We just witnessed two hands that ended Daniel Ratigan's tournament run in 17th place. We caught the first hand on the river when the board read . Ratigan had checked to Bryan Jolly who fired out 24,000 and Ratigan tanked for almost 30 seconds before committing the chips, leaving himself with just 18,000 chips. Jolly showed and Ratigan was visibly disappointed with the hand his opponent showed. After double checking his cards numerous times he threw them into the muck.
The very next hand Ratigan was in the small blind and Tapscott decided to limp for 12,000. Bari and Schwecke called from the cutoff and the button before Ratigan moved all in. Griffin called from the big blind as did the other three players giving us five way action on the flop with one player all in for his tournament life.
The flop came down and Griffin lead out for 12,000. Tapscott and Bari called while Schwecke mucked his hand. The turn was the and Ratigan got up from his seat. Griffin bet 24,000 this time and Tapscott was the only caller. On the river the showed up and Griffin put in another bet. Tapscott tanked for a bit before releasing his hand and Griffin showed for a king-high straight. Ratigan flashed his and made his way out the door. We are down to 16!