Level 37 (80,000/160,000/20,000)
Total PNIA Main Event Entries: 1,224
Total Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 4,895,000
For all of the things that went right for Brady Thorpe in the latter stages of play today, the one-time chip leader had a relative cooler occur right on the bubble of the official final table. Thorpe picked up the right cards at the right time at almost every juncture today but it was Miguel Hernandez who finally got the best of him when it mattered most.
Hernandez opened to 325,000 from early position and action folded to Thorpe, who three-bet all-in for 3,525,000. After Jonathan Alfonso released his big blind, Hernandez called immediately to put Thorpe at risk.
Thorpe showed J♠J♣ which trailed the K♣K♦ of Hernandez. The K♠2♣2♥ flop effectively ended the drama and Thorpe hit the rail. Despite coming up short of the final table, Thorpe has plenty of reason to look back on the last two days of poker fondly as he was able to pick up his largest career score in this event.
The final five players are now bagging their chips and will return to play tomorrow’s final table at 2:00 pm. A recap from today will be posted shortly.