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Sean Small Eliminated in 3rd Place ($54,716)

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Sean Small - 3rd Place

After dwindling a bit, Sean Small moved all in under the gun for 800,000. Blair Hinkle folded the small blind, and then Brendan Waite squeezed out his cards in the big. "Call," he said as he rolled over the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}. Small's face dropped a bit and he tabled the inferior {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. Both players had a king, which meant Small's best chance of survival was a ten.

The {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop was dry, though Small's supporters began calling for a diamond. "Three of diamonds," Small requested. The dealer put out a three, but it was not a diamond. Instead, the {3-Hearts} turned. Small began to rise in preparation for his exit, which he made in third place after the {4-Hearts} blanked on the river. Small earned $54,716 for his performance here in Council Bluffs.

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