It was folded to a short-stacked player in the hijack who moved all in for 20,900. Andrew Lichtenberger was one seat to his left and made the call. Isaac Baron was another spot over and he raised it to 48,900. The blinds folded and it was back on Lichtenberger who tanked for two minutes before quietly announcing he was all in.
Baron didn't snap-call, but he did ask the dealer for a count. After pulling in 20,900 apiece for the main pot, and 28,000 apiece additional for the side pot, it was determined that Lichtenberger had moved all in for an additional 115,900. Now it was Baron's turn to tank. He started muttering to himself and took a quick peek back at his cards, shaking his head as he leaned slightly back in his chair.
"115,900 more right?" he asked.
"That's correct," answered the dealer.
Baron flung his hand in frustration towards the center of the table several times and then announced a call. The hands were turned over:
Lichtenberger was in great shape to score a huge double-up with his queens. The flop changed nothing as it came . But the turn was a dagger for Lichtenberger's tournament life... the . The river bricked out — the — and just like that Lichtenberger and the short-stacked player were both eliminated at the hands of the current tournament chip leader. Baron moved up to 875,000, and after the hand all he could say was "absurd."