WSOP Event #23 and Event #24 - $2,500 8-Game and $5,000 NLHE Shootout

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2011. June 17.
After playing at several <em>WSOP </em>final tables, <strong>John Monnette</strong> won the $2,500 8-Game event, defeating <strong>Eric Buchman</strong> heads-up. Canadian poker pro <strong>Mark Radoja</strong> took down Event #24 $5,000 NLHE Shootout for $436,568.
No less than 25 players were dealt into the first hand of Day 3 of the $2,500 8-Game event (WSOP #23); in the chiplead was WSOP 2010 Main Event 2nd finisher John Racener with 363,600. The 8-handed final table was as follows:

WSOP Event 23 Final Table Stacks

It happened to be Racener to be eliminated first by Buchman’s flush in Stud-8, followed by Adam Kornuth in No Limit Hold’em. John Juanda came next, Desmond Portano finished in 5th place then Brent Hanks was railed. With Michele Limongi sent home, Monnette and Buchman played the short heads-up.

Monnette began with a major lead with 2,850,000 in chips against his opponent’s 715,000 and Buchman never had the chance to turn the tide. In Stud-8, he shoved on the 4th street of the last hand:

Buchman: ({#}Q {#}2 )/{#}T {#}J {#}8 {#}6
Monnette: ({#}3 {#}2 )/{#}A {#}J {#}J {#}K

John Monnette
John Monnette

Monnette has already participated in a number of WSOP final tables; it was high time for him to finally win one. The end results can be seen below:

WSOP Event 23 Final Table Winnings

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The 10-handed final table of the $5,000 NLHE Shootout (WSOP #24) took place on Event Day 3. Play started at Level 21 (3,000/10,000/20,000) with all players having 1,500,000 in chips.

WSOP Event 24 Final Table Stacks


22 years old Dan ’KingDan23’ Smith got eliminated first with pocket queens against Adam Junglen’s pair of kings. WSOP Event #8 champion Sean Getzwiller finished in 9th place, and then one of the event favourites, Tom ‘Kingsofcards’ Marchese said goodbye at Level 24 (5,000/20,000/40,000). Todd Terry followed before Nikita Lebedev, Junglen and Scott Baumstein also got railed. After Radoja eliminated Nicolas Fierrogottner as well, he and Jeffrey Gross got to play heads-up.

Radoja started with 11,000,000 in chips against Gross’ 4,000,000 and it did not change much during their session. In the last hand, the latter all-in called Radoja’s all-in raise preflop:

Radoja: {#}K {#}T
Gross: {#}A {#}J

Board: {#}Q {#}T {#}2 {#}T {#}A

Mark Radoja
Mark Radoja

Radoja won with trip tens; the payout is as follows:

WSOP Event 24 Final Table Winnings

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