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Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
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Lee Markholt Eliminated in 2nd Place ($374,960)

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 30: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Lee Markholt - 2nd Place

Hand #220: Lindgren limped in on the button, Markholt checked his option, and the flop came {9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{a-Spades}. Markholt led out for 110,000, but Lindgren cut out a raise to 275,000.

With his head now unshielded from the hoodie that had been protecting him all tournament, Markholt suddenly announced himself all in for his last 915,000.

Lindgren snap-called and stood to table his {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}, while his wife Erica and the rest of the rail exploded in celebration, their man having flopped top set with pocket rockets.

A shell shocked Markholt could only shake his head and turn over the {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for bottom two pair, and while that hand would be a monster in any other spot, it was absolutely crushed here.

Drawing only to running quad cards, Markholt was already shaking hands with Lindgren when the {7-Spades} fell on the turn, and the {5-Hearts} on the river simply made things official.

Markholt fell just short of his first WSOP bracelet, but his runner-up finish netted $374,960 for his 15th WSOP cash.

Tags: Erick LindgrenLee Markholt