Event 5: Donny Rubinstein – 3rd Place ($6,300)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 109

Donny Rubinstein
Donny Rubinstein

Donny Rubinstein (big blind) and Aaron Kupin (button) played a hand to the river on a board of 5s4c3c4dKd, and built up a pot worth about 400,000.

At showdown, Kupin turned over Ad3d3h2s for a full house, threes full of fours, along with a 5-4 low. Rubinstein mucked, and Kupin scooped the pot to build his stack up near a million in chips.

Aaron Kupin  –  950,000  (19 BB)
Donny Rubinstein  –  285,000  (6 BB)

About 15 minutes later, Rubinstein lost a three-way pot and was left with just 15,000 in chips.

Rubinstein was forced all in from the big blind for 15,000, Kupin raised from the button to 60,000, and Matthew Wolfson folded.

Aaron Kupin:  AdAcKs8c
Donny Rubinstein:  AhKh9h9s

The board came Jd10d7s6cKd, and Rubinstein flopped a gutshot straight draw to potentially chop it, but only managed to pair his king on the river. There were no possible lows, and Kupin won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Rubinstein in third place.

Donny Rubinstein  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($6,300)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play, followed by the remaining payouts:

Aaron Kupin  –  1,175,000  (20 BB)
Matthew Wolfson  –  450,000  (8 BB)

1st:  $17,015 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $10,585

Reminder:  In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.