Hugo Lemaire, who recently took fourth in the $5,000 Mixed-Max event for $162,443, just knocked out Josh Arieh over at Table 7. Arieh raised preflop to 800 from the button and Lemaire three-bet to 2,000 from the small blind. Arien came along for the ride and the dealer revealed a flop. Lemaire bet 1,825, Arieh quickly moved all in, and Lemaire nearly beat him into the pot.
Arieh was looking for an ace or a diamond to double up and cripple Lemaire, but the turn and provided no help to the former WSOP Main Event final tablist. Lemaire increased his stack to 26,000, and Arieh made his way out of the Brasilia Room.