Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:52 PM Local Time
Kyle Cartwright Wins Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($360,435)
Congratulations to Kyle Cartwright who has defeated 2,223 other players over three days to capture the first place prize of $360,435 and his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Twelve players returned to start Day 3 and the first two would fall in the first half hour of play.
First to go was Blake Barousse when his was bested by the of Robert Kuhn. All the chips went in preflop and the board sent him packing. Very soon after that a short stacked Geoffrey Mooney shoved from the small blind with but walked into the of Kyle Cartwright in the big blind and Mooney was out in 11th.
That meant we had the unofficial final table of 10 and as soon as the dogs and Frisbees show was finished they moved over to the feature table to re-join battle. On the very first hand Steve Chanthabouasy agonized over a river shove from Cartwright on a board of and when he made the call with he saw the bad news as Cartwright had flopped a set with his .
The official table of nine was underway and before the end of the next level Michael Sortino would fall in 9th place when Ylon Schwartz's out flopped his . Ken Weinstein exited in 10th when his short stack shove with was looked up by the of Jeremy Dresch.
Robert Kuhn had made a great run through the field to make the final table but he was eliminated in 7th place when he shoved with on the turn of a board reading . Unfortunately for him, Kyle Cartwright (again!) was his opponent had a legitimate top two pair hand and the river was the inconsequential .
Jeremy Dresch was next to go and it was Cartwright, who was making a habit of knocking players out, who would be his executioner. Cartwright six-bet shoved with and Dresch called it off with . No help for Dresch on a board of and he was out in 6th with $61,068 for his troubles.
On to level 24 and 4th place finisher Matthew O'Donnell who was getting short on chips and moved all in with . Ylon Schwartz looked him up with and flopped him practically dead on a final board of .
The story of quite a long session of three handed play was Paster's refusal to give up and a series of double ups where he got it in with the worst hand but came up smelling of roses each time. On level four, when they were four handed, he got it in with and was at risk against the of Dizenzo but a straight on the board saved him. He then doubled up minutes later with against the of Cartwright when the board ran out . He then slipped back a fair bit before getting it all in with against Cartwright again, and again the dealer came to the rescue, this time on the river as the cards fell . It looked for a long time that it would come down to a battle between Cartwright and Schwartz, but it was not to be.
It finally got to heads up play when Paster raised to 100,000, Cartwright three-bet to 260,000 and Schwartz shoved from the big blind for 2,025,000. Paster folded and Cartwright gave it a great deal of thought before making the call. His call turned out to be inspired as his was in great shape against the of Schwartz. The board ran out and Schwartz was gone in 3rd place for $157,926.
A quick dinner break was then declared and they came back to play with Cartwright holding the lead with 4,605,000 against the 2,025,000 of Paster. Indeed it didn't take long after resumption of play for a winner to be decided.
Paster raised to 100,000 from the button and Kyle Cartwright three-bet to 270,000. Paster four-bet shoved for 1,845,000 and Cartwright quickly made the call.
Both players stood up and had their eyes glued to the felt as the dealer put out the cards that would decide if the matter was settled there and then.
Cartwright threw his arms in the air in jubilation and rushed over to his supporters before shaking hands and receiving the congratulations of his opponent.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:08 PM Local Time
Jason Paster Eliminated in 2nd Place ($223,518)
Jason Paster raised to 100,000 and Kyle Cartwright three-bet to 270,000. Paster four-bet all in for 1,845,000 and Cartwright quickly made the call.
Paster was at risk and turned over the , while Cartwright tabled . The players stood and awaited the flop which fell and Cartwright vaulted into the lead.
Cartwright's rail yelled and now he had to anxiously fade a four or two runners. The turn was the and the river must have seemed to take forever for Cartwright and Paster, but eventually came the .
Paster is out in second place and Cartwright wins the title and the bracelet.
|Kyle Cartwright||6,672,000||1,902,000 |
|Jason Paster||0||-1,860,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:06 PM Local Time
Cartwright Takes Two
Jason Paster raised to 100,000 and Kyle Cartwright three-bet to 270,000. Paster folded.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 100,000 and Jason Paster called.
