As the field is winding down here in this four-handed event, the action seems to be getting crazier and crazier. We found quite the hand over at Table 418. Tony Dunst opened to 5,000 from the button only to have Sam Stein three-bet to 12,500.
Eric Froehlich peeked down at his cards in the big blind and pushed out a four-bet to 27,000. Dunst opted to get out of the way and Stein pushed out a five-bet to an unknown amount. After about a minute, Froehlich announced that he was all in and Stein snap called tabling . Froehlich meekly flipped over the and was behind.
A third ace came for Stein when the flop fell and now Froehlich was looking for a ten to take the pot. The on the turn meant Froehlich was one card away from elimination. The dealer pounded the table and burned a card.
He turned up the river:
Stein shot away from the table in a shocked fervor as Froehlich was able to simultaneously river Broadway and double up.
"Wow," said an astounded Tony Dunst commenting on the hand. "I folded nines!" he would later tell us.
Froehlich is now sitting pretty on 290,000 while Stein is crippled at 32,000.
Froehlich would take to Twitter immediately afterwards to comment on the hand:
efropoker eric froehlich
Just got a huge setup vs Sam Stein, JJ vs AA aipf. AKQ flop. Ten on river. So lucky, so gross, so sick etc. Unreal in every way. June 15 2012