Event 7: Viktor Kovachev – 3rd Place ($12,401)

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 109

Viktor Kovachev
Viktor Kovachev

Manny Tarich completed the small blind to 12,000, Viktor Kovachev raised from the big blind to 65,000, and Tarich asked for a rough count of Kovachev’s stack before reraising to 162,000. Kovachev four-bet all in for about 350,000, and Tarich called with Kd10h.

Kovachev turned over JsJc, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Kh4h2s9s6c, and Tarich paired his king on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Kovachev in third place.

Viktor Kovachev  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($12,401)

Manny Tarich  –  1,368,000  (114 bb)
Jason Nablo  –  812,000  (68 bb)