Event 19: $2,200 6-handed No Limit Hold'em

Mike Stecker Eliminated in 2nd Place ($78,400)

The final had came with Mike Stecker raising off the button to almost 100,000 and Kristian Lunardi calling.

Lunardi checked the flop, and Stecker fired out 95,000. Lunardi then check-raised to 215,000.

"Sicko", said Stecker. After counting off the calling amount he made the call. The turn was the {8-Spades} and Lunardi instantly announced all in.

This sent Stecker into the tank and after a good while of tanking he looked over to the PokerNews reporters and said, "You guys aren't going to blog this up, if I call will you". He continued to muttered numbers and sums out loud and finally said, "I can't fold, I call".

He tabled {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for both a flush draw and open-ended straight draw going to the river.

Lunardi had {A-Spades}{5-Clubs} but still had plenty of outs to fade. The {3-Spades} river was a great card, because it wasn't one of Stecker's outs.

Congratulations on Kristian Lunardi on his victory.