Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Two Eliminated to Burst the Bubble

[user272102] • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Anthony Harb

Ping Liu opened the action to 4,000 and a very short stacked Anthony Harb decided his hand was good enough to risk not making the money. He moved all in for 8,600. Liu knew he was behind but Harb's raise was not enough to get him to fold. The two waited an agonizing 5 minutes as the tournament staff waited until they had all at risk players determined. The hands were already known as the players had shown them - {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for Liu and {K-}{K-} for Harb. Finally the go ahead was given and the dealer was instructed to put out the flop.

It came {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} to give Liu a set of fives and a dejected Harb knew he would need a minor miracle to stay alive. The turn was a miracle, but not one that Harb wanted as it was the last five in the deck to give Liu quads. The river was a meaningless {8-Spades} and Harb stood around to see if any other players were eliminated.

The second all in situation occurred over in the Tan section where Hans Winzeler raised to 2,500 pre flop and called a 6,000 three-bet from Jeff Dumas. On the {6-}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, Dumas checked, Winzeler bet 8,000 and Dumas moved all in for an additional 15,000. Winzeler called and the hands were revealed after the aforementioned delay:

Winzeler: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Dumas: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The {10-Clubs} turn changed nothing but the {4-Diamonds} river delivered the flush for Winzeler. Dumas and Harb would split the 819th place prize money, for $1,346 apiece. Harb, a 2009 WSOP bracelet winner, will have to come back another day to make a run at his 2nd piece of jewelry.