Daniel Gagnon knows how to navigate the end of tournaments like this one – he is a past champion of an event that had a very similar format – and he has just taken out 2 players at once to almost triple up and give himself a shot for the big prizes!
Michael McKinnon opened the action with his all-in raise from utg, and action folded around to Daniel in the cutoff who shoved for just a little bit more. Often at this stage in a tournament that would be the end of it – but not this time. Jean François Beaulieu chose top give himself a shot at a true triple-up from the button. Both blinds folded and with no more action, the hands were turned over.
The tens were well in the lead, particularly considering the other players’ Aces blocked one another, and the flop confirmed the matter: . Both Michael and Jean François were drawing slim, and the on the turn gave Daniel quad Tens, which sealed the deal. Fate added insult to injury, however, with the on the river, giving both players a full house.