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Miika Puumalainen Eliminated in 59th Place ($108,047)

It took two hands to eliminate Miika Puumalainen from this year’s Main Event, but they came in rapid succession. It was the first hand that was most damaging.

Action folded to Puumalainen in the small blind. He limped into the pot in front of big blind Francois Balmigere, who raised to 150,000.

Puumalainen’s response was to shove all in for about 2.3 million chips. Balmigere gave the matter a few moments’ thought and then called all in for slightly less, about 2.15 million.

Puumalainen: {A-Spades} {3-Diamonds}

Balmigere: {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}

The board rolled out {8-Diamonds} {4-Spades} {8-Spades} {k-Clubs} {2- Diamonds}. That was no help for Puumalainen, crippling him to about 105,000. Those chips went in on the next hand with {7-Diamonds} {6- Clubs} after Craig Boyd opened for 125,000 with {K-Diamonds} {9- Hearts}. Once again the board was no help for Puumalainen, and this time he was not left with any chips. He’s out.

Congratulations to Miika on a great deep run!


1 Comment

  1. I’m sure it’s not what you were hoping for, but 59th is an impressive showing out of thousands! Good for him!