Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $1,140,381
Players 3,359

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 1,600,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 37
Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack
Day 3 Completed

Kareem Marshall Takes Down the Almighty Stack for $124,480

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante
Kareem Marshall wins the 2020 BWPO Almighty Stack
Kareem Marshall wins the 2020 BWPO Almighty Stack

After almost six hours of play on Sunday, Event #13: $400 Almighty Stack ended after a six-way deal. Kareem Marshall took the lion-share of the prize pool with $124,487.54. It marked Marshall’s second-biggest live tournament cash ever after winning $180,000 in Las Vegas during the WPT500 in 2014 after finishing in second place behind Sean Yu. The win propelled Marshall to over the $500,000-mark according to Hendon Mob.

Almighty Stack Final Table Results

1Kareem MarshallUnited States$124,480*
2Ray Medlin SrUnited States$120,000*
3Luis TrujilloUnited States$111,420*
4Luis Rodriguez (US)United States$90,283*
5Daniel TuUnited States$71,768*
6John LongUnited States$62,546*
7Chad TardifUnited States$33,071
8Dennis GainerUnited States$22,237
9Ryan TamaniniUnited States$15,965

*denotes six-way deal

From Five Tables to One

At the start of the day, 37 players out of 3,359 entries returned to the felt to battle it out and things went fast and furious immediately. During the first level, nine players failed to win their final all-ins while the second level featured a multitude of double-ups. By the time the first break came, 17 players had already been eliminated.

After the break, the curtain fell for Daniel Slocum and Eric Rivera for the tournament to get down to the final two tables. Zachary Underwood made an incredible comeback, he started the day with four big blinds and ended up finishing in 18th place when he ran his sixes into the jack-ten of Ryan Tamanini. Elizabeth Hymel lost the blinds battle when she shoved with ace-five and was looked up by Luis Rodriguez who held ace-ten. By the time the turn was dealt, the pot would be split but the queen on the river gave Rodriguez a flush to send her to the rail.

Elizabeth Hymel
Elizabeth Hymel

Carlos Rodriguez pushed his last chips in with king-deuce and was called by Travis Horning who held pocket tens. Horning flopped a set, Rodriguez turned a gutshot to a straight but missed on the river as Horning improved to a full house. David Meagher was next to go when he got his last seven big blinds in with king-six. Matthew Pomponio’s ace-queen held to eliminate Meagher in 15th place.

But Pomponio couldn’t hold on to his chips as his three-bet got four-bet shoved on by Luis Trujillo who had ace-king. Pomponio tank-called with sevens but the king on the river meant the end of his tournament life. Robert Calabrese was sent home next by Ray Medlin Sr. Calabrese held sevens too and couldn’t beat the hacks of Medlin Sr.

Joseph Shinn got his six blinds in when he held ace-six and was called by John Long with ace-nine. No help on the board as he was gone in 12th place. Horning was eliminated by Marshall with pocket tens. Marshall’s ace-nine found another ace on the flop to score a knockout to his name. Orson Young bubbled the final table when his last ten big blinds went in with ace-six too. Medlin Sr held the cowboys and he stayed ahead throughout the board to send Young to the payout desk to collect $10,263.

Final Table Action

Tamanini won Event #10: $300 Deepest Stack for $64,032 earlier this week but couldn’t add another trophy to his collection as he was the first player to leave the final table when he ran his king-queen into the rockets of Trujillo. Dennis Gainer then busted when he ran his ace-deuce into the queens of Marshall. And when Chad Tardif finally got his short stack in with jack-seven, he couldn’t beat the nine-eight of Medlin Sr.

Deal Discussion
Deal Discussion

With six players left, they decided to discuss a deal. After a lengthy discussion and with Long giving up some money for Medlin Sr, the numbers were agreed upon. Another exchange then happened as it needed to be decided where the trophy would go to. After a while, the top four stacks decided to flip for it. Marshall had the biggest stack going into the deal discussion and would also end up winning the flip as he flopped a pair of eights with his eight-six on the eight-deuce-king-four-trey board.

This concludes the coverage for the Almighty Stack but stick around as there’s still plenty of action going on and coming up in all the other events on this busy Saturday.

