As we walked over to Chino Rheem's table, we saw nearly everyone at the table standing up, meaning that a big hand was going down. Indeed there was, as Rheem and Timothy Gallegos had gotten all the chips in the middle preflop. Rheem had Gallegos covered by 20,000, and he would need alot of help to catch up with Gallegos.
The flop came out , keeping Gallegos in the lead. The turn brought the , and the river came the . Gallegos doubled up to over 90,000, while Rheem was knocked down to five big blinds.
Those remaining chips went in when he was under the gun two hands later. It folded around to Paul Obrien, who was short stacked himself, and he reraised all in having Rheem covered. The rest of the table folded, and the players showed their cards.
Rheem confessed that he only looked at the ace when he went all in, so he was happy to see that he was ahead. However, he was not ahead for long, as the flop came out , giving Obrien unbeatable quads. The meaningless turn and river came , and Rheem was sent to the rail.