Two players limped into the pot before Jeff Conine raised all in for 6,500. Joe Ankus was the first limper, and he back-shoved all in over the top, isolating himself against this event’s host with a chance to knock him out of his own tournament.
Ankus: [Kh Qs]
Conine: [Kd Jc]
The board ran out [Td 6h 4d Qh Kc], and Ankus won the pot with kings up.
Conine remained at the table for a few minutes, long enough for emcee Dave Lamont to stop by for an interview.
“What did you learn today?” Lamont asked at one point.
“That I’m not very good at poker,” Conine answered, mock-crying into his hands.
After an ovation from the room, the table thanked Conine for organizing this event, but he wanted none of the credit.
“You guys make it happen,” he said. “Thank you.”
Joe Ankus – 75,000
Jeff Conine – Eliminated