We just witnessed perhaps the most brutal beat of the tournament, and certainly the most emotionally charged.
It began when Mariusz Klosinski opened for 50,000 under the gun and Mads Amot called from the button. Both the blinds got out of the way, and it was heads-up action to the flop. Klosinski continued his aggression with a bet of 75,000, and then called when Amot raised to 210,000.
When the turn, Klosinski slowed down with a check and Amot bet 275,000. Klosinski, who held the bigger stack, took his time before moving all, and Amot leaned back in his chair. He had approximately 700,000 behind and tanked for 90 seconds before quietly announcing, "I call."
Klosinski tabled for a pair of kings, and Amot proudly slapped down for a flopped set. The Norwegian was a huge favorite to double to 3 million, but poker can be cruel as the spiked on the river. Klosinski had hit his two outer to steal the pot.
Amot was dealt a crushing blow, and all around could fell his disappointment. He immediately shot away from the table and kicked a nearby chair in angst. He also shouted to no one in particular while Klosinski was vocally celebrating at the other end of the table. Amot wasn't upset as his opponent so much as the unfortunate turn of events.
Amot vented a bit more off to the side, and then composed himself enough to return to the table and shake hands with the remaining players, Klosinski included. With that emotionally charged elimination, Amot has become out 19th-place finisher.