Irish player Jason Tompkins has put in an impressive performance in event 54, a $1,000 NL Hold’em event at the WSOP. Jason from Athy in Co. Kildare is a well known player in irish circles and has a number of impressive live scores to his name including a €50,000 prize for finishing second in the 2009 European Deepstack Poker Championship, €25,000 for another runner-up finish in the 2010 Celtic Poker Tour Main Event in Carlow and more recently €19,450 for winning the €2,500 buy-in High Roller event at the European Deepstack Poker Championship in Dublin.
In this event Jason found himself third in chips with just 15 players remaining and in with a chance of winning a gold WSOP bracelet and the $500,075 first place prize that was on offer. In the end Jason had to settle for a very respectable 6th place finish out of 3,221 participants and $85.981 in prize money.
In his final hand Tompkins raised it up to 100,000 and action was next on Joseph Kuether who three-bet to 245,000. The rest of the table folded and Tompkins moved all in. Kuether made the call, and cards were tabled.
The board came Ah-Js-3s-2s-7h and despite a flush scare on the turn, Kuether came out on top and sent Tompkins to the rail. Congratulations to Jason on a great result!