Daniel Ellery Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,426)
Level 19 : 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Daniel Ellery raised to 40,000 on the button, and Brian Pingel made the call from the big blind. The players took in a flop of , and both checked. The fell on the turn. Pingel checked, Ellery bet 65,000, and Pingel moved all in. Ellery called off the rest of his chips without much thought.
Pingel had been caught semi-bluffing, but Ellery could only hang his head after the hit the river, completing Pingel's backdoor flush draw. Ellery took the beat in stride, shaking Pingel's hand and telling him "nice hand" on his way to the rail.