Event #6 of the 9-Year Anniversary Series, the $100 + $10 6-Max Re-entry, had a great turnout that contributed a total of 92 entries to this single-day event.
The players sprinted out of the gate this afternoon, which helped break the ice on the re-entries before the end of this third level of play. By the time the late registration and re-entry period ended, there had been 23 re-entries. After the first break of the day, it was David Bonneau who rose to ascendance, establishing a huge chip lead over the field. Bonneau maintained his chip lead all the way to the final table.
At the final table, Bonneau started with the chip lead, but the stacks quickly leveled out. By the time seven players remained, the stacks were nearly even. The remaining players recognized the situation and negotiated an ICM deal of the remaining prize pool that distributed most of the prize money, leaving pride, bragging rights and the 9-Year Anniversary Series ring on the line. From there, the chips went in easily, quickly reducing the field to the two finalists.
When heads-up play began, Nazo Maghakian and Yonatan Aloni were nearly even in chips. Each with plenty of big blinds at their disposal, these two players kept their focus and composure, ready to play their best when it mattered most. During heads-up play, Maghakian was clearly the aggressor and took possession of lots of chips without showdown. Eventually, Maghakian established a 2:1 chip lead and the mounting blinds changed the dynamics of play, which culminated in a preflop all in. It proved to be a flip, one that landed on Maghakian’s side to give him the win. Congratulations!
6-Max Re-entry Champion: Nazo Maghakian, $1,594
Last Hand of Play:
Yonatan Aloni and Nazo Maghakian: