It was still level one when Ryan was all in with TT & Chrissy, playing for Joe Parrish, woke up with Aces sending him to the rail.
Odd, Jim Brinkley had a straight flush 🤷🏻♀️
Mark Winchell was all in with AKo, Jim Brinkley called…with AK
Andra Zachow was all in with 88 and Marv Karlins called with TT. Marv won and Andra, along with all of her hopes and dreams, was out.
In the next hand Jim’s KQ>Ryan’s K4 to send Ryan home for the second time (the first time he wouldn’t leave).
At the feature table Marv was all in…again. Mark Winchell, short, called with 89dd. With a 9 on the flop Mark doubled.
Marv doubled through Jim Brinkley who briefly had loaned his horseshoe to Marv.
Marv’s luck ran out when Jim “JDawg” Collins’ KK>Marv’s TT
John Gordon opened 4500 and Mark Winchell jammed for less. John rivered the straight and his KH>Mark’s A5.
We had our final table!
Austin doubled through JDawg with AA
John Iemolo doubled the Jim Collins
Chrissy doubled through Jim Brinkley.
Dave Bennett doubled through Doc Brown
Tina and Austin chopped up a hand
JDawg > Muscles, John “Muscles” Gordon out 9th.
John Iemolo doubled thru Tina Pridgen
Dave Bennett tripled up thru Jim Brinkley and Doc Brown
Doc Brown bet Jim out of the hand on the turn which turned into a crucial win for Dave Bennett who was short stacked. Jim would have felted him and instead of 2 points for 8th place Dave Bennett ended up winning and pulling into first place on the leaderboard! The hand was the difference between 1st place and 6th place on the season leaderboard for Dave!!!
The horseshoe A5 rivers a straight to knock out Tina 8th TT and John I QQ 7th
Dave B AQ> Doc B AT ☠️, Doc Btown finished 6th
JDawg doubled through Dave Bennett
Dave B AJ> JDawg KQ
Dave doubled again!
JDawg QQ>Chrissy A2
Chrissy out 5th as substitute for Joe Parrish. Chrissy has had an amazing run as a substitute this season!
Dave B AQ > Austin A8
8 on flop Dave rivered a Straight. Austin was out 4th.
Dave B J9 > JDawg Qx river bluff jam. Jim “JDawg” Collins was out 3rd.
In the end it was Dave Bennett over Jim “Horseshoe” Brinkley for the win! Dave, with 107 points pulled ahead of Jacob Naumann into first. Austin is now 2nd on the leaderboard, Jacob Naumann 3rd. Victor Iemolo and Ryan Marin round out the top 5 with one week left to play! There are five more close enough behind Ryan to pull into top five (or tie). Week 20 on May 19th will be a HUGE GAME!!!! Depending on funds there may be a smaller prize for 6 -7 -8th place too which pulls two more players into the mix!
The final table in order of finish was:
1. Dave Bennett
2. Jim Brinkley
3. Jim Collins
4. Austin Fowler
5. Joe (Chrissy) Parrish
6. Doc Brown
7. John Iemolo
8. Tina Pridgen
9. John Gordon