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Friday, November 25, 2011

The December Mega Stack Challenge Kicks Off Dec. 3rd!

The December Mega Stack Challenge kicks off on Saturday, December 3rd with the $600 Mega Stack Challenge event featuring a $125,000 Guarantee.

Players start with 25,000 in chips. Levels 1-8 are 30 minutes in length, levels 9-17 are 40 minutes in length and level 18 and up are 50 minutes in length.

Just click "Schedule & Satellite Information" at the top of the page to view the full schedule of event!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Daniel Santoro Wins the WPF Main Event! ($449,910)


Daniel Santoro

Congratulations to Daniel Santoro, winner of the 2011 World Poker Finals Main Event.

He takes home $424,410 plus the $25,500 World Poker Tour Championship seat, the World Poker Finals Trophy, the World Poker Finals watch and the Tiffany Card Protector!

Christian @realcharder30 Harder Eliminated in 2nd Place ($248,962)


Christian Harder

Christian Harder raises to 160,000 from the button and Daniel Santoro three-bets to 425,000. Harder moves all-in and Harder calls. They turn up"

Harder - [Tc][Td]
Santoro - [Ac][Ks]

The flop comes out [Jc][8c][5s] and Harder maintains the lead. The turn is the [2h] but the river is the [Kc], giving Santoro a pair of kings and the pot.

Christian Harder has been eliminated from the World Poker Finals Main Event in 2nd place for $248,962.

Heads-Up Chip Counts at the World Poker Tour Final Table

Here are the chip counts going into heads-up play at the World Poker Finals:


Daniel Santoro - 4,505,000


Christian Harder - 1,215,000

Bob Carbone Eliminated in 3rd Place ($166,271)


Bob Carbone

Daniel Santoro raises to 60,000 from the button and Bob Carbone raises all-in from the big blind. Santoro snap calls and they turn over:

Santoro - [Ah][As]
Carbone - [Td][Ts]

The board runs out [7s][5c][4d][Kc][9c] and Santoro wins the pot to eliminate Bob Carbone in 3rd place for $166,271.

Steven Brackesy Eliminated in 4th Place ($129,816)


Steven Brackesy

It is folded to Steven Brackesy, in the small blind, who raises to 43,000. Daniel Santoro, in the big blind, three-bets to 110,000. Brackesy then raises to 243,000 and Santoro pops it yet again to 440,000. Brackesy announces all-in and Santoro calls. They turn over:

Brackesy - [Ac][4c]
Santoro - [Qh][Qs]

The board runs out [9c][9h][5s][2c][6h] and Santoro wins the pot to eliminate Brackesy in 4th place for $129,816.

Andy Frankenberger Eliminated in 5th Place ($99,585)


Andy Frankenberger

Steven Brackesy raises to 37,000 and Daniel Santoro calls. Christian Harder then three-bets to 127,000 from the button and Andy Frankenberger moves all-in from the big blind.

It is folded all the way back around to Harder, who announces call. They turn up:

Harder - [Kd][Kh]
Frankenberger - [Ac][Tc]

The board runs out [9d][5c][4h][5s][Ts] and Harder's kings hold up to win the pot and eliminate Frankenberger in 5th place for $99,585.

Eli Berg Eliminated in 6th Place ($83,580)


Eli Berg

Eli Berg raises to 36,000 before the flop and is called by Chistian Harder on the button and Andy Frankenberger in the big blind.

The flop comes [Kc][7d][7s] and Frankenberger checks. Berg fires 73,000 and Harder calls. Frankenberger mucks his hand and the [Td] comes on the river.

Berg checks and Harder bets 104,000. Berg announces that he is all-in and Harder quickly calls. They turn up:

Harder - [Ac][Ah]
Berg - [Kh][Qd]

Berg has top pair but Harder is ahead with his pair of aces. The river comes the [7h] and Harder wins the pot.

Eli Berg has been eliminated in 6th place for $83,580.

Play Underway at the World Poker Tour Final Table

Cards are in the air and play is underway at the World Poker Tour World Poker Finals final table.

The blinds are 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante for another five minutes.

Chip counts are as follows:

1. Steven Brackesy 1,807,000
2. Daniel Santoro 1,163,000
3. Christian Harder 1,293,000
4. Bob Carbone 588,000
5. Andy Frankenberger 374,000
6. Eli Berg 496,000

Final payouts are as follows:

1st - $424,410 + $25,500 WPT Championship Seat
2nd - $248,962
3rd - $166,271
4th - $129,816
5th - $99,585
6th - $83,580

Photos: The Final Table Chip Counts


Steven Brackesy - 1,807,000


Daniel Santoro - 1,163,000


Christian Harder - 1,293,000


Bob Carbone - 588,000


Andy Frankenberger - 374,000


Eli Berg - 496,000

Photo: The World Poker Finals Final Table

World Poker Finals Final Table Chip Counts

The final table of the $10,000 World Poker Finals Main Event kicks off in just under an hour.

Here are the chip counts by seat assignments at the final table:

1. Steven Brackesy 1,807,000
2. Daniel Santoro 1,163,000
3. Christian Harder 1,293,000
4. Bob Carbone 588,000
5. Andy Frankenberger 374,000
6. Eli Berg 496,000

Final payouts are as follows:

1st - $424,410 + $25,500 WPT Championship Seat
2nd - $248,962
3rd - $166,271
4th - $129,816
5th - $99,585
6th - $83,580