Preben Stokkan Eliminated in 8th Place (€63,000)
On a board, Hossein Ensan bet 75,000 in the cutoff and Preben Stokkan called on the button after the flop went check/check. The river brought the and Ensan bet 270,000. Stokkan moved in for 945,000 and Ensan called with lightning speed.
All players stared in bewilderment to what just transpired in front of their eyes. All, except for Ensan, who instantly grabbed Stokkan's arm, raised it, then high-fived it. The gesture wasn't ill-intended by Ensan. Stokkan, however, was still processing the incredible one-outer that just ended his tournament life and wasn't really about to cheer along with Ensan.
"Nines kill you, all the time," Ensan said with a smile afterwards. The German from Iranian descent had Stokkan covered and the Norwegian, who finished 2nd in the first €10,300 High Roller earlier this week, now became 8th for €63,000.