Now bb clint reraises 45K more. Fidler calls in position. Flop 10 4 A. Clint checks Brian bets 50K.... Clint thinks and folds JJ. Same guy who laid down the QQ to JC when he bluffed.8:27 PM ESTFidler is set to reraise Tran from the BB. 60K more... Tran lays it down. Fidler is on his way back to 600,000.8:31 PM ESTRCW made it 20K from the cutoff. Fidler made it 60K from the button. RCW foldedJC Tran takes a pot off Joseph DuboisJC Tran raised to 14k from the button and Joseph Dubois called from the big blind. The flop came [A♥][K♣][7♦] and both players checked. The turn came [5♠] and Dubois bet 30k. Tran called and the river came [2♣]. Dubois checked the river to Tran who bet 40k. Dubois folded and Tran took the pot. After the hand Dubois was left with 95k.8:39 PM ESTBrian raises 100K total! I think Brian has QJ. Clint calls. Biggest pot of the day....Clint folded!!!Brian Fidler takes pot from Clint BaskinClint Baskin raised to 18k from middle position, Brian Fidler called from the big blind, and the flop came [A♣][K♦][10♠]. Fidler checked to Baskin who bet 35k, and Fidler raised to 100k. Baskin called and the turn came [7♣]. Fidler bet 150k, Baskin mucked, and Fidler took down the pot.8:44 PM ESTFidler in command up to 730K.8:48 PM ESTFidler made it 18K and won the blinds. The announcer is now calling him "FIDPOKER" in honor of the thread.Chip Count1 Brian Fidler $ 730,000 2 Clinton Baskin $ 335,000 3 Tony Le $ 315,000 4 RCW Cheung $ 250,000 5 Justin Scott $ 205,000 6 J.C. Tran $ 200,000 7 Joseph Dubois $ 85,000 Play will resume at 7:45 PM PST10:49 PM ESTGame on. Players are back at work right now. Expect a very late night with the fabulous circuit blind structure.Blinds IncreaseThe players returned from their break to level 14 with the blinds at 4k-8k and a 1k ante.Tony Le takes a potRCW Cheung raised to 22k from the button, Tony Le called from the big blind, and the flop came [K♥][Q♣][5♦]. Both players checked and the turn came [7♠]. Le checked to Cheung who bet 25k and Le raised it to 75k. Cheung called and the river came [9♥]. Le bet 75k, Cheung called and Le showed pocket s for a set to take down the pot. RCW Cheung has 200k and Tony Le increased his stack to 500k.10:52 PM ESTFidler makes it 28K and picks it up.11:00 PM ESTClint bets 150K in position and takes it.11:00 PM ESTClinton Baskin takes out Joseph DuboisClinton Baskin raised to 25k from the small blind and Joseph Dubois pushed in for an additional 47k from the big blind. Baskin called and the players turned up:Clinton Baskin [A♦][9♣]Joseph Dubois [A♥][Q♣]The flop came [10♦][7♦][7♣] leaving Dubois in the lead. The turn came [9♥] giving Baskin two pair. The river came [9♠] and Joseph Dubois was eliminated in 7th place with $51,700.11:03 PM ESTTran takes a sick beat. QQ vs 44 all in before flop.Justin Scott eliminates JC TranJC Tran raised to 25k from early position, Justin Scott moved all in from the cutoff for 138k, and Tran called all in for 131k. The players showed:JC Tran [Q♦][Q♠]Justin Scott [4♣][4♠]The board came [9♠][8♥][4♥][3♠][2♦] and Scott eliminated Tran with a set of s in 6th place with $62,040. 