€5,300 Main Event

Hands 223: Steve Warburton Eliminated in 2nd Place (€941,613)

Webjoker • Nivo 38: 300,000-600,000, 100,000 ante
John Juanda & Steve Warburton shake hands after the final hand

Hand #223: Juanda found {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} on the button and made it 1.2 million. Warburton picked up {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} in the big blind and bumped it up to 2.6 million.

"How much are you playing behind" Juanda asked.

Warburton counted his stack as around 15 million and Juanda clarified with the dealer what the raise was for, and then cut some big 250,000 chips from his stack. He eventually four bet to 5.1 million.

Warburton announced all in and Juanda snap called!

"Oh sick!" Warburton said when he saw the showdown.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier all of the sudden showed up on the stage to support Juanda. Warburton's rail was a lot bigger though and shouted as hard as they could for eights and other cards that would connect with his hand.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}.

Warburton asked for an eight but wouldn't get it. The {2-Diamonds} on the turn was a blank and so was the {9-Hearts} on the river.

Juanda and Warburton talked about the hand they played late last night where Warburton talked Juanda into folding kings preflop. Warburton admitted to having had {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} but as Juanda said; "It worked out for the both of us in the end!"