Event 26: Artem Maksimov – 6th Place ($9,944)

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  5 of 113

Artem Maksimov
Artem Maksimov

Artem Maksimov got it all in against chipleader Richard Gayler.

Richard Gayler:  AhKxKs4s
Artem Maksimov:  KdKhJh10d

The board brought two tens for Maksimov, but it also brought three spades to give Gayler the winner with a spade flush. Maksimov was eliminated in sixth place as Gayler increased his chip lead even further.

Gayler now has 68.6% of all the chips in play.

Richard Gayler  –  1,550,000  (155 bb)
Artem Maksimov  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($9,944)


With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 452,000 (45 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $11,978.

Event 26: Haim Or Krief – 7th Place ($8,079)

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  6 of 113

Haim Or Krief
Haim Or Krief

John Orfanos limped from the cutoff for 10,000, Haim Or Krief limped from the button, and Richard Gayler raised from the big blind to 45,000. Orfanos folded, and Krief called.

The flop came Qc5h2c, Gayler bet 55,000, and Krief called.

The turn card was the Ah, Gayler bet 215,000, and Krief quickly called.

The river card was the 2s, Gayler moved all in, and Krief quickly called all in for about 350,000.

Richard Gayler:  QsQd10h10d  (full house)
Haim Or Krief:  mucked

Gayler won the pot with a rivered full house, queens full of deuces, and Krief mucked his cards in anger as he went from second in chips to eliminated in seventh place.

Gayler now has a massive chip lead, with about 63% of all the chips in play.

Richard Gayler  –  1,429,000  (143 bb)
Haim Or Krief  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($8,079)

Richard Gayler
Chipleader Richard Gayler

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 377,000 (38 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $9,944.

Event 26: Richard Gayler Leads at the Break with 790K

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining:  7 of 113

Richard Gayler
Richard Gayler

Level 15 comes to an end, and the players take a 15-minute break. Here are the official chip counts:

Seat 1.  James Hurley  –  108,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  Elliott Kampen  –  72,000  (7 bb)
Seat 3.  Sean Shah  –  174,000  (17 bb)
Seat 4.  John Orfanos  –  369,000  (37 bb)
Seat 5.  Haim Or Krief  –  604,000  (60 bb)
Seat 6.  Artem Maksimov  –  141,000  (14 bb)
Seat 7.  Richard Gayler  –  790,000  (79 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 323,000 (32 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed to earn at least $8,079 each.

Event 26: Final Table Begins with Richard Gayler as Chipleader

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  4,000/8,000
Players Remaining:  7 of 113

Event 26 Final Table
Event 26 Final Table

After the elimination of Phil Hui in eighth place, the final seven players redraw for random seats at the final table. Here is the lineup:

Seat 1.  James Hurley  –  149,000  (19 bb)
Seat 2.  Elliott Kampen  –  84,000  (11 bb)
Seat 3.  Sean Shah  –  218,000  (27 bb)
Seat 4.  John Orfanos  –  267,000  (33 bb)
Seat 5.  Haim Or Krief  –  551,000  (69 bb)
Seat 6.  Artem Maksimov  –  200,000  (25 bb)
Seat 7.  Richard Gayler  –  744,000  (93 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $66,671 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $41,245
3rd:  $24,634
4th:  $15,280
5th:  $11,978
6th:  $9,944
7th:  $8,079


With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 323,000 (40 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed to earn at least $8,079 each.

Event 26: Noah Schwartz Eliminated in 10th Place by John Orfanos

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  3,000/6,000
Players Remaining:  9 of 113

Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz

Noah Schwartz moved all in from the small blind for 13,000, and John Orfanos called from the big blind.

John Orfanos:  Qs7s4s3h
Noah Schwartz:  Kd8d3s2s

The board came 10s10c3c5d6d, and Orfanos wins the pot with a seven-high straight to eliminate Schwartz in 10th place.

John Orfanos  –  202,000  (34 bb)
Noah Schwartz  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($5,876)

John Orfanos
John Orfanos

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 205,000 (34 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed to earn at least $6,667 each.