Event 7: Ofer Peleg Doubles Thru Paul Balzano; Julian Wohlgemuth Out in 8th Place ($1,171)

$300 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 147

Ofer Peleg
Ofer Peleg

With eight players remaining, Ofer Peleg raised from the button, Paul Balzano reraised from the small blind, and Peleg called. There is nearly 100K already in the pot.

The flop came Jc7h2h, Balzano bet 17,000, Peleg raised to 50,000, and Balzano tanked for a while before he moved all in.

Peleg paused for a moment before he called all in for 166,000 with Jh8c for a pair of jacks. Balzano turned over 7s5s for a pair of sevens, and Peleg needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the Kd, the river card was the Ah, and Peleg’s pair of jacks held up for him to win the pot and double up in chips.

Ofer Peleg  –  430,000  (54 bb)
Paul Balzano  –  151,000  (19 bb)

Julian Wohlgemuth
Julian Wohlgemuth

A short while later, Julian Wohlgemuth got it all in from the big blind for about 75,000 with Kc6c, but he was drawing thin to stay alive against the AdAc of Ofer Peleg, who was under the gun.

The board came Ks10d5cJd4c — Wohlgemuth paired his king on the flop to give himself some outs, but improved no further. Peleg won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Wohlgemuth and increase his chip lead.

Ofer Peleg  –  552,000  (69 bb)
Julian Wohlgemuth  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,171)

The remaining seven players are guaranteed at least $1,312 each.