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Henderson citizen Garry Gates bankrupt the gap on World Series of Poker Main Accident baton Hossein Ensan and the final table of nine players was pared bottomward to bristles on Sunday night at the Rio Convention Center.
Gates, a survivor of the Oct. 1, 2017, accumulation cutting at the Route 91 Harvest anniversary that claimed the lives of 58 added concertgoers, entered in additional place, 77.7 actor chips abaft Germany’s Ensan. Gates, 37, concluded the night abaft Ensan by 36 actor chips.
The final bristles players actual from a acreage of 8,569 in the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship will resume comedy at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The champ walks abroad with $10 million.
Less than an hour afterwards the final table started arena at 6:30 p.m., two players were eliminated: Serbia’s Milos Skrbic and Timothy Su of Boston. Less than two hours later, England’s Nick Marchington was agape out by Ensan.
Play was appointed to stop back the table was bottomward to six players, but it happened so bound that antagonism connected until 10:30 p.m., back Zhen Cai of Lake Worth, Florida, was alone by Kevin Maahs of Chicago. Cai went all-in on ace-king, and Maahs alleged and won back his abridged nines captivated up. Cai won $1.85 actor for sixth place.
Marchington, 21, had the beeline assemblage back he went all-in on ace-7. Ensan, 55, who emigrated to Germany from his built-in Iran in 1990, alleged with abridged kings. Marchington was alone on the duke but won $1.525 actor for seventh abode and said he didn’t affliction his advancing arena appearance in his aboriginal Main Event.
“Going in, I anticipate bodies were arena absolutely money scared, and I was aggravating to win the tournament,” he said. “I wasn’t aggravating to comedy for ninth. I was activity for the $10 million.”
Marchington, who alone out of academy to accompany a pro poker career, had his aboriginal alive career banknote beforehand in the WSOP for $12,415.
“I’m absolutely added of an online player, but I adulation arena in the World Series,” he said. “It’s like summer camp.”
The amiable Englishman said he brand Gates’ affairs to win the Main Event.
“He absolutely gets in the mix. He isn’t abashed to go for it as well,” he said. “Hossein is a abundant guy as well. There was a absolute faculty of brotherhood at the table, and I anticipate it was genuine. Everyone’s absolutely blessed for anniversary other, for sure.”
Skrbic, who entered in seventh place, was the aboriginal to be eliminated. Skrbic went all in with ace-jack and Gates alleged with ace-queen, which captivated up. Skrbic, 30, entered with added than $1.6 actor in absolute alive balance and took home $1 actor for ninth place.
Su, who entered in eighth place, was agape out next. He went all in with a brace of abridged 3s and Ensan alleged with ace-jack. Ensan fabricated two brace on the flop, jacks and fives, and addition jack on the river closed Su’s fate.
But the software architect from Boston who entered his aboriginal Main Accident with absolute alive balance of $2,467, larboard with a big smile and $1.25 actor for eighth place. Su, 25, who plays the piano, violin and oboe, hit all the appropriate addendum aboriginal in poker’s best celebrated event, alert arising as the dent leader.
“It was phenomenal,” Su said of his run. “I came in with aught expectations, but somehow was able to circuit it up and advance the dent lead. I had over one-fifth of the chips in comedy at one point, but there are some acceptable players out there who did actual well.”
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WSOP Main Accident final table
1. Hossein Ensan, Germany: 207.7 actor (chips)
2. Garry Gates, U.S.: 171.7 million
3. Kevin Maahs, U.S.: 66.5 million
4. Alex Livingston, Canada: 45.8 million
5. Dario Sammartino, Italy: 23.1 million