$1,700 Main Event

Matt Russell Eliminated in 2nd Place ($58,753)

ajlamers • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Matt Russell

It only took a few hands of heads-up play and it actually looked as though Matt Russell was slowly chipping away at the insurmountable deficit he faced. However, Russell raised to 125,000 on the button and Rick Troendly called from the big blind.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Troendly checked to Russell who continued for 200,000. Troendly check-raised all in, putting Russell to the test for his remaining 1,600,000 chips. Russell thought for a minute before deciding to stick them in the middle.

Rick Troendly: {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Matt Russell: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Despite flopping top pair, Russell was drawing slim with Troendly already having a flush. The turn was the {k-Clubs} to give Russell some hope but the {9-Diamonds} on the river was not what he was looking for.

"We got it, baby!" Troendly shouted with his arms in the air. The two players shook hands and Russell headed to the payout desk to collect his runner-up prize.

A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Rick Troendly US
Rick Troendly
US 8,050,000 1,950,000
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us Busted

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