Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Vincent Gironda Eliminated in 3rd Place ($73,040)

Vincent Gironda - 3rd place

Vincent Gironda battled valiantly with his short stack since the players returned from dinner break, surviving being all in a couple of times with a chop and a win.

Then came a hand in which Gironda called down bets by Marco Johnson on each street as the board came {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Johnson tabled {A-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for aces and Gironda mucked, leaving the latter with about 80,000.

Soon Gironda engaged in a series of preflop bets with Johnson, and Gironda was all in again.

Gironda was the one with {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} this time, and he was hoping his hand would hold versus Johnson's {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}. But the flop came {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} to pair Johnson. The turn was the {9-Spades} and river the {3-Diamonds}, and Gironda's Event 40 run ended in third place.

"18-to-1 and 20-to-1!" said Johnson to Bardah with a smile as they readied for heads-up play.

Johnson was referring to the betting odds on the two of them to start play today. Having put some money on either would've been a nice bet today — they were 9th and 10th out of 10 in chips to start the day!

Igralec Št. žetonov Napredek
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 1,355,000 110,000
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 910,000 40,000
Vincent Gironda
Vincent Gironda

Oznake: Marco JohnsonRonnie BardahVincent Gironda