Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
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Event Info

Buy-in $50,000
Prize Pool $6,336,000
Players 132

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Ashton's Trap Fails, But He Still Takes the Lead

[user101598] • Level 25
Matthew Ashton
Matthew Ashton

Pot-Limit Omaha

Hand #189: Matthew Ashton raised to 240,000 out of the small blind, Don Nguyen called out of the big blind, and the dealer fanned {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. Ashton led out for 270,000, Nguyen called, and the turn brought the {9-Clubs}. Ashton fired out another 720,000, Nguyen min-raised to 1.44 million, and Ashton called.

Both players knuckled when the {j-Diamonds} completed the board, and Ashton took down the pot with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for the nut-flush.

Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb 8,600,000 1,800,000
Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 3,200,000 -2,400,000

Tags: Don NguyenMatthew Ashton

Nguyen Drops First Two Back-to-Back Razz Hands to Reach Seventh

Chad_Holloway • Level 25

Razz

Hand #185:

Matthew Ashton: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{4-}{a-}{k-} / {x-}
Don Nguyen: {x-}{x-} / {7-}{8-}{5-}{10-} / {x-}

Matthew Ashton completed and then called when Don Nguyen raised. Ashton check-called a bet on fourth before leading out on fifth. Nguyen called and both players checked sixth. Nguyen then check-called a bet on seventh only to muck when Ashton showed {2-}{7-}{9-} for a 7-5-4-2-A low.

Hand #186:

Nguyen: {x-}{x-} / {7-}{9-}{k-}{a-} / {x-}
John Hennigan: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{j-}{3-}{8-} / {x-}

Nguyen completed and then called when Hennigan raised. Nguyen then bet fourth, Hennigan called and the action reversed itself of fifth. Hennigan checked sixth, Nguyen bet and "Johnny World" woke up with a check-raise. Nguyen called and then folded to a bet on seventh.

John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 7,800,000 1,000,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb 6,800,000 2,200,000
Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 5,600,000 -3,145,000

Tags: Don NguyenJohn HenniganMatthew Ashton

Straight for Hennigan

[user101598] • Level 25

Omaha-8

Hand #177: John Hennigan raised out of the small blind, Matthew Ashton defended his big blind, and the flop fell {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. Hennigan led out, Ashton called, and the turn brought the {j-Diamonds}. Hennigan slowed down, check-calling a bet, and the {9-Spades} completed the board.

Hennigan checked, Ashton bet, and Hennigan put in a check-raise. Ashton called, only to muck when Johnny World tabled {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a straight.

John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 6,800,000 1,530,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb 4,600,000 -1,160,000

Tags: Matthew AshtonJohn Hennigan

Nice Pot for Nguyen

Chad_Holloway • Level 25

Omaha-8

Hand #175: John Hennigan raised to 300,000 on the button and Don Nguyen defended from the big blind. The {3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop saw Nguyen check and Hennigan bet 150,000. Nguyen woke up with a check-raise to 300,000, Hennigan called and the dealer burned and turned the {K-Diamonds}.

Nguyen bet, Hennigan called and the action repeated itself on the {7-Clubs} river. Nguyen tabled the {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and it was good for both the high and low as Hennigan mucked.

Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 8,745,000 1,200,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 5,270,000 -1,200,000

Tags: Don NguyenJohn Hennigan

Level: 25

Triple Draw 2-7 - Limit Hold'em - Omaha-8 - blinds 75,000-150,000; limits 150,000-300,000
Razz - Stud - Stud-8 - ante 30,000; bring-in 50,000; complete 150,000; limits 150,000-300,000
No-Limit Hold'em - Pot-Limit Omaha - ante (NLHE only) 20,000; blinds 40,000-80,000

Ashton Gets His Fill

[user101598] • Level 24

Omaha-8

Hand #172: Matthew Ashton raised out of the small blind, Don Nguyen called, and the flop came {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}. Nguyen called a bet, and when the {2-Diamonds} turned, he raised Ashton. Ashton re-raised, Nguyen called, and the river was the {q-Hearts}. Ashton led out, Nguyen called, and the Brit took down the pot with {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for a full house.

Ashton won two more pots, both against John Hennigan, on Hand #173 and #174 to add even more to his stack.

Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 7,600,000 -1,400,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 6,500,000 -1,000,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb 5,500,000 1,700,000

Tags: Don NguyenMatthew Ashton

David Benyamine Eliminated in 4th Place ($497,122)

Chad_Holloway • Level 24
David Benyamine - 4th Place
David Benyamine - 4th Place

Stud

Don Nguyen: {x-}{x-} / {2-Spades}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} / {x-}
David Benyamine: {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{X-} / {x-}

After Don Nguyen brought it in, David Benyamine completed with the {J-Hearts}. Nguyen called and then check-called a bet on fourth. Benyamine checked for a second time on fifth but then woke up with a raise when Nguyen bet. Nguyen called and then call when Benyamine bet all in on the sixth.

Nguyen rolled over {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a full house and Benyamine indicated that he was drawing dead. He quickly scooped up his hand while Nguyen was dealt the {J-Diamonds} on seventh. Benyamine then mucked his hand, shook hands with the remaining players and took his leave in fourth place, good for $497,122.

Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
us 9,000,000 1,250,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr Busted

Tags: David BenyamineDon Nguyen