The battle between Steve Merrifield and Duncan Bell for the bracelet has commenced.
|Blinds||25,000 / 50,000|
Nathan Doudney took a tough beat on the river on his knockout hand, but last night he was down to 29,000 and all in against three other opponents. Had he lost that hand he would've won $38,236. But he didn't lose--he won that hand, and survived six other all in bets today to finish in 3rd for $260,261. That's a difference of $222,025, which, one could say, ain't too shabby.
We're heads up, which means the cash and the bracelet have to be brought up and placed just so on the table. There may be a brief delay.
Merrifield raised on the button to 105,000. Doudney moved all in and Merrifield called with to Doudney's . The flop came , giving both players a pair. The turned, giving Doudney two pair, and on the river the spiked to give Merrifield the pot and eliminate Doudney in third place.
Merrifield raised to 120,000 from the small blind and won the pot.
Bell raised 125,000 from the button and took down the pot.
Doudney moved all in from the button and won the blinds and antes.
Doudney moved all in from the small blind for 295,000 and Merrifield showed a Queen before mucking.
Bell moved all in from the small blind and Doudney mucked.