Another level has been played and three more players are in the process of getting paid including one of the most well-known players at the final table. Play at the final table has been refreshing fast thus far and many in the poker media are intrigued by the possibility of a final table ending before midnight.
Here’s what happened in the last hour:
Mahmood Mashed (Seventh)
Ayaz Mahmood, who has over 15 cashes in the WSOP including a couple final tables, has been dealt his last cards at this final table.
Mahmood shoved all-in on a flop of Q♦ J♥ 3♣ and Chris Bell looked him up. Mahmood flipped over J♣ 9♥ for a pair of jacks but Bell had him beat with Q♣ 4♠ for a pair of queens. The board finished 6♠ and then K♥ to eliminate Mahmood. He will receive $39,089 for coming in seventh.
Robert Cheung Chucked (Sixth)
Robert Cheung, who frequents the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C., will not be winning another WSOP bracelet today. In the hand Chris Bell bumped it up to $60,000 and Cheung re-raised to $210,000. Bell thought for a minute before raising enough to put Cheung all-in. Cheung called and the players flipped over their cards:
Bell: A♣ K♦
Cheung: 9♠ 9♦
It was another race at the final table and the board ran a dramatic Q♥ 7♦ 5♦ T♥… J♠! Cheung is eliminated and the Bell supporters went crazy. Cheung will receive $50,100 for coming sixth.
Lee Watkinson Wasted (Fifth)
Lee Watkinson, who was probably the most well-known pro at today’s final table, was eliminated in a hand versus Chris Bell.
Watkinson was crippled in a previous hand against Davidi Kitai and then decided to call all-in on a flop of Q♣ J♣ 8♥ against Bell.
Watkinson flipped over A♦ 4♣ and found he was up against A♥ 6♥. It looked like there would be a chop-pot but the turn came 2♥ and the river 9♥ to send Watkinson to the rail. He will receive $63,313 for coming in fifth.
The last 10 months or so have been incredible for Watkinson as he has made the Main Event final table, a WPT final table and now another WSOP final table, not to mention numerous cashes along the way.