The Final Three Make a Deal, Sam Weiss is the Champion!


The final three players took a look at the numbers, and after moving some numbers around, a deal was struck! Sam Weiss, the big chip leader at the time of the chop, will take home $108,360, and the big chip trophy! Aung Thu will take home $95,000 for 2nd place, while Duey Duong will earn $80,000 for third.

Congratulations to all three players on thier big scores, and thanks for playing our CPS Main Event!

Christopher Nash Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,990)


Christopher Nash got his short stack in preflop holding [Qh][Jh], and he was racing against the [3h][3d] of Sam Weiss. The flop of [Ah][2h][8d] brought Nash more outs with a flush draw, and the [10c] on the turn gave Nash even more outs.

However, the [10d] on the river wasn’t one of those outs, and Weiss scored another knockout to get us to three handed play.

The final three are starting to look at the numbers for a potential chop.

Duong Doubles Through Weiss

Duey Duong raised to 300,000, and Sam Weiss reraised to a million. Duong quickly moved all in with [10s][10h], and Weiss called with a dominated [4d][4s]. The flop of [As][10c][3d] meant that Duong was all but ensured a double up. The [5h] on the turn gave Weiss a glimmer of hope, but another five on the river improved Duong to a full house.

Duong doubles up to 3.5 million, while Weiss takes a small hit, but still leads comfortably with 12 million.

Mel Wiener Eliminated in 5th Place ($36,160)


The two chip leaders just tangled in the biggest pot of the tournament, and it was Sam Weiss who emerged victorious and took a dominating lead.

Catching the action on the turn of a board reading [Qc][Qd][6c][3h], Weiss fired 600,000. Wiener called, and the river was the [Js]. Weiss bet out again, 800,000 this time, and Wiener thought for about 90 seconds before sliding out a raise to two million. In a flash, Weiss announced all in, Wiener called, and the cards were tabled.

Wiener: '[As][Qh]
Weiss: [Qs][Jd]

The river brought a full house for Weiss, who sent a stunned Wiener to the rail in fifth place.

Nash Doubles Through Weiss

Christopher Nash slow played pocket aces preflop, and it worked out perfectly for him, as he got his short stack on on a flop of [Qd][9d][6s] against the [Kc][Qc] of Sam Weiss. Nash was looking to avoid the bad beat, and he did just that, as two low cards completed the board.

Nash doubles up to over two million, while Weiss maintains his chip lead after that hit.

Fresh Counts on Break

Sam Weiss took a monster pot off of Mel Wiener, and has continued to add to his stack after that hand. He now holds a decent lead on the remaining field with five players still left. As of yet, there haven’t been any talks of a chop.

Blinds: 75,000-125,000

Sam Weiss - 8,400,000
Mel Wiener - 5,100,000
Duey Duong - 3,500,000
Aung Thu - 3,100,000
Christopher Nash - 1,100,000

Roy Park Eliminated in 6th Place ($27,570)


Roy Park hung around well, and was able to ladder up a couple of spots with his severe short stack before he got it in with [Jh][9h]. He was trailing the [Kh][Qd] of Sam Weiss, and the flop of [Ks][10h][10d] left Park drawing thin. Only a queen would work now, but the board finished out [8d] and [As].

This leaves Weiss as the big chip leader five handed. We will post updated chip counts for all five shortly.

Cris Ferrari Eliminated in 7th Place ($21,270)


After a raise from Duey Duong, Sam Weiss three bet it 450,000. In the small blind, Cris Ferrari moved all in for about 1.5 million total. Duong folded, but Weiss called to put him at risk.

Ferrari: [Jh][Js]
Weiss: [As][Qs]

The flop of {Kh][10c][7d] gave Weiss a gutter ball, as now one of Ferrari’s jacks would give him a straight. The [6s] hit the turn, and Weiss started saying “Give him his jack! Give him his jack!” Sure enough, the dealer obliged, and peeled the [Jd] off on the river to send Ferrari to the garage.

Jesse Yaginuma Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,610)


Jesse Yaginuma and Sam Wiess were heads up on a board reading [10d][9s][8h][5s] when Yaginuma’s last chips went in the middle. He held pocket kings and was in the lead, but he had tons of outs to dodge, as Wiess held [Js][7s] for striaght and flush draws. The [2s] on the river gave Wiess that flush, and he sent the experienced Yaginuma to the rail.

Full Updated Counts For the Final 12

Barry Greenstein was sent to the rail in 14th place by Mel Wiener, who woke up with pocket kings after Greenstein shoved. Not long after that, Bruce Kramer busted out in 13th. They both took home $8,530 tonight.

Here is how the final 12 stack up, in order of their current seats.

Table 1

Seat 1: Sam Weiss - 2,400,000
Seat 2: Cris Ferrari - 2,400,000
Seat 3: Damoun Nikouie - 550,000
Seat 4: Jesse Yaginuma - 1,800,000
Seat 5: Mel Wiener - 3,700,000
Seat 6: Narek Pananyan - 1,200,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Duey Duong - 1,600,000
Seat 2: Roy Park - 1,300,000
Seat 3: Christopher Nash - 1,500,000
Seat 4: Arno Shahnazarian - 880,000
Seat 5: Young Sik Eum - 1,900,000
Seat 6: Aung Thu - 1,500,000