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Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Three-Way Clash Sees Kokoska and Ward Eliminated By Gold

donpeters • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

From middle position, Manig Loeser kicked off the action with a raise to 20,000. Thomas Ward was in the next seat and reraised all in for 238,000. Benjamin Gold was next to act behind Ward, and he reraised all in for over 600,000 from the hijack seat. Then action folded to Robert Kokoska on the button.

Kokoska slammed a stack of orange T5,000 chips into the middle, signifying that he was calling all in for his last 148,000. Play then folded around back to Loeser, he gave it up, and the three hands in the all-in clash were revealed.

Kokoska was the shortest stack, but he had the best hand with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. Gold had the second best hand with the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and had both players covered. Ward was stuck in the middle with the {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}.

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} to give Gold a leading set of tens. The turn was the {Q-Clubs}, and then the river completed the board with the {2-Hearts}. Gold's tens were able to come from behind, and he busted both Ward and Kokoska in the same spot en route to 1.1 million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Benjamin Gold us
Benjamin Gold
us 1,100,000 807,000
Thomas Ward gb
Thomas Ward
gb Busted
Robert Kokoska cz
Robert Kokoska
cz Busted

Tags: Benjamin GoldManig LoeserRobert KokoskaThomas Ward