Event 31: Esther Taylor – 8th Place ($2,630)

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  7 of 78

Esther Taylor
Esther Taylor

During a round of Omaha Hi/Lo, after a flop of Jc10h5h, Mark Gallo got it all in from middle position for 34,000 against Esther Taylor, who was in the big blind with 40,000.

Esther Taylor:  Ah6h2h2s  (pair of deuces, heart flush draw)
Mark Gallo:  AcAsKs10s  (pair of aces, gutshot straight draw)

The turn card paired the board with the 5d, the river card was the 6d, and there were no possible lows. Gallo won the pot with two pair, aces and fives, to double up in chips, knocking Taylor down to just 6,000.

Mark Gallo  –  75,000  (4 BB)
Esther Taylor  –  6,000  (0.3 BB)

The next hand, Taylor got it all in preflop from the small blind for 6,000 against two other players, with a side pot building between Jean Gaspard (big blind) and Aaron Kupin (hijack).

The flop came Kh7h3d, Gaspard bet 10,000, and Kupin called. The turn card was the As, Gaspard bet 20,000, and Kupin called.

The river card was the 5d, Gaspard bet 20,000, and Kupin called.

Jean Gaspard:  Kc10s6h4h  (seven-high straight, 7-6 low)
Aaron Kupin:  AcQc7d2h  (pair of sevens, 7-5 low)
Esther Taylor:  JdJh8h2c  (pair of jacks, 8-7 low)

Gaspard won the high side with his seven-high straight, and Kupin won the low side with his 7-5. With nothing left for Taylor, she was eliminated in eighth place.

Jean Gaspard  –  795,000  (40 BB)
Aaron Kupin  –  125,000  (6 BB)
Esther Taylor  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,630)

With seven players remaining from a field of 78, the average chip stack is about 223,000 (11 big bets). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,140.