Event 5: Wilfor Marentes Pinto – 6th Place ($2,205)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  5 of 137

Wilfor Marentes Pinto
Wilfor Marentes Pinto

After a flop of 9h5s2d, Tommy Tran bets 40,000 from the small blind, and Wilfor Marentes Pinto moves all in from the big blind for 210,000. Hyndi Khomutetsky folds in the cutoff, and then Tran goes into the tank for a very long time.

Eventually, Tran calls, and both players show their cards.

Tommy Tran:  KsKh8d6s  (pair of kings gutshot straight draw)
Wilfor Marentes Pinto:  Ad9c8h4d  (pair of nines)

Tran is ahead, and he called out for a seven to complete his straight. Sure enough, the turn card was the 7d, and Tran briefly celebrated before realizing that Pinto picked up a diamond flush draw. “No diamond!”

The river card was the 5h, and Tran won the pot with his nine-high straight to eliminate Pinto in sixth place.

Tommy Tran  –  620,000  (31 bb)
Wilfor Marentes Pinto  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($2,205)

Event 5: Kenny McCollough – 7th Place ($1,730)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  6 of 137

Kenny McCollough
Kenny McCollough

Kenny McCollough was all in from the small blind for about 100,000, against Wilfor Marentes Pinto in the hijack, and they turn over their cards.

Wilfor Marentes Pinto:  AsKd10s10c
Kenny McCollough:  Ad10dJc2s

The board came KhQc7dQh4s, and Pinto wins the pot with two pair, kings and queens, to eliminate McCollough in seventh place.

Wilfor Marentes Pinto  –  345,000  (17 bb)
Kenny McCollough  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,730)

Event 5: Steve Roth – 8th Place ($1,400)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  7 of 137

Steve Roth
Steve Roth

The final eight players return from break, and here are their official chip counts:

Seat 1.  Hyndi Khomutetsky  –  410,000  (21 bb)
Seat 2.  Kenny McCollough  –  120,000  (6 bb)
Seat 3.  Iman Nikmaram  –  155,000  (8 bb)
Seat 4.  Steve Roth  –  30,000  (2 bb)
Seat 5.  Sean Shah  –  235,000  (12 bb)
Seat 6.  Tommy Tran  –  410,000  (21 bb)
Seat 7.  Wilfor Marentes Pinto  –  220,000  (11 bb)
Seat 8.  David Moreno  –  65,000  (3 bb)

In the first hand of Level 23, Steve Roth gets it all in from middle position for 30,000 against Sean Shah in the hijack.

Sean Shah:  AcJh7d7c
Steve Roth:  KcQh9h9c

The board came AsQc10d6c2h, and Shah wins the pot with a pair of aces to eliminate Roth in eighth place.

Sean Shah  –  295,000  (15 bb)
Steve Roth  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,400)

Event 5: Sean Shah Flops a Royal Flush, Barely Gets Paid, Then Catches a Queen to Double Into the Lead

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining:  8 of 137

Sean Shah
Sean Shah

Sean Shah raises from early position to 32,000, and Iman Nikmaram calls from one of the blinds.

Both players checked to the river on a board of AsKs10sXxXx, Nikmaram checked, Shah bet 20,000, and Nikmaram called.

Shah showed AcQsJsJh to win the pot with a flopped royal flush in spades, and Nikmaram said, “That’s overkill” as he mucked his cards. Nikmaran would later say he had flopped two pair.

Sean Shah  –  215,000  (18 bb)
Iman Nikmaram  –  275,000  (23 bb)

A short while later, after a flop of 10h6c4c, Shah checks the small blind, Tommy Tran bets 30,000 from the big blind, and Shah pot-raises to 154,000, with just 10,000 more behind.

Tran goes into the tank, eventually asking himself out loud, “Do I want to race right now?”

After a little more thought, Tran says, “Let’s race,” and he calls.

Sean Shah:  AcQsJh6s  (pair of sixes)
Tommy Tran:  AsAd9c6h  (pocket aces, pair of sixes)

Shah was pretty dominated in this spot, but the turn card was the Qh, and the river card was the 5s. Shah turned two pair, queens and sixes, to win the pot and double up into the chip lead.

Sean Shah  –  400,000  (33 bb)
Tommy Tran  –  155,000  (13 bb)

Event 5: Gabriel Ramos – 9th Place ($1,170)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  8 of 137

Gabriel Ramos
Gabriel Ramos

With the blinds at 4,000-8,000, Gabriel Ramos raised under the gun to 23,000, Kenny McCollough reraised from the big blind to 73,000, and Ramos thought for a while before he called.

The flop came 7c6h2h, McCollough moved all in for 42,000, and Ramos called.

Gabriel Ramos:  JsJc8h7x  (pair of jacks)
Kenny McCollough:  KdQc9sKs  (pair of kings)

The turn card was the Qh, the river card was the 3c, and the pocket kings held up for McCollough to win the pot and double up in chips.

Kenny McCollough  –  26,000  (3 bb)
Gabriel Ramos  –  234,000  (29 bb)

After the blinds increased to 5,000-10,000, Ramos moved all in from middle position for 26,000, and David Moreno called from the big blind.

David Moreno:  KhKd7c3d
Gabriel Ramos:  Js10s9c4h

The board came 10h9d2cQh6s, and Ramos flopped two pair, tens and nines, to win the pot and double up in chips.

Gabriel Ramos  –  57,000  (6 bb)
David Moreno  –  31,000  (3 bb)

A few hands later, Ramos raised from the button to 35,000, Iman Nikmaram raised from the small blind, and Ramos called all in for about 62,000.

Iman Nikmaram:  KhKdJd7c
Gabriel Ramos:  Ah8c7h3d

The board came 10h7d4s8dJs, and Nikmaram won the pot with a higher two pair, jacks and sevens, to eliminate Ramos in ninth place.

Iman Nikmaram  –  350,000  (35 bb)
Gabriel Ramos  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,170)