Jeff Madsen wins the California State Poker Championship - Heartland Poker Tour
Jeff Madsen got home with $ 157,060 of cash as he won the Main Event of the Hearland Poker Tour California State Poker Championship. This 1,650 $ buy-in Main Event has recorded 584 participants with a prizepool of 850,000 $. The final table of this poker tournament was played on Monday with the presence of the nine survivors, ranging from Amit Makhija to Luther Quach, Jasmin Oh, Alexander Greenblatt, Brett Murray, Jeff Madsen, Wes Nally and Steve Ayoub as well as Doug Lee. Jeff Madsen began his play as shortstack but he managed to catch up his delay by winning the Heads-up against Alexander Greenblatt. As a Triple WSOP bracelet winner, Jeff Madsen has accomplished four wins in live poker tournament including in Commerce Casino of Los Angeles. This year, Madsen secures his second title as he won the $1,090 Six-Max of the WPT world Championship in April in Borgata, with a symbolic prize of $ 52,150.
Steve Ayoub was the first eliminated from the final table, followed shorty afterwards by Wes Nally. Both players have earned respectively $ 16,000 and $ 21,340. Jasmin Oh finished seventh and earned $ 26,760, an elimination which occurred before Brett Murray ($ 32,090) and Luther Quach ($ 40,050). The chipleader Doug Lee fell to fourth for a win of $ 53,430. With three remaining competitors, the field is quickly reduced to two players after Amit Makhija (3rd, $ 72,159) was eliminated by Alexander Greenblatt. Jeff Madsen opened the Heads-up with a big advantage, more than 3 chips against 1 for his opponent. Greenblatt took over the chip lead but he just secure the runner-up place. Alexander Greenblatt settled with a prize of $ 112,200.
Thursday, 22 May 2014
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