John Monnette Eliminated in 2nd Place ($279,206)
David "Bakes" Baker: / /
John Monnette: / /
Monnette brought it in, Baker completed, and Monnette called. Baker led out on fourth and fifth street, and Monnette called both bets. Monnette made a better board on sixth, and check-called bets on both sixth and seventh. Baker turned over for jacks and nines, and Monnette mucked his hand, leaving just 150,000 chips in front of him.
The next hand, the chips went in immediately, and the hands looked like this:
Baker's three up-cards were , Monnette's were , and Baker flipped over a third seven - the - on seventh street. We never even caught Monnette's seventh card, because he quickly mucked, shook Baker's hand, and left.
Monnette now has a first, a second, and a third at the 2012 WSOP, making him the leader in the Player of the Year race. He also takes home $279,206 for his efforts.
|David "Bakes" Baker||5,340,000||900,000|