"Nice start," a player at the table just said to a smiling Jani Sointula who knocked out Andy Philachack. The players at the table helped recap the action in a hand that went as follows.
Carlos Chadha raised to 800 and Sointula called after which Philachack three-bet to 2,200 and only Sointula called.
The flop brought out and Sointula called a bet from Philachack, which he did as well on the turn. The river was the and now Philachack checked, which lead Sointula to shove all in for about 23,000 effectively.
Philachack went into the tank for quite some time, but eventually he made the call to risk his tournament life.
Sointula showed , and that sent Philachack to the rail holding .