Matthew Wantman eliminated four of the last six players on the day and heads into the final table of Event #3 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha with 32% of the chips in play with six players remaining. Joining Wantman at the final table are Jake Daniels, Brent Roberts, Chris Brewer, Adam Hendrix, and Jake Schindler, who makes his second final table of the 2021 Poker Masters after finishing in fourth in Event #2.
The 69-entrant field created a prize pool of $690,000, with the remaining six players all guaranteed at least $41,400, but all eyes on the first-place prize of $206,300.
Erik Seidel just missed out on the tv table after maneuvering an ultra-short stack from the bubble all the way to seventh place when he ran his last 350,000 into the middle holding against the of Brewer. The board ran out three diamonds, and Brewer made his flush to send Seidel home with $34,500.
Frank Crivello would finish in eighth place for $27,600 after having his aces cracked by Wantman on the final table bubble. Wantman opened to 60,000 from early position and Crivello potted to 195,000 from the big blind, and Wantman called. The flop fell . Crivello moved all-in, and Wantman called. Wantman held while Crivello held . The turn was no help to Wantman, but when the river landed, the Wantman made two pair to send Crivello home.
Sandeep Pulisani was Wantman’s next victim when he ran his last 85,000 into the middle, holding against the of Wantman. Pulisani flopped top pair, but Wantman rivered a flush, and Pulisani was eliminated in seventh place, taking home $27,600.
Also making the money was John Riordan, who finished in 10th place, taking home $20,700. Riordan cashed for the third time in as many days and just missed out on his third straight final table of the series.
Antonios Roungeris would be eliminated on the Event #3 money bubble in the biggest pot of the tournament. With the board reading , Rougeris got into a raising war with Wantman, and when the dust settled, Roungeris was all-in holding against the of Wantman for nearly a two million chip pot. The turn gave Wantman outs to a flush, and when the river hit, the felt Roungeris made a straight, but it was no good as Wantman rivered the nut flush. Roungeris was eliminated, and Wantman took the chip lead never looking back.
|Event #3 Final Table|
|1||Jake Daniels||United States||1,205,000|
|2||Jake Schindler||United States||795,000|
|3||Brent Roberts||United States||925,000|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||2,035,000|
|5||Adam Hendrix||United States||930,000|
|6||Matthew Wantman||United States||2,740,000|
When play resumes there is 37:59 remaining in level 14 and the button is in seat 2
The final six players will return to the PokerGO Studio on Friday, September 10, at 12 p.m. PT with the final table airing on PokerGO.com at 1 p.m. PT.
The final six players return to the PokerGO Studio on September 10, at 12 p.m. PT with the final table airing on PokerGO.com starting at 1 p.m. PT.
Chris Brewer opened to 70,000 from under the gun, and Erik Seidel three-bet next to act to 255,000. Action folded back to Brewer, and he called.
The flop fell , and Brewer moved all-in. Seidel called.
The turn completed Brewer’s flush, and when the hit the river, Seidel was eliminated in seventh place for $34,500.
Big Blind Ante
Jake Schindler opened to 75,000 from middle position and action folded to Erik Seidel on the button, and he moved all-in for 165,000.
Adam Hendrix was in the small blind, and he used two time extensions before tossing his cards into the muck, Schindler called.
The board ran out , and almost everyone at the table thought Seidel had been eliminated, but Chris Brewer correctly pointed out Seidel had made a flush on the river to double and stay alive.
With the board reading , Brent Roberts checked. Chris Brewer bet 50,000, and Roberts called.
The dealer burned and turned the and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Roberts checked. Brewer fired for 175,000, Roberts used all of his shot clock and moved all-in. Brewer mucked, and Roberts collected the pot.
Seat 1 – Jake Daniels
Seat 2 – Jake Schindler
Seat 3 – Brent Roberts
Seat 4 – Chris Brewer
Seat 5 – Erik Seidel
Seat 6 – Adam Hendrix
Seat 7 – Matthew Wantman
Matthew Wantman opened to 60,000 from early position and action folded to Frank Crivello in the big blind and he three-bet pot tp 195,000. Wantman called.
The flop fell , and Crivello moved all-in. Wantman called.
The board ran out on the turn, and when the hit the felt on the river, Wantman made two pair to eliminate Crivello in eighth place for $27,600.
Big Blind Ante
Sandeep Pulusani opened to 70,000 with 15,000 behind from early position. Action folded to Matthew Wantman in the big blind, and he called.
The flop fell , Wantman bet 15,000, and Pulusani called.
The board ran out on the turn, and when the river hit the felt, Wantman made a flush to eliminate Pulusani in ninth place for $27,600.
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