2021 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

Ben Yu Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,264)

Chad_Holloway • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu

Hand #79: With a dead small blind, Brian Aleksa raised from the button and Todd Witteles three-bet from the big blind. Aleksa called, the flop fell {9-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Witteles bet. Aleksa called, the {10-Hearts} turned and this time Witteles checked. Aleksa took the opportunity to bet and Witteles folded.

Hand #80: Witteles raised from the small blind and Ben Yu called from the big. Witteles wasted little time in betting the {3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop, Yu raised and Witteles three-bet. Yu got the rest of his stack in the middle and discovered the bad news.

Yu: {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Witteles: {j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Witteles held top pair while Yu was on a gutshot straight draw. Neither the {A-Spades} turn nor {10-Hearts} river changed a thing and Yu was eliminated in seventh place. Not too shabby considering he began the day on the second shortest stack.

Tags: Ben YuTodd Witteles