Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Gerald Gradwohl has been grinding it out with a snail as a chip protector. Slow and steady wins the race as you can build your stack with one-hour blinds levels with some patience.
However, when you were as short as Gradwohl was, it is helpful to win some quick races as he did below.
Gradwohl jammed for less than 10 big blinds from the small blind and was called by Raoul van Wersch.
Gerald Gradwohl: K♣J♦
Raoul van Wersch: A♦3♣
Van Wersch was still ahead after the blank 2♥4♦6♣ flop. However, Gradwohl got one of the cards he needed with his king connecting on the K♠ turn. The T♥ river didn’t change the outcome and Gradwohl gained some breathing room rather than hitting the rail.
Raoul van Wersch – 1,600,000
Gerald Gradwohl – 320,000