Thomas Boyden raised from the button to 50,000, Joseph Presho reraised from the big blind to 175,000, and Boyden tanked for a while before he moved all in for 705,000.
Presho snap-called with , and Boyden turned over . Boyden needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came , and Boyden paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.
Thomas Boyden – 1,450,000 (58 bb)
Joseph Presho – 975,000 (39 bb)
Twenty minutes later, Boyden raised from the button to 50,000, Anthony Lambert called from the small blind, and Presho reraised from the big blind to 200,000.
Boyden thought for a while before he moved all in for 1,060,000, and Lambert folded.
Presho asked for an exact count, saying something like, “I don’t think I’m ever supposed to fold here.” Presho had 1,040,000, and was covered by just 20K in chips.
Presho calls with , and Boyden turned over .
The board came , and Boyden paired his ace on the flop and his king on the river to win the pot with two pair, eliminating Presho in third place.
Joseph Presho – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($20,103)
Here are the updated chip counts for the start of heads-up play, followed by the final table payouts:
Thomas Boyden – 2,175,000 (87 bb)
Anthony Lambert – 1,865,000 (75 bb)
3rd: Joseph Presho – $20,103
4th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $12,236
5th: David Shaw – $9,444
6th: Mike Vela – $7,828
7th: Ryan Hogan – $6,780
8th: Frank Miceli – $5,976
9th: Curtis King – $5,208