We're down to the final three in this battle for PLOHLSEOB glory! David Bach, a recent WPT final table contestant, as well as Lukasz Dumanski and James Tolley are still in the hunt and in the words of Duncan MacCleod, "There can be only one!"
Timberlake Out of Sync (4th)
Gene Timberlake has been sent home in fourth place courtesy of the cowboy-hat-wearing David Bach. We're pretty sure Bach is not a real cowboy, as evidenced by every other part of his wardrobe save the one sitting atop his head, but he did manage to rope himself some chips in the process of sending Timberlake to the rail.
Timberlake moved all-in and got a call from Bach on the button. Bach had pocket kings among his four downcards and after the board showed no possibility of a qualifying low, Bach's kings were good for the pot and the elimination. Timberlake receives $60,485 and the gratitude of pun-seeking media members everywhere.
Bach Down, then Up
David Bach lost a few moderately sized pots before managing to double-up. On a board of A♣ 5♦ 4♥ Q♦ Lukasz Dumanski bet out $35,000 and was re-raised to $85,000 by Bach. Dumanski re-raised an additional $100,000 and Bach went into the tank for some time before making a decision.
"Sorry this is taking so long," Bach commented. There was about $200,000 in the pot and Bach had about the same amount behind. Eventually folding, Dumanski showed his hand as he raked the pot, K-J-6-3 for a low and a straight draw for the high.
David Bach's stack would not be short for long though as he doubled up only a few hands after. Lukasz Dumanski raised to $120,000 from the button and got a call from Bach in the big blind. The flop came K♣ T♦ 6♠ and Bach moved all-in for $155,000. After a few moments Lukasz made the call and turned over A♠ 2♠ 5♦ J♦. He was in the lead against the A♥ 9♥ 7♥ 2♣ of Dumanski.
The board finished out J♠ 8♥ and Bach had made a jack high straight to double up and stay alive.
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