Event 5 Winner – Thompson

$250 Classic Rockers (Seniors 45+) NLH (Re-Entry)

Blinds 6k/12k/2k ante

Ben Thompson (Lakeland, FL)  $8,126
Ben Thompson (Lakeland, FL)

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regular Ben Thompson makes quick work of Bob O’Rourke to win the Seniors event.

Thompson has a 5-1 chip lead at the start of heads up play and wins their first all in showdown.

Thompson Ad6d
O’Rourke As9s

“How about a six,” asks Thompson as the cards roll off.

Flop: QsQc4d (O’Rourke still leads)

Turn: 8h (no change)

“How about a six,” Thompson asks again.

River: 6h

Thompson’s wish is answered and he gets the knockout with a pair of 6s

“I played real well today,” says Thompson, who credited his success to an early double-up with 6s3s when he flopped a full house.

“I want to give credit to Wally (Maddah) and Marsha (Wolak) who gave me good advice.”

Thompson earns $8,126 for the win, along with a $3,500 seat in to the Summer Poker Open Championship Event.