Thursday, April 19, 2012

Champ: 10th Place - Meskin

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH 

Mike Meskin (Belmont, MA)

Mike Meskin open-shoved his short-stack from the cutoff.  After getting the count, chip leader Jia Liu made the call from the button.

After the blinds folded, Mike showed A7 suited.  Jia held pocket 8s.

The board came K J 9 K 8 and Jia improved to a full house to take the pot.

Mike Meskin finished in 10th place, earning $16,315.

Mike is a real estate investor who was born in Tehran, but now lives outside of Boston.  He finished 13th in the WPT World Poker Finals at Foxwoods in 2011, picking up $39,847.

At 51 years young, Mike was the elder statesman at this final table.  

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