Event 14: Xavier Sitruk – 5th Place ($6,270)

$1,100 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 94

Xavier Sitruk
Xavier Sitruk

Mohammed Tarkmani got it all in from the button for 127,000 with AsAd, and he needed it to hold against the Ac10c of Sam Panzica in the big blind.

The board came Kc10h5s4s5h, and the pocket aces held up for Tarkmani to win the pot and double up in chips.

Mohammed Tarkmani  –  266,000  (33 bb)
Sam Panzica  –  416,000  (52 bb)

After the blinds increased to 5,000-10,000, Xavier Sitruk raised under the gun to 23,000, Mohammed Tarkmani moved all in from the cutoff for 246,000, and Sitruk called with AsQc. Tarkmani turned over KhKd, and needed his pocket kings to hold to stay alive.

The board came 8d6s4d3h10d, and the pocket kings held up for Tarkmani to win the pot and double up in chips, knocking Sitruk down to about three big blinds.

Mohammed Tarkmani  –  517,000  (52 bb)
Xavier Sitruk  –  33,000  (3 bb)

Sitruk was able to double up thru Jake Schwartz twice over the next three hands before getting it all in on the river against Schwartz, and Schwartz won that pot to eliminate Sitruk in fifth place.

Jake Schwartz  –  520,000  (35 bb)
Xavier Sitruk  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($6,270)