Event 23: Runner-Runner Straight for Snider

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 529

The pot sat at a modest roughly 300,000 on an AdTs5d9hJc board. Nicholas Immekus was in the small blind and lead for 210,000 into his lone opponent, Bradley Snider. Snider raised, making it 600,000 to go. Immekus cut out calling chips and slid them into the pot. Snider turned over 8h7c for a jack-high flush. He earned the pot.

Bradley Snider – 5,500,000 (110 bb)
Nicholas Immekus – 1,135,000 (22 bb)

Event 23: Nicholas Immekus Bets The River

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 529

Bradley Snider raised on the button and Nicholas Immekus defended his big blind.

Both players checked a flop of Jc8d7h and the 3c came on the turn. Immekus bet 240,000 and Snider called.

The river was the Th and Immekus bet 650,000, which sent Snider into the tank.

“This is like the sickest hand I’ve ever played,” said Snider. “I thought you had a nine. Even on the turn.”

Snider spends about five minutes in the tank before tossing his hand into the muck. Immekus took the pot.

Nicholas Immekus – 2,350,000 (47 bb)
Bradley Snider – 5,300,000 (106 bb)

Event 23: Bradley Snider Picks Off Nicholas Immekus

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 529

Nicholas Immekus limped in from the small blind and Bradley Snider checked his option from the big blind. The flop was Ks2s2d and Immekus bet 50,000.

Snider called and the turn was the 5d. Immekus bet 160,000 and Snider called again. The river was the As and Immekus pushed forward 485,000.

Snider took a few moments and then called. Immekus showed 8d6d, good for eight-high and a missed flush draw, but Snider dragged the pot with Qd5c.

Bradley Snider – 5,565,000 (111 bb)
Nicholas Immekus – 2,070,000 (41 bb)

Event 23: Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 4th Place ($73,900)

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 529

Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir was on the button and open-shoved. Nicholas Immekus was in the big blind and called putting Aldemir at risk.

Immekus: 6s6h
Aldemir: 3h3d

The runout came KhTh4c2cKc and Aldemir never improved. He was eliminated in 4th place earning $73,900.

Nicholas Immekus – 3,375,000 (67 bb)
Koray Aldemir – Eliminated

Updated final table results:

4th: Koray Aldemir – $73,900
5th: Jeffrey Chang – $61,600
6th: Alex Wilson – $49,300
7th: Dan Heimiller – $37,000
8th: James Gilbert – $30,800
9th: Jerry Wong – $25,575

Remaining payouts:

1st – $246,400
2nd – $147,800
3rd – $88,400

Event 23: Jeffrey Chang Eliminated in 5th Place ($61,600)

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 529

Jeffrey Chang
Jeffrey Chang

Jeffrey Chang moved all in from the cutoff for about 450,000 and Dermot Blain called from the big the big blind.

It was a flip for Chang’s tournament with his AdKh up against Blain’s 9h9s.

The flop was 9c8h7h and Chang stands up from his seat after Blain flopped top set.

Chang was drawing dead to a chop, but found some hope of a split pot with the 5c coming on the turn. The river was the 3h and Chang hit the rail in fifth place.

Blain dragged the pot and Chang took home $61,600 for his final table run.

Dermot Blain – 2,600,000 (52 bb)
Jeffrey Chang – Eliminated