Event 10: Mukul Pahuja Wins with Eights; Isaac Freund Wins with Sevens

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  60 of 217

Mukul Pahuja
Mukul Pahuja

After a flop of Js7s6s, Shane Raikes bet 3,000 from the cutoff, and Mukul Pahuja called from the button.

The turn card was the 5h, Raikes bet 13,000, and Pahuja called. The river card was the 2h, and both players checked. Raikes showed As10c for ace high (missed his flush draw), and Pahuja turned over 8d8c to win the pot with a pair of eights.

Mukul Pahuja  –  88,000  (59 bb)
Shane Raikes  –  83,000  (55 bb)

A short while later, a player at another table got it all in from the button for 10,500 with Ks10h, and needed to improve to stay alive against the 7h7c of Isaac Freund in the big blind.

The board came AcQd4c9cAh, and the pocket sevens held up for Freund to win the pot and eliminate his opponent.

Isaac Freund  –  40,000  (27 bb)

The next hand, Freund completed the small blind to 1,500, the big blind raised to 5,500, and Freund moved all in for 40,000. The big blind thought for a while before he folded, and Freund took the pot.

Isaac Freund  –  47,000  (31 bb)

And here are some more updated chip counts from the field:

Jeff Trudeau  –  13,500  (9 bb)
Darryl Wettlaufer  –  125,000  (83 bb)
Cameron Storto  –  70,000  (47 bb)
Aaron Thivyanathan  –  34,000  (23 bb)
Joseph Duchman  –  115,000  (77 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas  –  80,000  (53 bb)
John Gorsuch  –  15,000  (10 bb)
Peter Striano  –  60,000  (40 bb)
Mark Dube  –  25,000  (17 bb)
Stuart Young  –  140,000  (93 bb)
Neil Blumenfield  –  100,000  (67 bb)

With about 60 players remaining from a field of 217, the average chip stack is about 54,500 (36 big blinds). The final 37 will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $505 each.