Run It Up Reno

$300 NL Hold'em PokerStars Cup

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 8,000 / 16,000
Ante 2,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $31,137
$300 NL Hold'em PokerStars Cup
Day 2 Completed

Je Wook Oh Wins Event 1 - $300 NL Hold'em PokerStars Cup ($6,520)

123md • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
PokerStars Cup Champion Je Wook Oh
PokerStars Cup Champion Je Wook Oh

The $300 NL Hold'em PokerStars Cup drew a field of 107 entries over three starting flights. 21 players advanced to Day 2 this evening and when it was all said and done, Je Wook Oh emerged victorious for a first-place prize of $6,520.

Oh began Day 2 second in chips and immediately took charge. Sitting to the immediate left of start-of-day chip leader Thomas Miller, Oh took a chunk of his chips early on and seized the chip lead for himself, never giving it up from that point forward. With 11 players remaining, Oh picked up ace-queen and eliminated Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker who held pocket fours. An ace found the board and Moneymaker was sent packing.

Oh entered the unofficial final table of nine players with about 30% of the chips in play and steadily chipped up from there. His elimination of Eric Rivkin in third place gave him a 7:1 chip lead to begin heads up play, and though Timothy Cipoletti chipped up a bit, Oh closed out the heads-up duel soon after.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Je Wook OhUSA$6,520
2Timothy CipolettiUSA$4,900
3Eric RivkinUSA$3,750
4David KuderUSA$2,800
5Samir BenjaminUSA$2,150
6Andrew IrwinUSA$1,600
7Jason Martin VelascoUSA$1,237
8David JohnsonUSA$920

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Timothy Cipoletti Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,900)

123md • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Timothy Cipoletti - 2nd Place
Timothy Cipoletti - 2nd Place

Timothy Cipoletti limped from the button and Je Wook Oh checked his option.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Oh led for 33,000. Cipoletti called.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and Oh checked to Cipoletti who bet 53,000. Oh check-raised all in and Cipoletti let out a big sigh.

"So you don't have a straight," said Oh.

"Ha, nope, no straight. Alright I'll call," said Cipoletti, committing his remaining 500,000 or so.

Oh tabled {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for top two pair, leading Cipoletti's {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for top pair with a straight draw.

The river was the {2-Hearts}, no help to Cipoletti, ending his tournament in second place for $4,900.

Timothy Cipoletti Busted

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Cipoletti Closes the Gap

123md • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Timothy Cipoletti limped from the button and Je Wook Oh checked his option.

The flop fell {8-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Oh led for 26,000. Cipoletti called.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and Oh bet 65,000. Cipoletti called.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Oh bet 77,000. Cipoletti raised all in for about 280,000 and Oh quickly folded.

Je Wook Oh us 1,035,000 -265,000
Timothy Cipoletti 570,000 265,000
Level:
22
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000

David Kuder Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,800)

123md • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
David Kuder - 4th Place
David Kuder - 4th Place

Eric Rivkin raised to 28,000 from the button, David Kuder reraised all in from the small blind for 85,000, and Rivkin called after a few moments.

Rivkin: {K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Kuder: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The board came down {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, giving Rivkin kings and nines to eliminate Kuder in fourth place for $2,800.

Eric Rivkin us 335,000 35,000
David Kuder Busted

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Samir Benjamin Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,150)

123md • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Samir Benjamin - 5th Place
Samir Benjamin - 5th Place

Samir Benjamin raised from the cutoff and Timothy Cipoletti called from the big blind.

The flop fell {J-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Cipoletti checked to Benjamin who bet 24,000. Cipoletti called.

The turn was the {9-Clubs} and Cipoletti checked again. Benjamin shoved for 89,000 and and Cipoletti called all in for 84,000 with {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}, having the pot locked up against Benjamin's {Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The river was an inconsequential {5-Diamonds}, securing the pot for Cipoletti.

Down to 5,000, Benjamin busted two hands later.

Timothy Cipoletti 295,000 200,000
Samir Benjamin Busted

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