When the $10 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open crown a winner today it’s not going to be Natasha Barbour. The live tournament grinder from Tampa, Florida, fell just short of the final table in 12th place.
Even if she did not bring home the title and the $1,4 million for first place, she received a great boost to her bankroll, collecting nearly $100,000 for her deep run.
Barbour started Day 4 with an below average stack and was 14th in chips among the final 18, that included such strong players as Daniel Colman, Mike Leah, John Dolan and Russel Thomas.
Natasha Barbour had a good start to the day as she doubled up with AJ vs. 84:
15bb stack shoved button with 84o and i called from bb with AJ. we held. 2 mil! @shrpo 16 left
— Natasha Barbour (@natashabarbour) September 2, 2014
But unfortunately Barbour soon after doubled up 2012 WSOP Main Event finalist Russel Thomas, when he shoved with AK and Barbour called with AQ. The flop brought a queen, but the joy did not last long as Thomas rivered a Broadway straight. The hand saw Barbour’s stack dip to 1,6 million with blinds at 25k/50k/5k ante.
Down to 13 players and 15 big blinds Barbour Tweeted that she needed “a double pretty soon”. At this point Ron Ostrov, Farhan Madhani, Jacob Naquin, Matthew Sedgeman, Uri Kadosh and Russel Thomas had all been eliminated from the tournament.
Left with only 11 big blinds Barbour was all in from the cut-off with and got a call from Daniel Colman in the big blind with . Colman’s hand held up and Barbour was knocked out in 12th place with a paycheck of $99,775. The cash is by far Barbour’s largest and it brings her live tournament earnings up to around 285k according to the Hendon Mob.
Congrats to Natasha Barbour on her impressive performance.
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