Marckenly Bastien came into Day 3 looking to play, and he did just that as he was by far the most active player in the first level of play of this final table. He took a few pots from his opponents with uncontested opens, and even some 3bet shoves, and given his aggressive style to start the night it is no surprise players started looking to play back at him.
In his final hand of play, he opened to 155K from middle position, and was faced with a huge 3bet all-in from Mathieu Leclerc in the small blind. He couldn’t anounce “call” quickly enough while tabling his monster pair of , and was a massive favourite versus the of his opponent. The flop was clean, bringing , however Mathieu made a runner-runner straight as the dealer rung out the and .
Marckenly looked devastated, as any player would losing like this so far in a multi-day event, however he congratulated his opponents and took a walk over to collect his 9th place prize. Mathieu added over a million chips to his stack, putting him amongst the chip leaders.
9th place: Marckenly Bastien – $1,500.00