John Hewitt opened with a raise to 255,000 from the cutoff seat and then play folded to David "Doc" Sands in the big blind. Sands reraised all in for 2.255 million in chips. There have been a few times Sands has squeezed all in from the big blind today and this was another one. Hewitt tanked for about two minutes and then made the call with the . Sands held the and was dominated.
The flop came down and Sands flopped a gutshot to Broadway. Hewitt held two pair and was still in the lead.
The turn was the , which left Sands needing a king and a king only to double up in this thing. His girlfriend, Erika Moutinho, was on the edge of her seat, anxiously waiting the river card.
The river was the and although it was paint, it wasn't the paint Sands needed. He was eliminated in 30th place for $242,636.
After shaking the hands of everyone at his table, Sands and Moutinho embraced in a big hug. Sands whispered some encouraging words in his girlfriend's ear as she is still alive here in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event. The question now is, will his elimination affect her in a any way?