Live Events 2
Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Ariel Mantel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($293,578)

BrandonBloom • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Ariel Mantel

Ariel Mantel opened to 250,000 on the button and Ben Yu jammed in the big blind. Mantel called for the rest of his chips.

Ariel Mantel: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Ben Yu: {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Mantel was ahead but needed to hold. The {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop put Yu ahead, and the {7-Diamonds} turn and {9-Hearts} river sent Mantel to the rail in third.

Nikita Kuznetsov celebrated with his rail and seemed even more ecstatic than Yu.

"My friend!", said Kuznetsov while he shook Yu. "Russian people love you!"

Player Chips Progress
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 16,865,000 3,980,000
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
ru 2,875,000 -320,000
Ariel Mantel ar
Ariel Mantel
ar Busted