Event 10: Joel Lumpkins – 9th Place ($1,226)

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 529

Joel Lumpkins

Juan Martinez raised from the cutoff and Michael Merisier moved all in from the small blind. Joel Lumpkins called from the big blind and was all in for about 200,000. Martinez folded.

Merisier showed AcKs and was up against Lumpkins’ QdTs.

The board ran out AsTd4c7cAd and Lumpkins was out in ninth place for $1,226.

Michael Merisier – 1,050,000
Joel Lumpkins – Eliminated 

Event 10: Josh Phillips Doubles Through Joel Lumpkins

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 529

Joel Lumpkins raised from early position and Josh Phillips moved all in from the hijack for 335,000. Lumpkins called.

Phillips showed 7d7h and was flipping with Lumpkins QdJs.

The flop was QsQc4c and Lumpkins took the lead with trip queens. The turn was the Ad, keeping Lumpkins in the lead, but the 7s on the river gave Phillips a full house and the double up.

Josh Phillips – 700,000
Joel Lumpkins – 200,000

Event 10: Alex Michaels – 10th Place ($1,019)

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 529

Alex Michaels

Dan Avitsur raised from under the gun and action folded around to Alex Michaels in the big blind, who moved all in for 270,000. Avitsur called and the cards were tabled.

Avitsur showed KdQd and needed help against Michaels’ Ad7h.

The flop was KsKc9c and Avitsur flopped trip kings to take the lead. The turn was the Th and the river was the 7c.

Michaels was eliminated in 10th place for $1,019 and Avitsur chipped up.

Dan Avitsur – 815,000
Alex Michaels – Eliminated 

Event 10: Jeffrey Scott Leads Final 10 Players

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 529

With 12 minutes remaining in the level, the $150 no-limit hold’em is down to 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table.

With one more elimination, the final nine players will be credited with making the final table. They are all guaranteed $1,019 and the eventual winner will walk away with $12,259 and a seat into the $5,250 SHRPO Championship.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts of the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Michael Merisier – 765,000
Seat 2: Joel Lumpkins – 200,000
Seat 3: Jeffrey Scott – 1,840,000
Seat 4: Derrick Simon – 1,760,000
Seat 5: Josh Phillips – 295,000
Seat 6: Brandon Kemp – 1,150,000
Seat 7: Alex Michaels – 270,000
Seat 8: Dan Avitsur – 530,000
Seat 9: Juan Martinez – 905,000
Seat 10: Aish Ayyash – 510,000

Event 10: Cold Deck Gives Derrick Simon a Huge Double

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 21 of 529

Derrick Simon

A player in early position raised to 40,000 and Derrick Simon three-bet to 140,000 out of the big blind. His opponent called.

The flop was Kd5c2s and both players checked to the 8c turn card. Simon bet 70,000 and his opponent moved all in. Simon called and was the player at risk for his last 265,000.

It was a cold deck with Simon showing KhKs and his opponent tabling 8h8d.

They both made sets and Simon was in great shape, just needing to fade one out to double up. The river was the 9s and Simon earned a huge double up and becomes one of the bigger stacks remaining.

Derrick Simon – 823,000