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WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Dream Is Over For The British Trio

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The 2015 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star will not have a British winner after the three remaining superstars mentioned in yesterday’s article all crashed out on the penultimate day’s play.

Oliver Price was the first of our trio to head for the cashier’s cage, busting in 25th place for $28,360. The blinds were 6,000/12,000/2,000a and Ron Lewis opened from the cutoff with {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}. Price was on the button and three-bet all-on for around 240,000 with the {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Lewis called and flopped top pair on the {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} board to bust Price.

Toby Lewis was flying at one stage, but was the next of the Brits to fall. Lewis lost a massive pot when his {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} were cracked by the {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} of Faraz Jaka, a hand that summed up his day. Lewis’ tournament came to an end during Level 22 (8,000/16,000/2,000a) at the hands of Eric Werner.

Jacob Bazeley opened to 35,000 from the button, Lewis pushed all-in for 300,000 from the small blind, Werner flat-called the shove from the big blind and Bazeley folded. Lewis flipped over {A-Spades}{2-Clubs} and needed to improve to beat the {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} of Werner. A final board reading {8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} hinted at coming to Lewis’ rescue, but his quest for a WPT title is over for now.

Lewis’ seat hadn’t even gone cold when he was followed on the sidelines by Chris Moorman. Moorman shoved preflop for 285,000 on the button with {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Haixia Zhang looked up the 2014 L.A. Poker Classic champion with {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Zhang improved to bust Moorman and collect his $2,500 bounty and leave the remaining field void of Brits.

The official six-handed final table was reached after more than 11.5 hours of play, and what a final table it is.

Isaac Baron is the man who has his nose out in front at the start of play with 6,715,000 chips, but he will be pushed all the way by the likes of Sorel Mizzi, Taylor Paur, and Faraz Jaka.

2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Final Table

1Sorel Mizzi1,920,000
2Isaac Baron6,715,000
3Jacob Bazeley3,920,000
4Taylor Paur4,270,000
5Ravee Mathu1,470,000
6Faraz Jaka2,920,000

Each of the finalists is guaranteed $168,260 when they’re eliminated, but with $1,2214,200 up top, none of them will be wanting to collect the minimum payout.

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