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Vanessa Selbst Eliminated in 23rd Place ($18,868)
Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 4,000 ante
Photo: Vanessa Selbst (foreground left) watches Fred Goldberg (right) as he watches the dealer put out the turn card.
After a flop of 1043 with nearly 500,000 already in the pot, Fred Goldberg checks from early position, Vanessa Selbst bets 210,000 in the cutoff, and Goldberg check-raises to 450,000. Selbst calls.
The turn is the J, Goldberg checks, and Selbst moves all in for what looks like about 1.2 million. Goldberg asks for a count, and as the dealer is breaking down Selbst's stacks, Goldberg interrupts the process and says, "I'm never folding this hand. I call."
Goldberg shows 33 for a set of threes, and Selbst turns over Q8 for a spade flush draw with a gutshot straight draw. Selbst needs a nine or any spade that doesn't pair the board to stay alive.
The river card is the 6, and Fred Goldberg wins the pot with his set of threes to eliminate Vanessa Selbst from the tournament.
Fred Goldberg - 4,445,000
Vanessa Selbst - Out in 23rd Place ($18,868)
12:36 PM, 09/22/11