The Thrill Is Gone
Will "The Thrill" Failla has been battling with the short stack for most of the day, as he explained to Lynn Gilmartin on the last break in the video below. But unfortunately for him, the battle ended unsuccessfully during the final hands of Day 3.
The end came in a hand in which Eric Cloutier opened for 11,000 from the cutoff, a player on the button reraised to 26,000, then Failla reraise-shoved from the big blind for 84,000 total. Cloutier responded by pushing all in himself, forcing out the third player. Cloutier and Failla then turned over their hands.
After a day full of laughs at Table 440, a most unfunny final hand for Failla. The board ran out , and Failla's 2012 WSOP came to an abrupt end.