Asher Conniff opened to 250,000 on the button and Mauricio Ameller shoved for 2,250,000 from the small blind. Joseph Gotlieb called in the big blind and Conniff mucked his hand.
Gotlieb held a dominating head for the knockout and held on the flop with Ameller adding a gutshot draw. The turn was a blank and the river sent Ameller out in third place.
Conniff and Gotlieb took a short break before the heads-up battle gets underway.
Joseph Gotlieb – 7,050,000 (59 bb)
Mauricio Ameller – Eliminated in 3rd place ($111,619)