Hand 101 - 104 APPT Manila Final Table
Filed by Sean Callander
Hand 101: Van Marcus
Button: Maor Feldinger (seat 6) – Marcus calls from the small blind and Bamman checks. It’s checked all the way on a board of 7s 8d 8h 2c Kc, and Marcus takes it down with kings.
Hand 102: Nicholas Bamman
Button: Van Marcus (seat 9) – In a battle of the blinds, the all-in bet of Spets on a board of 5d 7s 5c 6s sends Bamman into the tank but he eventually makes the call with Kd 7h while Spets has an open-ended straight draw with 2h 4c. The Ks on the river gives Bamman the 400,000 pot but makes a major dent in Spets’ stack (now less than 100,000).
Hand 103: Roger Spets
Button: Nicholas Bamman (seat 2) – Spets goes all-in from the small blind for 76,000 and Parise calls from the big blind. Spets has Qd 5h and Parise 8c 2s. The flop is 6d 5c 7c, the turn a Kh and the river a 3c, saving Spets’ tournament bacon.
Hand 104: Ira Blumenthal eliminates Roger Spets in 6th position ($26,966)
Button: Roger Spets (seat 9) – Spets is back in the pot, all-in for about 170,000. Blumenthal also pushes all-in, and his jacks (Js Jh) have Spets’ sixes (6d 6s) dominated. The board comes 8s 9s 3s 3d 4h, sending Spets to the rail, an amazing turnaround in just three hands.