Action folded to Steve Brecher on the button and he raised to 275,000. Khoa Nguyen was next to act in the small blind and he three-bet to 760,000. The big blind got out of the way and action was back on Brecher. He leaned back in his chair, took a swig of his water, and then announced that he was all in for 3.78 million more. Nguyen snap-called and Brecher knew he was in trouble.
Whether it was an ill-timed move or bad read, it didn't change the fact that Brecher was in a tough spot. The flop gave him some added out as any three would make him a wheel, but neither the turn nor river gave him enough to win the hand.
Brecher was eliminated from the tournament in 31st place while Nguyen chipped up to 16.5 million.