Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed winner Ronnie Bardah just found himself involved in a huge, potentially tourney-ending hand as players left for the break.
Bardah opened from middle position and got two callers, one from the button and one from the big blind. The flop came , and Bardah continued with a bet of 2,900. The button called, and the big blind tossed his cards away, leaving the table to join others streaming out of the Amazon.
The turn then brought the and Bardah checked. His opponent fired a bet of 6,400, and Bardah responded with a big check-raise to 20,000 which his opponent called.
The river brought a third spade and another check from Bardah, and his opponent took the opportunity to bet enough to put Bardah all in for his last 33,000 should he call. Bardah tanked, then finally made the call. "Ace high," said his opponent, who'd tried to represent the flush. Bardah tabled for a wheel and big double-up before dinner.
Lynn Gilmartin caught Ronnie in the hallway one his way out to talk about the hand. He is one happy man on dinner!