The final table of the 2009 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic saw seven players return at noon this afternoon to crown a champion. The eventual winner of the tournament, which had a field of 475 players, was Brandon “AreTheseUtz” Hall of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, who overcame the perennial chip leader for the event ( Robert Mizrachi ) in the heads-up final.Eric Baldwin cashed in fourth place at the final table, and with the 960 Card Player Player of the Year points he was awarded, he moved into first place in the POY race, overtaking the former leader Yevgeniy Timoshenko . Baldwin now holds 5,596 points for the year. Another player who used the Aruba final table to make a move in the POY standings was Brock Parker . He finished in sixth place and picked up 640 points. Parker moved into fourth place with his total points standing at 3,772. Check out the tournament statistics from the final table below:Final-Table Results:1: Brandon Hall — $753,330 2: Robert Mizrachi — $414,680 3: Chase Steely — $218,860 4: Eric Baldwin — $126,710 5: Jose Santos — $92,150 6: Brock Parker — $66,810 7: Matt Ross — $41,470Elimination Hands:Matt Ross Eliminated in Seventh PlaceMatt Ross moved all in preflop to open the action, and Jose Santos decided to call. Their cards:Ross: 7 7 Santos: A KBoard: A Q 5 4 AThe two sevens of Ross were no match for the three aces of Santos, and Ross made his exit in seventh place.Brock Parker Eliminated in Sixth PlaceEric Baldwin raised to 40,000 under the gun preflop and Brock Parker reraised to 125,000 from the big blind. Baldwin reraised to 302,000, and then Parker moved all in for 1,103,000. Baldwin made the call. Their cards:Baldwin: Q Q Parker: A KBoard: 6 2 2 8 10Baldwin’s queens held up to eliminate Parker in sixth place.Jose Santos Eliminated in Fifth PlaceChase Steely completed in the small blind, and Jose Santos checked on the big blind preflop. The flop was dealt K 5 3 , and Steely bet 26,000. Santos made the call, and the turn fell 4 . Steely bet out 68,000, and Santos made the call once again. The river fell K , and Steely moved all in. Santos made the call, and Steely flipped up 7 6 . Santos folded his cards after seeing his opponent’s straight, and he was eliminated in fifth place.Eric Baldwin Eliminated in Fourth PlaceRobert Mizrachi raised to 90,000 under the gun and Eric Baldwin (pictured right) reraised all in. Mizrachi made the call and they turned up their cards:Mizrachi: A 7 Baldwin: A QFlop: 7 4 2The inconsequential turn and river were no help to Baldwin, who was eliminated in fourth place by Mizrachi’s pair of sevens.Chase Steely Eliminated in Third PlaceRobert Mizrachi raised to 85,000 from the button, and Chase Steely reraised all in on the small blind. Mizrachi made the call and they flipped over their cards:Mizrachi: K J Steely: Q QBoard: A 10 9 2 QMizrachi won the hand with a Broadway straight, and Steely was eliminated in third place.Brandon Hall Wins the Aruba Poker ClassicOn a flop of 9 8 2 , Brandon Hall checked, and Robert Mizrachi (pictured right) bet 225,000. Hall check-raised to 725,000, and Mizrachi reraised all in. Hall made the call, and they flipped up their cards:Mizrachi: 9 6 Hall: J 10Board: J QHall won the hand with a straight and with the victory he captured the tournament title.
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