Jeff Blenkarn, dubbed "The Messenger" by our PokerNews team, faced a raise of 18,000 made by Sandeep Pulusani. Holding the button, Blenkarn decided to make his stand and shoved all-in for his remaining 59,500. Pulusani tanked for two minutes or so before ultimately making the call with his . The Messenger showed down and were off to the races.
Blenkarn bricked the flop and would need help on the turn or river in order to survive.
The Messenger received a bit of good news when he picked up a flush draw, and he had a number of outs heading to the river.
The dealer delivered none of Blenkarn's outs and he was eliminated. Pulusani nearly doubled his stack and climbed to over 130,000 with the knockout.