For some reason, every final table someone who doesn’t really need to go all-in with some Ace-rag does and gets knocked out.
This year’s winner is Darus Suharto.
With blinds at 250,500 and 8,550,000 in chips, Darus re-raised Scott Montgomery all-in with A-8. Now open shoving with A-8, ok. Or repopping with two cards that are likely live, great. But A-8 you’re just asking for it. Montgomery went in the tank (Darus had molded a tight table image) and eventually called with A-Q, which held when the board turned the nut flush.
Suharto’s A-8 now joins
With Suharto’s elimination, the stacks are getting pretty closely lumped together.
Chip counts: Peter Eastgate – 40,500,000, Scott Montgomery – 31,950,000, Ivan Demidov – 25,125,000, Ylon Schwartz – 19,375,000, Dennis Phillips – 19,275,000.