Event 3: Matthew Smith – 3rd Place ($3,805)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 84

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

During a round of Stud-8, Matthew Smith got it all in on third street for about 42,000 against Barry Levy.

Barry Levy:  (Qd6h) Qc
Matthew Smith:  (As4c) 6c

Levy had the lead with a split pair of queens against Smith’s ace high, and Smith needed to improve to stay alive.

Barry Levy:  (Qd6h) Qc9d5c9h (Ah)  (two pair, queens and nines)
Matthew Smith:  (As4c) 6c10c10hKh (8s)  (pair of tens)

Neither player made a qualifying low, and Levy won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Smith in third place.

Matthew Smith –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($3,805)

As heads-up play got underway, these were the official chip counts for the final two players:

Charles Odenz  –  606,000  (15 BB)
Barry Levy  –  403,000  (10 BB)