At the beginning of day three, there were 14 players left all vying for the first place prize and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. David Bach pulled off an impressive feat by finishing both Day 1 and Day 2 as the chip leader and he almost pulled off an incredible wire-to-wire act, but unfortunately Bryan Campanello went on an amazing run here on Day 3 and was able to put a stop to Bach.
David Bach completed with a , and Bryan Campanello made it three bets with . Bach called. Both caught fours on fourth, though only Bach was happy to see one, and Campanello called his bet. Bach thought for a bit before betting a on fifth, and Campanello raised to put him all in with a . Bach called.
Bach paired a three, meaning he was still only drawing to a nine, while Campanello got a . His rail gave a cautious cheer, unsure how happy they should be with that card. Campanello looked first on seventh, and he got an , giving him an eight-six low and leaving "Gunslinger," who turned over a , in second place.
Bryan Campanello completed with a , and Jim Wheatley raised with . Campanello reraised, and Wheatley put it all in with a five-bet.
A for Wheatley and a for Campanello put Campanello in the lead. Campenello's next card was a , meaning he could finish no worse than ten-low. Wheatley picked up two deuces, and Campanello a , improving him to a nine-low. Wheatley needed improvement or his tournament was over, but he was dealt a , and he hit the rail.
With a showing Sebastian Pauli completed. Jim Wheatley made it two bets in the next seat over and with action back on Pauli he called all in for less.
Pauli picked up a in that order and frustratedly tossed his cards down without looking at his last , making him a king-jack low. Wheatley on the other side had drawn a making him a seven-six low and eliminating Pauli from the tournament.
Action began on Ivan Schertzer who opened the action with a up. He was called by Bryan Campanello who had a up and Sebastian Pauli who was showing a .
Fourth street came another for Schertzer and 's for both Pauli and Campanello. With the best , Campanello bet out. Only Schertzer called.
On fifth street, Campanello bet his while Schertzer raised with his , all in. Campanello called and turned up his for an already made king low. Schertzer showed leaving him working on a king low. Schertzer drew an on sixth, leaving him drawing dead when Campanello drew a seven to complete his nine-seven low. That nine-seven was good enough to eliminate Schertzer from the tournament in 5th place.
After being recently crippled, Brent Keller moved all in against Ivan Schertzer on fourth street. Schertzer called and it was off to show down.
Keller was holding for a wheel draw that he only needed one card to complete. Schertzer was holding for a ten-low draw.
On fifth Keller picked up a while Shertzer drew a for a pair. Sixth street came a for Keller, not improving his hand while Shertzer drew a , keeping Keller in the lead.
Seventh was dealt face down, Shertzer picked up a meaning that Keller would have to improve to beat his ten low. Unfortunately for him his last card was the , giving him his third paint card in a row and eliminating him from the tournament.
After getting short from losing several small pots, Rick Fuller has been eliminated.
Fuller completed after the bring in. In the next seat over Brent Keller raised to two bets. Action folded around and Rick Fuller moved all in for his last 3,000 more. Keller called.
The boards ran out like so and Fuller was still live on face down seventh street. Keller turned up his first, pairing him. Fuller sweated his card, but as soon as he saw four across he just disappointedly shook his head and turned up the , eliminating him from the tournament.
Action began after the bring in on Rick Fuller who completed with a . Brent Keller called with a , as did Ismael Bojang with a . Pauli raised with an . Fuller folded, while both Bojang and Keller called.
On fourth street Keller bet. Bojang moved all in for 16,000 and Pauli called. Keller then made a raise and Pauli called again.
On fifth street Keller bet and Pauli folded leaving the two men heads up. Bojang was still drawing live as Keller had paired on fifth. He completed a jack low on sixth, as did Bojang.
Bojang asked Keller to turn his card up first which he did, revealing a that left Bojang drawing dead as Keller had made an eight-six low and he was eliminated from the tournament.