2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Main Event

Matthew Blackwell Elimiated in 8th Place ($4,929)

MarkSlatcher • Level 22: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell has been getting his chips in good but failing to hold. A few orbits before he was knocked out, he got his {k-}{k-} all in against Li Wu's {a-Spades}{9-Spades}, but Wu came from behind to knock down Blackwell's stack to a mere 120,000. Blackwell tripled up a few hands later when his {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} miraculously held up against two players.

In Blackwell's last hand of the night, Papa Karn opened the pot for 55,000 and Blackwell, next-to-act, moved all-in for 355,000. The action folded to Nic Petree who went into the tank for almost a minute before reshoving for 1,040,000. The action folded back to Karn who asked for the count, but after half a minute decided to let his hand go.

Matthew Blackwell - {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Nic Petree - {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Blackwell must once again fade the overcards to continue his Showbound journey. The flop came {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, and once again Blackwell is facing elimination. The turn {5-Diamonds} was no help, and the {j-Hearts} river improved Petree to a flush.

Blackwell goes out in 8th place and will collect $4,929 from the prize pool as well as a seat in the Poker After Dark freeroll.

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