1st Place – John Malczan $54,674
2nd Place – John Lee $54,545
3rd Place – Justin Dodds $45,930
4th Place – Joseph Cappadona $41,848
There was only one hand played in Level 31 before the clock was stopped and the players discussed a deal. That hand turned out to be critical as John Lee accidentally raised to 300k from the small blind allowing Malczan to pick up the pot and take a slight chip advantage earning him the trophy. Here are the final counts:
- John Malczan 11,325,000
- John Lee 11,250,000
- Justin Dodds 7,000,000
- Joseph Cappadona 5,400,000
John Lee did the majority of the heavy lifting at the Final Table but fell just short of earning the trophy. John Malczan won a critical pot eliminating John Martin in 5th place which brought him close to the lead and earned him the largest portion of the chop.
Justin Dodds had spent a fair amount of time at the top of the leaderboard before being forced to survive the short-stack late in the session while Joseph Cappadona remained fairly quiet throughout the day without ever taking any huge risks.
Congratulations to all of the Day 3 finishers and thanks to everyone who participated in the 25th running of the 500 Main Event. There is one more Main Event on the schedule as well as a few satellites and side-events. Head to parxcasino.com/bigstax for information on all the remaining events.