Just as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team were witnessing the end of Evan McNiff's tournament life, Fred Berger also had his run in the 2011 WSOP Main Event ended in just two bites.
Earlier, Ben Lamb came in with a raise worth 90,000 from the under the gun position and the action folded around to Berger who called from the button, along with Brian Yoon from the big blind to make it three-handed into a flop of .
Yoon checked to Lamb, who led out for 125,000, but Berger re-raised, making it 350,000 to go. Yoon shoved for 1.42 million, Lamb folded and Berger called.
Despite Berger having taken the lead after the flop with top pair, Yoon still had a plethora of outs to both the straight and flush. Bink! Down came the on the turn, giving Yoon the wheel and the pot. Oh, and the river was the .
Down to just 270,000, he moved it into the middle into the cutoff in the very next hand holding , but JP Kelly iso-raised from the button, forcing the others out of the way before tabling .
Kelly then improved to two pair on the board of and that marked the end of Berger's time here in the Amazon Room.