Rok Gostisa found himself heads-up with a three-to-one-chip lead and shot a high roller title for the second time in a week. Unlike Event #3, however, Gostisa found himself with all the chips at the end of the day to win $283,500 and the Event #9 title.
Alex Foxen gave a valiant effort in finishing second place for $157,500, taking the chip lead at one point, but an unfortunate river left the high stakes regular spiraling and right back into the hole. With the board reading and just 205,000 in the middle, Foxen used a time extension and bet 250,000. Gostisa used two time extensions of his own and raised to 800,000. Foxen went deep into the tank, used three of his final four time extensions, and tossed the face up into the muck.
“Horrible river,” Foxen said. “This guy is rivering boat over boat, I hope,” As he gestured toward Gostisa’s rail of Ali Imsirovic and Vikenty Shegal. Gostisa let out a slight laugh with a smirk, and the tournament was over a few hands later when Gostisa got the last of the chips in holding queen-high against Foxen’s jack-high. A queen on the turn sealed Foxen’s fate, and Gostisa takes home the title.
Jake Schindler was the 21st entrant and final entrant of Event #9, and Schindler quickly ran up his stack shortly before registration came to a close and eventually finished in third place for $84,000. Schindler nearly found himself on the outside looking in on the bubble but was able to double up on three separate occasions to stay alive and squeak into the money.
Sung Joo Hyun eliminated Vikenty Shegal in fifth place to take the chip lead into four-handed play, but the South Korean pro failed to get anything going after the knockout and slowly slid to the bottom on the chip counts.
With Schindler sitting on just 180,000 chips and the blinds at 10,000/20,000, Hyun found himself all-in for his last 270,000 holding ace-king against the queen-six of Gostisa. The flop fell clean, but when the turn and the river both landed, a queen Gostisa rivered a full house and denied Hyun his fourth cash of the series.
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|Bellagio High Roller Event #9 Results|
|Place||Player||Country||Prize||PokerGO Tour Points|
|2nd||Alex Foxen||United States||$157,500||95|
|3rd||Jake Schindler||United States||$84,000||50|
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Rok Gostisa moved all-in, Alex Foxen shrugged his shoulders and called.
The board ran out , and Gostisa turned a pair of queens to eliminate Foxen in 2nd place for $157,500.
Alex Foxen limped, and Rok Gostisa checked his option.
The flop fell and Gostisa checked. Foxen bet 25,000, and Gostisa called.
The turn hit the felt and action checked through.
The river completed the board, and Gostisa bet 125,000. Foxen called.
Gostisa tabled for aces and queens, and Foxen mucked.
Rok Gositsa limped, and Alex Foxen checked his option.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Foxen bet 60,000. Gostisa called.
The river completed the board, and Foxen used a time extension before he bet 250,000.
Gostisa used two time extensions of his own before sliding in a raise to 800,000.
Foxen used three time extensions and tossed the face up into the muck.
With the board reading and approximately 380,000 in the middle, Rok Gostisa bet 40,000. Alex Foxen called.
The river completed the board and action checked through. Foxen tabled for ace-high, and Gostisa mucked.
Rok Gositsa limped the small blind, and Alex Foxen checked his option from the big blind.
The flop fell , and action checked through.
The dealer burned and turned the , and Gostisa bet 75,000. Foxen used a time extension and raised it to 140,000. Gostisa mucked.
15,000 / 25,000
Big Blind Ante
Action folded to Jake Schindler in the small blind, and he moved all-in for 130,000 total. Alex Foxen was in the big blind and called.
The board ran out , and Foxen flopped the bigger pair to eliminate Schindler in third place for $84,000.
Action folded to Rok Gostisa in the small blind, and he moved all-in. Sung Joo Hyun was in the big blind and called for 270,000 total.
The board ran out , and Gostisa went runner-runner full house to eliminate Hyun and burst the Event #9 money bubble.
|Sung Joo Hyun||Busted||-560,000|
Alex Foxen opened to 200,000 from under the gun with 80,000 behind. Action folded to Jake Schindler in the big blind, and he moved all-in. Foxen called.
The board ran out , and Foxen flopped a set of tens to crack kings and double up.
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