Hand #148 - Shankar Pillai has the button, he raises to 180,000, Shak reraises to 735,000, and Pillai calls. The flop comes
, Shak moves all in for 1,575,000, and Pillai thinks for about four minutes before he quietly says, "I call."
The once-silent crowd explodes in the excitement of an all-in situation. Shak shows
for a pair of eights, king kicker. But Pillai shows
for a pair of eights, *ace* kicker. Shak needs to improve to stay alive.
The turn card is the
, and only a king can save Shak now.
The river card is the
, and Shankar Pillai wins the pot -- and the bracelet -- with a pair of eights with an ace kicker.
Beth Shak is eliminated in second place, earning $328,683.
Shankar Pillai wins Event #28 ($3,000 No-Limit Hold'em), earning $527,829, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.
Here are all the final table payouts:
1st - Shankar Pillai - $527,829
2nd - Beth Shak - $328,683
3rd - Jason Song - $212,274
4th - Dustin Holmes - $141,516
5th - Ben Fineman - $100,431
6th - Phil Hellmuth, Jr. - $76,464
7th - Perry Friedman - $57,063
8th - Brett Richey - $42,227
9th - Daniel Corbin - $30,814
10th - Luke Vrable - $21,456