2012 World Series of Poker

Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Days: 5

Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 2nd Place ($896,935)

Chris Klodnicki - 2nd Place
Chris Klodnicki - 2nd Place


On the button, Chris Klodnicki raised and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi called to see the {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop. Mizrachi checked and Klodnicki bet. Mizrachi called.

The turn was the {K-Hearts} and paired the board. Mizrachi checked, Klodnicki bet and Mizrachi raised. Klodnicki called. The river was the {9-Diamonds} and Mizrachi bet. Klodnicki called.

Mizrachi showed the {K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades} for three kings and Klodnicki mucked, dropping down to 540,000 in chips.

On the very next hand, Klodnicki and Mizrachi raised back and forth to get the money in preflop after Mizrachi had opened from the button. The hands were on their backs and here's what was seen:

Klodnicki: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Mizrachi: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} and Mizrachi had a straight draw while Klodnicki picked up a flush draw.

The turn was the {6-Hearts} and Mizrachi made a ten-high straight. The river then completed the board with the {A-Hearts} and that was it. Klodnicki couldn't hit to make the high and even make a low and was eliminated in second place.

Klodnicki earned $896,935 for the largest score of his career, but wound up just short of the title. That goes to Mizrachi and a complete recap will be coming shortly, so stay tuned.

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