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Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

John Hoang Eliminated In 3rd Place ($48,138)

MikePatrick • Level 33
John Hoang

John Hoang has just been eliminated from the tournament in a brutal fashion by Peder Berge.

On third street, Hoang brought in, then called a completion from Berge.

On fourth street, Berge check-called a bet from Hoang, who was getting short.

Fifth street witnessed Berge take the opportunity to bet first, which got a call from Hoang.

Berge then bet again on sixth street, and Hoang frustratedly smashed his last stack of chips forward to put his tournament life at risk.

John Hoang: {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}/{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}/{x-}
Peder Berge: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}/{j-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}/{x-}

Hoang feared he may have been dead to trip jacks, but was thrilled to see his rolled up fours were actually the best hand.

Hoang opened an inconsequential {k-Diamonds} on seventh street, but then Berge slowly peeked at his final card and said, "I have three aces" as he flipped up the {a-Diamonds} to drive a proverbial dagger into Hoang, ending his tournament with a horrific bad beat.

Player Chips Progress
Peder Berge US
Peder Berge
US 5,100,000 1,700,000
Jermaine Reid us
Jermaine Reid
us 4,200,000 -300,000
John Hoang us
John Hoang
us Busted

Tags: John HoangPeder Berge