The 6-Max Re-entry was a fun-filled and action-packed affair that took in 117 entries. The short-handed format helped bring about 22 re-entries and put a massive amount of chips in play. And all those chips were put to use early and often, as this event played down to a winner faster than anyone expected.
Francois Semaan had a slow start to the day, but after the first break of the afternoon he went on a heater that would last until the end of the tournament. It started with getting maximum value from pocket aces on two occasions which allowed him take the chip lead, one that he would not relinquish. On the money bubble, it was Semaan who brought the field into the money by cracking aces with pocket sevens. Shortly after play began at the final table, Semaan still had the chip lead, and he added to it by taking down a three-way all in that would make his lead insurmountable.
It came down to a heads-up battle between Semaan and Diego Aguilar. With Semaan still well in the lead, Aguilar knew he would have to make some moves to catch up. But this was truly Semaan’s day. After a few heads-up hands, Aguilar picked the wrong time to run a triple-barrel bluff, as Semaan flopped a pair and then turned a second pair, which led him to call when Aguilar shoved on the river. And just like that Francois Semaan took down the 6-Max Re-entry to become a Power Weekend event champion. Congratulations!
6-Max Re-entry Champion: Francois Semaan, $2, 729
Last Hand of Play:
Second Place: Diego Aguilar (right), $2,050