$400+$50 Old School No Limit Hold’em
Level 23: 10,000/20,000/20,000
Total Entries: 200
Players Remaining: 5
Average Chips: 800,000
Fifth place goes to Tanios Abiyaghi, whose kings can’t fade Mark G.’s in a preflop raise shove call.
Very quickly, Mark, holding the lead, moved to discuss the numbers. This time they find an agreement. Goathead Palermo says he can play for days, but will be nice about it.
Brian Scherrier, who dominated most of the final two tables, fell in chips at the end and took fourth for $10,344.
The Old School was a terrific tournament, with a different level of energy, especially in the mid stages as players were more determined than usual to make great decisions. The bubble period was tournament poker at its best. Congrats to the final table and to Mark in particular, for hanging tough even when his chip stack halved late in play. An earned trophy.