Just after Level 20 began, Chad Brown lost a large percentage of his stack in a hand in which after some thought he called a river bet by Vincent Gironda with the board showing . Gironda tabled and Brown mucked, left with about 35,000.
Soon after came a hand in which Brown raised from the button, Terrence Chan three-bet from the small blind, Gironda called from the big blind, and Brown called as well.
The flop came . Chan bet, Gironda called, Brown raised for just a touch more with what he had left, and Chan and Gironda both called the raise. Both remaining players then checked down the turn and flop. Gironda turned over for aces, and Brown nodded in recognition as he showed for a lesser pair. Chan showed as well, but the dealer swiftly mucked his hand.
Brown wished the remaining players good luck and made his way to the rail.