Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Defending Champion Salas Eliminated by Gould

tucsonmonster • Level 1: 100-200, 200 ante
Damian Salas

Earlier in the tournament, Damian Salas was involved in a hand against Lynne Ji at his table.

Salas opened and got two calls including Ji and Oliver Thomas. The flop was {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Salas continued and Thomas in the hijack raised. Ji three-bet and earned two calls.

The turn was the {j-Hearts} putting three hearts on the board. It checked to Thomas who bet just under half pot. Salas raised and Thomas shoved all in. Salas called with {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the nut flush against Thomas' {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}.

The river was the {j-Spades}, giving Oliver Thomas a full house and leaving Salas with crumbs.

A short while later, and just before the break, the action was picked up on the river with a board that read {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}. Salas was all in for just 2,000 from the big blind. There was side action between a player in early position and Peter Gould on the button.

There was about 16,000 in the pot by the river. The action was checked to Gould and he bet 9,400. The player in early position thought for a moment before releasing his hand.

Damian Salas: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Peter Gould: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Gould rivered the bottom end of the straight with his pocket fives to eliminate 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Damian Salas.

Player Chips Progress
Oliver Thomas US
Oliver Thomas
US 108,000
Peter Gould gb
Peter Gould
gb 82,000 82,000
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar Busted

Tags: Damian SalasPeter Gould