Mirslav Alilovic, the PokerStars.fr TV Stars player won a €25k contract for winning the FPS3 leaderboard, has just been eliminated from the tournament over the course of two back-to-back hands.
In the first, Magnus Karlsson opened for 85,000 from the hijack only to have Alilovic three-bet all in cutoff. The button and blinds all folded, and Karlsson called off for 720,000, which was just 30,000 less than Alilovic had.
Alilovic had some kicker issues, and they didn't get worked out as the board ran out a dry . Alilovic began to shake hands with the players, but discovered he had a little left so retook his seat.
In the next hand, Alilovic moved all in from the button for 30,000 and Sebastian von Toperczer called the required 40,000 from the small blind. Vasili Firsau checked his option from the big, and the flop came down . Von Toperczer led out for 50,000, Firsau folded, and the cards were turned up.
The Frenchman had woken up with a big hand, but that didn't scare von Toperczer.
"I think I'm gonna suck out, sorry," von Toperczer said half jokingly. The blanked on the turn. "Good game," he offered Alilovic. It was all in good fun, but it proved a little cruel when the spiked on the river and von Toperczer's prediction came true.
Alilovic shook hands with the entire table, wish them luck, and then took his leave in 11th place.