Ryan D'Angelo (Brooklyn, NY)
Brian Lemke was chipping away at Ryan D'Angelo's stack and had carved out a 2:1 chip lead with 2.2 million to Ryan's 1.1 million.
Then Brian raised to 70k from the button.
Ryan 3-bet to 175k.
The flop came A♣T♦7♥.
Ryan bet 120k and Brian called.
Turn was the Q♣.
Ryan checked, Brian bet 200k and Ryan called.
River was the 3♣.
Ryan checked, Brian announced all-in. Ryan gave it some thought, then called.
Brian had Q♠5♠ for a pair of Queens. Ryan held pocket 9s which were no good.
Ryan finished 2nd for $22,167. Ryan has over $1.2 million in lifetime earnings, but hasn't been playing as much lately. He's gone back to school to be a nutritionist.