Super High Roller: Andrew Lichtenberger Shoved the River to the Song “Final Countdown” and Took a Pot From Jonathan Jaffe

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 39

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Lichtenberger

With the board showing Kd3d2h4h on the turn, Jonathan Jaffe checked from UTG+1, Andrew Lichtenberger bet 160,000 form the button, and Jaffe called.

The river card was the 10s, and as Jaffe bet 75,000, the 1986 song “Final Countdown” by the Swedish band Europe came on the sound system.

Lichtenberger tanked for a while before he moved all in for about 680,000.

Jaffe said, “Zero chance you don’t shove with that song coming on, right?”

Jaffe tanked for a long time — until the song was over — before he folded, and Lichtenberger took the pot.

After the hand, Jaffe said something along the lines of “There’s no way I was calling while that song was on.”

Andrew Lichtenberger  –  1,250,000  (125 bb)
Jonathan Jaffe  –  495,000  (50 bb)

With 10 players remaining from 39 entries, the average chip stack is about 490,000 (49 big blinds). The final six players will finish in the money, earning at least $113,490 each.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until there are nine players remaining for tomorrow’s final table.

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe