Brendan Baksh was just saved by community cards that made a full house – he was, for all intents and purposes, eliminated on the turn but the river filled up the counterfeiting pairs on board and stayed alive. The WPT Live Updates team has the whole story.
Brendan Baksh has been short-stacked all night and hasn’t found an opportunity to add any chips to his stack – to the point that he had dwindled down to just 3.5bb. He finally found an opportunity to move in from late position holding and found a call from Maxime holding just .
The flop actually hit Maxime: to give him a few outs, but then the were bricks and Brendan had his double – though only to around 7bb.
Derek Wolters has been flying under the radar today – he and Brendan have both been less active than the others – but his patience is paying off as he was able to chip up a little during the first stint and now he has doubled up through Maxime Heroux to solidify his spot in 3rd place by chip count.
The holding seem very non-standard until you learn that this was blind-on-blind action on a short-handed table. Maxime raised all-in and found a quick call from Derek.
The community cards had little for Maxime and Derek made his double:
David Peters was by far the most experienced and successful poker player on this final table and arrived at this final table in a decent chip position, but the opening stint to this final table was nothing short of a nightmare for the all-world caliber player, and early in level 30 he has been eliminated from the tournament.
The level started out reasonably well for David. In just the 6th hand after the break, David doubled through Maxime Heroux to bring his stack up to 740,000. Just 3 hands later, though, he shoved from utg holding and found a call from Pat Quinn with .
The board runout puts Pat in the lead on the flop: but the turn gave David some extra flush draw outs. The blank on the river couldn’t save David and he has been eliminated from the tournament.
6th place: David Peters, $78,050.00
Eric Afriat has done well to tread water so far on this final table, finding a needed double-up earlier in the evening and making a few tough folds along the way. His patience may start to be rewarded though, and the first step of the reward is a well-timed double-up through Pat Quinn.
Pat raised from utg to 350K – a typically large preflop raise from the cash game player from Toronto – and after David Peters folded, Eric moved all in with his last 905K in chips. Action folded back to Pat, who made the call.
Eric had to win the flip to say alive in the event.
The flop came but that was the last face card – the turn and river were the and Eric’s Tens held. Eric is now up over 2M in chips (20bb).
The players in the WPT Montreal are now on break. Here are the official chip counts at the pause going into level 30.
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