Event 9: Alton Mendleson – 8th Place ($980)

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 85

Alton Mendleson
Alton Mendleson

Alton Mendleson moved all in from UTG+1 for 72,000, and James Sebastiano called from the small blind with 10d10c. Mendleson turned over AsJh, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came AdKc10h8d2s, and Mendleson paired his jack on the flop and picked up a gutshot straight draw, but Sebastiano flopped a set of tens. The set held up for Sebastiano to win the pot and eliminate Mendleson in eighth place.

Since this is a bounty tournament, Sebastiano earns $200 for the knockout.

James Sebastiano  –  410,000  (51 bb)
Alton Mendleson  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($980)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is around 243,000 (30 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,165 each.