Smith Sirisakorn raised from the button, and small blind Jameson Painter called. Jared Bleznick, who had less than two big bets total, called, as well.
Painter checked on the flop, and Bleznick didn't hesitate to bet, leaving himself 20,000 behind. Sirisakorn announced he was raising, and Painter folded. Bleznick moved his remaining chips into the middle.
Bleznick was drawing slim, hoping for another six or a king in addition to several runner-runner possibilities.
The gave Bleznick a gutshot straight draw, but the river sealed his fate. His sixes and deuces were second to Sirisakorn's jacks up, and Bleznick left the tournament in third place for a $90,640 payday.
Sirisakorn and Painter took a short break before their final battle started, with Painter holding a three-to-two chip lead.
From the button, Jared Bleznick raised to 120,000, and Jameson Painter called in the big blind.
The flop fell , and Painter checked to Bleznick, who bet 60,000. Painter called and checked the on the turn. Bleznick bet 120,000. Painter announced a raise, and Bleznick committed his last 215,000 total.
The river landed the , and Painter took the high with his straight. They both played the same low, and Bleznick was quartered.
Smith Sirisakorn raised from the small blind, and Jameson Painter defended his big blind.
Sirisakorn continued on the flop, and Painter called again. The turn brought a change of direction, as Sirisakorn slowed down with a check, leaving the action to Painter. He bet, and Sirisakorn check-called. The river saw Sirisakorn check-call again, but he couldn't beat Painter's for runner-runner jacks full.
Jared Bleznick had the bring-in, and Smith Sirisakorn completed. Jameson Painter called, as did Bleznick. Sirisakorn bet fourth street, and Painter called. Bleznick raised to 100,000. Sirisakorn folded, but Painter called, and then called a bet on fifth street. Both players checked sixth and seventh.
Jared Bleznick lost a huge pot against Smith Sirisakorn, calling his raise on third street and three additional bets on the following streets. Sirisakorn showed a pair of queens, and Bleznick lamented, "Can't beat that. Every seventh street is just a brick."
That hand led to a confrontation that occurred in the following hand. Bleznick, down to 345,000, tangled with Larry Tull, who had an even-shorter stack in front of him.
Tull completed, Bleznick raised, and Tull three-bet. Bleznick called, and Tull's remaining chips went in on fourth street.
Larry Tull: /
Jared Bleznick: /
Bleznick received another two sixes on fifth and sixth, improving to a full house. Tull was drawing dead on sixth street, still having only a pair of eights without a chance to make a low hand.
Larry Tull: / /
Jared Bleznick: / /
Tull departed in fourth place, earning $62,796, while Bleznick recovered a bit from the previous loss.