After a few hours where Al Barbieri was the only thing keeping the rail awake, we have just had a ridiculous hand that sent the whole rail and the players into a frenzy. David Arsht raised it up, and Donald Auger raised all in. Al Barbieri said "well I ain't missing out on this I'm in" and made the call, with just 20,000 behind. Stephen Hung folded, and Arsht put in one more raise to get Barbieri all in. He made the call, and the three players showed their hands.
Barbieri had more chips then Auger, and confirmed with the floor that he would get 3rd place if both players lost the hand. Once he got that confirmation, he celebrated, and started shadow boxing, saying "I love my hand I'm ready to triple up baby!" Well the board couldn't have been written any better if someone was trying.
The flop came down , giving Auger a set to take the lead. What could have been the perfect turn card? The sounds pretty good huh? That gave Barbieri a flush draw, Arsht a straight draw, but Auger was still ahead. The slammed down on the river, and the whole rail erupted. Auger stood in disbelief, while Barbieri started celebrating, even though he knew he lost the hand. He said "That's a $23,000 eight of diamonds right there!"
When the dust settled, Auger took 4th place, Barbieri took 3rd, and Arsht scored the double knocked to get to heads up play.