The flop was , Paster checked and Cartwright checked behind. The turn was the and Paster checked. Cartwright fired 70,000 and Paster called.
The river was the and again Paster checked. Cartwright bet 165,000 and Paster folded.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:00 PM Local Time
Cartwright Using His Stack
Hand #151 Jason Paster made it 100,000 and Kyle Cartwright called. The flop was . Cartwright checked and Paster bet 75,000 and got a call. The turn was the . Check from Cartwright and a check from Paster. The fell on the river and they both checked and played the board. Chop it up.
Hand #152 Cartwright made it 100,000 and Paster called. The flop was . Paster checked and Cartwright bet 65,000 which got a call. The turn was the . They both checked to see a river . Paster checked and a bet of 190,000 from Cartwright took it down.
|Kyle Cartwright||4,770,000||165,000 |
|Jason Paster||1,860,000||-165,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:54 PM Local Time
The First Few Hands of Heads Up Play
Jason Paster raised to 100,000 from the button and Cartwright folded.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 100,000 and Paster called. The flop was
and Paster checked, Cartwright bet 65,000 and Paster called.
The turn was the and both Paster and Cartwright checked. The river was the and Paster bet 140,000 and Cartwright folded.
Paster raised to 100,000 and Cartwright called. They saw a flop of . Cartwright checked and Paster bet 110,000 and Cartwright folded.
Cartwright raised to 100,000 and Paster folded.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:49 PM Local Time
We Are Back
Short dinner break over, heads up play will now begin as hand for hand coverage continues until we have a winner.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:04 PM Local Time
Players Are On a Dinner Break
The final two players are on a forty minute break and will return at approximately 8:45pm.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:03 PM Local Time
Ylon Schwartz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($157,926)
Jason Paster raised to 100,000 from the button, Cartwright reraised to 260,000 from the small blind and Schwartz pushed all in from the big blind for 2,025,000.
Paster got out of the way and Cartwright thought for a moment before eventually making the call with . We could see the disappointment on Schwartz's face as he rolled over .
Schwartz was the player at risk and needed help in a big way. The flop came down and the on the turn was no help for him either. The completed the board and Schwartz was gone in third place.
Paster and Cartwright will now play heads up for the bracelet.
|Kyle Cartwright||4,605,000||1,905,000 |
|Jason Paster||2,025,000||775,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||0||-2,300,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:02 PM Local Time
Schwartz Loses A Chunk
Ylon Schwartz raised to 100,000 from the button and Jason Paster reraised to 250,000 from the small blind. Cartwright folded from the big blind and Schwartz four-bet to 525,000.
Paster moved all in and Schwartz folded.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:55 PM Local Time
Paster Slowly Coming Back Into It
Hand #139 Ylon Schwartz limped in the small blind and Jason Paster checked in the big blind. The flop was . A bet from Schwartz took it down.
Hand #140 Paster limped in the small blind and Cartwright made it 140,000 from the big blind. Paster responded by moving all in and Cartwright folded.
Hand #141 Cartwright opened on the button and Schwartz responded with a three-bet from the small blind. That saw him win the pot.
Hand #142 Cartwright got another walk.
Hand #143 Paster made it 100,000 from the button and the blinds both folded.
Hand #144 Cartwright made it 100,000 from the button and Paster made the call from the big blind. The flop was . Paster cheked and Cartwright bet 90,000. Paster made the call to see the turn which both players checked. A river card saw Paster lead for 180,000 and Cartwright made the fold.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:50 PM Local Time
Paster Finds Another Unlikely Double
Kyle Cartwright raised to 100,000 from the button and both opponents folded.
Ylon Schwartz raised to 100,000 from the button, Paster folded and Cartwright reraised to 290,000 and Schwartz folded.
Jason Paster raised all in from the button for 595,000 and Schwartz called from the big blind. Paster had the and Schwartz tabled . Paster needed help to stay alive and received it on a flop of .
The board ran out and Paster's small two pair held for the double.
|Kyle Cartwright||2,700,000||135,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||2,300,000||-725,000 |
|Jason Paster||1,250,000||1,140,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:39 PM Local Time
Hand #131 Ylon Schwartz opened for 105,000 and added the antes and blinds to his stack.
