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

David "Bakes" Baker Eliminated in 8th Place ($49,716)

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
David "Bakes" Baker - 8th Place

Hand #33: Taylor opened for 65,000 from the cutoff, and Carlton three-bet to 155,000 from the small blind, forcing Taylor off his hand.

Hand #34: Polychronopoulos opened for 70,000 from the cutoff, Carlton called on the button, and Baker shipped his last 490,000. Polychronopoulos got out of the way, but Carlton insta-called with his {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}. Baker was in very bad shape with his {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and although he found a four on the {q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop, the turn ({K-Clubs}) and river ({K-Spades}) both missed him, sending him to the payout desk in 8th place. With his third final table appearance in three WSOP tournaments this summer, Baker's amazing run here has come to an end, but he is sure to be a force at final tables to come for the foreseeable future.