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Tony Gregg Eliminated in 2nd Place ($612,175)

[user68268] • Level 35: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
Tony Gregg - 2nd Place

Hand #212: MIke Watson had the button, raised, and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #213: Tony Gregg limped on the button with the {Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, and Watson raised to 900,000 with the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Gregg folded, and Watson won the pot.

Hand #214: Watson limped in with the {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, and Gregg checked from the big blind with the {6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. The flop was {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, and Gregg checked. Watson bet 300,000, and Gregg folded.

Hand #215: Gregg limped on the button with the {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}, and Watson checked his option from the big blind with the {7-Hearts}{4-Spades}.

The flop fell {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, and Watson checked. Gregg bet 400,000, and Watson raised to 1.2 million. Gregg scratched his beard, checked his hole cards, and then moved all in for 4.1 million. Watson tanked, then called, and it was Gregg's tournament life on the line as a slight favorite.

"I can't really picture you holding seven-four off for the winner photo," Gregg said with a laugh when he saw Watson's hand.

The turn was the {7-Spades} to give Watson some additional outs to win the hand, and the river delivered with the {5-Hearts}. Watson smashed his heart flush to win the event and earn the $728,325 first-place prize.

For his runner-up finish — the second in this event for Gregg at his third final table — Gregg earned $612,175.

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