Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em saw Jonathan Pastore ship his maiden WSOP bracelet. He outsmarted a player pool of 928 and grabbed the biggest piece of the final prize pool which stood at $4,243,500. The top spot winner took home a pay cheque $771,765 and a shiny bracelet.
Day 3 of this event had 46 survivors battling each other which then boiled down to just six. Patrick Sekinger was the first casualty on a final table of six. This player from the United Kingdom had a payday of $122,395.
Eliminations continued from there on and in the final hand, the title winner had three quarters of the tournament chips while locking horns with Stephen Song who did not take it down when it came to betting aggressively on every street before shoving all his tournament life in the pot on the fifth street.
Those watching saw Pastore tank before he made the call with a pair of queens which he flopped. Pastore’s Q-pair thrashed Song’s five-high bluff. The event winner was seen heading towards his rail who went berserk.
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Indian poker pro Kartik Ved also competed in this event. But sadly for the fans of the poker dynamo, Ved made an exit at the 103rd spot for $8,807 on Day 2 of the event.
Readers, we know you want to know what happened so read on. Basically, David Peters happened to the six-time WSOP bracelet winner. Negreanu with his second bullet in the Event #50: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em, got badly hit by Peters Q ♠ J ♠. The blinds were at 20,000/40,000, and Andrew Robl raised to 90,000 from late position. Peters jammed with 1,500,000 with Q ♠ J ♠. Action then came to Negreanu who had Dimes (T ♦ T ♣), made the call with slightly less. Robl folded (a good decision indeed).
The flop came K ♦ 9 ♠ 6 ❤ which gave Peters a gutshot straight draw. It was on the turn (7 ♠) that Peters picked up a flush draw only to improve to a flush when 3 ♠ hit the river. What was the GGPoker ambassador to do? He slammed his vlogging equipment which left his chip stack scattered on the table. Negreanu got up from seat and threw his handheld tripod at a wall along with his camera.
All this while the six-time WSOP bracelet kept muttering to himself in anger. A sight that must not have been a good one to see. A Runner-Runner for Peters left Negreanu in flames for all to witness. Post his return to the table Negreanu said to Peters, “You have me covered?” The dealer did the deed of confirming and poker star left the floor but not without recording as he exited.
Image Credit For Daniel Negreanu: Spenser Sembrat/PokerNews
Image Credit For David Peters: Katerina Lukina/PokerNews
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