Live Events 3
Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $1,315,690
Players 3,209

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 1,000,000 / 1,500,000
Ante 1,500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 21

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
36
Blinds:
400,000/800,000
Ante:
800,000

Saffron Doubles Through Coltman

Toogood32 • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Todd Saffron
Todd Saffron

On the last hand before the break, Todd Saffron had three-bet jammed all in for 4,675,000 from the button versus an early position open from Brett Coltman. Coltman called and cards were on their backs.

Todd Saffron: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Brett Coltman: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board was {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{j-Hearts} to give Saffron the full double up.

Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 40,000,000 -5,000,000

Tags: Brett ColtmanTodd Saffron

First Break of the Day

MattHansen • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

The remaining nine players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Zyad Qasem Eliminated in 10th Place ($13,059)

Toogood32 • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Zyad Qasem
Zyad Qasem

After an open under the gun from James Todd to 1,500,000, it folded around to Zyad Qasem who moved all in for 6,700,000. Todd made the call and cards were tabled.

Zyad Qasem: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}
James Todd: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board was looking okay for a chop when it ran out {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} but the {q-Spades} peeled over on the river secured the win for Todd and eliminated Qasem in 10th for $13,059.

James Todd us
James Todd
us 51,000,000 7,000,000
Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us Busted

Tags: James ToddZyad Qasem

Final Table Draw

MattHansen • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Brett ColtmanUnited States45,000,000
2Rigoberto RodriguezUnited States6,400,000
3Randy LevinUnited States7,825,000
4Elias NetoBrazil3,500,000
5Zyad QasemUnited States10,000,000
6Patrick PilkoAustria17,000,000
7James ToddUnited States44,000,000
8Todd SaffronUnited States9,200,000
9Nicholas Sena-HopkinsUnited States7,500,000
10Maximo MartinezEl Salvador11,700,000
Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 45,000,000 2,000,000
James Todd us
James Todd
us 44,000,000 -2,500,000
Patrick Pilko at
Patrick Pilko
at 17,000,000 -1,350,000
Maximo Martinez sv
Maximo Martinez
sv 11,700,000 7,100,000
Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 10,000,000 3,500,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us 9,200,000 -1,500,000
Randy Levin us
Randy Levin
us 7,825,000 2,325,000
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins us
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins
us 7,500,000 -3,600,000
Rigoberto Rodriguez US
Rigoberto Rodriguez
US 6,400,000 200,000
Elias Neto br
Elias Neto
br 3,500,000 -4,900,000
Level:
35
Blinds:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
600,000

Gerardo Amezola Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,451)

Toogood32 • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Gerardo Amezola
Gerardo Amezola

Just before blinds went up, a massive three way pot took place, changing the landscape of the final two tables. After a raise from the button, Brett Coltman, to 1,100,000, Zyad Qasem called and so did Gerardo Amezola in the big blind.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{a-Spades} and it was checked to Brett Coltman who bet 2,200,000. Qasem (small blind) called before Amezola moved all in for 5,275,000 chips. Coltman then moved all in himself for 18,850,000. Qasem went into the tank for at least 90 seconds before calling and cards were tabled.

Gerardo Amezola: {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Brett Coltman: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Zyad Qasem: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Coltman was well ahead with his king kicker and the {10-Clubs} turn card and {9-Spades} river sealed his double up through Qasem while also knocking Amezola out in 12th place for $10,451.

Qasem said to Coltman ''If you didn't ask for a count, I fold'', referring to what Coltman asked Qasem before he moved all in over the Amezola jam.

Brett Coltman us
Brett Coltman
us 43,000,000 29,175,000
Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 6,500,000 -30,000,000
Gerardo Amezola us
Gerardo Amezola
us Busted

Tags: Brett ColtmanGerardo AmezolaGerardo Amezola EliminatedZyad Qasem

Richard Strainis Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,451)

Toogood32 • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Richard Strainis
Richard Strainis

After Richard Strainis moved all in from the hijack for 2,200,000, it folded to James Todd in the big blind who made the call after some thought.

Richard Strainis: {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
James Todd: {10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

Unfortunately for Strainis, the {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts} runout meant Todd hit the three outter and Strainis was sent packing in 13th. Strainis was all class as he took his exit, good for $10,451.

James Todd us
James Todd
us 23,000,000 3,500,000
Richard Strainis US
Richard Strainis
US Busted

Tags: James ToddRichard Strainis

Qasem New Chip Leader After Dethroning Todd

Toogood32 • Level 34: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Zyad Qasem
Zyad Qasem

After a raise from James Todd in the cutoff to 1,200,000 Zyad Qasem called from the big blind.

The flop fell {9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. Todd bet 1,200,000 and Qasem raised to 3,000,000. Todd called.

A {k-Diamonds} turn slowed action down, they both checked.

On the {q-Spades} river, Todd bet 4,000,000 when checked to and Qasem counted his stack before calling and tabling {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for the winner. Todd sighed as he mucked his hand.

Zyad Qasem us
Zyad Qasem
us 36,500,000 8,500,000
James Todd us
James Todd
us 19,500,000 -8,500,000

Tags: James ToddZyad Qasem