Event 16: Mark McGarity – 3rd Place ($8,175)

$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 238

Mark McGarity
Mark McGarity

Mark McGarity got it all in from the big blind for about 265,000 with 10h9c, and needed to improve to stay alive against the AdJs of Buck Bucceri in the small blind.

The flop came 10s8h7h, and McGarity flopped a pair of tens with an open-ended straight draw.

The turn card was the Ah, giving Bucceri a pair of aces, but McGarity picked up some outs with a flush draw.

The river card was the Qc, and Bucceri won the pot with his pair of aces to eliminate McGarity in third place.

Mark McGarity  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($8,175)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play, followed by the final table payouts:

Buck Bucceri  –  2,800,000  (70 bb)
Amir Baron  –  1,950,000  (49 bb)

1st:  $18,435 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $13,000

3rd:  Mark McGarity  –  $8,175
4th:  Jeff Sauer  –  $4,970
5th:  Padraig Burns  –  $3,840
6th:  Peter Shapiro  –  $3,180
7th:  Andrzej Rogowski  –  $2,710
8th:  George Hortelano  –  $2,315
9th:  Deonarine Itwaru  –  $1,865