WSOP Event Results: Event 20 – $5,000 Limit Hold ‘em
It took almost 27 hours of play, including several small raises from Benjamin Scholl to take home this one on the final day of play. Limit hold ‘em is such a grind as most hands that you see in no-limit do not carry the same weight in limit hold ‘em. Once the final table was set, all eyes would be on Jeff Shulman as he and his father, Barry Shulman were playing the final table simultaneously.
The first player to exit the final table was Ayman Qutami and closely behind him was Nicholas Derke. Both players were eliminated by Andrew Prock, who at that point would take over the chip lead. Jeff Shulman would snatch the lead back soon after. After the dinner break 3 more players were eliminated; Matthew Woodward (7th), Matt Glantz (6th), and Raymond Dehkharghani (5th).
Jeff Shulman wouldn’t hold his chip lead long and would continue to see his chip stack dwindle as the day grew on. Jesse Martin was eliminated in 4th when his Q-9 could not catch up to a flopped pair of 2′s by Prock. The final three battled for a few hours until finally Jeff Shulman was eliminated when his A-K paired on the turn, only to see Scholl’s 9-8 make two pair on the river. With that knockout Scholl would take a 4 to 1 chip lead heading into heads-up. Scholl would eliminate Prock in a short time when his A-10 would pair and Prock was left needing a 3 on the river to save himself. He didn’t and Scholl was the event winner, taking home his first bracelet and $206,760 in prize money.
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Mike “Daggum” Krisle – Beat Writer – AGP