Justin Gardenhire raised to 24,000 from the cutoff and watch as both the button and small blind folded. Sam Stein was in the big blind and proceeded to move all in, prompting Gardenhire to snap-call off for around 200,000.
Gardenhire was a big favorite, but he couldn't stand to watch and made his way over to his friends on the rail. Surprisingly, there was little reaction from the table and railbirds when the flop came down , a heartbreaker for Gardenhire as it gave Stein a pair of nine.
It was about that time he turned around and discovered the bad news, and the look on his face said it all. Neither the turn nor river would deliver salvation, and Gardenhire exited in ninth place, missing out on the televised final table by one spot.