It took well over two hours to lose our first player from this final table, but incredibly in the last hour we’ve seen five players drop like flies as we’re now down to our final four competitors.
Matt Rolfe had done well to throw a few jabs here and there to maintain his position and climb a few pay jumps while the short stacks fell away.
Rolfe won a big coin flip earlier in the day with pocket threes against ace-jack, but the pocket threes didn’t prove as successful the second time around.
With the blinds at 10,000/20,000/3,000, Rolfe moved all in from the small blind for his last 275,000 with 3♣3♥. Scott Davies immediately called from the big blind and tabled J♥J♠.
The board ran out Q♣8♥K♥10♠Q♠ to see Rolfe out in sixth place for a score of $25,600.
Rolfe was quickly joined on the rail by local hope Sal Fazzino.
Fazzino couldn’t get much going on this final table, seated in a tricky spot in between the two talented American players. In the end, Fazzino moved all in for 335,000 from the cutoff with A♠6♥. Patrick Mahoney made the call on the button with A♦J♣ and Fazzino was in trouble.
The board was spread 3♠5♥10♦8♣7♥ to leave Fazzino to depart in fifth place for $30,700 in prize money.
And just like that, we’re down to four!
Patrick Mahoney is up to 2.2 million with Scott Davies just under two million in chips. Brian McAllister has kept his nose out of trouble but has some work to do now with 480,000 while Dean Blatt is the short stack with 475,000. Next player eliminated will take home $37,100 in prize money.
Heath “TassieDevil” Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.