Tags: Carlos RodriguezChad TardifDaniel SlocumDavid MeagherDennis GainerElizabeth HymelEric RiveraJohn LongJoseph ShinnKareem MarshallLuis RodriguezLuis TrujilloOrson YoungRay MedlinRay Medlin SrRobert CalabreseRyan TamaniniSean YuTravis HorningZachary Underwood

Deal Agreed; Marshall Wins the Most + the Trophy

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante
Kareem Marshall
Kareem Marshall

The players managed to agree to a deal and decided to flip for the trophy amongst the top four stacks:

Kareem Marshall: {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Ray Medlin Sr: {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Luis Trujillo: {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Luis Rodriguez (US): {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} for Marshall to flop the pair of eights to claim the trophy and the most money based on the deal below:

Kareem Marshall$124,480
Ray Medlin Sr$120,000
Luis Trujillo$111,420
Luis Rodriguez (US)$90,283
Daniel Tu$71,768
John Long$62,546

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Deal Discussion

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante

With just over 16 minutes left in the level, the six remaining players have requested to pause the clock so they can discuss a deal.

These are the current chip counts:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Luis TrujilloUnited States74,000,00046
2Daniel TuUnited States20,900,00013
3Kareem MarshallUnited States100,700,00063
4John LongUnited States16,900,00011
5Ray Medlin SrUnited States81,500,00051
6Luis Rodriguez (US)United States41,200,00026
Kareem Marshall us
Kareem Marshall
us 100,700,000 9,300,000
Ray Medlin Sr US
Ray Medlin Sr
US 81,500,000 -4,500,000
Luis Trujillo us
Luis Trujillo
us 74,000,000 10,000,000
Luis Rodriguez (US) US
Luis Rodriguez (US)
US 41,200,000 -1,000,000
Daniel Tu us
Daniel Tu
us 20,900,000 -2,700,000
John Long us
John Long
us 16,900,000 -2,100,000

Marshall Takes Over Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante

Luis Rodriguez raised to 3,900,000 from the hijack and was called by Luis Trujillo in the cutoff and Kareem Marshall in the small blind.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, Marshall checked, Rodriguez continued with a bet of 4,400,000. Trujillo responded with a raise to 12,500,000 which Marshall called and Rodriguez didn't.

The turn was the {j-Hearts} and both players checked to the {7-Diamonds} on the turn. Marshall took some time and then led out for 26,100,000. Trujillo looked at his cards once more before folding.

Kareem Marshall us
Kareem Marshall
us 91,400,000 24,400,000
Luis Trujillo us
Luis Trujillo
us 64,000,000 -13,500,000
Luis Rodriguez (US) US
Luis Rodriguez (US)
US 42,200,000 -11,800,000

Tags: Kareem MarshallLuis RodriguezLuis Trujillo

Dennis Gainer Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,237)

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante
Dennis Gainer
Dennis Gainer

Dennis Gainer shoved from the middle position for 8,200,000 and was called by Kareem Marshall in the cutoff. Action folded to Ray Medlin Sr in the big blind who tanked for a while, cut out calling chips, and then folded.

Dennis Gainer: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Kareem Marshall: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs} for Marshall to hold with the queens to eliminate Gainer in eighth place for $22,237.

Kareem Marshall us
Kareem Marshall
us 67,000,000 8,500,000
Dennis Gainer us
Dennis Gainer
us Busted

Tags: Dennis GainerKareem MarshallRay Medlin Sr

Level Duration Increased

poolshir • Level 39: 800,000-1,600,000, 1,600,000 ante

As the final table has been reached, level duration has now been increased to 60 minutes each.


Tardif Doubles Up Twice

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Chad Tardif shove from the button for 2,900,000 and was called by Luis Rodriguez in the big blind.

Chad Tardif: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Luis Rodriguez: {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} for Tardif to flop a pair and improve to two pair to double up with.

The hand after, Kareem Marshall had raised from the middle position and Tardif shoved for 7,600,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Marshall who made the call.

Chad Tardif: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Kareem Marshall: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} for Tardif to flop top pair and improve to two pair on the turn to double up with.

Kareem Marshall us
Kareem Marshall
us 58,500,000 400,000
Luis Rodriguez (US) US
Luis Rodriguez (US)
US 54,000,000 -9,000,000
Chad Tardif US
Chad Tardif
US 18,400,000 3,500,000

Tags: Chad TardifKareem MarshallLuis Rodriguez