Barny Boatman Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,058)
Ari Engel opened preflop to 45,000 under the gun, Ryan Olisar merely called, but the man on the button, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman, moved all in for 527,000. Back to Engel, who made the call, unlike Olisar.
In a world of trouble, Boatman's lot improved a little on the flop.
"Ooh, a six?" said Boatman, having picked up straight outs.
The turn of wasn't close to help, and although the river card of was closer, it wasn't close enough, and Boatman was shot down by Engel's cowboys.
"Nice hand." said the original Hendon Mobster Boatman, who picked up another WSOP cash to go with his bracelets. Engel, a threat before the day started, now has a commanding chip lead over both his table and the field in general. He'll take some stopping if he can continue to eliminate players as dangerous as Barny Boatman from the event as swiftly as he just has.