We had been playing with 19 players for about 90 minutes now, but we have finally lost a player to get us down to our final two tables. The unfortunate player was Jen-Yue Chiang, who raised pot under the gun to 35,000, leaving himself just 6,000 behind. Action folded around to Thom Werthmann in the small blind, and he made the call. The big blind folded, and Chiang and Werthmann got the last 6,000 in dark. The flop came down , and the two revealed their cards.
"Could I be in worse shape?" is all that Chiang could say when he saw the cards. He would need runner runner to survive, so of course he hit his gin card on the turn, the . Chiang could now catch a ten or a five to win the pot, but the hit the river. Werthmann collected the pot, upping his stack to 190,000.
The remaining 18 players are redrawing at the moment. We will get you a seating chart and updated chip counts asap.