Daniel Le arrived at the final table as the chip leader, and arguably the most experienced player in the field, but although he made some good moves and grew his stack successfully in the early going, eventually he lost a couple of hands, found his chip stack diminished and was the short stack at the table with 4 players remaining.
In Daniel’s final hand of the day, Martin Gaudreault-Remillard opened from utg to 275K. Daniel made the call from the bb and the players went to a flop.
Daniel check-called Martin’s bet of 300K and the players took the turn: .
The turn is when things went a little upside-down. Daniel checked again, but this time Martin bet… all in for just under 3M in chips. With action back on Daniel, he went deep into the tank, clearly very confused about Martin’s move. Judging by his facial expressions and movements, he had a fold worked out intellectually, but emotionally he couldn’t pull the trigger. Whether or not that is true or not – eventually Daniel tossed a single orange chip to signify his call.
Daniel was in very rough shape, and when the on the river hit Martin, Daniel graciously took his leave and went to the Tournament Desk to collect his prize ticket for $60,555.
4th place: Daniel Le, $60,555