Birthday boy and start of day chipleader Nick Maimone has been eliminated from the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas $5,000 Main Event.
Maimone opened under the gun for 60,000 and his neighbor Michael Vela called. Over on the button sat Michael Gentili and he three-bet to 195,000. Both blinds folded and action was back on Maimone who pushed all in for just over 700,000. Vela folded right away, Gentili called instantly.
"Good hand, it [was] gonna play itself" Maimone said.
The board ran out and Maimone said his goodbyes. Down to 18 players now, still all guaranteed $24,640.