And it's all over, folks! After Todd Brunson fell behind Matt Grapenthien by a large margin, the final hand came up as follows:
Matt Grapenthien: / /
Todd Brunson: / /
Brunson brought in on third street, and then Grapenthien completed the bet. Brunson raised to make it two bets, and then Grapenthien made it three bets. Brunson called.
On fourth street, both players picked up a nine, and Grapenthien bet. Brunson called. Then on fifth, the same action occurred with Grapenthien betting and Brunson calling.
On sixth street, Grapenthien bet and Brunson somewhat motioned his hand as if to say "Really?" before making the call. Then on seventh, he did the same thing, calling a bet from Grapenthien but not looking too happy about it at all. On the final street, though, Grapenthien bet 100,000, and Brunson called all in for 90,000.
Grapenthien showed the for a pair of eights. Brunson only showed a pair of fives with the from his hand and that wasn't going to do it.
For his runner-up finish, Brunson earned $165,891 and just missed out on his second career gold bracelet.