Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
The final table of Event #8: AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed has been reached with Scott Clements headlining a star-studded final six and story lines aplenty.
Returning today with more than half the field remaining, play began with many big names falling to the rail such as Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Madsen, Dan Heimiller, Van Marcus, and Brandon Shack-Harris, who at the time led the World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.
One story of the final two tables began developing when one of the tables seemed to be playing slower than the other. Once the tournament director rectified the problem, however, the event was soon down to the unofficial final table of seven, with lots on the line for those left.
George Danzer would need to reach the money to leapfrog Shack-Harris and take the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race, while Australian Sam Khouiss was looking at making back-to-back WSOP Asia-Pacific final tables. Jonathan Duhamel would be eyeing his second final table of the series, whereas Clements was aiming to capture his third WSOP bracelet.
Ismael Bojang would need this cash to capture his 13th WSOP cash of 2014 and an amazing fourth here at the WSOP Asia-Pacific. That's good enough for the all-time record, with Bojang surpassing Konstantin Puchkov's 11-cash record.
However, it would be Brian Rast who would be the one falling short in seventh place when his couldn't connect against Duhamel's to leave the final table as follows:
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The final hand of the night saw Jonathan Duhamel raise to 5,000 from the hijack. The action fell on Brian Rast in the small blind who moved all in for his remaining 36,400 in chips. With the decision back on Duhamel, he asked for a count before making the call.
The board ran out to see Duhamel hold with his pair as Rast was eliminated one short of the official final table.
Catching the action on the flop of , Richard Ashby got the last of his chips into the middle as Tino Lechich made the call.
With Ashby in the lead holding bottom set, he would have to fade Lechich's straight draw, but when the landed on the turn, followed by the on the river, Ashby was sent to the rail in 8th place to leave us at the unofficial final table of seven.
Sam Khouiss raised to 8,000 from the button and Bruno Portaro raised all in for his last 11,200 from the big blind. Khouiss called and the cards were tabled.
The board ran out and Khouiss' one pair was enough to send Portaro to the rail in 9th place.
Sam Khouiss raised to 8,000 in the cutoff and Bruno Portaro called in the small blind before leading on every street of the board with Khouiss calling him down.
Portaro tabled his , but it would be Khouiss' that would see him scoop the pot.