One of the wildest hands in EPT history just went down at the feature table of the EPT12 Prague Main Event. With 13 players remaining, Chris Walker open-shoved for 985,000 under the gun. The extremely short-stacked Marc Macdonnell, who began the day as the chip leader, must have liked the protection and opted to call off his last 165,000.
Chip leader Ilkin Amirov then called from the cutoff, and when action reached Javier Gomez, who won the World Poker Tour Prague Main Event last week, he moved all in over the top for 2.58 million in the big blind. Amazingly, Amirov snap-called to put all three players at risk, and as fate would have it he held the best hand.
Understandably, the players, rail, and commentators on EPTLive were amazed at what they were seeing, a level of excitement that was ramped up when the flop gave Gomez a flush draw. Everyone was drawing live to the turn, which ended up being the useless .
That meant it all came down to the river. The dealer burned one last time and put out the , which missed everyone and allowed Amirov's kings to hold.
Macdonnel and Walker were eliminated in 13th and 12th place respectively, both for €50,990, while Gomez took 11th for €56,950.