The $100 + $15 +$50 8-Max Bounty Re-entry was a great success. The evening began with a rush of entries and once late registration was closed, there were a total of 339 entries to increase the $20,000 guarantee to $32,374 and include the top 43 in the money.
The field was reduced fairly quickly as players took an aggressive approach in hopes of collecting as many $50 bounty chips as possible. Janet Slaughter took the early chip lead and while she fell behind after the second break, she later rejoined the leaderboard and eventually made it to the final table. Will Johnston and Tony Capone also frequented the leader board throughout the night.
The first four eliminations at the final table happened almost immediately after forming. Eddie Daldalian was the next to go in fifth place for a cool $2,090. Pengyu Yu was eliminated in fourth place to be awarded $2,640. This left Janet Slaughter, Will Johnston, and Tony Capone to round out the top three.
Slaughter was fearless, shoving more than any other player at the final table and somehow always coming out on top. Capone fell victim to her forceful play to go home in third with $3,400. After a few hands of chips going back and forth, Johnston and Slaughter agreed to an ICM deal which would award Johnston with $5,560, Slaughter with $5,455, and $600 extra to the winner.
The last hand of play saw Slaughter shove all-in which Johnston called. Slaughter opened up and Johnston The board read to give Slaughter the higher pair with two aces. Slaughter’s bold style of play paid off in the end to crown her the champion. Congratulations!
8-Max Bounty Re-entry Champion: Janet Slaughter, $6,054
Last hand of play:
Second place: Will Johnston, $5,560
Third place: Tony Capone, $3,400