Rodrique Gagnon waited patiently and found a good spot but ultimately came up short on the final table of the Playground 200. Gagnon was down to only a handful of chips earlier in the day and managed to claw his way back into contention. He stayed out of the action for the most part and managed to double up seemingly each time he got a premium hand. But the latest premium hand would be his last in this event.
The action folded to Gagnon in the cutoff when he moved all in for 740,000. The button and small blind folded, but the big blind, Mathieu Daigneault, quickly made the call. Hands were tabled to show that it was pocket pair against pocket pair, and Gagnon had the best of it.
The nine in the window turned the tables in Daigneault’s favour, and the run out did not provide the help Gagnon needed. Gagnon’s eighth place finish will earn him $3,480.