Day 4 of Play
May 27, 2004, 12:00 pm PST, Las Vegas
Oh, the heart ache of seeing a dream burst...close enough to taste the final table! The effort to remain was tremendous, but the odds were stacked against The Stack from the get go!
One hour and 50 minutes into Round 18....The blinds are significant and rising...a move was a necessity! It came...
|That's All Folks....Out kicked on the
final hand...He's coming home with $30,000, 68th place (out of 2576), and
one year to prepare for next time! Yes, there will definitely be a next
|At this level of play, every hand that
goes all-in is filmed by ESPN, has the hand called out live by Matt Savage
(the Tournament Director), and if the all-in fails to catch the cards, the
player gets announced as a "winner" and the crowd applauds their
fine performance as they leave the tournament area...Of course, the
'winner' that is leaving does not see himself as a winner...milliseconds
after the river card, they are already re-playing the hand through their
When you leave the tournament area, you go immediately to this little table and collect your prize - in chips..
|MZ immediately changed the chips to cash,
went to the bank down the block, and had the $30,000 wired back home...
|And so ends the journey.....Re-live it all this summer on ESPN and come back next year!|