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 , Salazar checked, Kelsall bet 120,000, and Salazar moved all in for about 850,000.
Kelsall quickly called with for an overpair, and Salazar turned over for an open-ended straight draw. Salazar needed to improve to stay alive.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , 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)