Scott Baumstein moved all in for 16,000,000 on the button, and Lumni Zhuta had a decision in the big blind. “Wow!” he said, turning face-up in front of him. “It was mean to be,” he added. A minute or so later, he called to put Baumstein at risk.
The flop was , and Baumstein could only shake his head. Zhuta took the lead with a pair of sevens, two cards from the title.
The turn was the , though, providing a suitable sweat for the big moment.
“I have too many outs now,” Baumstein lamented. He needed a nine, jack, king, or ace to extend the match, and he got it.
The river was the , giving Baumstein a king-high straight and an enormous double-up. That put him within reach of the title once again, though that clinching pot had so far eluded him.
Scott Baumstein – 32,200,000 (32 bb)
Lumni Zhuta – 2,000,000 (2 bb)