$25,000 High Roller
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Anton Astapau Eliminated in 9th Place ($116,640)

[user20283] • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante
Anton Astapau

Anton Astapau, the shortest stack at the table, just moved all in under the gun plus one for 475,000 chips, and Dario Sammartino was next to act. After a while Sammartino called, and the action folded to Nick Maimone on the button.

Maimone did some thinking as well, before moving all in for 1,080,000. Both blinds folded right away, and Sammartino went into the tank.

"Sick," Sammartino said, as he shook his head.

"You don't have ace-king," Sammartino sighed, as he looked at Maimone.

Five minutes went by before Chance Kornuth called the clock, and in the dying seconds the Italian pro slammed in the call.

Maimone: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Anton Astapau: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Sammartino: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} and Maimone scored not only a knock out, but also a full double up through Sammartino. Maimone is now the chip leader as the tournament goes on its first break of the day.

Chipcounts
Nick Maimone us 2,635,000 1,355,000
Dario Sammartino it 1,270,000 -1,030,000
Anton Astapau BY Ausgeschieden

Tags: Anton AstapauChance KornuthDario SammartinoNick Maimone