Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

Thomas Boivin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($159,273)

Yardley • Level 12: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Thomas Boivin - 2nd Place

Hand #181:

Thomas Boivin limped the button, and Ben Maya raised to 280,000. Boivin moved all in, and once Maya was sure he had heard correctly, he called.

Thomas Boivin: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Ben Maya: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Boivin’s rail was shouting for an ace, but the king on the flop was another blow to their man’s hopes. By the turn, it was all over.

Boivin was gracious in defeat and had to settle for second place, while a tired Maya shocked himself and the tournament, with his first-ever WSOP cash ending up with a gold bracelet.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
il 7,687,500 2,002,500
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be Busted

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