11:04 PM ESTFidler makes it 25K. Clint makes it 75K Brian calls it. Flop 3 6 9 all spades...RCW Cheung doubles through Clint BaskinRCW Cheung limped in from under the gun, Clint Baskin limped from the small blind, and Justin Scott checked his option. The flop came [9♥][5♣][5♠] and Baskin bet 11k. Scott called and Cheung pushed in for an additional 136k. Baskin called and Scott folded. The players showed:RCW Cheung [J♣][J♠]Clint Baskin [A♠][9♣]The turn and river came [3♥][6♠] and Cheung doubled with his pocket pair. After the hand Baskin was left with 340k.Chip count1 Brian Fidler $ 710,000 2 Tony Le $ 500,000 3 Clint Baskin $ 342,000 4 Justin Scott $ 310,000 5 RCW Cheung $ 300,00011:30 PM ESTBrian has been staying clear of the action recently.11:33 PM ESTFidler picks up a blind.Straight on boardClint Baskin raised to 38k from the button and Justin Scott pushed in from the small blind for 165k. Baskin called and the players turned up:Justin Scott [A♥][K♠]Clint Baskin [Q♥][Q♠]The flop came [5♥][4♥][3♠] with no change in the hand. The turn and river came [6♣][7♣] and the players split the pot with a straight on the board.11:34 PM ESTFidler raised the button Clint called. Flop A K 4. Fidler bets 40K and call. Turn 9 Check check. River 8 Clint bets 60K Fidler calls. Clint show A 9 and wins.11:36 PM EST Fidler picks up a blind with 25K blind. Clint Baskin has a slight lead after that last pot.11:39 PM ESTFidler AA vs Justin all in 8 10. Flop J 9 2 turn 6 river 5. Fidler busts one!!! He regains the chip lead with that pot.11:41 PM ESTFidler calls RCW from sb. Flop A 2 5. Check check... RCW bets 15K fidler raises!!! 30K more... RCW calls. River Q Brian shows 222 RCW had KK. Fidler wins the pot!11:44 PM ESTFidler up to about 820,000 now!11:45 PM ESTIf Fidler gets heads up with Clint I forsee a nickel and dime special.Clint Baskin takes down a potTony Le raised to 34k from the small blind, Clint Baskin called from the big blind, and the flop came [8♥][4♦][9♥]. Le checked to Baskin who bet 26k and Le called. The turn came [J♦], Le checked, and Baskin bet 76k. Le mucked and Baskin took down the pot.11:50 PM ESTFidler picks up a blindChip Count 1 Brian Fidler $ 810,000 2 Clint Baskin $ 705,000 3 RCW Cheung $ 365,000 4 Tony Le $ 340,00011:56 PM ESTFidler limps sb vs Tony Le. J 10 4, 7 on the turn. Fidler picks it up with a 13K bet.12:07 AM ESTIMO RCW is Brian's biggest threat at this point. I'm confident Brian's strategy will work better vs Clint and Tony Le.12:07 AM EST5 5 6 Brian bets 30K Clint calls. Turn 8 check check. River A. Check Check Clint wins with 2 212:08 AM EST Clint is up to 940,000 now. Brian is in 2nd with 750,000. RCW 300,000. Tony Le 200,00012:09 AM ESTFidler wins a small one.12:14 AM ESTFidler bet 30K Clint goes 60K Fidler 120K more. Board is 2 6 7 two spades. Fidler picks it up.Brian Fidler takes a potBrian Fidler raised to 25k from the button, Clint Baskin called from the big blind, and the flop came [7♦][6♠][2♠]. Baskin checked the flop to Fidler who bet 30k. Baskin raised to 60k and Fidler reraised to 180k. Baskin folded and Fidler took down the pot.Chip Count1 Brian Fidler 850,000 2 Clint Baskin 850,000 3 RCW Cheung 300,000 4 Tony Le 210,000Clint Baskin takes out RCW CheungTony Le limped in from the button, Clint Baskin called from the small blind, and RCW Cheung raised 65k more from the big blind. Le folded and Baskin reraised all in and Cheung called all in. The players showed:RCW Cheung [Q♥][J♠]Clint Baskin [A♣][8♠]The board came [A♦][10♥][5♦][7♥][A♥] and RCW Cheung went home in 4th place with $82,720.Chip Counts1 Clint Baskin 1,150,000 2 Brian Fidler 850,000 3 Tony Le 200,00012:21 AM ESTAction 3 handed will be fast and furious. I'll only be updating key pots for Fidler. Otherwise