Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Michael Duek Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,000,000)

Michael Duek

Hand #196: Adrian Attenborough raised it up to 6,000,000 on the button and Michael Duek three-bet to 23,000,000 in the small blind. The call by Attenborough followed and the duo headed to the {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop. Both players opted to check and that led to the {k-Spades} on the turn.

Duek now made it 17,000,000 to go and Attenborough came along to see the {3-Spades} on the river.

More than two minutes passed in which Duek carefully counted his remaining stack before he bet 52,000,000 with just 5,000,000 behind. Attenborough moved all-in and Duek muttered an expletive. He sigh-called all-in with the {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for the top pair, while his opponent revealed {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for the nuts.

Attenborough then turned around to his rail and fistbumped as the Aussies started celebrating.

Duek's run has ended in third place and he collects $4,000,000 for his efforts. The heads-up between Attenborough and Espen Jorstad will commence shortly with the latter holding a slight chip lead.

Michael Duek Elimination
Michael Duek Elimination

"This was quite the experience," Duek told Jeff Platt afterwards. "Definitely a lot more amazing than I thought could ever been. Just being here I'm happy and grateful for the outcome.

"I'm really thankful [my family] were able to make it out here and support me. And I get to share this experience with them."

Michael Duek
Michael Duek
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Espen Jorstad no
Espen Jorstad
no 284,500,000 -6,000,000
Adrian Attenborough au
Adrian Attenborough
au 235,500,000 103,000,000
Michael Duek ar
Michael Duek
ar Eliminado

Tags: Adrian AttenboroughEspen JorstadMichael Duek