Yes, we are now heads up with the bracelet lying between the players. A massive rail has gathered and are whooping and cheering every time a pot is taken down.
Though Chris is the more recognizable face out of the two players left, Ruthenberg has his fair contingent of supporters too and they are making as much noise as Jesus' in the run in for the bracelet.
Here's what precipitated this.
No Gloria For Lauria (OUT - 3rd)
As predicted Bob Lauria was the most likely to be eliminated and indeed he has been, although in somewhat unfortunate circumstances.
His last few thousnad chips went in on fourth street against Chis Ferguson.
Ferguson brought a strong pair of Kings to the table, but Lauria looked in great shape to double through as he held trip eights.
Unfortunately for him, Chris made two pair and boated up on the river, his full house sending Bob bobbing out of the competition.
Bob Lauria is eliminated in 3rd spot, winning $125,737 for his performance.
So we are down to two players, Chris Ferguson and Sebastian Ruthenberg to decide who will be the latest player to pick up the bracelet and glory!
First Blood To The German
Ferguson has just had a big whole carved into his stack.
Showing two fives on the board, Chris put in multiple bets, but when Ruthenberg hit an Ace pairing up on sixth street he may have feared the worst about his opponent's hidden hole cards.
Indeed as they turned them over, his fears were realised as Chris' trip fives had been outdrawn by Ruthenberg's trip Aces.
A $1.4 million chip pot, the biggest yet seen in the tournament heads toward the plucky German and Chris is on the ropes a little at this stage.
Here are the current chip counts, courtesy of worldseriesofpoker.com
|Sebastian Ruthenberg ||$1,925,000 |
|Chris Ferguson ||$825,000 |