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Sam Barnhart Eliminated in 56th Place
Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
With around 35,000 in the pot and the board reading 9865, Sam Barnhart announces he is all-in from the blinds. Joe Tehan is the only other player in the hand and he asks for a count.
After the dealer finishes counting down Barnhart's 143,000-chip stack, Barnhart leans back in his chair and folds his arms across his chest.
Tehan tries to get a read off his opponent. "You got a flush? Sam?"
Barnhart remains silent.
"You can tell me," Tehan adds. "I won't get mad at you. "
Barnhart throws his head back in silent laughter at Tehan's comment, but still doesn't say anything about his holdings.
After another minute or so, Tehan calls with 67 for a nine-high straight. Barnhart shows 59 for top and bottom pair.
The river is the 3 and Tehan's straight holds to eliminate Barnhart, who is all smiles and well wishes as he heads out of the tournament area.
With Barnhart's elimination, Tehan has now jumped back up near the top of the counts and the remaining 55 players in the field are now on hand-for-hand play until the 54-person money bubble bursts.
Joe Tehan - 800,000 (160 BBs)
Sam Barnhart - eliminated in 56th place ($0)
12:38 AM, 02/27/12