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

Three-for-One Special for Billirakis

Steve Billirakis

Every once in a while we saw two people eliminated on the same hand, but it's incredibly rare to see three or more people eliminated. Steve Billirakis just accomplished that feat in one fell swoop.

Action started in early position with Bernard Lee, who moved all in for 64,00. Billirakis called that raise before Steven Hartstein re-shovedfrom the cutoff for 131,000. That second raise folded the button, but small blind Feming Chan then became the third player to move all in when he shoved for 350,000. Billirakis, the only active player left in the hand, pondered his decision for several minutes before finally calling Chan's raise, creating a four-way pre-flop showdown.

Lee: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Billirakis: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Hartstein: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Chan: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

Billirakis actually had the best hand with a pair of jacks. He needed to dodge two overcards, diamonds, and any ten. Billirakis actually flopped a full house, {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}, but Lee and Chan both had draws to bigger full houses. Neither hit as the turn and river came {7-Spades} and {8-Diamonds} to knock all three of Lee, Hartstein and Chan out of the tournament.

Tags: Steve BillirakisFeming ChanBernard LeeStephen Hartstein