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Another Early Bust


While most of the players don't like to put their tournament life on the line during the very first stages of the event, having pocket aces as one's starting hand doesn't leave him with much choice.

And that's exactly what happened in the hand played between Estonia's Igor Pihela and Lithuania's Gintaras Simaitis. The preflop action was unknown, but when we stumbled upon Table 11 it was Pihela versus Simaitis in an all-in battle.

Pihela: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Simaitis: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}

The board came down {3-}{9-}{8-}{7-}{Q-} and Simaitis' aces stood strong. Pihela left the tournament room in despair while Simaitis piled up his chips with a smile.

Player Chips Progress
Igor Pihela ee
Igor Pihela
ee Busted