Event #2 $25,000 NLH
Sam Trickett had nosed into the chip lead by a million chips chips (the blinds now 40,000/80,000) when a battle of the preflop aces suddenly escalated into a tournament-ending giant pot. Ivan Leow picked up on the button, making it 250,000 to go. Trickett, with , pondered for a moment before simply setting his opponent all in for what would be a 6,000,000 chip pot.
Leow snap-called, and the cards were on their backs for what would be the final time in this event. The flop paired Leow’s queen but brought three spades: . “Always a sweat!” came the inevitable commentary as Leow faded Trickett’s flush draw on the but decidedly didn’t on the river. The prize for second at the $25,000 level: $290,000.