After Jose Centeno was eliminated in sixth place, the five remaining players looked at the ICM numbers and quickly came to an agreement on an adjusted payout deal. Michael Rosenbaum had a big chip lead and took home $6,085 as the Event 4 champion.
The remaining prize pool was paid out based on the following counts:
Matthew Rosenbaum – 2,915,000
AJ – 1,700,000
Walter Sarmiento – 1,480,000
Gilanthony Bertin – 1,380,000
Ivan Mirkovich – 920,000
1st: Matthew Rosenbaum – $6,085
2nd: AJ – $4,834
3rd: Walter Sarmiento – $4,556
4th: Gilanthony Bertin – $4,422
5th: Ivan Mirkovich – $3,746
Jose Centeno open-shoved for 635,000 and Gilanthony Bertin reshipped next to act for a similar stack. The rest of the table folded and the hands were tabled.
“I’m live,” Centeno correctly observed.
He needed to catch to stay alive but Bertin moved further ahead when he paired his queen on the flop. The turn and river finished the board and Centeno was eliminated in sixth place.
Gilanthony Bertin – 1,380,000 (17 bb)
Jose Centeno – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,746)
Edgar Dutan open-shoved for 360,000 from middle position and AJ called from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and the hand were flipped up.
Dutan and his short stack were dominated and the run out could not save his tournament.
AJ – 1,700,000 (28 bb)
Edgar Dutan – Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,397)
It folded around to Walter Sarmiento in the hijack and he announced all in. Mel Berfond was in the small blind and called for his last 300,000 before AJ folded his big.
Berfond was dominated but took the lead on the flop. The turn changed nothing but the river was bad news for Berfond. Both made aces and nines and Sarmiento’s queen kicker played to send Berfond off his second final table of the series.
Walter Sarmiento – 1,610,000 (27 bb)
Mel Berfond – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,048)
Action folded around to Gilanthony Bertin in the small blind, he limped, and Ivan Mirkovich checked his option in the big. The flop came , Bertin checked, and Mirkovich moved all in for 340,000. After a quick minute to think about it, Bertin called with the bigger stack.
Mirkovich was ahead with a pair of nines and needed to fade the over cards and clubs. The turn was safe and he had his double after the river.
Ivan Mirkovich – 860,000 (14 bb)
Gilanthony Bertin – 950,000 (16 bb)
Harold Cubillos had only three big blinds coming back from break but found a quick double up to get a little breathing room. Soon after, he moved all in for 300,000 from the small blind after Walter Sarmiento opened to 155,000 and AJ called on the button. Sarmiento four-bet shoved to get AJ to abandon his 155,000 in the pot.
Cubillos needed a lot of help but could not find a save as the board ran out to send him out in ninth place.
Walter Sarmiento – 1,305,000 (26 bb)
Harold Cubillos – Eliminated in 9th Place ($698)
Seat 1: Mel Berford – 780,000 (16 bb)
Seat 2: AJ – 1,330,000 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Harold Cubillos – 165,000 (3 bb)
Seat 4: Jose Centeno – 580,000 (12 bb)
Seat 5: Gilanthony Bertin – 1,310,000 (26 bb)
Seat 6: Ivan Mirkovich – 585,000 (12 bb)
Seat 7: Walter Sarmiento – 520,000 (10 bb)
Seat 8: Edgar Vutan – 635,000 (13 bb)
Seat 9: Matthew Rosenbaum – 2,485,000 (50 bb)
10th: Ben Wachstein – $454
Action slowed way down and players are holding on tight to their chips but the stacks are getting very shallow. We don’t expect it to be much longer before we have 10 players remaining for the final table.
13th: Andrew DeFrancesco – $384
14th: Leonard Battaglia – $384
15th: James Wu – $384
16th: Julio Clavell – $349
17th: Kumar Shail – $349
18th: Steve Prager – $349
After a quick break to color off the 1K chips, they returned to action and quickly lost enough players to trigger the two-table redraw with 18 players remaining. They were also shifted closer to the payout desk to make it quicker to hit the cage.
19th: Joseph Gergus – $314
20th: Rafik Takla – $314
21st: Jacob Maus – $314
22nd: Shamshair Alli – $314
23rd: Leon Motola – $314
24th: David Bobillot – $314
25th: Dennis Lisovskiy – $314
26th: David Melillo – $314
27th: Ronald Landy – $314
Even with the blinds going up mid-bubble, it still took six hands before we had the first all-in called. It happened when a short-stacked players moved all in for 86,000 and Edgar Vutan called in the small blind to put him at risk. Then they had to wait for the other three tables to finish as the word spread. Once they were complete, the hands were tabled.
Vutan was in dominating position, both paired their king on the flop, but the bubble burst after the turn and river completed the board.