“Maybe I’ll play the Main (Championship) Event now,” Beianin said afterward with a wry smile.
Belianin had a big stack for a hefty portion of the tournament, especially the later stages. With three tables remaining he was second in chips, and he was still second in chips on the money bubble. He began the final table as the chip leader and only lost his lead for a short amount of time. In the end, Belianin emerged victorious in a PLO8 variant and captured his second trophy of the series.
Final Results 1st: Georgii Belianin – $7,815 2nd: Charles Simon – $5,210 3rd: Ed Turner – $3,475 4th: John Holley – $2,415 5th: Amy Patel – $1,750 6th: Andrew Blum – $1,330 7th: Phil Sokolov – $1,060 8th: Craig Kessinger – $885 9th: Jason Reep – $780 10th: Anne Amato – $780
$400 Big O (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 18: 3,000/6,000 Players Remaining: 2 of 75
Following the turn of a board with 116,000 in the pot, Ed Turner bet the pot from the small blind. Georgii Belianin raised all in with a covering stack from the big blinf and Turner called all in for 230,000.
Belianin had the nut flush with a draw and had Turner’s inferior flush drawing dead, rendering the river moot.
Georgii Belianin – 650,000 (108 bb) Charles Simon – 250,000 (42 bb) Ed Turner – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,475)
$400 Big O (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 17: 2,500/5,000 Players Remaining: 3 of 75
Charles Simon raised to 13,000 from the cutoff, John Holley called from the button and Amy Patel three-bet all in for 24,500 from the big blind. Simon reraised the pot to 84,500 and Holley sighed before he called all in for about 35,000 more.
Simon: Holley: Patel:
The board came down , giving Simon trip fives to score the double elimination.
Charles Simon – 285,000 (57 bb) John Holley – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,415) Amy Patel – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,750)