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Event 20: Nathan Grow Wins in a Three-Way Chop ($15,006); James Scott 2nd ($10,090); Rebecca Dellagloria 3rd ($7,458)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 507

Nathan Grow
Event 20 Champion Nathan Grow

After the elimination of Jose Nigaglioni in fourth place, the final three players agree to a deal to split up the remaining prizepool. These were the official chip counts, followed by the payouts they agreed to:

1.  Nathan Grow  –  5,535,000  (92 bb)
2.  James Scott  –  1,560,000  (26 bb)
3.  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  505,000  (8 bb)

1st:  Nathan Grow  –  $15,006
2nd:  James Scott  –  $10,090
3rd:  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  $7,458

As the chipleader, Grow was declared the winner and received the title, the trophy, and the framed winner’s photo from Image Masters.

James Scott
Second-Place Finisher James Scott

These were the final table results:

1st:  Nathan Grow  –  $15,006
2nd:  James Scott  –  $10,090
3rd:  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  $7,458
4th:  Jose Nigaglioni  –  $4,411
5th:  Homero Molina  –  $3,255
6th:  Ignas Jasinevicius  –  $2,586
7th:  Paul Smerdon  –  $1,977
8th:  Marcelo Bellizzi  –  $1,430
9th:  Roman Fomin  –  $1,034
10th:  Paul Prager  –  $791

Stay tuned for a recap of this event, to be posted later tonight.

Rebecca Dellagloria
Third-Place Finisher Rebecca Dellagloria

Event 20: Jose Nigaglioni – 4th Place ($4,411)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 507

Jose Nigaglioni
Jose Nigaglioni

Jose Nigaglioni was all in from the cutoff for 300,000 with Ad10s, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the JsJd of James Scott in the small blind.

The board came Jc4c2s3h8d — Scott flopped a set of jacks, Nigaglioni turned a gutshot straight draw, and the river card was a blank. Scott won the pot with his set of jacks to eliminate Nigaglioni in fourth place.

Jose Nigaglioni  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($4,411)

And here are the official chip counts for the final three players:

Seat 1.  Nathan Grow  –  5,535,000  (92 bb)
Seat 2.  James Scott  –  1,560,000  (26 bb)
Seat 3.  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  505,000  (8 bb)

Event 20: Homero Molina – 5th Place ($3,255)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 507

Homero Molina
Homero Molina

Nathan Grow raised under the gun to 150,000, Homero Molina moved all in from the small blind for 290,000, and Grow called with 6h5d.

Molina turned over Ah7d, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Ad6c2s3h5h — Molina flopped a higher pair to take the lead, but Grow rivered two pair to win the pot. Molina was eliminated in fifth place.

Nathan Grow  –  5,000,000  (83 bb)
Homero Molina  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($3,255)

Event 20: Ignas Jasinevicius – 6th Place ($2,586)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 507

Ignas Jasinevicius
Ignas Jasinevicius

Jose Nigaglioni moved all in under the gun for 365,000, Ignas Jasinevicius called from the cutoff, and Homero Molina tanked for a while before folding 9s9c face up in the big blind.

Nigaglioni turned over Kd7d, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AhJc of Jasinevicius.

The board came Qh8s5cQdKh, and Nigaglioni paired his king on the river to win the pot and double up in chips.

Jose Nigaglioni  –  875,000  (18 bb)
Ignas Jasinevicius  –  925,000  (19 bb)

A few minutes later, Nathan Grow raised from the button to 100,000, Jasinevicius moved all in from the small blind for about 800,000, and Grow snap-called with AhAc.

Jasinevicius turned over KhQs, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 8s8c3c7h5h, and the pocket aces held up for Grow to win the pot and eliminate Jasinevicius in sixth place.

Ignas Jasinevicius  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($2,586)

And here are the approximate chip counts for the final five players:

Seat 1.  Nathan Grow  –  4,400,000  (88 bb)
Seat 2.  James Scott  –  900,000  (18 bb)
Seat 3.  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  700,000  (14 bb)
Seat 4.  Homero Molina  –  475,000  (10 bb)
Seat 5.  Jose Nigaglioni  –  700,000  (14 bb)

Event 20: Recent Eliminations, 7th-24th

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 507

Frankie Flowers
11th-Place Finisher Frankie Flowers

Here is a list of the players who have been recently eliminated, along with how much they’ve earned.

7th:  Paul Smerdon  –  $1,977
8th:  Marcelo Bellizzi  –  $1,430
9th:  Roman Fomin  –  $1,034

10th:  Paul Prager  –  $791
11th:  Frankie Flowers  –  $791
12th:  Francisco Amaral  –  $791

13th:  Dennis Brinn  –  $639
14th:  Giovanni Massa  –  $639
15th:  Michael Meyer  –  $639

16th:  Adam Barnett  –  $548
17th:  Michael Bonsignore  –  $548
18th:  Gregory Anda  –  $548

19th:  Alexis Puga Alvarino  –  $456
20th:  Brian Guzman  –  $456
21th:  David Harmon  –  $456
22th:  Scott Sommer  –  $456
23rd:  Stephen Krackomberger  –  $456
24th:  John Bolde  –  $456

Event 20: Paul Smerdon – 7th Place ($1,977)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 507

Paul Smerdon
Paul Smerdon

Jose Nigaglioni raised from the hijack to 100,000, Nathan Grow called from the cutoff, and Paul Smerdon moved all in from the small blind for 160,000. Nigaglioni and Grow both called.

