Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Ethier Eliminates Elezra, Then Lashes Lennaard

• Level 20


A short stacked Eli Elezra found himself fighting for survival against Denis Ethier, after Elezra raised to 16,000 before the flop. Holding the button, Elezra may have been trying to buy the blinds but Ethier made the call and we saw a flop of {2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Ethier led out for 8,000 and Elezra raised to 16,000 putting his last chips into the pot.


Elezra: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Ethier: {A-}{Q-}{4-}{4-}

The flop was a good one for both players, as Elezra made a four flush and a pair of jacks, but Ethier liked it more with his set of fours. Elezra would need to spike a diamond without pairing the board to stay alive. A {2-} on the turn ended the drama and Ethier's full house dispatched Elezra in 21st place.

Ethier wasn't done doing damage and in the very next hand he had Ken Lennard all-in as well, with the board reading {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The one man wrecking crew tabled the {4-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a flopped spade flush and Ethier had eliminated two opponents in two consecutive hands, knocking Lennaard out in 20th place.

Tags: Denis EthierEli ElezraKen Lennard