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Gimbel loses chip lead, finishes fourth in WPT event

 Harrison Gimbel of Jupiter, who won major two events before he turned 21, had a shot at another victory on Wednesday, but the final day didn't go his way.

 Gimbel, now about 25, finished fourth in the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder tournament in Sacramento, earning $83,818.

Ravee Mathi Sundar outlasting 379  entries to win $266,857.

  Gimbel (photo/courtesy WPT) entered the final table as the chip leader, but was unable to retain his lead and exited in fourth place. Gimbel attempted to run a semi-bluff on Sundar, holding both flush and straight draws on the turn of a paired board, and Sundar called with a single pair of queens. The river was a blank, and Gimbel was eliminated.

  In 2011, Gimbel, a graduate of the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, won the World Poker Tour/Fall Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He earned $330,000. Before that he won $2.2 million in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He has been playing since then, but his biggest cash from 2012-14 was a $32,300 score for winning a six-max tournament in the Lucky Hearts Poker Showdown at Seminole Coconut Creek on Feb. 6, 2014.

  Meanwhile, Season XIII of the World Poker Tour continues on April 16 with the televised $5 million guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

 Go to WPT.com.

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