Hand #132 Kyle Cartwright raised to 110,000 from the small blind and Schwartz called. The flop was . A check from Cartwright saw a 60,000 bet from Schwartz and the pot was his.
Hand #133 Kyle Cartwright opened for 100,000 on the button and took it down.
Hand #134 Kyle Cartwright got a walk.
Hand #135 Jason Paster moved all in for 595,000 and neither of the other players wanted to look him up.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:32 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:32 PM Local Time
Hands 128 - 131
Hand #128 Kyle Cartwright got a walk.
Hand #129 Jason Paster opened for 80,000, Kyle Cartwright three-bet to 170,000. Fold from Ylon Schwartz in the big blind and Paster let it go.
Hand #130 Schwartz raised and took it down.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:29 PM Local Time
Some More Action
Ylon Schwartz received a walk.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 80,000 from the button, Schwartz folded and Jason Paster called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Paster checked. Cartwright bet 55,000 and Paster called. The turn was the and Paster checked. Cartwright bet 165,000 and Paster folded.
Ylon Schwartz raised to 80,000 from the button and both opponents folded.
Paster folded, Kyle Cartwright raised to 90,000 from the small blind and Ylon Schwartz made the call. The flop was and Cartwright bet 65,000 and Schwartz folded.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 80,000 from the button and both opponents folded.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:26 PM Local Time
Hand #118 Kyle Cartwright made it 80,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #119 Cartwright got a walk.
Hand #120 Jason Paster moved all in again, but no callers.
Hand #121 Ylon Schwartz made it 80,000 and won the hand.
Hand #122 Schwartz made it 80,000 on the button, Paster moved all in for 520,000 and Cartwright got out of the way.
Schwartz looked him over for a while and chuckled. He weighed it up for a while longer and made the call.
Paster showed and was against the of Schwartz.
The cards ran out and Paster had another double up. "Teflon" shouted someone on the rail.
|Ylon Schwartz||3,025,000||-525,000 |
|Jason Paster||110,000||-385,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:15 PM Local Time
Paster in Shoving zone.
Hand #117 Jason Paster moved all in from the button for 495,000. The other players fold.
|Jason Paster||495,000||-160,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:13 PM Local Time
A Few More Hands
Ylon Schwartz received a walk.
Kyle Cartwright raised from the button to 80,000 and both opponents folded.
Schwartz folded, Jason Paster moved all in from the small blind and Cartwright folded.
Paster folded, Kyle Cartwright raised to 90,000 from the small blind and Schwartz folded.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 80,000 from the button and both players folded.
Ylon Schwartz raised to 80,000 from the button and both players folded.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:09 PM Local Time
Cartwright Puts Paster to The Test
Hand #107 Ylon Schwartz raised from the button to 80,000. Folds from small blind Jason Paster and big blind Kyle Cartwright.
Hand #108 Head up to a flop of . Cartwright was first to act and a 65,000 bet was good.
Hand #109 Jason Paster got a walk.
Hand #110 Paster limped the small blind and Cartwright called. They saw a flop of . Paster was first to act and bet 40,000. Cartwright called to see a on the turn. Paster bet 85,000 and Cartwright now raised to 190,000. Paster sat blinking, lost in thought before calling. The river card was the . A check from Paster saw Cartwright move all in.
Now Paster took a long time to think before making the fold.
|Kyle Cartwright||2,565,000||235,000 |
|Jason Paster||655,000||-235,000 |
Saturday, May 31, 2014 6:59 PM Local Time
Schwartz Takes a Big One
Jason Paster raised to 80,000 from the button and Kyle Cartwright reraised to 140,000 from the small blind. Schwartz and Paster both folded.
Kyle Cartwright raised to 80,000 from the button and Ylon Schwartz reraised to 195,000 from the small blind. Paster folded and Cartwright made the call.
The flop came down and Schwartz led for 115,000. Cartwright called and the turn was the .
Schwartz checked and Cartwright also checked. The river was the and Schwartz bet 310,00 and Cartwright quickly called.
Schwartz showed for two pair and Cartwright mucked his cards.
|Ylon Schwartz||3,550,000||345,000 |
|Kyle Cartwright||2,330,000||-705,000 |