Hand #35: Stephen Graner opened for 250,000. Jonathan Dimmig called from the small blind and Jeff Coburn called from the big blind.
The flop came and Dimmig and Coburn both checked. Graner bet 335,000 and Dimmig called. Coburn folded. The turn was the and both players checked. The turn was the . Dimmig led out and Graner quickly folded.
Hand #36: Dimmig opened from the button to 250,000. Graner called from the big blind.
The flop came . Graner checked and Dimmig checked behind. The turn was the and Graner checked again. Dimmig bet 305,000 and Graner called.
The river was the and Graner checked a third time and Dimmig checked behind. Graner showed and Dimmig mucked to give Graner the pot.
Hand #37: Jonathan Dimmig opened to 250,000. Stephen Graner called from the small blind making it the third hand in a row the two had tangled in.
The flop came and Graner checked. Dimmig bet 260,000 and Graner called. The turn was the and Graner tapped the table. Dimmig fired another bet, this time for 485,000. Graner again called.
The river was the and Graner checked for a third time. Dimmig fired a third bullet, this time making it 1.15 million. Graner sprung into action making it 2.635 million to go. Dimmig took about thirty seconds before announcing that he was all in.
Graner did not call right away, making it clear that he did not have the nuts. He looked carefully at the board while Dimmig sat calmly in his seat. After approximately a minute of thinking, Graner called. He immediately regretted that decision when Dimmig turned over his hand - the . Graner had rivered a straight with but it was not good enough, and he is eliminated in disappointing fashion after coming in with a commanding chip lead.