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W P T Alpha8 Las Vegas 2015 - Daniel 3Rd For $640K

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Daniel's last tournament of the year is the $100K buyin WPT Alpha8 at The Bellagio in Las Vegas and he's made the final table of 8 that will resume play on Sunday.


Updates are available at the WPT website.



Daniel Negreanu ‏@RealKidPoker 5h5 hours ago

1,325,000 with 8 players left resuming tomorrow. Top 7 get paid so one person at my table won't be happy tomorrow! #Alpha8

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The prize pool for the Las Vegas Alpha8 event totaled $4,414,500 and the top seven players will each be taking home a six-figure score. Here is a look at the payouts:


1st: $1,589,219

2nd: $1,015,335

3rd: $646,103

4th: $441,450

5th: $309,015

6th: $242,798

7th: $176,580


In addition to the $1.5 million payday, the winner will also be taking home a beautiful King Power Titanium watch made by Hublot and bragging rights as the latest Alpha8 Champion.

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Fedor Holz Leads WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas FInal Table


12:31 AM PST, Dec 20, 2015 • Level 16: 15,000-30,000 , 4,000 ante


After 10 levels of play, it’s down to the official final table of eight in the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas and Fedor Holz is leading the way with over 40% of the chips in play, bagging 4,865,000 at the end of the night. He scored


There is a big drop after Holz in the chip counts, but Nick Petrangelo, Keith Tilston and Daniel Negreanu round out the top half of the chip counts with 1,750,000, 1,630,000 and 1,475,000, respectively. Sean Winter, Kathy Lehne, Ankush Mandavia and David Peters round out the bottom half of the chip counts with 1,355,000, 1,255,000, 765,000 and 555,000, respectively.


The day began with a field of 31 from the original 38 players who put up the $100,000 on Day 1 of the event, but there was still two levels of late registration. By the time late registration had closed, the field had grown to 45 players, generating a prizepool of $4,414,500, with the top seven players earning a payday. On Sunday, when the final eight players return, they will continue their play on the money bubble. The next player eliminated will go home empty-handed and the remaining seven players will earn at least $176,500.


While a min-cash is worth $176,500, everybody has their eyes on the first place prize of $1,509,219. Second place also takes home a seven-figure payday, taking home $1,015,000.


The final eight players come back at 2 p.m. on Sunday to play down to a winner. WPT.com will have hand-for-hand coverage of the final table.

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Hands #54-59: Keith Tilston Eliminated in 7th Place ($176,530)



Keith Tilston raises on the button to 115,000 and Daniel Negreanu three-bets to 315,000 out of the small blind. Nick Petrangelo folds his big blind and Tilston goes into the tank for a few moments before moving all in. Negreanu calls and the cards are tabled.


Tilston is all in for 785,000 with Jc.gifJd.gif against Negreanu’s 8c.gif8d.gif. The flop is Ah.gif8s.gif5d.gif and Negreanu takes the lead. The turn is the 7h.gif, leaving Tilston with two outs to the river, but the 9h.gif on the river sends Tilston home in seventh place. He takes home $176,530 for his run at the Bellagio and Negreanu chips up as the field nears a break.


Daniel Negreanu – 2,070,000

Keith Tilston – Eliminated

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Hand #60

Sean Winter moves all in under-the-gun for 910,000 and Kathy Lehne calls and is all in for 305,000. Lehne shows As.gif5d.gif and is in bad shape against Winter’s Ad.gifKd.gif.


The flop is Qd.gifJd.gif3s.gif, giving Winter a royal flush draw and keeping him in the lead. Lehne is still drawing to three outs as the dealer gets ready to burn and turn. The turn is the 6s.gif and the river is the 2s.gif and Winter wins with the better kicker on his ace-high.


Lehne takes home $242,798 for her fifth place finish.


Sean Winter – 1,305,000

Kathy Lehne – Eliminated




Hand #61

There is a dead button and Fedor Holz raises to 125,000 under-the-gun and Nick Petrangelo calls in the cutoff. Ankush Mandavia moves all in from the small blind for 515,000. Holz folds and Petrangelo calls.


