Main Event

Juan Martin Pastor Eliminated in 5th Place ($380,720)

mnuwwarah • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Juan Martin Pastor - 5th Place

Hand #44: Niklas Hambitzer opened to 230,000 under the gun with {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and got a call from Chance Kornuth with {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} in the big blind. The flop brought {5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, and Kornuth check-called 225,000. Another six, the {6-Diamonds}, helped both players, but Kornuth let Hambitzer bet 525,000 for him. Kornuth raised to just over 1 million, and Hambitzer quickly folded.

Hand #45: Juan Martin Pastor opened for 230,000 with {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} but Kevin Schulz woke up with {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and three-bet. Pastor jammed it in for 1.7 million, and Schulz snapped in.

The Argentinian was miles behind, but he did find a {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop to give him a fighting chance with a pair. The {4-Spades} changed nothing, and the {a-Spades} river gave him top two, which was obviously not enough.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Schulz us
Kevin Schulz
us 8,300,000 1,785,000
Juan Martin Pastor ar
Juan Martin Pastor
ar Busted

Tags: Chance KornuthJuan Martin PastorKevin SchulzNiklas Hambitzer