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Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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123

Chad Chavez Eliminated in 14th Place ($23,700)

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Chad Chavez - 14th Place

Chad Chavez' short-stack has met its demise, and with that, the PokerNews curse is alive and well. Just moments after watching Chavez double through Barry Greenstein, and penning an optimistic post regarding his chances to secure a pay jump, Chavez was just victimized by a suckout and sent to the rail.

Chavez held the {A-Spades}{6-Spades} and moved his last 99,000 forward out of the big blind. Having already limped in for 16,000 on the button, and holding over a million chips already, Samuel Taylor had an easy call with a marginal holding in {K-Hearts}{7-Spades}.

The flop was a bad one for Chavez, coming {5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, as Taylor paired up to take the lead in the hand. When the {8-Hearts} arrived on the turn, Joe Cada offered a hopeful "that's a nice card for you there," to Chavez, but the {K-Spades} on the river only improved Taylor's hand.

Chavez still made a few additonal thousand by grinding the short stack last night, and he will no doubt be ecstatic when that extra cash is in hand.

Player Chips Progress
Samuel Taylor us
Samuel Taylor
us 1,350,000 134,000
Chad Chavez
Chad Chavez
Busted

Tags: Chad ChavezBarry GreensteinJoe Cada