Event 11: Bryce Fox – 6th Place ($1,610)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  5 of 97

Bryce Fox
Bryce Fox

Bryce Fox and Byron Hubert just played a hand all the way to a showdown, and when Fox called Hubert’s bet, he left himself with just 3,000 in his stack.

Byron Hubert:  XxXx  6s10sQc3d  Xx
Bryce Fox:  XxXx  9d4s10d9s  Xx

Hubert didn’t have much showing (no pairs and no two-card draws), while Fox had a pair of nines. But then they flipped over their hole cards.

Byron Hubert:  5h2s  6s10sQc3d  4c
Bryce Fox:  XxXx  9d4s10d9s  Xx

On sixth street, Hubert had queen high with a 6-5 low draw and a gutshot straight draw, and the four was a perfect card for him on seventh street, giving him a 6-5 low and a six-high straight to scoop the entire pot.

Meanwhile, Fox never even showed his hole cards as he mucked, surprised that Hubert caught such a lucky card with what he was holding.

Byron Hubert  –  275,000  (9 BB)
Bryce Fox  –  3,000  (0.1 BB)

Fox technically still had chips, though his 3,000 would be immediately put toward the ante in the next hand and he’d be forced all in. But Fox was in no mood to play after his bad beat, and forfeited, asking to be paid out for sixth place.

Fox was directed to the payout desk, but his chips were still live so he was still dealt a hand, and since he was all in, it would be dealt all the way to seventh street — and it was, in a hand against Joseph Grimes.

Fox showed a pair of deuces on his up cards, while Grimes showed a pair of jacks. But since Fox abandoned his seat, he had no chance to win the hand, since his hole cards wouldn’t be revealed, and four cards aren’t enough to make a valid poker hand.

So Fox was technically eliminated on the next hand by Joseph Grimes.

Bryce Fox  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($1,610)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 235,000 (8 Big Bets), and they are guaranteed at least $2,120 each.

Event 11: Nick Pupillo – 7th Place ($1,165)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  6 of 97

Nick Pupillo
Nick Pupillo

Nick Pupillo was just eliminated during an Omaha-8 hand, with the final board showing As10c3cJcKh.

There were no possible lows, and Andy Edgington showed AhQh10s3s for an ace-high straight. Pupillo couldn’t beat it, and mucked his cards as he was eliminated in seventh place.

Andy Edgington  –  290,000  (10 BB)
Nick Pupillo  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,165)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 195,000 (7 Big Bets), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $1,610 each.

Event 11: Final Table Begins with Joseph Grimes as Chipleader

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  7 of 97

Event 11 Final Table
Event 11 – Final Table

After the elimination of Joanne Pedroso in eighth place, the final seven players redraw for random seats at the final table. Here are their seating assignments along with their updated chip counts:

Seat 1.  Joseph Grimes  –  341,000  (17 BB)
Seat 2.  Bryce Fox  –  130,000  (7 BB)
Seat 3.  Daniel Pearlman  –  76,000  (4 BB)
Seat 4.  Byron Hubert  –  35,000  (2 BB)
Seat 5.  Brian Gelrod  –  126,000  (6 BB)
Seat 6.  Nick Pupillo  –  192,000  (10 BB)
Seat 7.  Andy Edgington  –  262,000  (13 BB)

Here are the final table payouts they’re playing for, followed by the players who have finished in the money so far:

1st:  $9,095 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $6,070
3rd:  $4,120
4th:  $2,900
5th:  $2,120
6th:  $1,610
7th:  $1,165

8th:  Joanne Pedroso  –  $1,165
9th:  Thomas Hannon  –  $910
10th:  Georges Boyadjian  –  $910
11th:  Thomas Milmore  –  $825
12th:  Vincent Basilicata  –  $825
13th:  Mark Hurst  –  $780

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 165,000 (8 Big Bets).

Event 11: Bryce Fox Knocks Out a Player to Burst the Money Bubble

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  13 of 97

Bryce Fox
Bryce Fox

In the second hand of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, the player in the big blind started the hand with 43,000, and already had 42,000 of it in the pot by the time the river card was dealt.

The board showed Qc8d5dQsKh, the big blind checked, Bryce Fox bet from the hijack, and the big blind called all in for his last 1,000.

Bryce Fox:  AdKdQh2d  (full house, queens full of kings)
Big Blind:  AsQd9d2h  (trip queens)

Fox won the hand with his full house to eliminate the big blind in 14th place, bursting the Money Bubble in the process.

Bryce Fox  –  219,000  (18 BB)

The remaining 13 players are all guaranteed at least $780 each, and the average chip stack is about 90,000 (8 Big Bets). They will combine to a final table when there are seven players left.

Event 11: Andy Edgington Knocks Out a Player to Begin the Money Bubble

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  14 of 97

Andy Edgington
Andy Edgington

Nick Pupillo raised from middle position to 12,000, the player on the button called all in for 5,000, and Andy Edgington called 12,000 from the big blind. There was now 15,000 in the main pot, and another 14,000 in the side pot between Pupillo and Edgington.

The flop came Qh10s4c, Edgington checked, Pupillo bet 6,000, and Edgington called. The turn card was the Kd, and both players checked.

The river card was the 9c, and they checked again. With no possible lows, all three players revealed their cards:

Andy Edgington:  Qc7c4d3d  (two pair, queens and fours)
Nick Pupillo:  briefly showed, then mucked
Button:  Ah10d3c2c  (pair of tens)

Edgington won the entire pot with his two pair to eliminate the player on the button in 15th place.

Andy Edgington  –  106,000  (9 BB)
Nick Pupillo  –  145,000  (12 BB)

With 14 players remaining, and only 13 getting paid, the field begins hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble. The average chip stack is about 83,000 (7 Big Bets).