2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona

€5,300 Main Event
Days: 6

Eduard Bhaggoe Eliminated in 7th Place (€143,000)

Level 32 : 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Eduard Bhaggoe - 7th Place
Eduard Bhaggoe - 7th Place

Kimmo Kurko opened the action for 320,000 under the gun and action folded to a short-stacked Eduard Bhaggoe in the cutoff. He committed his last 2.31 million, which inspired the button and blinds to both fold and Kurko to snap-call.

Bhaggoe: {10-}{10-}
Kurko: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

It was a classic flip, but not after the flop came down {7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Bhaggoe, who got up out of his seat with excitement, took a commanding lead with a set. Kurko needed to catch either running straight or flush cards to eliminate his opponent, and the {2-Diamonds} turn made that a very real possibility. Bhaggoe's excitement subsided as he watched the dealer burn one last time and put out the river... the {4-Diamonds}.

Bhaggoe's face dropped upon discovering Kurko made a winning flush. Eventually Bhaggoe composed himself, smiled and exited the stage to join his wife and mother on the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
7,100,000 2,655,000
Eduard Bhaggoe
Eduard Bhaggoe

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