Escalator $350: Joseph Gotlieb – 5th Place ($23,505)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 3)
$350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts

Joseph Gotlieb

On the very next hand following Butch Mitchell’s bustout, Joseph Gotlieb open-shoved for 1,685,000 and David Poces called. Gotlieb was at risk.

Poces: JsJh
Gotlieb: Ac4c

Flop: QsJc8h — Poces flopped his second straight set and took the lead in the hand. Gotlieb stood from the table.

Turn: Flop: QsJc8h3c — Gotlieb picked up outs to the club flush and took his seat again.

River: QsJc8h3c2d — Poces’ set was officially best as Gotlieb hit the rail in fifth place.

David Poces – 7,650,000 (76 bb)
Joseph Gotlieb – Eliminated in 5th place ($23,505)

Escalator $350: Butch Mitchell – 6th Place ($19,171)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 3)
$350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts

Butch Mitchell

Moments after sending Jordan Wunder home in sixth place, Butch Mitchell joined his opponent on the rail. It was a brutal beat that came following an AsQhTh flop. Mitchell was heads-up versus David Poces and the duo got all of Mitchell’s money in the middle.

Mitchell: KsJc for Broadway, the nuts
Poces: TsTd for a set

Turn and river: 2hTc

Poces hit a one-outer on the river for quads and Mitchell was eliminated in sixth place. Poces took the chip lead.

David Poces – 6,750,000 (67 bb)
Butch Mitchell – Eliminated in 6th place ($19,171)

Escalator $350: Jordan Wunder – 7th Place ($14,892)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 3)
$350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts

Jordan Wunder

Jordan Wunder shoved under the gun and Butch Mitchell shoved for more — 1,205,000 — from his direct left. It folded around and Wunder was at risk versus Mitchell.

Mitchell: QhQd
Wunder: Ah9c

Runout: Kc8h4sQsJd

Mitchell’s queens held and Wunder was eliminated in seventh place.

Jordan Wunder — Eliminated in 7th place ($14,892)

Escalator $350: Bobby Leff – 8th Place ($11,013)

2018 Escalator Series (Week 3)
$350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts

Bobby Leff

Idris Ambraisse raised to 300,000 and Bobby Leff shoved. Ambraisse asked for a count and called when it came back 1,040,000.

Leff: KcKd
Ambraisse: AsJc

Runout: Ac8c7d5d2s

Ambraisse improved to a pair of aces and carded an unlikely win in the hand. Leff was left bust in eighth place while Ambraisse moved into the chip lead.

Idris Ambraisse – 5,010,000 (50 bb)
Bobby Leff – Eliminated in 8th place ($11,013)

Escalator $350: Levitt Best at Break

2018 Escalator Series (Week 3)
$350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed
Heading to Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts

Scott Levitt’s chip-leading stack

Players are on break set to return momentarily to blinds of 50,000/100,000 and a 15,000 ante. Scott Levitt is tops with 4,520,000 chips.

1st – $88,939* + $3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Seat
2nd – $53,460*
3rd – $33,362*
4th – $28,179*
5th – $23,505*
6th – $19,171*
7th – $14,892*
8th – $11,013
9th Ilan Hadida – $8,081*
10th: Michael Johnson – $5,531*

*Prize value is inclusive of $560 Escalator Week 4 seat

When cards go back in the air, the average stack will be just 26 big blinds.