WSOP Event #20: Benjamin Scholl takes down $5,000 Limit Hold'em

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2012. June 13.
By the third day of Event #20, the $5,000 Limit Hold'em tournament at the WSOP, 17 players remained, lead by Matthew Woodward. In the end, Benjamin Scholl emerged victorious cashing $206,760.
9 players remained for the final table as usual:

Seat 1: Raymond Dehkharghani - 325.000
Seat 2: Matthew Woodward - 214.000
Seat 3: Matt Glantz - 225.000
Seat 4: Jeff Shulman - 642.000
Seat 5: Andrew Prock - 373.000
Seat 6: Nicholas Derke - 51.000
Seat 7: Jesse Martin - 252.000
Seat 8: Benjamin Scholl - 220.000
Seat 9: Ayman Qutami - 192.000


First Ayman Qutami and and Nicholas Derke were eliminated, who were followed by 2009 EPT Grand Final runner-up Matt Woodward. Woodward lost his chips on the 24th blind level (20.000/40.000), when he called Benjamin Scholl's all-in with {#}8 {#}6 on the {#}Q {#}4 {#}2 flop, but Scholl showed pocket deuces, with which he hit a set on the flop, the remaining cards didn't bring any change.

A few hands later, EPT London High Roller champion and WSOP finalist Matt Glantzh clashed with Jesse Martin. Martin raised from cutoff, Glantz called from BB. The flop came {#}K {#}8 {#}7 . Glantz bet out, Martin called, the turn {#}5 . Glantz pushed the remainder of his chips in at this point. Martin called with {#}K {#}J . Glantz showed {#}6 {#}5 , and even though he had a few outs, the {#}A river didn't help him, and was eliminated.

Raymond Dehkharghani finished 5th, who was followed by Jesse Martin, and the heads-up started with the elimination of Shulman, who called Scholl's all-in on the {#}Q {#}8 {#}2 {#}K board with {#}A {#}K . Scholl showed {#}9 {#}8 , and the river brought {#}9 , Scholl eliminated Shulman.

Benjamin Scholl - 1.940.000
Andrew Prock - 550.000


The heads-up didn't last too long, in the last hand Scholl opened from the button, Prock reraised, Scholl called. The flop was {#}A {#}6 {#}7 . Prock bet, Scholl called. The turn came {#}7 . Prock pushed all-in (15,000), Scholl called.

Prock: {#}3 {#}3
Scholl: {#}A {#}T

River: {#}7

Benjamin Scholl won his first WSOP tournament with a full house.

Benjamin Scholl
Benjamin Scholl

Final Results:

1. Benjamin Scholl - $206.760
2. Andrew Prock - $127.773
3. Jeff Shulman - $92.562
4. Jesse Martin - $68.322
5. Raymond Dehkharghani - $51.344
6. Matt Glantz - $39.259
7. Matthew Woodward - $30.529
8. Nicholas Derke - $24.139
9. Ayman Qutami - $19.395



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