Main Event

Fadi Hamad Eliminated in 4th Place ($19,054)

mnuwwarah • Level 22: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante
Fadi Hamad - Fourth Place

Fadi Hamad opened to 150,000 on the button after Leon Morford accidentally mucked his big blind.

"This is awkward," Hamad said.

"Well, that changes the dynamic," Ken Baime said with a laugh as he peaked down at his cards in the small blind.

Baime made the call, and the two saw a flop of {4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Both players checked, and the turn was a {3-Diamonds}. Baime checked once more, and Hamad bet 140,000. Baime shoved for about 1.4 million, and Hamad began thinking, while asking his opponent what he was doing shoving for such a huge amount.

Finally, he called.

Hamad: {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Baime: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}

Baime had a flush draw and second pair, but he trailed the top pair of Hamad. The river was an {a-Spades}, completing Baime's flush draw and drawing a frustrated sigh from Hamad.

"Why didn't I just fold and nit it up?" he said to himself.

When the dealer counted out stacks, he had 28,000 remaining, which he got all in the next hand under the gun. Everyone called, and he didn't improve his {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} by the river, and Brian Zimcosky took the pot with two pair with {7-Spades}{3-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Ken Baime us
Ken Baime
us 3,400,000 1,240,000
Fadi Hamad us
Fadi Hamad
us Busted

Tags: Brian ZimcoskyFadi HamadKen BaimeLeon Morford