Event 20: Final Table Begins with Matthew Wantman in the Lead

$10,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 22

Matthew Wantman
Chipleader Matthew Wantman

Shortly after they moved to two tables, Christopher Frank was eliminated in ninth place, and there was a redraw for seats at the final table. And this time, it’s the final final table.

Here is the lineup, along with approximate chip counts:

Seat 1.  Benjamin Juhasz  –  280,000  (56 bb)
Seat 2.  Jesse Lonis  –  55,000  (11 bb)
Seat 3.  Michael McKuin  –  75,000  (15 bb)
Seat 4.  Michael Duek  –  240,000  (48 bb)
Seat 5.  Matthew Wantman  –  675,000  (135 bb)
Seat 6.  Norbert Szecsi  –  125,000  (25 bb)
Seat 7.  Eddy Nedialkov  –  400,000  (80 bb)
Seat 8.  Dylan Smith  –  420,000  (84 bb)

Shortly after the final table began, Eddy Nedialkov (big blind) and Michael McKuin (hijack) saw a flop of Kd10s9h.

McKuin got it all in for about 60,000, and they turned over their cards.

Eddy Nedialkov:  AdKs10d6h  (two pair, kings and tens)
Michael McKuin:  AsAhQd8h  (pair of aces, gutshot straight draw)

The turn card was the 2s, the river card was the Qh, and Nedialkov won the pot with his two pair to eliminate McKuin in eighth place.

Eddy Nedialkov  –  500,000  (100 bb)
Michael McKuin  –  Eliminated

With seven players remaining from a field of 22, the average chip stack is about 314,000 (63 big blinds). The final four players will finish in the money, earning at least $25,080 each.

Note:  According to the structure sheet, levels were supposed to increase to a duration of 90 minutes at the final table, but the remaining players agreed to speed things up a bit with 60-minute levels. So levels will be one hour long for the rest of this event.