A tough break for Nkosana Matlhong just now, as the seeminly unstoppable Alessandro Pichierri picked him off in 18th place (€975). Button Matlhong moved all in for, to be fair, a microstack – 25,000 (blinds now 10k/20k) on the button, and Pichierri autocalled on the big blind.
Pichierri: Ad 9c
Matlhong: Ah Ac
The board emerged 8d Qc 3c…Td (“Don’t do that!” urged Matlhong) …Jd. It did that.
“It’s been fun,” he said, as he went to collect his cash. “Good luck, guys!”