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Raymer Fossilized

Facing an under-the-gun raise and a few callers, Greg Raymer moved all in from the big blind for 2,600 total. The player to his left then reshoved, successfully isolating Fossilman (though not before the other callers tried their best to earn a few seconds of tv time with their impressive tank-folding skills.) "I don't know why there was so much thinking," Raymer said, turning to his opponent. "You have to have aces." And he was correct.

Raymer: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}

"If that were the eight of spades, eight of diamonds, I'd be a lock to win," Raymer said. "But it's not, so I'm only 25 percent."

The board came {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, so unfortunately for Raymer, this was the other 75 percent. When he finished signed over his trademark fossil card cover,the ESPN cameras followed Raymer out, framing a shot with his Main Event champion banner hanging behind him. Now that Raymer is gone, the Red Section's featured table is devoid of recognizable players, and the rail has gone from three-deep to entirely empty in two minutes. We'll see who they bring to fill Raymer's spot.

Tags: Greg Raymer


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