Level 20: Blinds 6,000/12,000/2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8
We had two quick big hands at the start of the final table. First, it was our anonymous player going out in tenth place on the second hand and then John O’Connell ran into the aces of Charlie Lask to leave him with less than ten big blinds. He moved those all in for 110,000 after a Barry Leventhal open to 25,000 and the shove was called.
It was a race and O’Connell needed to hold and he stayed ahead on the flop. Leventhal now had flush outs with his over cards and it filled on the turn to leave O’Connell drawing dead to the river for ninth place money.
Barry Leventhal – 480,000 (40 bb)
John O’Connell – Eliminated in 9th place ($1,087)