Event 28: Greg Baird – 7th Place ($15,385)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 78

Greg Baird
Greg Baird

Jim Collopy raised from the button, Jonathan Bussieres moved all in from the small blind for 60,000, and Collopy called with AdJd. Bussieres turned over Ah5d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qs3h3d4h2c, and Bussieres rivered a five-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

Jonathan Bussieres  –  245,000  (16 bb)
Jim Collopy  –  150,000  (10 bb)

About 10 minutes later, Faraz Jaka moved all in from the button for 195,000, and Craig Varnell called from the small blind with Ac7h. Jaka turned over AhKd, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9d3d2c2hJd, and Jaka won the pot with his king to double up in chips.

Faraz Jaka  –  420,000  (28 bb)
Craig Varnell  –  55,000  (4 bb)

Greg Baird moved all in from the small blind for 155,000, and Joe McKeehen thought for a bit before calling from the big blind with Kd10s.

Baird turned over Kd9c, and he was dominated and facing elimination.

The board came 8d7h2d3c5d, and McKeehen won the pot with his ten kicker to eliminate Baird in seventh place.

Joe McKeehen  –  465,000  (31 bb)
Greg Baird  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($15,385)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 260,000 (17 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $19,325.