$2,200 High Roller: Eric Salazar – 3rd Place ($38,190)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 173

Eric Salazar

Eric Salazar completed the small blind to 40,000, A.J. Kelsall raised from the big blind to 120,000, and Salazar called.

The flop came 10c9h4s, Salazar checked, Kelsall bet 120,000, and Salazar moved all in for about 850,000.

Kelsall quickly called with QhQc for an overpair, and Salazar turned over 8h7h for an open-ended straight draw. Salazar needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the Qd, the river card was the 9s, and Kelsall turned a set of queens and rivered a full house to win the pot and eliminate Salazar in third place.

Eric Salazar – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($38,190)

Heads-up play is now underway between Kelsall and Romeo Mendoza. Here are their approximate chip counts:

A.J. Kelsall – 4,050,000 (101 bb)
Romeo Mendoza – 1,150,000 (29 bb)

A.J. Kelsall (left) versus Romeo Mendoza (right)