Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Song Cripples Hyman; Elias Finishes Him Off

• Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Hyman

On a flop of {9-Spades}{A-Spades}{3-Spades}, Darren Elias checked over to Kevin Song. Song led for 26,000 only to have Matt Hyman move all in over the top for 146,000. Elias let his hand go and Song called all in for his tournament life of 136,000.

Hyman: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Song: {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Neither player held a spade and Song was out in front with two pair of aces and fives. Hyman found no help on the turn ({8-Diamonds}) or the river ({2-Diamonds}). He was left crippled with just 10,000 in chips.

A few hands later, Elias popped it up to 13,000 from the cutoff and Song called from the small blind. Hyman was in the big blind and called off his last 1,000 to be all in before the flop. The flop came {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} and both Song and Elias checked. The {3-Clubs} turned and elicited two more checks from the active players. The {4-Hearts} hit the river and Song checked for a third time. Elias bet 15,000 and Song released his cards.

Hyman showed {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for sevens and treys but was ultimately behind Elias' {k-Spades}{K-Hearts} for kings and treys. Hyman was eliminated from play and Elias raked in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 290,000 135,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 210,000 79,000
Matt Hyman us
Matt Hyman
us Busted

Tags: Darren EliasKevin SongMatt Hyman