Play didn’t last long for Rainer Kempe. Literally 15 minutes after he jumped into the tournament, he busted out. It happened so fast that we are not able to get any details of how the bustout hand happened.
Manig Loeser then got into a hand heads up with Philipp Gruissem that ended up sending him to the rail as well. Manig was holding and Philipp had . The flop came , giving Manig top and Gruissem a flush draw.
The turn brought the and Gruissem jumped into the lead with top pair. The on the river did not change anything for Manig and all of the sudden play has gone heads-up. Philipp has been running very good on both Day 1 and Day 2, and there is no question, a run good always helps.
Both players discussed making a deal and have decided to each take $50,000, and play on to a winner for the remaining $94,000 in the prize pool.
Philipp Gruissem: 4,040,000
Andrew Pantling: 3,960,000