Frank Patti Eliminated in 3rd Place ($138,160)
Nivel 26 : 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Hand 138: Jeff Smith opened to 80,000 on the button, Danny Nguyen called in the small blind and Frank Patti moved all in from the big blind. Smith got out of the way while Nguyen made the call to put Patti at risk.
Patti was heading toward the flop, looking for a big time double up. The dealer laid out a flop and Nguyen took the lead with his pair of kings. Patti would once again need a three-outer to save his tournament life. The turn gave Patti nine more outs with a flush draw. The river gave Nguyen the check mark and Patti was eliminated.