2019 World Series of Poker

Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
Dias: 4
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2019 World Series of Poker

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100,000 / 200,000

Boukai and Evans to Battle for Bracelet in Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai

Another bracelet winner will be crowned at the 2019 World Series of Poker as Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix, as Rami Boukai and John Evans will return to the their seats on the outer feature table in the Amazon room to battle for the coveted gold bracelet and top prize of $177,294. The runner-up out of a field of 612 entries will receive $109,553 for the efforts.

Boukai already knows what it feels like to lift the bracelet for the winner shots after claiming his maiden victory in a 2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha bracelet event back in 2009, and he will enter the final day with a 3-1 lead over Evans when play resumes at 2 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

For Evans, it will be his second WSOP cash of the year and in total after a 109th place finish in $1,500 HORSE (Event #14), and he also has nine WSOP Circuit events to his name. However, the guaranteed six-figure payday will be by far the biggest of his career to date and with just 30 big bets in play in total, his chip deficit may quickly turn into a lead and victory in a matter of just a few hands.

Heads-up chip counts:

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Rami BoukaiUnited States4,565,000
2John EvansUnited States1,545,000

The action resumes at 2 p.m. local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action and winner quotes until the conclusion of this exciting mixed game event.

John Evans
John Evans

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John Evans Eliminated in 2nd Place ($109,553)

Nível 31 : 100,000/200,000, 0 ante
John Evans
John Evans

Limit Hold'em

John Evans: {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Rami Boukai: {q-Hearts}{5-Spades}

John Evans completed and Rami Boukai checked back preflop, and the flop came out {4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Boukai led out and Evans raised, sending Boukai into the tank for about a minute. Boukai made the call, the turn came the {k-Spades}, and the rest of Evans chips went in.

The river came no help for Evans, with the {10-Hearts} hitting the board to clinch the bracelet win for Boukai!

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
6,120,000 485,000
WSOP 2X Winner
John Evans us
John Evans

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Rami Boukai Wins Event #23: $1,500 8-Game Mix ($177,294)

Nível 31 : 100,000/200,000, 0 ante
Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai

Rami Boukai has captured his second career WSOP bracelet, closing out the heads-up battle against John Evans in Event #23: $1,500 8-Game Mix and taking home the first-place prize of $177,294. Wednesday’s action lasted just 40 minutes, as Boukai started Day 4 with a commanding chip lead and closed the deal quickly, securing the six-figure payday.

Boukai, whose previous bracelet win came at the 2009 WSOP in the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha/Hold’em event, said the money is most important thing to him.

“It’s 170 thousand, so yeah, it’s a big deal,” Boukai said. “I’m here for the money.”

The event spilled over into an unscheduled Day 4, with Day 3 play ending in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The tournament restarted at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon with just Boukai and Evans remaining, and Boukai holding a three-to-one chip lead.

By 2:40 p.m., the day was done. Boukai steadily eroded Evans’ stack throughout rounds of no-limit hold’em, seven-card stud and Omaha hi-lo, and sealed the victory on the first limit hold’em hand of the day.

Boukai said the extension into the extra day didn’t play any factor in the way the tournament played out.

“I don’t sleep too well in the city anyway,” Boukai said. “I just didn’t want to [mess] things up. I had a big chip lead, so it was as good of a spot as I could see myself in.”

Mixed-Game Masters at the Final Table

Boukai emerged through a final table that included a number of successful mixed-game players. Philip Long, the defending champion in this event, finished fourth ($49,531), while Allen Kessler ($34,329) came up just short of his first WSOP bracelet.

Chris Klodnicki ($72,933) posted his second top-five finish in a mixed-game event at the 2019 WSOP, finishing third in the $1,500 8-Game Mix on the heels of a fifth-place finish in $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. It looked like Klodnicki would advance to the extra day and make it a three-way fight to the finish on Day 4, but he was eliminated just before the end of play on Day 3.

Evans posted the biggest cash of his career ($109,553), coming in second among the starting field of 612 players. Evans came up short in his quest for the bracelet, and he was up against tough competition in Boukai, who’s a veteran of the 8-game format.

“I’ve been playing 8-game mix for at least 10 years, all the tournaments are the same for the most part,” Boukai said.

Final Table Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Rami BoukaiUnited States$177,294
2John EvansUnited States$109,553
3Chris KlodnickiUnited States$72,933
4Philip LongUnited Kingdom$49,531
5Allen KesslerUnited States$34,329
6Donny RubinsteinUnited States$24,292

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