After making a raise to open the betting, Aaron Massey watched as his nemesis Andrew Teng declared he was all in. After being bullied by the young pro for much of the final table, Massey snap-called for the remainder of his chips and flipped over his . Teng showed the and Massey looked poised to double up.
When the dealer spread the flop of across the felt, Massey had dodged the deck's sixes but not its diamonds. Teng now held a flush draw and would earn the win if another diamond hit the board. Massey paced around the table as he awaited the turn card that would either make or break him.
The diamond on the turn was the dagger that ultimately dropped Massey, as he could not catch any card on the river to overcome Teng's flush. Too ad insult to injury, the dealer revealed the on the ruver, giving Massey a useless set of kings. The aspiring pro poker player fell short of his true goal, but from what he told us earlier in the day, this run to his first WSOP final table was the realization of a long held dream.