Wow! What a hand that just went down on Table 339 in the Orange section of the Amazon Room!
Anders Taylor, who final tabled Event No. 41: $1,500 PLO-8 for third place worth $97,913, opened to 18,000. Two players made the call before Martijn Schirp reraised to 110,000 on the button. When action got back to Taylor, he reraised to 265,000. The two flat-callers got out of the way before Schirp moved all in for over one million in chips. Taylor snap-called, creating a pot worth over two million, the biggest of the tournament!
Taylor held the and was in prime position to be granted a huge double up through Schirp who held the .
The flop came down and everything was good so far for Taylor. The turn card brought a devastating blow as the hit the felt and all those chips Taylor had worked so hard to get looked like they would be just about gone pending a miracle on the river.
The river card completed the board with the , which wasn't the bullet Taylor needed to resuck on Schirp. The pot was pushed to Schirp as Taylor dropped all the way to 280,000 in stunning fashion. Schirp is now sitting second in chips with a little over two million in his stack.