Matt will be posting pokerwire's info.12:24 AM PSTTony Le takes one downBrian Fidler raised to 28k from the small blind and Tony Le called from the big blind. The flop came [K♥][3♥][2♥], Fidler bet 30k and Le called. The turn came [3♠], Fidler bet 45k and Le called. The river came [6♦], both players checked and Tony Le took down the pot with pocket s.12:26 AM ESTBrian wins a little pot from Clint playing aggressively on a ragged board.12:33 AM ESTI need to focus a little more on Clint and what he's doing. Updates from me will be more infrequent.12:43 AM ESTA Fullhouse on the BoardClint Baskin limped in from the small blind, Brian Fidler checked his option, and the flop came [9♠][8♠][8♦]. Both players checked and the turn came [9♦]. Baskin bet 15k, Fidler called, and the river came [8♥]. Baskin bet 50k on the river and Fidler mucked.12:45 PM ESTI just gave Fidler a major strategy adjustment. Play has changed and we have a plan B in place that will work and stop the slide.12:47 PM ESTFidler 760,000. Tony 169,000. Clint 1,250,000Clint Baskin increases his leadClint Baskin raised to 27k from the button and Tony Le reraised to 78k from the big blind. Baskin called and the flop came [Q♣][10♦][9♥]. Le checked the flop to Baskin who bet 200k. Le mucked and Baskin took down the pot.Players take a breakThe players have just left for a 15 minute break.1:04 AM ESTI just had a long talk with Fidler on the break. We needed to address a few tells he had. They'll be gone now.Blinds IncreaseThe players returned from their break to level 15 with the blinds at 5k-10k and a 1k ante.Fidler takes a pot off LeBrian Fidler limped in from the small blind and Tony Le checked his option on the big blind. The flop came [Q♥][J♦][7♦] and Fidler bet 12k. Le called and the turn came [A♥]. Fidler bet 40k and Le folded.Brian Fidler increases his stackBrian Fidler limped in from the small blind, Tony Le checked his option, and the flop came [Q♠][Q♥][4♣]. Both players checked and the turn came [10♦]. Fidler bet 13k, Le called, and the river came [J♣]. Fidler bet 25k, Le mucked, and Fidler took down the pot leaving Le with 104k.1:20 AM ESTTony Le is short in the BB. I've told Brian to get a little more aggresive from the sb and not give him free flops.1:22 AM ESTBrian has made EVERY adjustment I asked him too and is picking up steam. He listens better than anyone I've ever taught.1:24 AM ESTI can't share the adjustments because they would give away too much info about Brian's game.Brian Fidler cripples Tony LeBrian Fidler raised to 20k from the small blind and Tony Le called from the big blind. The flop came [6♥][5♦][3♣] and Fidler bet 20k. Le called and the turn came [A♦]. Both players checked and the river came [K♠]. Both players checked again and turned up:Brian Fidler [J]Tony Le [J]Fidler took the pot leaving Le with 49k in chips.Clint Baskin busts Tony LeTony Le moved all in for 37k from the small blind, and Clint Baskin called from the big blind. The players showed:Tony Le [J♦][10♥]Clint Baskin [A♦][A♣]The board came [6♦][6♥][4♥][8♠][10♣] and Baskin eliminated Le in 3rd place with $113,740.Players take a quick break before going heads up.Chip Count1 Clint Baskin $ 1,271,000 2 Brian Fidler $ 831,0001:39 AM ESTI'm so excited I can't take it. Everything is going perfectly and I'm VERY confident in the strategy we have heads up.Heads up play beginsThe cards are back in the air on the Final Table of the WSOPC Harvey's