$100,000 Challenge

Masa Kagawa Eliminated in 3rd Place (AU$320,000)

Masa Kagawa - 3rd Place

Masa Kagawa, who began the day as chip leader, had been nursing a short stack in the last few levels. He managed to fight back a few times, but his bid at a comeback has come to an end.

It happened when he limped from the small blind and Andrew Robl checked his option from the big. Kagawa then moved all in for 338,000 on the {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}, and Robl thought for a solid minute before making the call.

Robl: {10-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
Kagawa: {10-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Both players had flopped a pair of tens, but Kagawa's kicker had him out in front. Robl could still take the lead with either a jack or nine, and one appeared when the dealer burned and turned the {9-Clubs}. Robl hit his straight and Kagawa was drawing to a chop, which didn't hit as the {6-Diamonds} blanked on the river.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 1,754,000 604,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 446,000 26,000
Masa Kagawa
Masa Kagawa

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