Event #4 was a traditional 1-day freezeout turbo tournament. 131 players showed up for the afternoon-long event, all vying for the lion’s share of the $8,000 guaranteed prize pool. When the numbers were crunched, almost $13,000 in prize money were accumulated, and split among the top 17 players.
The competition sped up noticeably when the last 2 tables were formed. Chips were flying, and soon there were only 3 players left: Christian Rho, Steven Taylor, and Jonathon Mclean. Rho took out Taylor and as a result, enjoyed a 3 to 1 advantage at the start of the duel. Mclean, however, pulled a rabbit out of his hat and hit a 3-outer after committing pre-flop with a dominated hand.
He kept accumulating chips until he showed a decent lead. At that point, he increased the pressure, and was finally in a position to call any all-in with the majority of hands. Indeed, Rho’s big slick was taken down by (hand pictured below)! Congratulations!
The Champion of Event #4: Jonathon Mclean – $2,987
Runner-up: Christian Rho – $2,250
3rd place: Steven Taylor – $1,690
The final hand: