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Main Event

Dragan Kostic Eliminated in 2nd Place (€532,000)

donpeters • Level 34: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante
Dragan Kostic - 2nd Place

Martin Schleich has opened from the button twice and been shoved on by Dragan Kostic both times recently. The first time around, Schleich folded, but the second time he took a minute and then made the call to put Kostic at risk.

Kostic tabled the {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and was dominated against Schleich's {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}. With Kostic at risk in the hand having the shorter stack, all Schleich had to do was hold up from here and he'd claim the title.

The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Schleich kept the lead with his ace-nine high. The turn brought the {K-Clubs} and still kept Schleich in front, but Kostic did add a flush draw in clubs with one more card to come. Now Kostic could only hit a club or seven to win the hand. He could also hit a five or deuce to pair the board and force a chopped pot.

The river completed the board with the {9-Hearts} and that missed Kostic. It wound up giving Schleich a pair of nines, but he didn't need it. Schleich was able to win the hand and eliminate Kostic in second place, earning the title and €850,000 for first place. Kostic scored €532,000 for his runner-up finish.

Tags: Dragan KosticMartin Schleich