Wilbern Hoffman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($186,392)
Nível 28 : 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Hand #61: Pablo Melogno raised to 170,000 preflop; Wilbern Hoffman defended his big blind.
The flop: . Hoffman checked, Melogno bet 185,000 and Hoffman quickly check-raised him to 500,000. After taking a look at his opponent's stack (over three million behind), Melogno made the call.
The turn: . Hoffman led out for 1,250,000 and Melogno raised him all-in - he called in half the time it took for Melogno to raise and saw that his hand was ahead, but vulnerable:
Hoffman: for a flopped two pair.
Melogno: for the double draw of diamonds and straight.
"Black ace!" called Hoffman, but the deck denied his entreaty, giving Melogno the instead, completing the flush.