WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)

Paul Fontan Eliminated in 10th Place ($24,147); Eric Hicks Eliminated in 9th Place ($30,881)

KaleGozer • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Paul Fontan

Aliaksei Boika raised to 80,000 from under the gun and Eric Hicks three-bet shoved 575,000 from middle position. Paul Fontan, short-stacked, went deep in the tank in the big blind.

"Come on guys, it's a turbo! When am I allowed to call the clock?" an anxious Hicks said, who was already standing up. Eventually, Fontan called all in and Boika snap-called as well.

Paul Fontan: {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Eric Hicks: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Aliaksei Boika: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The flop came down {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs}, keeping Boika in the lead. The dealer waited for the cue to deal the turn, which took some time.

"Ahh, this is excruciating!" Hicks said, bouncing around.

The turn was the {J-Hearts}, giving Fontan a lifeline.

Once again, the dealer took a long pause before revealing the {6-Clubs} on the river. With that, Boika secured the double knockout.

"All this way just for that," Hicks said before bowing out. Fontan, as the shorter stack, received $24,147, while Hicks finished in 9th place for $30,881.

Eric Hicks
Eric Hicks
Chipcounts
Aliaksei Boika by 1,400,000 755,000
Eric Hicks us Ausgeschieden
Paul Fontan Ausgeschieden

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