When you're playing solid and running well there's often no match for you at the poker table. That was the story in Andy Bloch's case as he put on an extremely solid performance in this event and there wasn't much Barry Greenstein could do about it, especially after losing the recent big hand.
The final hand began with Greenstein bringing in and Bloch completing. Greenstein called and then called Bloch's bet on fourth street. On fifth street, all of the money went in as the two bet and raised back and forth. Greenstein turned over an eight-high straight and Bloch two pair with queens and tens.
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Bloch picked up the on sixth street to give him a gutshot to Broadway and some more outs. Greenstein just needed to dodge a king, queen or a ten to stay alive and double up.
Bloch turned over his seventh street card and revealed the to give himself Broadway. Now drawing dead, Greenstein's last card was the and he was eliminated in second place.
Greenstein earned $78,038 for his runner-up finish while Bloch has lifted King Kong off his back.