Hand #90: Underwood, on the button, made it 3,200,000 to go. Big blind Blackburn defended and they saw a flop of . Blackburn check-raised Underwood's similarly sized flop bet all-in sharpish and was snapped off by Underwood who'd flopped top-top.
The turn and river were running eights () and the excitable Blackburn's literal chirping will be heard no more at this final table.
Hand #80: Nick Blackburn raised to 3,000,000 on the button and Ben Underwood defended the big blind. The flop was and Underwood check-called 3,000,000.
The turn brought the and Underwood checked. Blackburn bet 4,500,000 and Underwood called again. The river was the and both players quickly checked. Underwood tabled and won the hand to take the lead.
The blinds moved up to 800,000/1,600,000 after the hand.
Hand #81: Blackburn raised to 4,000,000 on the button, Underwood three-bet shoved in the small blind and Blackburn folded.
Hand #82: Amir Lehavot shoved the small blind and won the hand.
Hand #83: Underwood raised to 3,200,000 first to act. Lehavot three-bet shoved 20,600,000 on the button and won the hand.
Hand #84: Santiago Soriano limped in from the small blind, Underwood raised to 5,000,000 from the big blind and Soriano folded.
Hand #85: Underwood limped in from the small blind, Lehavot shoved 26,200,000 from the big blind and Underwood folded.
Hand #86: Underwood made it 3,200,000 on the button, Blackburn was now in the big blind and three-bet shoved for 19,900,000. Underwood once again folded.
Hand #87: Underwood with another raise, this time to 3,200,000 from under the gun. Lehavot three-bet shoved 28,600,000 on the button and for the third time in a row, Underwood folded against a reshove.
Hand #88: A walk for Ben Underwood.
Hand #89: Small blind Underwood raised to 4,800,000 when it folded to him, picking up Amir Lehavot's big blind and ante.
Hand #74: Santiago Soriano opened for 2,500,000 first to act, but folded to Ben Underwood's preflop jam for 20,900,000.
Hand #75: Underwood raised to 2,400,000 in the cutoff (or under the gun, depending on your point of view), Soriano calling in the big blind. Both players checked the flop. On the turn, Underwood bet 2,500,000 when it was checked to him and Soriano folded.
Hand #76: Nick Blackburn limped the button, small blind Soriano made it up, and big blind Underwood squeezed it to 4,500,000. Some rapid folds ensued.
Hand #77: Blackburn opened for 2,800,000, big blind Lehavot called. they checked the flop. On the turned Lehavot checked and Blackburn fired 4,000,000, picking up the riverless pot.
Hand #78: Blackburn got a rare walk.
Hand #79: Underwood opened first to act to 2,400,000, called by Blackburn in the small blind only. The flop came , Blackburn checked and Underwood bet 3,500,000; call. The turn prompted another check and another bet in sequence, this one for 6,500,000. Blackburn called with characteristic swiftness. On the , a final check from Blackburn saw Underwood announce his intention to check behind by flipping up , which was good for the pot.
Hand #69: Ben Underwood shoved all in from the small blind and Amir Lehavot called for 12,900,000 all in from the big blind.
Lehavot smashed the flop, decimating Underwood's chances to win the hand. Neither the turn nor river changed it and Lehavot doubled up.
Hand #70: Lehavot limped in from the small blind and Nick Blackburn checked. The flop was and Lehavot bet 1,500,000. Blackburn called.
On the turn, Lehavot check-called 1,500,000 from Blackburn. The river was the and Lehavot checked, Blackburn checked behind. Lehavot showed for the jack kicker with the two pair, but Blackburn had him pipped with the and let out his characteristic victory squawk.
Hand #71: Lehavot raised to 2,800,000 and won the hand.
Hand #72: Santiago Soriano limped the small blind, Underwood shipped it in for 19,100,000 in the big blind and Soriano folded.
Hand #73: Soriano raised to 2,500,000 on the button and won the hand.
Hand #65: It folded to small blind Ben Underwood, who made it 3,600,000 to play. Big blind Amir Lehavot paid the new price. The flop came down prompting a bet of 3,500,000 from Lehavot when action was checked to him. Back to Underwood, who called, seeing the on the turn, which was checked round. The river brought the . Underwood now led for 4,500,000 ad Lehavot quickly folded.
Hand #66: Soriano opened for 2,500,000 first to act, Blackburn the only caller in the big blind. After a flop of was dealt, Blackburn check-called his opponent's 2,600,000 bet to see the turn. Both players checked. The river was the . Blackburn now led out for 4,000,000, and the longest tank on the final table so far ensued. As river tanks go, however, it wasn't that long; he folded after a couple of minutes.
Hand #67: Lehavot raised his button to 2,800,000 and found Soriano three-betting to 18,100,000 from the blinds. No call.
Hand #68: Button Blackburn raised to 2,800,000, called by big blind Underwood. . Underwood check-folded to a bet of 7,000,000, the pace of play by all still swift.
Hand #61: Santiago Soriano raised to 2,000,000 on the button and Amir Lehavot defended the big blind. The flop was and Lehavot checked. Soriano bet 1,500,000 and Lehavot folded.
Hand #62: Ben Underwood made it 2,000,000 on the button and Nick Blackburn defended the big blind. The flop was and both players checked. The turn brought the and Blackburn bet 2,500,000 and Underwood called.
The river brought another jack, the , and Blackburn bet 2,500,000 again. Underwood called. Blackburn showed for two pair and Underwood folded.
The blinds moved up to 600,000/1,200,000 after the hand.
Hand #63: Lehavot raised to 2,800,000 on the button and Soriano called from the big blind. The flop was and Soriano checked. Lehavot bet 3,200,000 and Soriano quickly folded.
Hand #64: Blackburn raised to 2,800,000, Soriano three-bet to 8,200,000 from the small blind and Blackburn folded.
Hand #60: Valli raised again after taking down the previous hand, this time to 3,500,000 under the gun. Amir Lehavot moved all in for 12,800,000, covering Valli, who called all-in for around 3,000,000 less.
The board ran out low and paired - - with no help for the enthusiastically-railed Brazilian who headedt o collect fifth place prize money, leaving the short-handed final even more so.