In an unexpected shocker, Arron Fletcher has eliminated second in chips Hamza NBaba and claimed a monster chiplead. After Fletcher opened on the button, NBaba three-bet to 350,000 out of the small blind. Fletcher four-bet to 950,000, which brought the action back to NBaba.
"All-in", the Moroccan whispered.
"What did you say?", Fletcher wanted to make sure.
"All-in", NBaba said, this time a little louder.
Within a second, Fletcher reached for as many chips as he could muster and splashed them into the pot. With a loud bang, he slammed open on the table. NBaba's face went aghast when he saw what he was up against.
Nbaba held , but had run into the biggest cooler of his poker career. It was a pot of over 7 million in chips, half the chips in play, with NBaba looking for a miracle.
It didn't come; NBaba's fate was sealed after the turn on a board and he finished in fourth place. By eliminating the number two in chips, Fletcher suddenly holds over two-thirds of all the chips in play.