Players began the final level, Level 25, of Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event with 89 players and by the time the lights dimmed in the Amazon Room a mere 68 remained. Sami Rustom bagged with the chiplead, packing away 7,005,000 for the night and Jackie Glazier became the last woman standing.
Annette Obrestad Out in 89th Place
After making her name in online poker, Annette Obrestad burst onto the live poker scene in 2007 by winning the WSOP Europe Main Event at the age of 18, winning $2 million in the process. With less than 90 players left in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, Obrestad still had a chance to become just the second person to own both a WSOP Europe and WSOP Main Event title (Phil Hellmuth being the other).
It was, alas, not to be for Obrestad on this day. Jonathan Jaffe opened to 95,000 on the button, Obrestad three-bet all in from the small blind and Michiel Brummelhuis cold-called in the big blind. Jaffe got out of the way and Obrestad saw the bad news – her 5 5 was up against K K with her tournament life on the line.
“I’m using my American one time,” said Obrestad as she waited for the flop. It came out 6 4 2, giving her four more outs to the straight. The turn was the 2, a blank, and she was one card away from elimination. The river was the 9 and Brummelhuis took the pot, knocking Obrestad out in 89th place.
Jackie Glazier Left With the Boys
Austrailia’s Jackie Glazier – Poker Player
picked up the title of Last Woman Standing at the 2013 WSOP Main Event and although she said she hoped to see two women at the final table this year, that milestone will have to wait at least another year.
Annette Obrestad’s elimination as the 89th place finisher followed by Beverly Lange’s 86th place bustout left Glazier as the lone woman in the field.
“I don’t focus on last woman standing myself,” Glazier said in an interview. “But I do get that there is a focus around it because there are so few women that play poker, but at the end of the day it would be great to see more than one female make the final table.”
“I think we’re owed one from last year,” she added in reference to Gaelle Baumann and Elisabeth Hille’s 2012 Main Event 10th and 11th place finishes.
The 2013 Main Event drew a field of 6,325 players but only 298 were women, making up just 4.7 percent of the field.
Timoshenko Eliminates Huey
Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 80,000 from late position and Matthew Huey three-bet to 200,000 from the button. Timoshenko responded by making it 420,000 and Huey shoved all in for 1.3 million. With Timoshenko’s snap-call, Huey’s head dropped.
He appeared to know his hand, 8 8, was behind and Timoshenko showed him K K. The board ran out 752QQ and Huey was sent to the rail as the 83rd place finisher for $71,053. Timoshenko had amassed about 4.5 million.
Tabali Two Outs Dattali, Crosses 4 Million Mark
On a flop of Q Q 8, Keanu Tabali checked in middle position and David Stephens bet 40,000 before Umang Dattali raised to 155,000. It was back on Tabali who put in a three-bet to 355,000. Stephens folded and Dattali quickly called.
Both players checked the 8 turn card and the seemingly harmless 3 fell on the river. Tabali led out for 500,000 and Dattali didn’t take too long before calling.
Tabali tabled 3 3, giving him a rivered full house and Dattali slammed the table and shot out of his chair in disbelief.
“I knew I had you,” said Dattali having yet to muck his hand. “I knew what you were doing.”
Dattali reluctantly tossed his hand into the muck and slipped to 2.42 million in chips while Tabali climbed to 4.2 million.
Lam Crippled by Kaplan in Brutal Fashion, Later Eliminated in 72nd
With 6,352 players in the Main Event, pretty much any and every kind of bad beat you can think of happened at some point in the tournament. For Simon Lam, though, it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Jaime Kaplan open-shoved for 580,000 in the cutoff and Lam three-bet all in over the top for 895,000 and everyone else folded. Lam was ahead with 6 6 with a chance to pick up a significant pot and move over 1.4 million in chips. Kaplan, on the other hand, needed some help from the board with 8 5. The A K 2 flop didn’t do much for either player, and the turn was the K.
“Jaime’s going to need an eight,” said the tournament director. Then he paused for a moment. “Or an ace.”
The river was the A. Lam’s pair of sixes was counterfeited and, miraculously for him, Kaplan’s eight kicker to aces and kings gave him the unlikely double-up to over 1.2 million. Lam was left with 320,000.
Lam lasted for another 20 minutes, then shoved for his last 215,000 on the button. Byron Kaverman called in the big blind, and it was his J 5 against Lam’s K 4. It ran out Q J 3 2 7 and Lam was eliminated in 72rd place. He was eliminated just seconds after Robert Sichelstiel, but that moment made Lam an extra $17,326. Lam was the first to collect a six-figure payday, earning $102,102
Schwarmann Four-Bet Shoves Into AA, Out in 76th
Nick Schwarmann found kings on the button facing a raise and a three-bet. He cold four-bet shoved for about 2 million and Maxx Coleman, the original raiser, called, showing Schwarmann the bad news: A A.
Schwarman’s K K shrunk up even more on the A 9 2 flop. Once the dealer turned the Q, the river T was irrelevant and Schwarmann was knocked out in 76th place for $84,786.
After that hand, Coleman had amassed about 6 million in chips.
Watts Eliminates Marshall
Steven Watts raised in early position and Cary Marshall shipped his last 400,000 into the middle from the big blind. Watts called and the two hands were exposed as the ESPN cameras swarmed the outer table.
Watts tabled 8 8 and was flipping against Marshall’s A J. The board ran out K 2 2 9 2 and Marshall was eliminated in 71st place, taking home $102,102 for his efforts.
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