Thomas Hover has just eliminated a frustrated Jason Riesenberg from the championship event after his pocket sixes out-raced Riesenberg's
in what was a pre-flop all-in confrontation.
Blair Hinkle opened the pot with a 24,000 pre-flop raise and Hover made the call from the small blind. The action then fell to Riesenberg, who reraised all in for a total of approximately 148,000. Hinkle slid his cards back to the dealer and Hover made the call. When Riesenberg caught sight of what he was up against, "Jesus Christ!" were the first two words that came out of his mouth.
The dealer then spread a
flop which generated a fist pump from Jason, but the
gave Hover a pot-clinching spade flush prompting Riesenberg to grab his bag and walk away from the table. The river, though insignificant, was the
Riesenberg earned a $19,322 payday for his efforts, while Hover stacked up right around 400,000 with the win.