Fifteen minutes into the battle we saw Tony Stratopoulos take his leave. His 7th place finish earned him $390.
But that was the last of the quick exits.
The next 90 minutes of play saw almost no net change in the players’ respective positions or stack sizes. It seemed that every all in would double up a short stack instead of eliminating them; every highly favored hand would get beat on the river; every seemingly sure elimination would split the pot after an incredible stroke of luck for the underdog.
It surprised the players so much that when Donald Abdelhay was finally knocked out in 6th, the group spontaneously erupted in calls for an even chop. Donald lost his last hand when his faced off against a that turned into a flush on the turn on a board.
Congratulations go out to Donald for a 6th place finish, earning him $520. He came very close to making it back to back Short Deck wins, seeing as he won the last Short Deck event on January 31st. Well done!
The remaining five players have agreed to an even chop, in which they all take $1,220, leaving aside $168 for the winner, along with bragging rights and the trophy.