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The Demise of a Poker Icon

Chris Moneymaker

Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker was eliminated in 116th place, and while we didn't catch his elimination hand as it happened, Shaun Deeb was kind enough to fill us in on the details surrounding the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champ's demise.

According to Deeb, action folded to Moneymaker in the hijack and he moved all in for 42,500. Three folds put action on Alexander Ni in the big blind, and he made the call to put the poker icon at risk.

Moneymaker: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Ni: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The {2-}{4-}{6-} flop was no help to Moneymaker, and neither was the {6-}. The {A-} river actually paired Ni, and Moneymaker's EPT Sanremo came to an end with a min-cash.

Player Chips Progress
Alexander Ni
Alexander Ni
300,000 20,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us Busted

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