Event #12: $100,000 Challenge

Connor Drinan Eliminated in 4th Place (AU$441,980)

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Connor Drinan - 4th Place

Hand #26 Fabian Quoss raised to 55,000 from the button holding the {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Connor Drinan defended the big blind with the {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}. The {7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop saw Drinan check his open-ended straight draw and Quoss bet 75,000 with his nut-flush draw.

Drinan called and then checked after the dealer burned and turned the {9-Clubs}. Quoss, who hit his flush, bet 135,000 and Drinan called to see the {6-Clubs} river. Drinan, who improved to a queen-high flush, led out for 165,000, and Quoss moved all in. Drinan, who only had 292,000 behind, used both of his time extension chips to contemplate the decision.

With literally one second left on the countdown, Drinan called off and discovered the bad news. Drinan took home AU$441,980 for his fourth-place finish, which vaulted him over $8 million in career lifetime earnings.

Player Chips Progress
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 2,360,000 760,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 1,268,000 -222,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 473,000 -4,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us Busted

Tags: Connor DrinanFabian Quoss