After making his return to super high roller events in the European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller and finishing eighth for €138,600, Dan Shak has fallen here in the €5,300 Main Event, scoring a payday of €10,300.
His elimination came thanks to two hands. The first one crippled him, and the second one finished him off. On the first, Shak had opened from under the gun to 14,000. [Removed:146] called on the button, and Raymond Baker called from the big blind before the dealer spread out the flop. Baker checked, and Shak bet 20,000. Guerfi called, and then Baker came along as well.
The turn was the , and Baker led with a bet of 40,000. Shak raised all in for 245,000 rather quickly, and Guerfi got out of the way with a fold. Baker shrugged and called, putting himself at risk for 237,000 total.
Shak had the for top pair and a flush draw. Baker had the for a flush.
"Just not the six of spades," said Shak, noting that the would give Baker a straight flush.
The river completed the board with the , and that kept Baker's hand in the lead. He won the pot, doubled through, and left Shak with just 8,000 in chips.
On the very next hand, Shak was forced to post 1,000 for the ante and 6,000 for the big blind, leaving himself with just 1,000 behind to start the hand. Guerfi opened to 15,000 from the cutoff seat, and everyone folded over to Shak. He wasn't about to fold, and tossed in his last 1,000 before turning up the . Guerfi had the .
The flop, turn, and river ran out to leave Shak drawing dead on the turn. He said his goodbyes and was off to the payout desk to collect his winnings. Guerfi was left on about 470,000 in chips.