Just a few hands after eliminating Joseph Elpayaa, Joshua Tieman claimed another victim; Stuart Rutter.
Rutter opened to 68,000 on the button and Tieman three-bet to 185,000 from the big blind. Rutter sat and thought for a few moments before pulling back the chips in front of him and replacing them with green T25,000 chips for a four-bet to 500,000.
Tieman went deep into the tank as he did against Elpayaa, working the hand out from every angle. Finally he double fisted almost 2,000,000 chips into the middle and Rutter immediately announced, "all in."
"Standard," Rutter said as he shrugged in defeat.
The flop was disastrous for Rutter; . The on the turn ended it, and after the fell on the river his elimination was official.
There will be no English heads up match today, but Rutter should be proud of his 3rd place finish and newly acquired $179,617.
Stuart Rutter opened to 70,000 from under the gun only to have Joseph Elpayaa three-bet to 205,000 from the small blind.
With action on Joshua Tieman in the big blind, he four-bet to 580,000 total to prompt a quick fold from Rutter. Elpayaa deliberated for a few moments before moving all in for 2,530,000 total to put Tieman to a tough decision.
As Tieman sat there with his brain working overtime the thirty-strong rail kept their silence before after nearly three minutes he reached for his remaining chips and slid them into the pot to put Elpayaa at risk.
With Elpayaa needing to win the race to stay alive, the flop would keep Tieman out in front and leave Elpayaa needing one of the remaining Aces or Jacks to take the lead.
The on the turn gave both players a sweat with a four now seeing them chop the pot, but when the dealer burned and turned the on the river, Elpayaa made his way round the table congratulating the remaining three players on a well-played tournament.
Although hoping for a better then 4th place finish, Elpayaa isn't going home empty handed as he heads to the cage to collect $125,387 for his efforts.