“Seat open Table 16,” we heard a dealer yell. We made our way over to discover Sam Trickett, who had finished as the Day 1b chip leader, taking his leave. The dealer was quick in mucking his cards, but it appeared to us he held on a board of . Unfortunately for him, Carmelo Vasta held for the nut flush.
By the looks of it, a short-stacked Trickett had shipped all in from the button and was called by Vasta in the big blind. The flop was safe for the Brit, but running spades on the turn and river felled him short of the money.