Shaun Bennani (Ridgefield, NJ)
Shaun Bennani opened for 125k on the button and Mike Linster called from the big blind.
On the flop of J 9 3, all the chips went in the middle.
Shaun - A K K 6 for an overpair
Mike - Q 9 9 4 for trip 9s
The last two fell 7 Q and Mike doubled up to ~1.3 million.
Shaun was left with ~875k.
Soon after, the same two players got to the turn with a board of Q 8 3 9. All the chips went in and the hands were tabled:
Mike - T998 for a set of 9s
Shaun - T988 for a set of 8s
River was a 4 and Mike's set was good. He's up to ~2 million.
After being crippled down to only 50k when the blinds were 20k/40k with five players remaining, Shaun was working on a miracle comeback, but it was cut short. Shaun busted in 3rd place, earning $8,939.