Event 18: Richard Washinsky Doubles Through Robert Banto, Banto Under Six Blinds

Event 18: $600 No-Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee 

Level 24
Blinds: 12,000-24,000 w/4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9


Richard Washinsky

The second elimination of the final table almost occurred immediately after Moon Kim’s bustout but Richard Washinksy managed to hold against Robert Banto to keep the field nine-handed.

Washinsky opened for 50,000 under the gun and Banto three-bet to 155,000 on the button. The blinds released and Washinksy shoved for 268,000 total. Needing 113,000 more to win a pot of over 400,000, Banto called with AQ♣ to put Washinsky at risk. It was an unfortunate spot for Banto as Washinksy turned over KK♠ and was a clean board away from a double.

The 107♣6♠J♠7 board cooperated for Washinsky, allowing him to move out of the danger zone. For Banto, he is stuck with 125,000 and is on the bottom of the leaderboard.

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