€3,000 Main Event

Bassam Elia Eliminated in 11th Place (€19,000)

YorkshirePud • Level 27: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Bassam Elia

Bassam Elia's tournament has come to an abrupt end at the hands of Nick Hicks.

Elia opened in the cutoff and then called off his remaining 700,000 chips when Hicks set him all in from the big blind. Elia, a rank amateur who usually plays homes games only, turned over {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and was up against Hicks' {K-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

Hicks took the lead on the {6-Clubs}{K-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, a flop that left Elia drawing to one out. The {A-Hearts} was not one of them and neither was the {2-Spades}. Elia heads home with €19,000 in prize money and a great story to tell among his friends.

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Nick Hicks gb
Nick Hicks
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Bassam Elia
Bassam Elia

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