Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Vamplew Leads The Final Three Players

[user80015] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
David Vamplew
David Vamplew

The expected final day of Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end!

What was expected to finish at some point on this day three, the final table has seen players swap chips back-and-forth on numerous occasions even after a quick start saw several early bustouts. However after 174 final table hands and ten levels of play, the dust has settled with just three players remaining.

SeatPlayerChip Count
2David Vamplew5,345,000
5Arttu Raekorpi2,055,000
9Brett Shaffer5,285,000

Scotland's David Vamplew is the chip leader, but if it wasn't for having his aces cracked just 15 hands earlier, Event #53 may already have a champion, or at least still be playing the extra allowed level. The victor of the aces cracked hand is Brett Shaffer who was only slightly pipped by Vamplew as the chip leader. Rounding out the rear is Finnish player Arttu Raekorpi who also had a chance to take this final table to heads-up play if it wasn't for a three-out by Vamplew.

Play is set to re-commence at 1 p.m. local Las Vegas time with the three remaining players playing down until the Event #53 Champion is crowned and their pocket is $665,397 heavier. Make sure to join the PokerNews live reporting team for the originally unscheduled Day 4 on Tuesday afternoon!

Tags: Arttu RaekorpiBrett ShafferDavid Vamplew

Vamplew Pulls Back Ahead

[user139916] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #167: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 from the small blind and took down the pot.

Hand #168: Brett Shaffer received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #169: David Vamplew received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #170: David Vamplew raised from the small blind, Arttu Raekorpi three-bet from the big blind, and Vamplew folded.

Hand #171: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #172 Brett Shaffer raised to 260,000 in the small blind, David Vamplew called from the big blind, and both checked to the river of a {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} board. Vamplew bet 325,000 and Shaffer folded.

Hand #173: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 in the small blind and took down the pot.

Hand #174: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Shaffer Picking Up the Pace

[user80015] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #160: David Vamplew receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #161: David Vamplew opened to 240,000 from the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #162: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 from the button only to have Arttu Raekorpi three-bet shove. Vamplew folded

Hand #163: Brett Shaffer raised the small blind to 260,000 and David Vamplew made the call to see a {10-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop fall. Shaffer bet 250,000 which was called by Vamplew as the {A-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Shaffer cut out 600,000 and Vamplew quickly mucked.

Hand #164: Brett Shaffer opened the button to 240,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #165: Brett Shaffer receives a walk in the big blind.

Hand #166: Brett Shaffer raised to 260,000 from the small blind and David Vamplew made the call from the big to see a {5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} flop.

Shaffer led for 250,000 and Vamplew made the call and the turn landed the {J-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {6-Clubs} land on the river with both players checking again. Shaffer tabled his {J-Clubs}{10-Spades} and captured the pot.

Tags: Arttu RaekorpiBrett ShafferDavid Vamplew

Shaffer Cracks Aces to Double Through Vamplew

[user139916] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #153: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and Brett Shaffer called from the big blind. The flop fell {J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Shaffer check-folded to Vamplew's bet of 250,000.

Hand #154: David Vamplew received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #155: Brett Shaffer raised to 240,000 on the button and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #156: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and neither opponent offered resistance.

Hand #157: Brett Shaffer raised to 260,000 in the small blind and David Vamplew three-bet to 530,000 from the big blind. Shaffer gave it up.

Hand #158: David Vamplew raised to 250,000 in the small blind and folded when Arttu Raekorpi shoved for about 2.1 million from the big blind.

Hand #159: David Vamplew raised to 240,000 on the button and Brett Shaffer three-bet shoved from the big blind for about 2.35 million. Vamplew snap called.

Vamplew: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
Shaffer: {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

The flop fell {9-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, giving Shaffer trip nines. Despite Vamplew's rail's call for an ace, the {2-Diamonds} turn and {Q-Spades} river were no help and Shaffer doubled up.

Vamplew Spikes Three-Outer

[user80015] • Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
David Vamplew
David Vamplew

Hand #151: After spending two minutes in the tank, Brett Shaffer announced he was all in and David Vamplew instantly mucked.

Hand #152: David Vamplew raised to 285,000 from the small blind only to have Arttu Raekorpi three-bet to 620,000. Vamplew responded by four-betting to 1,085,000 to put the action back on Raekorpi. Raekorpi pushed all in and Vamplew instantly called all in for his 3,680,000-chip stack.

Vamplew: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Raekorpi: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

With Vamplew trailing, the {6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} would see him connect to take the lead as the {A-Hearts} landed on the turn. With Raekorpi needing a king, the dealer delivered the {10-Clubs} on the river to ensure the double for Vamplew.

Tags: Arttu RaekorpiBrett ShafferDavid Vamplew