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: – Antonious checked. Hampson C-bet 52,000. Antonious called.
Turn: – Antonious changed gears, leading for an all-in bet worth about 120,000. Hampson — who only had 60,000 — thought for a couple minutes.
Hampson called and saw some good news.
Hampson: for an overpair
Antonious: for ace-queen high
Antonious was caught in a bluff for most of his stack. Hampson needed to fade six outs once.
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.
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