Main Event: They’re in the Money; Sean Hampson Eliminated on the Bubble

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Player Remaining: 61 of 609

Sean Hampson

It was the fourth hand of hand-for-hand play when Sean Hampson tangoed with Nashaat Antonious. Antonious was in early position and Hampson was in middle. Deducing the preflop action, Antonious opened with a raise and Hampson three-bet to 52,000. It folded back to Antonious. He called and the pair saw a flop.

Flop: 9s8h2d – Antonious checked. Hampson C-bet 52,000. Antonious called.

Turn: 9s8h2d3s – Antonious changed gears, leading for an all-in bet worth about 120,000. Hampson — who only had 60,000 — thought for a couple minutes.

Sean Hampson (Seat 1) stands in thought while Nashat Antonious (Seat 9) looks on

Hampson called and saw some good news.

Hampson: JsJc for an overpair
Antonious: AdQh for ace-queen high

Antonious was caught in a bluff for most of his stack. Hampson needed to fade six outs once.

River: 9s8h2d3sAs

It was the classic poker cliche — an ace on the river. Antonious spiked one of six outs and ended Hampson’s hopes of a cash. Hampson was officially the bubble boy and Antonious took the pot.

Nashaat Antonious

With 61 players remaining, all were assured a score of at least $3,289. The winner’s share is $180,205 and a guitar trophy.

Nashaat Antonious – 560,000
Sean Hampson – Eliminated