The final four has been set for the $10,000 buy-in Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em event #12 at the 43rd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
The 152-player field – who created a prize pool of $1,428,800 – was reduced to just 32 by the end of Day 1, while the second day saw us reach the final four, almost certainly ensuring that the planned-for fourth day will not be necessary.
San Jose’s Tommy Chen will take on New York State’s Brian Hastings in semi-final 1, while Jason Mo, of Massachusetts, faces Maryland’s Brock Parker in the second last-four clash in the Brasilia Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino as they all eye up the gold bracelet and $371,498 winner’s cheque.
Vanessa Selbst Exits in Ninth
Three more rounds were played on Day 2, with pros such as Darren Elias (18th), Richard Lyndaker (19th), Mark Radoja (21st), Andrew Lichtenberger (23rd), Eric Froehlich (25th), Kevin Saul (26th), Tommy Vedes (28th) and Scott Baumstein (29th) exiting in the round of 32 to collect $10,966 each.
The last 16 round saw the likes of Vanessa Selbst (ninth), Paul Volpe (12th), Jonathan Jaffe (13th) and Antonio Esfandiari (16th) exit for $20,674 each, while in the quarter-finals Chen eliminated Illinois’ Chris Moore (fifth), Hastings took care of Michigan’s Jeffrey Gross (sixth), Mo defeated Vegas-based Andrew Robl (seventh) and Parker knocked out New Hampshire’s Michael Drummond (eighth). All those losers collected $56,380.
Here’s how the final four – with results from Day 2 – made it to the semi-finals:
|Player||Round of 32||Round of 16||Round of 8|
|Tommy Chen||Eric Froehlich||Antonio Esfandiari||Chris Moore|
|Brian Hastings||Tommy Vedes||Amritraj Singh||Jeffrey Gross|
|Jason Mo||Max Steinberg||Eevert Kokkonen||Andrew Robl|
|Brock Parker||Mark Radoja||Douglas Polk||Michael Drummond|
WSOP 2012 Event #12 Places 5 to 10
5. Chris Moore (USA) – $56,380
6. Jeffrey Gross (USA) – $56,380
7. Andrew Robl (USA) – $56,380
8. Michael Drummond (USA) – $56,380
9. Vanessa Selbst (USA) – $20,674
10. Amritraj Singh (USA) – $20,674
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