Event 5: Gabe Ramos – 9th Place ($1,720)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  8 of 109

Gabe Ramos
Gabe Ramos

It was a rough start to the final table for Gabe Ramos, who quickly found himself down to just 14,000 — only a bit more than the big blind.

Aaron Kupin raised from middle position to 24,000, Jason Papastavrou called from the hijack, and Ramos called all in from the button for 14,000. Kevin M. Buck also called from the big blind.

There was 62K in the main pot, and another 30K in the side pot. Any further betting would go to the side pot.

The flop came 8h7h6h, and it checked to Papastavrou, who bet 12,000, leaving himself just 22K behind. Buck thought for a while before he folded, and Kupin tanked for a while before he called.

The turn card was the Jd, Kupin checked, Papastavrou moved all in for 22,000, and Kupin called.

All three players turned over their cards:

Aaron Kupin:  AcQcQs3s  (pair of queens, A-3 low)
Jason Papastavrou:  AhJc10s2h  (ace-high flush, A-2 low)
Gabe Ramos:  AsJh7s5c  (pair of sevens, open-ended straight draw, A-5 low)

Ramos was drawing dead, and the river card paired the board with the 8d. Papastavrou scooped the entire pot with his flush and his A-2 low to eliminate Ramos in ninth place.

Jason Papastavrou  –  160,000  (7 BB)
Aaron Kupin  –  545,000  (23 BB)
Gabe Ramos  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,720)

With eight players remaining from a field of 109, the average chip stack is around 204,000 (9 Big Bets). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,945 each.