Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

The Gods Must Be Angry; Heinzelmann Gets Got

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Max Heinzelmann - out

It's been an extremely volatile level for Max Heinzelmann, and the downward swing of the pendulum has just taken the rest of his chips. Just a moment after doubling through David Bach with some two-out shenanigans, the poker gods struck back.

Heinzelmann opened to 40,000 from early position, and David Bach three-bet him to 120,000. Heinzelmann shoved for about 800,000 total, and Bach instantly called, tabling {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}. The Gunslinger's cowboys were second-best, though, as Heinzelmann turned up the {A-Hearts} {A-Spades}.

Without calling for the cameras, the dealer pulled the cards in, burned one, and quickly ran out a scary {7-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} flop. It was at this point that one of the men with headsets realized what was going on, and he froze the action as Heinzelmann wriggled in his skin. He was in agony, while Bach chuckled with his neighbors in light-hearted tones.

Finally, the cameras gathered 'round and set up shop, and the dealer knocked the table and turned a safe {6-Hearts} out onto the board. Heinzelmann needed to fade the aces and diamonds left in the deck, but he ultimately could not. The {3-Diamonds} dropped on the end of the all-red board, and Bach's diamonds give him the pot and the knockout.

He's one of the more exciting players to watch in this game, but the WSOP Main Event run of EPT stud Max Heinzelmann has come to an end with about 150 players left. Somewhere, wherever he is, Shaun Deeb just cracked open a beer.

After that knockout, Bach says he figures his stack at about 4.5 million, but we're thinking it's closer to 4.7 or 4.75 million. Either way, it's heaps, and it keeps Bach's name in the top few spaces on the leader board.

Tagovi: David BachMax Heinzelmann