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Carter Gill Wins Latin Series of Poker Millions for $175,070

Carter Gill

This past weekend, Carter Gill made his fifth straight final table in the Latin America region. Back in November, Gill won the Latin American Poker Tour Season 6 Grand Final in Punta del Esta, Uruguay, and on Saturday he scored another victory by topping a field of 1,290 players to win the Latin Series of Poker Millions Main Event in Panama for $175,070.

Final Table Results

1Carter Gill$175,070
2Raz Alon$100,600
3Maziar Keshavarzi$75,675
4Leonardo Tarazona$57,250
5Jose “Nacho” Barbero$43,625
6Francis Cruz$33,950
7Adam Reynolds$26,190
8Oscar Ortiz$20,370
9Guillermo Echevarria$16,490

According to the live blog, the first final table elimination came when Adam Reynolds raised from the button and then called an all-in shove for 670,000 from Guillermo Echevarria.

Echevarria: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Reynolds: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Echevarria had some major kicker problems, and things got even worse when the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} to pair Reynolds’ ten and give him a flush draw. The {4-Clubs} turn left Echevarria drawing dead, and after the {8-Clubs} was put out on the river, he was sent to the rail in ninth place for $16,490.

After Oscar Ortiz fell in eighth place for $20,370, Reynolds followed him out the door after running his {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} straight into the {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} of Gill. The board ran out {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Reynolds had to settle for seventh place and $26,190.

The next to go was Francis Cruz in sixth place for $33,950, and then Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero fell in fifth. It happened in Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000) when the short-stacked Argentinean moved all in under the gun and Leonardo Tarazona called from the big blind.

Barbero: {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Tarazona: {k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

Barbero was drawing to two live cards, but he was left wanting after the board ran out {a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Barbero took home $43,625 for his performance.

After Tarazona and Maziar Keshavarzi fell in fourth and third place respectively, Gill faced off against Raz Alon holding a 4-1 chip lead. In what would be the final hand, Alon opened for 200,000 from the button only to have Gill three-bet to 600,000. Alon responded with a four-bet to 1.1 million and then called when Gill moved all in.

Alon: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Gill: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Gill was well out in front, but the {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop put out some chop options. The {3-Hearts} turn didn’t change much, and neither did the {6-Clubs} river. Gill held to eliminate Alon in second place and lay claim to the title.

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