After several hands of hand-for-hand play, Michael Korovine eliminated table-opponent Jean-Francois Beaulieu to bring the Mix Max field into the money.
This was the third confrontation between the two players while action was hand-for-hand, with the score being 1-1 between the two so far. On the first hand, Michael Korovine open-shoved for almost 100K from the small blind with , finding a double-up from the big blind holding . Jean-Francois was left with around 10bb behind, and less than an orbit later the two clashed again. This time it was Jean-Francois that scored the double-up as he rivered a pair with versus the of Michael, who called a button-shove from the big blind.
On the final hand the two played together, Michael applied pressure his shorter-stacked opponent by once again open-shoving on his big blind. Jean-Francois found a pair in the hole and made the call, but his was drawing dead on the turn versus Michael’s , as the board read .
The final 12 players are now assured of a cash prize of at least $420, but all eyes are on the top prize of $5,404.
Final 12 players:
|First Name | Prénom||Last Name | Nom||Seat | Siège|
|George||Kazarian||Table 53 - Seat 1|
|Gil||Charles||Table 53 - Seat 2|
|Christian||Rho||Table 53 - Seat 3|
|Dat||Doan||Table 53 - Seat 4|
|Brian||Hodhod||Table 54 - Seat 1|
|Fadi||Haddad||Table 54 - Seat 2|
|Andrew||Boujaoude||Table 54 - Seat 3|
|Pascal||Desrosiers||Table 54 - Seat 4|
|Olivier Finlay||Mercier-Smail||Table 56 - Seat 1|
|Tomas||Larivee Magni||Table 56 - Seat 2|
|Michael||Korovine||Table 56 - Seat 3|
|Jean-Francois||Lescadres||Table 56 - Seat 4|