Level 21: (10,000/20,000 Limits)
Total Entrants: 26
Players Remaining: 2
Average Chips: 195,000
Tang doubles to 20,000 through Iocozzia, pair versus gutter and over as level 19 completes.
Iocozzia takes down flop uncontested from Syracuse.
Tang faces a river for his tournament life from Bruch- and for the first time in this spot in a while, finds a big fold. He has about one big bet left.
Spano now raises the buton, Tang folds leaving himself 10,000, but Iocozzia defends. King high flop goes check bet call, turn check check, Iocozzia leads paired King on river and Spano folds. He claims a big hand afterwards.
Syracuse raises Iocozzia’s blind and wins. Iocozzia has just enough spirit for a flat joke.
Syracuse completes the small, Bruch checks the big. Lead, raise, fold – interesting action. Bruch wins on low flop.
Tang is again all in, turning over a pair at the end, but the board double pairs and Bruch’s queen rag wins! Tang is out and four are left.
Iocozzia immediately gets in versus Spano’s last big bet with . She makes a pair and a straight and we continue on the bubble. four handed.
Spano and Syracuse and Bruch get involved, and Spano puts all the chips in on the river . Then Syracuse and Bruch have a great deal of trouble getting the money in with the nuts as the rules are a little unclear to them. Spano waits helplessly to show her rivered , which everyone knows is dead as the squabble to get the money in lasts four minutes. Both players had ace ki
ng, of course, but Bruch in fact was freerolling the chiplead with diamonds.
Spano takes fourth and we are in the money late in 20.
Two hands later, Iocozzia takes 3rd for $1009, unable to improve with a versus a naked ace in Syracuse’s hands.
Heads up begins as the trophy is brought out. Both Syracuse and Bruch want it and will not make an agreement.