Thad Smith Eliminated in 15th ($17,657)
Level 20 : 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
On the last hand of the night, Thad Smith raised it from the button, and Levi Berger called from the small blind. The flop came down , and the two players got in a raising war that saw all the chips get into the middle.
Berger's middle pair and flush draw was a coin flip against Smith, and Berger just went ahead and ended it on the turn with the . The meaningless river was the , and with that knockout, Berger bagged a huge lead with a stack of 1,420,000