A disappointed Doug "Rico" Carli stopped by our desk to inform us that he had just been eliminated. According to him, it was the first time all tournament he picked up a big pocket pair and got it in.
It happened after Blair Hinkle opened and another player three-bet to 31,000. Carli opted to ship his last 94,000 with , Hinkle folded, and the other player called with . We're not sure what came on the board, but Carli's kings did not hold.
While we're sure it wasn't much of a consolation, Carli's 32nd-place finish was his record 104th career WSOP-related cash, which is ahead of Phil Hellmuth who has 96 in-the-money cashes.