The Dortmund adventure of Than Minh Pham is over, a victim of the most powerful combination of chip leader, table position, and a genuine hand. Holger Kanisch raised to 16,000 from the button, Marc Gork folded his small blind, but Pham moved all in from the big.
Kanisch snap called and showed A♥-K♥, which was dominant against Pham's K♠-T♥. An ace flopped and there were no runner-runner miracles, which sent Pham to the rail...
...where he'll now find Marco Noll. Noll actually had a decent hand when he got involved in a pre-flop raising battle with Cengizcan Ulusu. Unfortunately for Noll it wasn't quite as good a hand as Ulusu. Noll had A-K, the Turkish player had Q-Q and when a queen came on the turn, Noll was done.
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