Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Harald Sammer Eliminated in 10th place ($23,828)

Djinn • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Harald Sammer

Harald Sammer has popped the final table bubble by busting in 10th in a gargantuan three-way pot vs. Ari Engel and Wilbern Hoffman. Preflop, Hoffman opened for 100,000 and Sammer shoved for 990,000. Engel asked for a count, then announced that he too was all in. Back to Hoffman, who snap-called too.

Sammer: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Hoffman: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Engel: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} (putting both of the near evenly stacked shorter players at risk)

When the flop of {7-Clubs}{q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} brought two pair for Sammer, Hoffman, standing, uttered a short Anglo-Saxon expletive. The turn was the innocuous {9-Spades} but the river paired the seven with the {7-Hearts}.

"Aces, you won," it was pointed out to Hoffman who was still in the thrall of the flop suckout. He bent double, then picked himself, and his large new stack, up.

Player Chips Progress
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us 3,300,000 1,690,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 2,550,000 -1,150,000
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at Busted

Tags: Ari EngelHarald SammerWilbern Hoffman