After going from chip leader just five minutes ago to now being on the brink of elimination, Luke Schwartz raised it up to 80,000 with
and would get called by David Benyamine who held a dominating
The flop would be cruel to Schwartz putting him in an awkward spot coming down
. Benyamine coyly checked, allowing Schwartz to bet 70,000. Beyamine then raised it up to 210,000 and after a few seconds Schwartz moved all in for 480,000 more.
This move sent Benyamine deep into the tank, as he pondered whether or not to make the call. The longer it took, the more confident Schwartz got thinking for sure he had the best hand. "He would have called by now if he had me beat," said Schwartz. Phil Hellmuth commented that the confidence Schwartz was showing, thinking he was ahead could possibly prompt a fold from Benyamine.
Finally, Benyamine slid the chips into the center and Schwartz proudly announced he had a queen, only to see it was no good. "Why'd you slow roll," Schwartz said to Benyamine. "That's an easy call."
Schwartz then pleaded the dealer to peel some sort of card that would help his chances for a chop, even offering up $2,000 for a winning three.
The turn card was the
eliminating any chance at a chop, and now Schwartz would need a three, and only a three to take down the pot. It wasn't meant to be as the
hit the felt.
Luke Schwartz graciously shook David Benyamine's hand and congratulated him on the victory. Schwartz takes home $200,000 for his efforts this week for the runner-up finish.