Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Raymer Rivered, Eliminated

Shamus • Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante
Greg Raymer

In the next-to-last hand before the break, Greg Raymer joined a group of limpers from middle position, then the big blind raised to 2,300. Raymer reraised to 5,300, forcing the rest of the crowd out. The action back on Raymer's opponent, he made it 12,300 to go, and Raymer called.

The flop came {2-Spades}{J-Spades}{10-Spades}, and the big blind responded by shoving all in. Raymer -- covered by his opponent -- called with the 17,300 he had left.

Raymer showed {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a flopped set of deuces, while his opponent had {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} for the overpair and a flush draw. The dealer burned a card and dealt the turn -- the {5-Diamonds} -- at which point the proceedings were halted for a moment while the ESPN camera crews got into place. They made it time for some drama, as the river brought the {3-Spades}, giving Raymer's opponent the flush.

The 2004 Main Event champ signed a fossil to give to his vanquisher before heading out, not to return from dinner.

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