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Hand #145: Scotty Nguyen Eliminated in 8th Place ($105,823)
Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Hand #145 - Scotty Nguyen raises from middle position to 260,000, and David Benyamine calls from the big blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of J1068, Benyamine bets 350,000, Nguyen raises to 1,150,000, and Benyamine tanks for a while before he moves all in, covering Nguyen.
Nguyen calls with 88 for a set of eights. But Benyamine shows 1010 for a higher set, and Nguyen needs to catch the case eight on the river to stay alive.
The last card is the 7, and David Benyamine wins the pot with his set of tens to eliminate Scotty Nguyen from the tournament.
David Benyamine - 6,000,000 (75 bb)
Scotty Nguyen - Out in 8th Place ($105,823)
It was an amazing run for Scotty Nguyen, who final tabled this event last year and was in the running for this season's WPT Player of the Year award.
Faraz Jaka still leads the POY race, but both Shawn Buchanan and Phil Hellmuth can catch him if they win this event.
07:37 PM, 04/23/10