Mandavia tables Th.gifTd.gif against Petrangelo’s 8c.gif8d.gif. The flop is 8h.gif7h.gif2d.gif and Petrangelo takes the lead with top set. The turn is the 5c.gif and the river is the Qc.gif to eliminate Ankush Mandavia in fifth place. Mandavia earns $307,015 for fifth place.


Nick Petrangelo – 2,155,000

Ankush Mandavia – Eliminated

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Hands #79- 81: Sean Winter Eliminated in 4th Place ($441,450)



Nick Petrangelo raises to 135,000 under-the-gun and Sean Winter moves all in on the button for 990,000. Petrangelo gets a count and then calls. Winter shows Ac.gifTs.gif and is flipping with Petrangelo’s 7d.gif7c.gif.


The flop is Kd.gifQh.gif7s.gif and Petrangelo flops bottom set. Winter needs to find a jack to stay alive, but the 4c.gif on the turn and the As.gif on the river sends Winter to the rail in fourth place. Winter takes home $441,450 for his efforts and three-handed play begins.


Nick Petrangel0 – 3,830,000

Sean Winter – Eliminated

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Hands #82-83: Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($640,103)



Fedor Holz folds on the button and Daniel Negreanu moves all in for 655,000. Nick Petrangelo calls from the big blind and the cards are tabled. Negreanu shows Kd.gif3s.gif and is in the lead against Petrangelo’s Qd.gifJh.gif.


The flop is Js.gif9c.gif4s.gif and Petrangelo takes the lead with a pair of jacks. The turn is the Qc.gif, giving Petrangelo two pair, but Negreanu has a straight draw, needing a 10 to stay alive. The river is the 6s.gif and Negreanu is eliminated in third place to leave Petrangelo heads-up with Holz for the title. Negreanu takes home $640,103 for his third place finish.


Nick Petrangelo – 4,170,000

Daniel Negreanu – Eliminated

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Daniel Negreanu ‏@RealKidPoker 13m13 minutes ago

3rd place for $640k to finish off the year in style. Key hand was losing 66 to 88 and I only called cause I respected my opponents.




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Fedor Holz brought a massive chip lead into the final table of the $100,000 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas final table and never even came close to relinquishing it en route to topping a field of 45 players to take home his first Alpha8 title and over $1.5 million.


Holz made short work of the final table, finishing off his opponents in just over 100 hands to earn his biggest live cash of his career. His win at the Bellagio brings his total career tournament earnings to over $3.8 million in his short poker career.


At the start of the day with eight players remaining, Holz had about 40% of the chips in play. At the outset of play, Holz continued to accumulate chips by eliminating David Peters in eighth place to burst the money bubble. Peters was eliminated and the remaining seven players were all guaranteed a cash.


After Peters was eliminated, Holz just continued to accumulate chips without showdown and there were a flurry of eliminations shortly after a break with Keith Tilston, Kathy Lehne and Ankush Mandavia hitting the rail in seventh, sixth, and fifth place, respectively. When four-handed play began, Holz had only accumulated about 60% of the chips in play and had a better than 3-to-1 chip advantage on his closest competitor.


During four-handed play, Nick Petrangelo doubled up through Daniel Negreanu and then eliminated Sean Winter in fourth to make a nice run up the chip counts of his own. Negreanu was left short after doubling up Petrangelo and was finished off by Petrangelo himself, which left Holz heads-up with Petrangelo for all the marbles.


After a short break for player interviews, heads-up play began with Holz holding a better than 2-to-1 chip lead. Petrangelo couldn’t get much going against the German pro and Holz won a flip with pocket fives against A-Q about 30 minutes into the match to take home the title.


Here are a look at the final table results:

1st: Fedor Holz – $1,589,219

2nd: Nick Petrangelo – $1,015,335

3rd: Daniel Negreanu – $640,103

4th: Sean Winter – $441,450

5th: Ankush Mandavia – $309,015

6th: Kathy Lehne – $242,798

7th: Keith Tilston – $176,580

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i had a dream Danny finished 3rd.

i don't know my own power.

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