$100 NLHE $5K to First Place (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 3,000/6,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5
On the very next hand after Michael Hanson’s elimination, John Nowak joined him on the rail. The man who came to the final table in second-to-last chip position did himself proud climbing the ICM ladder, but couldn’t spin it up any further than that.
Nowak put his final 23,000 at risk with . Alvin Lacle gave him protection by shoving his 300,000-plus, but that was mostly because Lacle held . The runout gave a glimmer of hope with a , but the rest of the board after the window card came to spell the end of Nowak’s tournament.