Event 6: Sean Shah Wins Outright ($11,355); John Dollinger Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,563)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 100

Event 6 winner Sean Shah (right) and runner up John Dollinger

After Tim Kegel’s third-place elimination, heads-up chip leader John Dollinger and Sean Shah took an unscheduled break to talk chop. They came to the conclusion they’d play heads up until 5:30pm and if neither had won by then they’d negotiate a deal.

5:30pm never came.

Shah got all-in for 769,000 from the button and was at risk against Dollinger. Shah had the best of it with Ad9d but needed to hold against the KhQh of Dollinger.

The board ran out no help to either player and Shah earned a huge double. Dollinger was left with less than 50,000 chips and busted a few hands later when his 9c4c couldn’t catch up to Shah’s As8c all-in preflop. Shah’s outright win eared him $11,355 while Dollinger was the tournament’s runner up pocketing $6,563.

Sean Shah
John Dollinger

A more detailed report on the event will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Sean Shah – $11,355
2nd: John Dollinger – $6,563
3rd: Tim Kegel – $4,288
4th: Steve Zukowski – $2,931
5th: Neil Blumenfield – $2,293
6th: Shawn Barnett – $1,785
7th: Greg Spinder – $1,426
8th: Elliott Zaydman – $1,076
9th: Marc Levy – $744
10th: Nachman Berlin – $700
11th: Eric Kolodny – $613
12th: Ira Schwartz – $613
13th: Paul Shafran – $613