Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Matthew Ashton Eliminated in 8th Place ($155,421)

MikePatrick • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Matthew Ashton

Pot-Limit Omaha

Matthew Ashton raised to 175,000 on the button and was called by Dan Cates in the small blind.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Cates checked. Ashton then bet the size of the pot (450,000), which represented a bit under half his remaining stack.

Cates then check-raised to put Ashton all in and the Brit called to risk his tournament life.

Matthew Ashton: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Dan Cates: {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Both players had got it in with top pair, with Ashton holding the better kicker. However the {q-Diamonds}, gave Cates a second pair, and the {5-Clubs} on the river couldn't save the 2013 PPC champion, solidifying Cates' chip lead as the unofficial final table was reached.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 8,300,000 200,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 3,200,000 1,450,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 2,710,000 -190,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
gb Busted

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