Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD

Tyler Rueger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,928,887)

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante
Tyler Rueger Eliminated in 3rd Place

Down to the final three players, Wenling Gao opened the button to 1.4 million and Tyler Rueger then three-bet to 4.395 million in the big blind. Gao opted for a four-bet to 9.8 million and without using his time bank, Rueger pushed all in for the 48,697,202 he had behind.

Gao called within one second to create a pot of almost 98 million.

Tyler Rueger: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Wenling Gao: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

On a board of {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, Rueger found no help and became the third-place finisher. That comes with a handsome payout of $1,928,887 and Gao will now enter heads-up against Stoyan Madanzhiev in which both players have more than 200 big blinds at their disposal.

Chip Counts
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 147,136,208 5,222,500
Wenling Gao cn 141,725,463 50,149,702
Tyler Rueger us Busted

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