Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Matthew Gonzales Eliminated in 13th Place ($100,866)

MikePatrick • Level 19: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Matthew Gonzales

Pot-Limit Omaha

Lou Garza raised to 90,000 in the cutoff and was called by Naoya Kihara on the button and Matthew Gonzales in the big blind.

On the {5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop, action was checked to Kihara, who bet pot (330,000). Gonzales then went deep into the tank for over five minutes to weigh his decision with 800,000 chips left.

Ultimately, he decided to move all-in.

Garza quickly folded and Kihara called.

Matthew Gonzales: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}
Naoya Kihara: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

Kihara had bottom pair, a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw, while Gonzales held top two pair.

The turn brought Kihara help in the least likely of ways with the {5-Diamonds}, giving him trip fives.

The river came with the 6d, ending Gonzales' day and sending the players to the final two tables in the horseshoe.

Player Chips Progress
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 3,350,000 650,000
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 2,490,000 190,000
Lou Garza us
Lou Garza
us 1,440,000 300,000
Matthew Gonzales us
Matthew Gonzales
us Busted

Tags: Lou GarzaMatthew GonzalesNaoya Kihara