Scott Baumstein's run in the PokerStars Players Championship ends with a fourth-place finish. He took some time after he busted to chat with [Removed:139].
Hand #39: Marc Rivera completed the blind with and Julien Martini checked .
Both improved with the flop but they checked to the . Rivera bet 400,000 and Martini called, bringing an river. Rivera checked and Martini 650,000. Rivera thought briefly and called to win the pot.
"I wasn't expecting this," Martini said with a smile.
"I should have bet the flop," Rivera said. "Maybe a big pot."
Hand #40: Martini raised out of the small blind to 1.2 million with and Ramon Colillas defended big blind with .
Martini continued for 900,000 on and Colillas called. Martini slowed down with a check on the turn and Colillas bet 1,450,000 and took it without a fight.
Hand #41: Colillas completed the blind with and Rivera checked .
The flop prompted a bet of 450,000 from Colillas and a call from Rivera. The turn led to a check from Colillas and a fold after a bet of 800,000.
Hand #42: Martini got a walk in the big blind, holding pocket sixes.
Hand #43: Rivera, with , raised to 800,000. Colillas defended big blind with .
The flop paired both and Colillas check-called 600,000. Rivera kept betting on the turn with 1.2 million. Colillas stuck around for the river. They both checked and Colillas took the showdown.
He doesn't play many tournaments, but that might change. Jason Koonce finished in fifth place in the PokerStars Players Championship for $1,304,000. He summed up his run with [Removed:139].
Hand #38: Julien Martini opened to 800,000 from under the gun with and Scott Baumstein pushed all in for 6,625,000 with in the small blind. Baumstein was the short stack at the table and Martini asked for a count before making the call.
The flop came to give Martini the lead with a pair of kings. The turn brought the leaving Baumstein drawing to just an ace. The on the river eliminated Baumstein in fourth place and Martini took a sizeable chip lead against his two Platinum Pass rivals.
Hand #34: Scott Baumstein ripped all in with in the small blind and Marc Rivera released his big.
Hand #35: Ramon Colillas opened with first to act and won the pot.
Hand #36: Baumstein jammed for 6,425,000 first to act with and took the blinds and antes.
Hand #37: Rivera opened for 1 million under the gun with and Julien Martini flatted on the button.
They went heads up to and Rivera checked. Martini bet 825,000 and Rivera peeled to the turn. Action checked through to the river. Rivera checked a final time and Martini fired 3.8 million. Rivera used a time extension but found a fold.
Hand #33: Marc Rivera shoved all in with from under the gun and Ramon Colillas re-shoved with in the small blind. Scott Baumstein quickly folded the big blind and Rivera was at risk and in need of some help.
The flop came to give Rivera two pair and the lead. The on the turn and the on the river changed nothing as Rivera scored a double up.
Hand #32: Jason Koonce moved all in on the button with for about 5.3 million and Ramon Colillas called him in the big blind with .
The board ran out and Koonce hit the rail.
Hand #31: Marc Rivera jammed on the button for 5,475,000 with and Julien Martini picked up in the big blind. He found a fold.
The remaining five players are taking their first 20-minute break of the day.