Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Day 3 Concludes, Final Table Set

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David Peters
David Peters

It's the Fourth of July. And there were indeed fireworks here on Day 3 of the last of the open-field, $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em events.

We began with 47 players returning from a starting field of 3,844, among them 2010 WSOP bracelet winner Jesse Rockowitz and Alex Jacob. Both of them would join the group hitting the rail today, as we once again saw the field rapidly shrink.

Dustin Dorrance-Bowman emerged as a leader as we got down to 15 players. Then Marcel Vonk moved forward to take the advantage. Then Henrik Tollefsen scored a huge double-up versus Dorrance-Bowman that helped propel him into the chip lead as we got down to 10 players.

Finally David Peters used pocket aces to eliminate Johnny Kitchens in 10th place, and our final nine was set. That hand put Peters in the chip lead entering tomorrow's final day of play, with Vonk and Tollefsen not too far behind.

As you check in on all of the Day 1a Main Event coverage tomorrow, stop on by over here to see who of our final nine takes home this Event #54 bracelet and the $570,960 first prize. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. local time.

Day 3 Concludes, Final Table Set

David Peters
David Peters

It's the Fourth of July. And there were indeed fireworks here on Day 3 of the last of the open-field, $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em events.

We began with 47 players returning from a starting field of 3,844, among them 2010 WSOP bracelet winner Jesse Rockowitz and Alex Jacob. Both of them would join the group hitting the rail today, as we once again saw the field rapidly shrink.

Dustin Dorrance-Bowman emerged as a leader as we got down to 15 players. Then Marcel Vonk moved forward to take the advantage. Then Henrik Tollefsen scored a huge double-up versus Dorrance-Bowman that helped propel him into the chip lead as we got down to 10 players.

Finally David Peters used pocket aces to eliminate Johnny Kitchens in 10th place, and our final nine was set. That hand put Peters in the chip lead entering tomorrow's final day of play, with Vonk and Tollefsen not too far behind.

As you check in on all of the Day 1a Main Event coverage tomorrow, stop on by this page to see who of our final nine takes home this Event #54 bracelet and the $570,960 first prize. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. local time.

Johnny Kitchens Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,045)

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Johnny Kitchens - 10th Place
Johnny Kitchens - 10th Place

From under the gun, David Peters opened the pot with a 63,000-chip raise. In middle position Johnny Kitchens popped it to 160,000. Peters called.

The flop ran out {7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Peters check-raised all in a 225,000-chip bet from Kitchens. Kitchens called.

Showdown
Kitchens: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Peters: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

The turn card was a {q-Diamonds} and the river brought a {j-Hearts} to the felt. Johnny Kitchens is our 10th place finisher.

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Seating at the Ten-Handed Table

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Seat 1 -- Henrik Tollefson
Seat 2 -- Paul Kerr
Seat 3 -- Marcel Vonk
Seat 4 -- Dustin Dorrance-Bowman
Seat 5 -- Johnny Kitchens
Seat 6 -- Mehul Chaudhari
Seat 7 -- Espen Moen
Seat 8 -- Nathan Jessen
Seat 9 -- Matthew Lupton
Seat 10 -- David Peters

Tollefson Takes a Bunch Off Dorrance-Bowman

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As that elimination was occurring over on Table 267, a big hand was developing on Table 262 between Henrik Tollefson and Dustin Dorrance-Bowman. Indeed, it appeared we might have reached our final nine before ever reseating at a single ten-handed table!

The hand began with Johnny Kitchens opening for 85,000, then Dorrance-Bowman called from the cutoff. It folded to Tollefson who announced he was all in for approximately 820,000 total. Kitchens got out, and Dorrance-Bowman took about five minutes to make his decision while players from the other table, waiting to move over, looked on.

Finally Dorrance-Bowman called, showing {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Tollefson showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The board came {4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, and Tollefson scores a huge more-than-double-up as we move to the single ten-handed table.

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Seating at the Ten-Handed Table

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Seat 1 -- Henrik Tollefson
Seat 2 -- Paul Kerr
Seat 3 -- Marcel Vonk
Seat 4 -- Dustin Dorrance-Bowman
Seat 5 -- Johnny Kitchens
Seat 6 -- Mehul Chaudhari
Seat 7 -- Espen Moen
Seat 8 -- Nathan Jessen
Seat 9 -- Matthew Lupton
Seat 10 -- David Peters

Peters Pushes Ahead

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David Peters
David Peters

Matthew Lupton raised to 65,000 from the cutoff, and got one caller in David Peters. Peters has pushed out in front here with 11 players left, and has remained aggressive throughout this most recent stretch of play at his six-handed table.

The flop came {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{k-Spades}. Peters checked, and Lupton bet 95,000. Peters made the call. The turn was the {4-Hearts}. Peters checked again, and this time Lupton bet 270,000. Peters took a moment to think about it, then called again.

The river brought the {9-Diamonds} and a couple of checks from the players. Peters tabled {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for top pair, which was good enough as Lupton mucked.

Peters is still stacking, but looks to but up around the 1.6 million mark, while Lupton is hovering a little over 1 million.

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Chop Chop

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Henrik Tollefsen opened the pot with a 66,000-chip raise on the button, and was called by Johnny Kitchens in the big blind.

Flop: {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} Tollefsen fired a 78,000-chip raise and Kitchens mini raised.

Tollefsen moved all in and was called. Both players tabled king jack, and they chopped the pot.

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