1. James Dempsey – 2,115,000
2. Steve Chanthabouasy – 820,000
4. Mark Babekov – $62,232
3. JJ Liu – $86,512
Mark Babekov Eliminated in Fourth Place ($62,232)
In a battle of the blinds, Mark Babekov and Steve Chanthabouasy got into a preflop raising war in that resulted in Babekov getting all in and the cards being turned up.
Babekov showed the A9 and Chanthabouasy had the KK. After a flop of K84, it was all but over for Babekov. The 4 on the turn gave Babekov a flush draw, but it gave Chanthabouasy a full house and Babekov was drawing dead when the 10 came on the river. Babekov received a little over $62,000 for his efforts.
JJ Liu Eliminated in Third Place ($86,512)
James Dempsey raised to 60,000 and JJ Liu three-bet to the size of the pot. Dempsey raised enough to put Liu all-in and she called. It was a classic race situation when she held 88 against the AK of Dempsey.
Dempsey hit gin on the flop when it came KQ4, leaving Liu with just one out. The turn was the A, which unnecessarily improved Dempsey’s hand to two pair. The 6 on the river gave Dempsey a flush and left Dempsey and Chanthabouasy heads-up for the bracelet.
1. James Dempsey – 1,500,000
2. Steve Chanthabouasy – 670,000
3. Mark Babekov – 360,000
4. JJ Liu – 310,000
6. Armen Kara – $33,573
5. Scott Haraden – $45,393
Armen Kara Eliminated in Sixth Place ($33,573)
Action folded to Armen Kara in the small blind who raised to 70,000, only leaving himself with 80,000. Mark Bebekov called from the big blind the flop came J75. Kara then quickly moved all-in and Babekov decided to call.
Kara showed 105, giving him bottom pair and was ahead of Babekov’s K6. The J fell on the turn but the 6 on the river gave the pot to Babekov, and sent Kara to the rail with over $33,000 in his pocket.
Scott Haraden Eliminated in Fifth Place ($45,393)
Scott Haraden raised to 50,000 under-the-gun and was met with a three-bet to 130,000 from James Dempsey. Haraden called and they saw the flop of QJ5.
Haraden moved in his last 90,000 and was called by Dempsey. Dempsey showed KJ and Haraden showed the 76. The turn was the 5 and the river was the 2 and Dempsey was able to fade the diamond and increase his chip lead, while eliminating Haraden.
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