Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 2,780,000
Phil Mader put together two solid days of poker and will take home $20,000 for his podium finish at his home casino.
Mark Fink began three-handed play with the chip lead and did nothing but extend his lead further, culminating with his elimination of Phil Mader. Mader played the role of local favorite to perfection as he made a spectacular run through the field to earn a podium finish.
Mader open-shoved for 1,000,000 from under the gun and Fink called out of the big blind. Mader had one over with A♥5♠ against the pair of Fink 8♥8♦ and the 9♦5♥2♦ flop gave Mader some equity.
The K♥ turn changed nothing and Mader missed on the 10♣ river. Mader shook hands with his two opponents and made his way to the payout cage as Fink and Greg Jennings prepare for heads up play.