Steve Buckner opened in late position and Tan Nguyen three-bet shoved for 850,000. The rest of the table folded and Buckner called.
It was a race and Nguyen needed to hold to double. The flop was safe for him but Buckner pair his ace on the turn to take the lead. The river sent Nguyen in 33rd place and prompted a celebration.
“I told you cuz!” Buckner said. “I knew it was coming on the turn.”
That elimination dropped the field to four tables with 32 players and everyone is now guaranteed at least $22,500.
Steve Buckner – 2,200,000 (44 bb)
Tan Nguyen – Eliminated in 33rd Place ($18,390)