Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Winzeler Leaves Early

A bit too early.

Max Silver opened to 11,000 under the gun, and Hans Winzeler three-bet shoved for his last 50,000 flat. Silver has plenty of chips to call with a hand like {Q-Spades} {10-Diamonds}, and that's just what he did with a chance to bring the field to the bubble. Winzeler was relieved to see a medium-strength hand shown down, and his {J-Hearts} {J-Spades} had him poised for the double up.

And then came the disastrous {3-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {6-Clubs} flop. Silver keeps the run-good alive, out-flopping his opponent to leave him two cards from the door. Winzeler stood up and tucked his chair under the table as the turn came the blank {2-Spades}, and he had half his body turned away from the table when the dealer burned and turned the final card.

River: {J-Clubs}

Ka-boom! Nobody was more surprised to see the two-outer than Winzeler, and this one has saved his tournament life. "It's my first set in the whole tournament," he said as he raked in the double. He's back to 111,500 now, and still shaking his head from that sick sweat.

Chips Count
Hans Winzeler us 111,500 31,500

Tags: Hans WinzelerMax Silver