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Andreas Christoforou Eliminated in 8th Place (€102,430)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Andreas Christoforou eliminated in 8th

On Hand #17 of the final table, Kresten Nielsen opened for 335,000 from the hijack with the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} only to have Cyprus' Andreas Christoforou move all in for 1.65 million on the button holding the {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Kimmo Kurko then looked down at the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} in the small blind and moved all in over the top for 2.985 million. Christoforou immediately got up out of his seat while Nielesen considered the action. He seemed a bit tortured as he sat in the tank, and eventually he released his pocket pair.

"Don't say what you folded," Christoforou requested when the cards were tabled. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Kurko was a 64.66% favorite while Christoforou would survivie 33.68% of the time. The {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop extended Kurko to a 71.52% favorite while dropping Christoforou's chances to 25.86%. The {4-Spades} turn knocked it down even further to 15.91%, which meant he needed either an ace or king on the river to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't in the cards as the {3-Hearts} peeled off. Christoforou became the day's first elimination and took home €102,430 for his eighth-place finish.

Player Chips Progress
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 5,305,000 2,005,000
Andreas Christoforou cy
Andreas Christoforou
cy Busted

Tags: Andreas ChristoforouKimmo KurkoKresten Nielsen