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$5,000 8-Game Mixed



$5,000 8-Game Mixed
Day 2 Completed

Clements Leads 8-Game Mixed Final Table; Danzer Takes Lead in WSOP Player of the Year

[user80015] • Level 18
Scott Clements
Scott Clements

The final table of Event #8: AU$5,000 8-Game Mixed has been reached with Scott Clements headlining a star-studded final six and story lines aplenty.

Returning today with more than half the field remaining, play began with many big names falling to the rail such as Daniel Negreanu, Jeff Madsen, Dan Heimiller, Van Marcus, and Brandon Shack-Harris, who at the time led the World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.

One story of the final two tables began developing when one of the tables seemed to be playing slower than the other. Once the tournament director rectified the problem, however, the event was soon down to the unofficial final table of seven, with lots on the line for those left.

George Danzer would need to reach the money to leapfrog Shack-Harris and take the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race, while Australian Sam Khouiss was looking at making back-to-back WSOP Asia-Pacific final tables. Jonathan Duhamel would be eyeing his second final table of the series, whereas Clements was aiming to capture his third WSOP bracelet.

Ismael Bojang would need this cash to capture his 13th WSOP cash of 2014 and an amazing fourth here at the WSOP Asia-Pacific. That's good enough for the all-time record, with Bojang surpassing Konstantin Puchkov's 11-cash record.

However, it would be Brian Rast who would be the one falling short in seventh place when his {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts} couldn't connect against Duhamel's {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} to leave the final table as follows:

1George DanzerGermany26,800
2Sam KhouissAustralia169,500
3Jonathan DuhamelCanada175,200
4Scott ClementsCanada179,200
5Ismael BojangGermany79,100
6Tino LechichAustralia90,500

The final table is set to begin at 12:10 p.m. on Sunday afternoon with PokerNews providing continuous live updates of all the action as we play down to a winner.

Tags: Scott ClementsBrian RastDan HeimillerDaniel NegreanuGeorge DanzerIsmael BojangJeff MadsenJonathan DuhamelKonstantin PuchkovSam KhouissTino LechichVan Marcus

Brian Rast Eliminated in 7th Place

Mateusz_Pater • Level 18
Brian Rast
Brian Rast

No-Limit Hold'em

The final hand of the night saw Jonathan Duhamel raise to 5,000 from the hijack. The action fell on Brian Rast in the small blind who moved all in for his remaining 36,400 in chips. With the decision back on Duhamel, he asked for a count before making the call.

Rast: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs} to see Duhamel hold with his pair as Rast was eliminated one short of the official final table.

Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us Busted

Tags: Brian RastJonathan Duhamel

Unofficial Final Table

[user80015] • Level 18
1George Danzer
2Sam Khouiss
3Jonathan Duhamel
4Scott Clements
5Ismael Bojang
6Brian Rast
7Tino Lechich

Richard Ashby Eliminated in 8th Place

[user80015] • Level 18
Richard Ashby - 8th place
Richard Ashby - 8th place

Pot-Limit Omaha

Catching the action on the flop of {3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, Richard Ashby got the last of his chips into the middle as Tino Lechich made the call.

Lechich: {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}
Ashby: {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}

With Ashby in the lead holding bottom set, he would have to fade Lechich's straight draw, but when the {K-Hearts} landed on the turn, followed by the {6-Hearts} on the river, Ashby was sent to the rail in 8th place to leave us at the unofficial final table of seven.

Richard Ashby gb
Richard Ashby
gb Busted

Tags: Richard AshbyTino Lechich

Portaro Crippled

[user80015] • Level 18

Omaha Hi-Lo

Sam Khouiss raised to 8,000 in the cutoff and Bruno Portaro called in the small blind before leading on every street of the {3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} board with Khouiss calling him down.

Portaro tabled his {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, but it would be Khouiss' {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{7-Hearts} that would see him scoop the pot.

Sam Khouiss AU
Sam Khouiss
AU 144,000 24,000
Bruno Portaro au
Bruno Portaro
au 10,500 -24,500

Tags: Sam KhouissBruno Portaro