Event 49: Brandon Lulov Wins! ($246,125); Matt Berkey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,825)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped in, Matt Berkey raised all in for about 760,000, and Lulov called.

Lulov:  Kd10d
Berkey:  Qs9d

The board ran out 6h8hKs2h5h, clean for Lulov to lock up the outright victory for $246,125.

Berkey finished runner-up for $171,825.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Matt Berkey

 

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up for a Third Time to Take the Lead

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov raised to 120,000 and Matt Berkey called.

The flop was Kd10c8h and Berkey check-called 100,000 from Lulov.

The turn was the 4c and Berkey check-called 400,000 from Lulov.

The river was the 9h, Berkey checked, and Lulov moved all in for 1,150,000. Berkey tanked for about three minutes before he called.

Lulov tabled AhKs for a pair of kings with an ace kicker.

“Wow, nice hand,” said Berkey, as he showed a defeated Kc2c.
Matt Berkey  –  1,040,000  (17 bb)

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up Again

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped on the button, Matt Berkey raised all in, and Lulov called all in for 910,000 with Kh10h, leading Berkey’s Ks8s.

The flop came 2d8h5d, giving Berkey the lead with a pair of eights.

The turn was the 10d, giving Lulov a pair of tens to retake the lead.

The river was the 7h, safe for Lulov to double up once again.

Brandon Lulov  –  1,920,000  (38 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  2,720,000  (54 bb)

Event 49: Nir Cohen – 3rd Place ($110,955)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Nir Cohen

Matt Berkey raised all in with his chip-leading stack and Nir Cohen called all in from the big blind for about 755,000.

Berkey:  Ad9h
Cohen:  KsQc

The board ran out 2s9s5c7h4c, no help to Cohen, ending his tournament in third place.

Matt Berkey  –  3,825,000  (76 bb)
Brandon Lulov  –  815,000  (16 bb)
Nir Cohen  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($110,955)

Event 49: Matt Berkey Doubles Thru Brandon Lulov

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 232

Matt Berkey raised to 100,000 from the button, Brandon Lulov three-bet all in with his chip-leading stack from the small blind, and Berkey called all in for 1,475,000.

Berkey:  AsKh
Lulov:  KsQc

The board ran out 4s7h6h3d6c, safe for Berkey to double into a hefty chip lead.

Matt Berkey  –  3,050,000  (61 bb)
Brandon Lulov  –  950,000  (19 bb)

Event 49: David Coleman – 4th Place ($71,800)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 232

David Coleman

Brandon Lulov raised to 80,000 from UTG/cutoff, David Coleman three-bet all in for 610,000 from the small blind, and Lulov thought for a bit before he called.

Lulov:  KsQc
Coleman:  10s10c

The board ran out JhKc8s7dAh, giving Lulov a pair of kings to eliminate Coleman in fourth place.

Brandon Lulov  –  2,240,000  (56 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  1,900,000  (48 bb)
Nir Cohen  –  500,000  (13 bb)
David Coleman  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($71,800)

Event 49: Nick Schulman – 5th Place ($53,000)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 232

Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman raised all in for 275,000 from the button and Matt Berkey called from the big blind.

Schulman:  Jc10c
Berkey:  Ad3c

The board came 6d4d2s5s5c, giving Berkey a six-high straight to eliminate Schulman in fifth place.

Matt Berkey  –   2,400,000  (60 bb)
Nick Schulman  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($53,000)

Event 49: Nir Cohen Doubles Thru David Coleman

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 232

Nir Cohen raised all in for 300,000 from the button and David Coleman thought for a few moments before he called from the big blind.

Cohen:  Ac3s
Coleman:  QsJs

The board ran out 6c5d10c9s7d, safe for Cohen to double up.

Nir Cohen  –  660,000  (17 bb)
David Coleman  –  760,000  (19 bb)

Event 49: Rodney Turvin – 6th Place ($43,970)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 232

Rodney Turvin

Matt Berkey raised to 80,000 from under the gun, Rodney Turvin three-bet all in for about 325,000 from the button, and Berkey called.

Berkey:  AhJc
Turvin:  KsQh

The board came 10c5c9d4s2d, no help to Turvin, ending his tournament in sixth place.

Matt Berkey  –  2,200,000  (55 bb)
Rodney Turvin  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($43,970)