2011 WSOPE Main Event: Final Table Set In Dramatic Fashion

Day 4 of the €10,400 WSOP Europe Main Event got underway with 25 players still competing for a place at the eight man final table.
After a slow start to the day, there was then a flurry of high profile eliminations as Tony G (24th), Eric Seidel (21st), John Eames (20th), and John Duthie (18th) hit the rail in quick succession.
With just 16 players remaining, the venue was then changed to the stunning Majestic Room #3 where two tables of eight awaited the players. Before long a short-stacked Michael Drummond was out in 16th (€43,000) after moving all-in on a K-Q-7-7-2 board holding pocket sixes only to be picked-off by Brian Roberts with K-Q.
As the action rolled on, Frenchman Thibaud Guenegou found himself eliminated in 12th (€67,500), having pushed pre-flop with Qh-8d into Elio Fox’s pocket eights. Soon after the last Frenchman left in the competition Arnaud Mattern also was gone in a double knock-out, which propelled Elio Fox into an impressive lead.
In the monster hand, Arnaud Mattern holding pocket aces was all-in against
Alex Dovzhenko (A-K) and Elio Fox (10-10). Despite his confidence pre-flop, Mattern’s optimism soon foundered on a 9-10-6 flop and with no help on the following streets Alex Dovzhenko was out in 11th (€67,500) and Mattern in 10th (€90,000).
One more elimination was all that was now needed for the Final Table to be set and unfortunately for Patrik Antonius, he saw his WSOPE 2011 come to a conclusion in a dramatic fashion.
After an escalation in betting where Antonius (A-Q) three-bet Chris Moorman (A-7), the UK pro then decided to four-bet his opponent all-in with his remaining stack of 940,000. Antonius made the call but seemed annoyed when the board ran out 8-6-6-8 for the split pot, only for a 7 to then fall on the river reducing Antonius’ stack to just 80,000.
Soon after Patrik Antonius was out in 9th (€90,000) and the 2011 WSOP Europe Final Table was set as follows:
Elio Fox (USA)  3,990,000 
Jake Cody (UK) 2,685,000 
3  Dermot Blain (IRE)  2,405,000 
Chris Moorman (UK)  2,230,000 
5  Brian Roberts (USA) 2,000,000 
Max Silver (UK) 1,825,000 
7  Moritz Kranich (GER) 1,660,000 
8  Shawn Buchanan (CAN) 1,015,000

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