Jason Rivkin Wins First WSOPC Ring in Event #32
Event #32 saw 20 hopefuls out of a 96-entry strong field return to the tables and the winner was determined only minutes after the Main Event had finished. Jason Rivkin defeated Arman Bosnakyan in heads-up to claim his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring and a payday of $8,620.
Among those to bust before the top 12 spots were Olivier Robveille, Joe Gowder, Christopher Staats, John Yocca and Craig Rubinstein. The bubble then burst when Bosnakyan cracked the pocket kings of Robert Taylor with deuces after flopping a set. Brian Le, Dietmar Wapp and Robert Cheung missed out on the final table and had to settle for a min-cash while Vincent Distribue went from shortest stack on the bubble to chip leader with nine left.
Gerard Henry, Mark Ali and Dany Bailleux followed to the rail and start-of-the-day chip leader Ramon Rotardier had to settle for fifth. Charles Puglisi scored two very fortunate double ups and then ran out of chips within two consecutive hands. Distribue lost a big flip with sevens against the ace-ten of Rivkin and the remaining chips vanished with deuces against fives to Bosnakyan.
Less than half an hour later, the champion was crowned. Bosnakyan and Rivkin checked an eight-high flop and then got it in after a deuce on the turn. Bosnakyan showed eight-seven for top pair and a straight draw while Rivkin had turned the lower end of the straight with four-three and held up.
Final Result Event #32
|6||Dany Bailleux||Sint Maarten||$1,540|
|7||Mark Ali||Trinidad & Tobago||$1,190|
|8||Gerard Henry||Sint Maarten||$930|