Event 17: Aleksandr Gofman – 6th Place ($11,935)

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 149

Aleksandr Gofman
Aleksandr Gofman

Aleksandr Gofman raised under the gun, Steve Ekin moved all in from the button for 90,000, and Gofman called with QdJh. Ekin turned over AsQc, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 10s3d3c10h8h, and Ekin won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

Steve Ekin  –  215,000  (14 bb)
Aleksandr Gofman  –  185,000  (12 bb)

About 15 minutes later, Aleksandr Gofman got it all in from the button for 235,000 with QhJc, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the JsJd of Ian O’Hara in the small blind.

The board came Kh6d3d7c9d, and the pocket jacks held up for O’Hara to win the pot and eliminate Gofman in sixth place.

Ian O’Hara  –  1,090,000  (73 bb)
Aleksandr Gofman  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($11,935)

Yordan Petrov started this final table with more than three times as many chips as anyone else, but O’Hara managed to not only catch him, but to take the lead.

Yordan Petrov  –  1,075,000  (72 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 595,000 (40 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $14,453.