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Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

Erik Seidel Eliminated in Four-Way Clash

KaleGozer • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Erik Seidel

While all remaining tables were already on their 45-minute break, a long hand played out on one of the tables near the rail, drawing a sizable crowd as eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel was involved in the action.

It was Jose Preciado who opened up with a raise to 50,000. Erik Seidel called all in for his final 27,000, Dave Alfa called, and Ken Saito called as well. All players quickly tapped the table on the {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop.

Saito, having just 48,000 behind, shoved all in when the turn came the {8-Diamonds}. Preciado called, while Alfa pitched his cards in the muck. With two players at risk and no more action, the three hands were on their backs.

Erik Seidel: {5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Ken Saito: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}
Jose Preciado: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Saito was ahead with two pair sevens and eights while Seidel needed a non-diamond deuce to save his tournament life. The river, however, brought the {10-Hearts} to pair Preciado's ten for a bigger two pair and give him the double-knockout.

Erik Seidel Jose Precido
Erik Seidel (standing), Jose Preciado (left) & Dave Alfa (right)
Player Chips Progress
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 1,000,000 218,000
Jose Preciado MX
Jose Preciado
MX 950,000 630,000
Kenji Saito US
Kenji Saito
US Busted
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us Busted

Tags: Dave AlfaErik SeidelJose PreciadoKen Saito