The third and final day of Event 28, $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Four-Handed, of the World Series of Poker has come to an end. After returning with eight players only Timothy Adams walked away with $392,476 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
It took less than one full level to trim the field to five and move to the ESPN Feature Table in the Amazon Room. Andrey Gulyy, Toan Trinh and Torrey Reily were all short stacked and looked to double up. But their luck didn’t hold and they missed out on the final table.
The players played about a level and a half before the next elimination would occur. Brendon Rubie opened for 33,000 and Greg Merson shoved behind him. Rubie called holding and Merson had . Rubie paired his queen on the turn and Merson never improved, sending him home in fifth place.
Anthony Gregg had been on short stack for all of Day 3 after enjoying some time in the chip lead on Day 2. He made his final stand by shoving preflop with and Rubie called with pocket deuces. Gregg never improved his hand and exited in fourth place.
During three-handed play Timothy Adams scored a sick double up. Adams opened for 48,000, Brendon Rubie raised to 112,000 and Adams called. The flop came , Rubie checked, Adams bet 201,000 and Rubie check-raised to 976,000. Adams tank-shoved and Rubie called. Adams held and Rubie had . The board completed and Adams took the chip lead.
The third place finisher was determined when Adams and James Schaaf each put 48,000 in preflop and the board came . Schaaf check-called the flop and the came on the turn. Both players checked to the river. Schaaf bet 175,000, Adams put him all in and Schaaf called. Schaaf tabled pocket fours but Adams had him beat holding pocket tens.
Heads up play covered three levels of action and it was a slow affair. Rubie and Adams traded small pots back and forth, mostly min-raising or betting twice the minimum.
The last hand occurred when Rubie opened for 80,000 on the button and Adams raised to 225,000. Rubie called and the flop fell . Adams led out with 255,000 and Rubie called to see the turn. Adams moved all in and
Rubie went deep into the tank. Rubie called after a few minutes, only to face bad news. Rubie tabled and Adams held . The fell on the river, shipping the match and the bracelet to Adams.
Final Table Payouts