$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

John Thomson Eliminated in 4th Place ($61,000 AUD)

After Scott Wilson had folded, John Thomson moved all in from the button for his last 450,000 or so. Brendon Rubie then moved all in over the top, forcing Rob Angood to fold the big blind.

Thomson: {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Rubie: {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Thomson's solid image allowed him to coast deeper and deeper into the money, but his run came to an end in fourth place as the board ran out {K-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}. "Thanks guys," Thomson said as he shook hands with the remaining three players. "I've had a lot of fun."

Indeed, Thomson wore a big smile on his face and was gracious in defeat. He will take home $61,000 AUD for his performance.

Chip stacks
Brendon Rubie au 4,800,000 400,000
John Thomson au Ude

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