Event #15 of the World Cup of Cards, the $75 + $10 + $25 NL Short Deck Hold’em Bounty Re-entry, provided an exciting afternoon of action for a boisterous field of players. This event took in 66 entries, which was more than enough to surpass the prize pool guarantee of $5,000. Those in attendance clearly enjoyed the format, making this single-day tournament a fun-filled affair.
Chips were flying throughout most of the afternoon, as players tried to accumulate as many bounty chips as possible. But the dynamics changed entirely at the final table. When it came down to the nine finalists, the big pay jumps became much more enticing than the bounty chips and everyone tightened their ranges accordingly.
In the end, it came down to Robert Mitchell and Kristi Newman after 23 levels of play. The two were separated by only one big blind, but their heads-up battle only lasted two hands.
Following a flop, there was an all in and a call when the appeared on the turn. Newman had turned a second pair with her , only to run into Mitchell’s flopped straight with . Newman narrowly missed a full house on the river, and the match was all but over. Newman was down to one big blind, which went in on the next hand. Mitchell made the automatic call and was rewarded with a full house to take down the NL Short Deck Hold’em Bounty Re-entry. Congratulations!
NL Short Deck Hold’em Bounty Re-entry Champion: Robert Mitchell, $1,222
Second Place: Kristi Newman, $930
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