Igor Sharaskin Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,862)
Tyler Groth started gaining the ground, slowly conquering mediocre pots, increasing his lead. But a few moments ago, his chip stack increased very significantly as he scored a knockout, eliminating Igor Sharaskin in fifth place.
Allan Le started the hand with a cutoff raise to 85,000. Groth called on the button, inviting big blind Sharaskin to the flop.
Sharaskin led big on the flop, pushing 150,000 towards the middle. Le folded, but Groth matched the bid.
They saw the hit the felt, and Sharaskin paused for a moment before declaring all in for his remaining 430,000. Groth snap-called.
Sharaskin had a big draw, but his chances were nullified when Groth exposed his full house, eights full of fours. Sharaskin stated what had become evident: "I'm drawing dead," before shaking hands with the remaining players. The river had no meaning, as the Russian player already knew his fate at that point.
Following his third-place run in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha Event, Sharaskin added another top-five finish to his name. He was rewarded with $40,862 today.
Meanwhile, Groth has now maneuvering more than a half of all chips in play as he soars over 3,000,000.