Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 2,030,000
Bradley Ruben climbed quite a few pay spots but folding his way through tight spots but was eventually forced into action in three-handed play. Ruben never got over the 1,200,000 mark and lost the rest of his chips, as many have before him, to Shawn Nguyen.
Nic Vita limped the button and Ruben completed the small blind. Nguyen raised to 145,000 in the big blind and Vita called. Ruben then shoved for 465,000 and Nguyen re-potted. Vita folded and Nguyen showed A♦5♦3♦3♣. Ruben’s A♠J♠9♦7♦ was live but the K♦9♣5♠5♥8♦ board gave Nguyen trips and the pot.
Ruben earns $27,355 for his third place finish. Nguyen starts heads up play with 2,600,000 to the 1,450,000 of Vita.