Max Steinberg spent much of yesterday as the chip leader, and ended the night as one of the big stacks. However, he had a rough go of it today, as he came to the featured table with just 330,000. It didn't take long after the break for him to get it in, and Eli Heath was the player who knocked him out.
Action folded around to Steinberg, who open limped in the cutoff. Ashton Griffin also called from the small blind, and Heath checked his option in the big blind. The flop came down , and Griffin checked to Heath, who fired out 36,000. Steinberg tossed in the call, and Griffin got out of the way. The turn brought the , and Heath bet out again, this time for 67,000. Steinberg moved all in 256,000, and about 20 seconds after he got the official number, Heath made the call.
Heath had flopped two pair, and he was well ahead of the pair of kings held by Steinberg. Steinberg was looking for an ace, king, three, or deuce to win the hand, but the river brought none of those, coming down the .
A disappointed Steinberg slowly walked out of the Mothership while Heath jumped up to over a million after that pot.