Jason Senti was eliminated in seventh place at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, earning almost $1.36 million.
At one point today, Senti, from St. Louis Park, Minn., staved off elimination by pulling an ace-high flush on the river card when he went all-in against Joseph Cheong for his last 10 million in chips on the 64th hand. The odds were 80 percent against Senti when he pulled the 10 of diamonds on the last card for his flush.
In the same manner, Cheong eliminated Senti on the 116th hand in the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship event at the Rio.
He went all-in with an ace-king to Cheong’s pair of 10s. The flop was king-king-queen, putting Senti on top with three of a kind. But the turn brought a jack and a nine on the river gave Cheong a straight and eliminated Senti.
Here are the updated chip counts with six players remaining at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event.
1. … Michael Mizrachi … 65,375,000
2. … Joseph Cheong … 46,325,000
3. … Jonathan Duhamel … 41,425,000
4. … Filippo Candio … 29,575,000
5. … John Racener … 21,175,000
6. … John Dolan … 15,700,000