The players were near even in chips during heads-up play when Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis opened to 400,000 on the button and Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski three-bet to 1.5 million. Veldhuis then four-bet to 3.7 million and Dzivielevski put him to the test by five-bet jamming with his opponent covered. Veldhuis made the call for 8.6 million more.
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis:
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski:
Veldhuis was dominated and in need of help to stay alive. He didn't get it as the board ran out and he was eliminated in second place. It was a strong showing for Veldhuis, who entered the final table as the short stack and knocked out multiple opponents along the way. For his efforts, Veldhuis earned a cash of $107,949 and an additional $64,844 in bounties.