Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Kostiuk KO'd


Short and in need of a double, Gary Kostiuk found {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and took that pocket pair to battle. Sadly for him he met Brandon Steven holding {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{J-Spades}{5-Hearts}, and Steven was still ahead. The turn was the {2-Diamonds}, and now Kostiuk was down to one card and two outs. The dealer burned one and dealt fifth street -- the {6-Spades} -- and Kostiuk hit the rail in 85th place.

Steven is at 2.37 million as we near the halfway point of Level 25.

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