Eric Vanauken had managed to chip up considerably throughout the day until at one point he was among the leaders, but eventually his stack dwindled after a couple of lost hands along the way and by the deal-making break he was among the short-stacks at the table. On his ultimate hand, it was a standard blind-on-blind hand between Eric (sb) and Nathan Hall (bb) – Eric shoved, Nathan called, the cards were exposed.
On the flop most around the table expected a chop, but running small cards – meant the Nathan’s 7 kicker played.
Just a couple of hands later (on the same orbit), Nathan was on the cutoff and shoved into Danny, who made the call.
The board runout came and Nathan hit the rail in 5th place. Nathan’s $72,000 prize will get a great boost from the partypoker LIVE $50,000 Last Longer promo that he won last night!
6th place: Eric Vanauken, $52,000
5th place: Nathan Hall, $72,000