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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Varkonyi Vanquished

Shamus • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Robert Varkonyi

Robert Varkonyi, the last of the WSOP Main Event champions left in the field, has been eliminated. The details of his elimination, in broad strokes…

Following a flop of {A-}{10-}{x-}, Varkonyi led with a bet and his lone opponent called. The turn brought a {6-}, and Varkonyi bet again, this time committing about half his remaining chips. His opponent raised enough to put the 2002 WSOP ME champ all in, and Varkonyi went deep into the tank. Finally the clock was called, and eventually Varkonyi called the raise.

Varkonyi showed {A-}{Q-} for top pair, but his opponent had turned a set with {6-}{6-}. The river was a {2-}, and Varkonyi hit the rail.

This marks Varkonyi's third WSOP ME cash overall, after his '02 win and 177th-place finish in 2007.

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