Event 11: Josh Thatcher – 4th Place ($4,600)

$600 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 22:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 139

Josh Thatcher
Josh “PLO Professor” Thatcher

Sam Sternfield completed the small blind to 25,000, and Josh Thatcher checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Js8h7h, Sternfield checked, Thatcher bet 40,000, and Sternfield check-raised to 195,000. Thatcher announced a pot-raise, Sternfield quickly moved all in, and Thatcher called all in for roughly 600,000.

Sam Sternfield:  Jh4h4c2d  (pair of jacks, pocket fours, jack-high flush draw, 8-7-4 low draw)
Josh Thatcher:  Ah9s7c3h  (pair of sevens, ace-high flush draw, gutshot straight draw, 8-7-3 low draw)

The turn card was the 3s, the river card was the Jc, and Sternfield scooped the pot with trip jacks for the high and an 8-7 for the low to eliminate Thatcher in fourth place.

Sam Sternfield  –  1,765,000  (71 bb)
Josh Thatcher  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($4,600)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is around 925,000 (37 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $7,625 each.