Dec 8 4:19 pm

BPOC: 9th Place – Frank Watkins ($413)

Level 26 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total Entries: 607
Players Remaining: 8
Chip Average: 1,500,000

Frank Watkins (River Chasers)

Frank Watkins (River Chasers)

Over the last level, we’ve seen one short stack survive an all-in and another take a brutal beat on the river to be sent to the rail in 9th place.

Ryan Chua moved all-in from under the gun for close to 800,000 and was called by Sean Casey in the big blind and the race was on, as Chua held {Jh}{Js} and Casey held {Ah}{Qs}.

The board would run out {10h}{4s}{Kd}{5h}{9h} and Casey would brick out on the turn and river after adding more winning outs after the flop. Chua would give out a yell and ask for some cheers from the crowd as he was “up over 10 big blinds for the first time today” as he was now working close to 2,000,000 chips.

On one of the very next hands Frank Watkins would be sent to the rail after he was chipped down to 210,000 and moved all-in from late position.

Chua would flat the bet from the button, but then Paul Careau would move all-in, which was a perfectly timed suicide squeeze, as Chua would be forced to fold.

The cards were turned up and Watkins held a slight advantage {Ad}{10h} over Careau’s {Ks}{7c}.

That was, until the river, as the board ran out {8h}{5h}{7s}{3s}{Kd} and the entire Signature Room gasped as the river brought the brutal knock out.

Watkins, who was short stacked coming into the Final Table, is the first player eliminated after the restart, and will earn $413 for his efforts.


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