At the end of August, Steven Silverman won the inaugural Alpha8 High Roller Tournament in Florida for $891,660. The next day he hopped a plane to Spain in order to play the EPT Barcelona. Unfortunately for Silverman, his hopes of an EPT Main Event title just went out the window.
We're not sure of all the details, but we do know Silverman got his chips in on a flop holding the , which was well out in front of Dainius Ulke's . Silverman was primed to double through the Lithuanian, but then the spiked on the turn. Ulke made two pair and Silverman went from a big favorite to drawing to two outs. The river wasn't the lady he sought and Silverman's tournament came to an end in the last level of the night.