Nigaglioni and Grow checked all the way down on a board of Kc5h4s9c4d, and all three players turned over their cards.

Nathan Grow:  8d7d  (eight high)
Jose Nigaglioni:  Ac8h  (ace high)
Paul Smerdon:  Qs10s  (queen high)

Nigaglioni won the pot with his ace high to win the pot and eliminate Smerdon in seventh place.

Jose Nigaglioni  –  790,000  (20 bb)
Nathan Grow  –  3,000,000  (75 bb)
Paul Smerdon  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,977)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,275,000 (32 big blinds).

Event 24: Rafael Bababekov Leads the Final Table

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 182

Final Table - Event 24
Final Table – Event 24

The final 10 players combine to a final table, and Rafael Bababekov has the lead with 576,000 (58 big blinds).

Here are their updated chip counts and seating positions, followed by the remaining prizepool:

Seat 1.  Steve Pollack  –  240,000  (24 bb)
Seat 2.  Elias Nassif  –  415,000  (42 bb)
Seat 3.  Mark Wiser  –  275,000  (28 bb)
Seat 4.  Joseph Cheong  –  401,000  (40 bb)
Seat 5.  Paul Freedman  –  185,000  (19 bb)
Seat 6.  Walter Buss  –  132,000  (13 bb)
Seat 7.  Rafael Bababekov  –  576,000  (58 bb)
Seat 8.  Gautmam Lillaney  –  173,000  (17 bb)
Seat 9.  Ruth Ruffman  –  187,000  (19 bb)
Seat 10.  Luis Mantilla  –  216,000  (22 bb)

1st:  $23,568 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $15,811
3rd:  $9,328
4th:  $5,674
5th:  $4,382
6th:  $3,631
7th:  $3,094
8th:  $2,721
9th:  $2,358
10th:  $2,002

Event 20: Rebecca Dellagloria Doubles Thru Homero Molina; Updated Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 507

Rebecca Dellagloria moved all in from the small blind for 275,000, and Homero Molina called from the big blind with JhJd. Dellagloria turned over Ad10h, and she needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came As8d6s3s8s, and Dellagloria paired her ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

Rebecca Dellagloria  –  580,000  (19 bb)
Homero Molina  –  700,000  (23 bb)

Level 24 came to an end a short while later, and the players took a 15-minute break. Here are the updated chip counts, with the blinds increasing to 20,000-40,000:

Seat 1.  Nathan Grow  –  2,800,000  (70 bb)
Seat 2.  Ignas Jasinevicius  –  1,300,000  (33 bb)
Seat 3.  Paul Smerdon  –  240,000  (6 bb)
Seat 4.  James Scott  –  1,480,000  (37 bb)
Seat 5.  Rebecca Dellagloria  –  635,000  (16 bb)
Seat 6.  Homero Molina  –  725,000  (18 bb)
Seat 7.  Jose Nigaglioni  –  365,000  (9 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1.1 million (28 big blinds).

Event 20: Marcelo Bellizzi – 8th Place ($1,430)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 507

Marcelo Bellizzi
Marcelo Bellizzi

Marcelo Bellizzi moved all in from the cutoff for 405,000, and Nathan Grow called from the big blind with AhKs. Bellizzi turned over JhJc, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came As10h5c7c4s, and Grow paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Bellizzi in eighth place.

Nathan Grow  –  3,050,000  (102 bb)
Marcelo Bellizzi  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,430)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1.1 million (37 big blinds).

Event 20: Roman Fomin – 9th Place ($1,034)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 507

Marcelo Bellizzi moved all in from the hijack for 300,000, and Nathan Grow called from the small blind with KhKc. Bellizzi turned over Ac6c, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Jd7h4dAhQc, and Bellizzi paired his ace on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Marcelo Bellizzi  –  650,000  (22 bb)
Nathan Grow  –  1,760,000  (59 bb)

Roman Fomin
Roman Fomin

A few minutes later, with the board showing KcQh10h7h on the turn, Roman Fomin moved all in from the big blind.

Grow called from the hijack with KhJh for a pair of kings with an open-ended straight draw. Fomin turned over Kd2h for a pair of kings with a lower kicker, and he needed a deuce on the river to stay alive.

The river card was a blank, and Grow won the pot with his higher kicker to eliminate Fomin in ninth place.

Nathan Grow  –  2,395,000  (80 bb)
Roman Fomin  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,034)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 950,000 (32 big blinds).