It didn't take long for David Steicke to wrap this one up. Bloom was first dented after Bloom potted to 72,000 and Steicke announced, "re-pot again" to add another 144,000 to the bet amount. Bloom folded to leave himself with barely 100,000 in chips.
A moment or two later Bloom made a stand. Steicke raised to 72,000 from the button before Bloom moved all for around 30,000 more. Steicke called and players showed their holdings.
Bloom held the best hand but Steicke had live cards for a shot at the title. The flop was
giving Steicke no assistance. The turn was a repeat
which provided outs for a chop, however Steicke didn't have to worry about a chop when the river landed the
to pair up Steicke as he throws his cap into the air in delight at winning the event and AU$1.2 million!
Congratulations to Tony Bloom who was short stacked for long periods of this tournament but fought his way until the very end to finish in 2nd place. We think that AU$600,000 should ease his pain a little.