2010 PCA Main Event

Ty Reiman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,750,000)

Ty Reiman - 2nd Place
Ty Reiman has the button, and it's 620,000 to play this time. Harrison Gimbel thinks for a long while (unusually), and he makes a reraise to 1.8 million. Reiman takes another peek at his cards before announcing an all in. Gimbel asks for a count, and it's just over 10 million.

"Okay, I call."

Reiman: {8-Diamonds} {8-Clubs}
Gimbel: {10-Hearts} {10-Clubs}

Reiman's fans plead in full throat for an eight, but their cries fall on deaf ears as the flop is a disastrous {10-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {2-Hearts}. Reiman is just looking for something to sweat now.

The turn card comes just a bit too late for Reiman: {8-Hearts}. It's his unlikely set, but he's still miles behind and now drawing only to the case eight in the deck.

"One time!" yell his fans. "Eight! Eiiiight!!!"

Once again, though, the dealer can't hear them. He peels the {J-Spades} off on the river, locking up the pot and the championship for Harrison Gimbel.

Ty Reiman's run this week was a remarkable one, working his way through 1,527 players to get to this point. Unfortunately for him, his bid for this first NAPT title has fallen just one spot short. The good news is that he'll pick up a check for $1.75 million, though it may be sunrise tomorrow before Reiman appreciates his accomplishment for what it is.

Tags: Harrison GimbelTy Reiman