Event 26 - The Bear Mauls Klodnicki!
The heads-up match between Chris Klodnicki and Barry Greenstein lasted nearly three hours. During that time there about five times when Klodnicki was down to the felt and rebounded back. At one point Klodnicki had battled back from an all in to get back to even with Greenstein.
Near the end, Klodnicki asked the floor man for two cupholders. Moments later a cocktail waitress appeared with two margaritas and put one on either side. Win or lose, one thing was for sure, it was tequila time!
In the end no amount of cocktails would have made a difference. Greenstein remained focused the entire time and the only time he looked the least bit shaken was when he had made trips on fifth street. Klodnicki laughed at the sickness of the situation and started for his chips. Greenstein folded before Klodnicki even had a chance to pick up his chips.
The final hand occured when Klodnicki got all in on third street. Greenstein held A-4-9 to Klodnicki's A-K-3. The cards were dealt out and by seventh Greenstein was showing A-4-4-9-9-J to Klodnicki's A-3-6-8-K-K. Greenstein turned over a 7 to give him a A-4-7-9-J. Klodnicki could have survived yet another all in if he turned up a 2, 4, 7, 9, T, or J for the win. Instead it was 3! Klodnicki's best/worst hand was A-3-6-8-K which was not good enough.
Chris Klodnicki cashed for $97,389 + 2 margaritas while Barry Greenstein took home $157,619 for his wint. Greenstein did what anybody would have done right after winning a bracelet. He took off and immediately ran off! He was still in the Limit Hold'em Tournament and needed to go see what he could do with his $11,000 remaining chips.
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