Having managed a short stack effectively throughout Day 3's later levels, scoring a few fortunate double-ups from behind along the way, Jeffrey Hagen seemed destined to at least be among those returning for play tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately, a misread with 20 minutes remaining to play tonight ended his tournament prematurely.
The action started when Hagen opened for 150,000 out of the cutoff, a bet which Jonathan Gray bumped to 400,000 from the button. Hagen flat called and the dealer spread a flop of across the felt.
When Hagen opted to check, Gray shoved all-in for 1.06 million, a bet which forced Hagen to a decision for his tournament life. It didn't take much thought for Hagen to decide his was good, but when Gray tabled the he found out that his read was off base. The turn of offered no help to Hagen, and the on the river sealed his demise. He will take home $82,205 for weaving his way through this massive field.