Lake Tahoe. Play is now heads up between Clint Baskin and Brian Fidler. The final 2 of 110 players have begun their battle for the first place cash prize of $372,240.There is still 1:34 remaining in level 15 with the blinds at 5k-10k and a 1k anteBrian Fidler takes a potBrian Fidler raised to 25k from the button and Clint Baskin called. The flop came [K♣][9♠][3♣], Baskin checked to Fidler who bet 30k. Baskin called and the turn came [Q♠]. Baskin checked, Fidler bet 60k, and Baskin called. The river came [2♣] and both players checked. Fidler took down the pot with [K] for two pair. 1:43 AM ESTBrian just missed a bet. Very key. He won the pot but needed to win more.Chip Count1 Clint Baskin 1,260,000 2 Brian Fidler 942,000Chip Count1 Clint Baskin $ 1,400,000 2 Brian Fidler $ 800,0002:06 AM PSTBrian made another big mistake. He's down to 500,000.Clint Baskin takes a huge potClint Baskin limped from the button, Brian Fidler made it 18k more, and Baskin called. The flop came [6♠][4♦][2♥], Fidler bet 45k, Baskin called, and the turn came [2♠]. Fidler bet 80k, Baskin called, and the river came [8♣]. Fidler bet 120k, and Baskin called. The players showed:Brian Fidler [A♠][6♦]Clint Baskin [Q♥][2♣]Fidler builds back his stackClint Baskin limped in from the button and Brian Fidler checked his option. The flop came [J♥][2♥][2♠] and both players checked. The turn came [10♣] and Fidler bet 15k. Baskin raised to 55k and Fidler called. The river came [5♠] and Fidler checked to Baskin who bet 75k. Fidler called and Baskin showed [Q] high. Fidler turned up [J] for two pair to take the pot.2:12 AM ESTBRIAN made a HUGE CALL. In my mind I was begging him to call and he did. Back in action. I wish there was a break now. He's making one key technical error.Chip Count1 Clint Baskin $ 1,510,000 2 Brian Fidler $ 692,000Clint Baskin increases his leadBrian Fidler raised to 25k from the button, Clint Baskin called from the big blind, and the flop came [Q♠][6♠][2♣]. Baskin checked to Fidler who bet 40k, and Baskin called. The turn came [7♠], Baskin bet 80k, Fidler mucked, and Baskin took it down.Clint Baskin takes another oneBrian Fidler raised to 25k from the button, Clint Baskin called, and the flop came [Q♣][9♦][9♣]. Baskin checked to Fidler who bet 40k, and Baskin raised 75k more. Fidler mucked and Baskin took down the pot.Clint Baskin forges aheadClint Baskin limped from the button, Brian Fidler raised to 40k from the big blind, and Baskin called. The flop came [A♥][Q♦][6♠], Fidler bet 50k, and Baskin called. The turn came the [6♣], Fidler bet 100k, and Baskin reraised to 300k. Fidler folded with 300k left.2:38 AM ESTBrian took another hit. He made another boo boo.Chip Count1 Clint Baskin $ 1,900,000 2 Brian Fidler $ 302,000Clint Baskin wins!Clint Baskin has just won the WSOPC Harvey's Lake Tahoe. For first place he takes home a gold and diamond Championship Ring, an entry into the Tournament of Champions, and a cash prize of $372,240.Brian Fidler took second place in the event winning a cash prize of $206,800.Clint Baskin limped from the button and Brian Fidler checked his option. The flop came [6♠][5♥][9♦] and Fidler bet 17k. Baskin called and the turn came [2♠]. Fidler bet 50k on the turn and Baskin called. The river came [3♦] and Fidler pushed in. Baskin immediately called and Fidler showed a  for a pair. Baskin turned up [A♥][4♣] for a straight to win the pot along with the Championship Ring.GG Fidler!