PPO Event 30
Level 17 (4,000/8,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 115
Remaining Players: 10
Chip Average: 460,000
After a slow portion of play to get through the money bubble, there was a relatively slow start to post-bubble play as well. That was, until Richard Finberg scored two quick knockouts on Table 2 to bring this Event 30 field down to a final table.
The first elimination was picked up with Finberg opening to 21,000 from early position and after David Warholak called on the button, Rob Quigley moved all-in for 140,000 from the small blind. Finberg quickly re-shoved to isolate the short stack and when Warholak folded, Quigley needed to hit to stay alive.
He held 9♦8♦ to Finberg’s J♥J♦ and after the A♣K♣10♣ flop, Quigley needed a lot of help. The 7♠ gave him some outs heading to the river but the 8♥ wasn’t one of them. He’d bow out in 12th place and a few hands later, Finberg was sending another to the rail.
That hand was picked up with Ryan Slanicka opening to 22,000 from middle position and after Finberg called on the button, Griffin Abel came along from the small blind. Abel checked the J♠9♥8♠ flop and Slanicka continued for 41,000.
After some thought, Finberg raised to 150,000 and after Abel got out of the way, Slanicka shoved for just over 170,000 total. Finberg threw in the necessary chips to call and then turned over 8♥8♣ for a flopped set. Slanicka held A♠K♠ and needed to hit his flush to stay alive.
The 10♥ gave him some additional outs but the K♦ completed the board and confirmed his elimination in 11th place. Both he and Quigley will make $1,227, as well as the first player to hit the rail at our ten-handed final table.
The players have redrawn for their seats at that final table and a complete list of those new assignments and chip counts will be posted shortly.