Main Event

Gennady Shimerfarb Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,291)

mnuwwarah • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante

Dustin Dirksen opened for 75,000 from a middle position, and Gennady Shimerfarb moved all in with a short stack from his left. Action folded back to Dirksen, who asked for a count.

"My hand's weak enough that I actually have a decision," he said with a laugh. Told it was 147,000 more, he made the call.

Dirksen: {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Shimerfarb: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}

"I couldn't help myself, they were spades," Shimerfarb said. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, and Dirksen's jack-high stayed best.

Player Chips Progress
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 1,200,000 234,000
Gennady Shimerfarb
Gennady Shimerfarb

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