Manuel Martinez Eliminated in 6th Place ($186,325)


Manuel Martinez came into the final table as the short stack, and he was the first player to get his chips in the middle.

Martinez raised to 60,000 from under the gun, and Dennis Blieden defended his big blind. The flop came down [8s][8h][2h], and Blieden checked to Martinez, who fired 50,000. Blieden check raised to 175,000, and Martinez called to see the [6c] hit the turn. Blieden bet 230,000, and Martinez moved all in for 675,000.

Blieden beat him into the pot with [8c][6d], and Martinez was needed a two outer with [Qc][Qd]. Another six came instead, and Blieden took the pot to jump out to the chip lead again.