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Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Ardit Kurshumi Eliminated in 4th Place ($176,684)

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Ardit Kurshumi - 4th Place

Hand #116: In the first hand after returning from the impromptu break, Josh Arieh raised to 125,000 from the small blind only to have Ardit Kurshumi three-bet all in for 1.215 million.

"Here we go. I don't think I can fold," Arieh said before making the call.

Arieh: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Kurshumi: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

It was a flip, but Arieh would need to improve if he hoped to eliminate Kurshumi, something that proved easier said than done in the four-handed battle. The {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop was safe enough for Kurshumi, but just like he turned an ace in an earlier hand to double, Arieh turned an ace to take the lead.

The {A-Diamonds} turn left Kurshumi looking for a four on the river to stay alive, but there would be no miracle as the {A-Hearts} improved Arieh to trips. Kurshumi exited in fourth place on his way to the payout desk to collect $176,684.

Player Chips Progress
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 2,920,000 1,225,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
us Busted

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