Seniors: Joseph Boulais – 7th Place ($3,185)

$600 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 176

Joseph Boulais
Joseph Boulais

Joseph Bourais raised under the gun to 60,000, Deonarine Itwaru thought for a while before reraising from the cutoff to 140,000, and Bourais called.

The flop came 7c5s2h, Bourais checked, Itwaru bet 85,000, and Bourais called.

The turn card was the 3c, Bourais moved all in for 380,000, and Itwaru snap-called all in for 360,000 with AsAc.

Bourais turned over 8h8d, and Itwaru needed his aces to hold to stay alive.

The river card was the 6d, and Itwaru won the pot with his pocket aces to double up in chips, knocking Boulais down to less than a big blind.

Deonarine Itwaru  –  1,235,000  (49 bb)
Joseph Bourais  –  20,000  (<1 bb)

The next hand, Bourais was forced all in for his last 20,000 for the big blind ante, and even if he won a seven-way hand, he would only win his ante back.

Steven Bennett moved all in from the cutoff for 185,000, and everyone else folded.

Bourais turned over 6d4c, and needed to improve to stay alive against Bennett’s 8d8c.

The board came QsJd2c9h3s, and the pocket eights held up for Bennett to win the pot and eliminate Bourais in seventh place.

Steven Bennett  –  220,000  (9 bb)
Joseph Boulais  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($3,185)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 585,000 (23 big blinds), and the next player to be eliminated will earn $3,690 for sixth place.