After 3 full levels of 3-handed play, Nicky Evans managed to take a good lead over his opponents, while Arthur W. stayed afloat, taking good care of his few chips. Baron Ha’s stack however was spiraling down, and soon enough him and Arthur were tied for second, while Nicky had total control over the action.
Then Nicky and Baron found themselves in a 5-card PLO pre-flop all-in hand together.
It took a few seconds for them to realize that the river completed a straight for Nicky. Baron was eliminated in 3rd place, ans cashed $2,750 for his deep run.
The next hand was a NL Hold’em hand, and saw Arthur go all-in against the colossal stack. Nicky made the call, and his king high held through 5 cards, dodging Arthur’s 6 pair outs (full hand below). Arthur’s 2nd place must have felt like a win, considering his position in the late final. He cashed $4,050, while Nicky, the Event’s Champion, got $5,997 and the Champion’s Trophy.
Champion of the $500 + $50 Roll the Dice Event: Nicky Evans – $5,997.00 and the Champion’s Trophy
Runner-up: Arthur W. – $4,050.00
3rd place: Baron Ha – $2,750.00
Last hand of play