Event 28: Jacob Kauffman Doubles Thru Asher Neaman; Then Neaman Saved by a Chop

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  34 of 251

Jacob Kauffman
Jacob Kauffman

Jacob Kauffman raised from the button to 7,000, Asher Neaman reraised from the big blind to 28,000, and Kauffman called.

Neaman moved all in dark before the flop came 8d5s3d.

Kauffman thought for a while before he called all in for 78,000 with QdJd for queen high with a diamond flush draw. Neaman turned over AsJc for ace high, and Kauffman needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card paired the board with the 5d, the river card was the 2s, and Kauffman won the pot with his diamond flush to double up in chips.

Jacob Kauffman  –  216,500  (72 bb)
Asher Neaman  –  85,000  (28 bb)

A short while later, after the blinds increased to 2,000-4,000 with a 4,000 ante, Kauffman raised from the cutoff to 10,000, Neaman moved all in from the small blind for about 80,000, and Kauffman called with AdKs.

Neanman turned over KhQs, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ac3s2c4h5h, and Neaman’s tournament life was spared by a five-high straight on the board. It was a chopped pot.

Jacob Kauffman  –  225,000  (56 bb)
Asher Neaman  –  85,000  (21 bb)

With 34 players remaining, the average chip stack is around 148,000 (37 big blinds). The final 32 players will finish in the money, with a min-cash worth $1,675.