Event 49: $600 Big O $75,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 288
Players Remaining: 5
Stephen Johnson claims to have played a 10 big blind stack since Level 3 of this event and he managed to survive all the way to the final table, apparently, without many chips. Johnson was all-in a few times at the final table but both times got half or three-quarters of the pot to stay alive. Johnson lasted through the first few eliminations at the final table but Leif Force finally got him in sixth place.
Force raised from the small blind and Johnson moved all-in for not much more, roughly 150,000 total. Force called with A♣K♠K♥Q♣6♦ and trailed the A♦A♠Q♦3♠2♦ of Johnson. The K♣Q♠9♦ flop was perfect for Force as he flopped a set of kings. Johnson was left with a single immediate out.
The 3♥ turn and J♣ river were no good and Johnson is out. Force is back to 1,200,000 after falling a bit earlier in the level.