$1,100 Main Event

James Lawrence Eliminated in 8th Place ($9,483)

HillKerby • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
James Lawrence

Action folded around to James Lawrence in the small blind and he picked up a pile of chips to go all in.

"Whoa, whoa whoa!" said Gennady Shimelfarb, who was in the big blind. Lawrence looked up to him.

"Oh, go ahead," implored Shimelfarb. Lawrence complied and went all in, prompting Shimelfarb to look down at his hand.

"Oh Jimmy, bad news. Good card," said Shimelfarb. He looked at the other one afterward.

"How much is that exactly?" Shimelfarb asked the dealer. The number was totaled to be 275,000 and Shimelfarb made the call.

James Lawrence: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Gennady Shimelfarb: {a-Spades}{5-Clubs}

"What are you doing?! Can I take that one back?" joked Shimelfarb. He changed his viewpoint: "okay, chop. Let's go."

The flop and turn rolled off {10-Spades}{j-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, negating any possibility of a chop. However, the river fell {5-Spades} to give Shimelfarb a pair of fives, topping Lawrence's unpaired hand to send him home in eighth place.

Player Chips Progress
Gennady Shimelfarb us
Gennady Shimelfarb
us 1,980,000 110,000
James Lawrence us
James Lawrence
us Busted

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