From the button, Julie Schneider put her last 20,000 chips into the pot, just good enough for a call. Tanaka called in the small blind, then called again when Mosseri raised from the big blind.
Tanaka took two cards and checked, Mosseri stood pat and bet, Schneider drew one card, and Tanaka made the call.
On the second round, the players exchanged (or didn't, in Mosseri's case) the same number of cards as on the first round. And once again, Tanaka check-called a bet from Mosseri.
On the final betting round, both of Schneider's opponents stood pat while she prayed for one more good card. The two live players checked it down, and Mosseri was first to show his 9-5-4-3-2. Tanaka couldn't beat the smooth nine, and it turned out that Schneider couldn't either.
Julie Schneider played a remarkably clean tournament right from the start of play on Day 1. She quickly proved to her male competitors that she was more than just a pretty face at the table, picking off one opponent after another with her well-timed bets (and a few favorable draws). Her deep run comes to an end in third place, good for $66,285 and a big hug from husband Tom.
Julie Schneider opened with a raise from the small blind, and Masayoshi Tanaka called out of the big. Each player drew two cards before Tanaka called a bet.
Schneider would stand pat on the second round and fire out a bet. Tanaka drew one card and it was good enough to raise. Schneider decided folding was her best course of action, and she returned her cards to the dealer.
Tanaka - 950,000
Schneider - 120,000
One hand later, Schneider would open the pot again, this time raising from the button. Both of her opponents called with Tanaka staying pat and Schneider and Mosseri each taking one card. Tanaka led out with a bet, and both opponents called.
On the second draw, Mosseri and Schneider traded in one card again, and both of them would fold to a second bet from Tanaka.
The action folded around to the blinds, and Abe Mosseri's small blind of 10,000 was already enough to cover Juanda's all in for 8,000 from the big. Drawing for his tournament life, Juanda swapped three-two-two on the drawing rounds. Mosseri took two cards on the first chance, standing pat from then on out.
He would show down 9-8-7-4-2 for a ninety-eight. Juanda had a good start with 8-6-2, but his final draw brought two ugly paint cards to the party. Queens and jacks are not what Juanda was looking for, and he has run out of chips.
John Juanda played a fine tournament for the past three days, and he was no doubt the betting favorite even as his stack got short. Despite his great run, he will fall three spots short of his ultimate goal. As a consolation prize, Juanda will pocket $44,941.
Abe Mosseri raised from the small blind, and John Juanda called from the big. Mosseri drew and bet while Juanda drew two and called.
The two men drew the same cards on the second round, but Mosseri checked this time. Juanda made the bet, and he was called. On the last round, Mosseri took one card and fired another bet. Juanda had stood pat, and he put in the call.
Mosseri turned over 8-6-5-4-2, and his eighty-six was better than Juanda's low. That pot knocked Juanda down to 88,000, and it would only get worse.
On the next hand, Juanda raised from the small blind, and Julie Schneider would come along from the big. Each player drew two cards, and they both checked on the first round.
On the second, Juanda took two cards and check-called a bet from Schneider after she swapped one. On the last round, both players drew one card, and Juanda would check-fold to one last bet, leaving himself just 8,000 lonely chips.
Julie Schneider raised from the button, and Masayoshi Tanaka re-raised from the small blind. She called, and each of them drew one card. Tanaka bet out, and Schneider made the call all in to put herself in danger.
She would pat it down the rest of the way with Tanaka drawing one card twice. He pulled an ace on the last draw though, making the worst low. She showed up 9-7-6-3-2, plenty good to keep her alive and give her stack a boost to 220,000.