Level 22 recently ticked down, and there were two hands that unfolded near the end that we want to share.
Hand #1: Action folded to John Juanda in the hijack and he moved all in for 229,000. Philipp Gruissem called from the button, and both blinds got out of the way. Juanda tabled the , a hand lucky in Asian culture, and then Gruissem said, "I got the luckiest hand in Germany." He then rolled over the .
The "luckiest hand in Germany" proved not to be too lucky though as the board ran out a dry and Juanda was pushed the pot.
Hand #2: Stephen Chidwick opened for 55,000 under the gun and Martin Finger called from the button. The flop saw Finger call a bet of 75,000 from Chidwick, who then checked the turn. Finger took the opportunity to bet 120,000, Chidwick called, and then both players checked the river.
It looked like Chidwick held eights (though the dealer scooped up his cards before we caught a good look), but either way it was no good as Finger took down the pot with the .