Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Barny Boatman Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,058)

Djinn • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Barny Boatman

Ari Engel opened preflop to 45,000 under the gun, Ryan Olisar merely called, but the man on the button, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman, moved all in for 527,000. Back to Engel, who made the call, unlike Olisar.

Engel: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Boatman: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

In a world of trouble, Boatman's lot improved a little on the {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop.

"Ooh, a six?" said Boatman, having picked up straight outs.

The turn of {2-Spades} wasn't close to help, and although the river card of {7-Hearts} was closer, it wasn't close enough, and Boatman was shot down by Engel's cowboys.

"Nice hand." said the original Hendon Mobster Boatman, who picked up another WSOP cash to go with his bracelets. Engel, a threat before the day started, now has a commanding chip lead over both his table and the field in general. He'll take some stopping if he can continue to eliminate players as dangerous as Barny Boatman from the event as swiftly as he just has.

Player Chips Progress
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 2,500,000 570,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb Busted

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