The final three players return from break to begin Level 23, with increased blinds of 15K-25K and a 25K ante. These were the official chip counts from the break:
Seat 1. Jonathan Bussieres – 715,000 (29 bb)
Seat 2. Faraz Jaka – 525,000 (21 bb)
Seat 3. Joe McKeehen – 315,000 (13 bb)
In one of the first hands after the break, Joe McKeehen raised from the small blind, Jonathan Bussieres reraised from the big blind, and McKeehen moved all in for about 345,000.
Bussieres called with , and McKeehen turned over . McKeehen was dominated and facing elimination.
The board came — McKeehen turned a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Bussieres won the pot with his king to eliminate McKeehen in third place.
Joe McKeehen – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($50,460)
Here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play, along with the remaining payouts:
Jonathan Bussieres – 1,030,000 (41 bb)
Faraz Jaka – 525,000 (21 bb)