EPT Prague: Ouch!
Domenico Iannonne just got blasted from this tournament with a brutal outdraw at the hands of the chip-leader Fredrik Nygard. Iannonne had more than 300,000 when they got it all in on a flop of 9h-4h-7h. Nygard was the aggressor, but winced when Iannonne called his all-in shove. Nygard showed A-8, no hearts, and Iannonne showed K-K, no heart either. It was looking very good for Iannonne: the pot had more than 800,000 in it, and he would jump right up among the chip leaders if his kings could hold up, at Nygard's expense.
The problem was the Ah on the turn, which catapulted Nygard into the lead. And although both players prayed for a heart on the river - Iannonne to remain in the tournament; Nygard because he said he felt guilty about the outdraw - it did not emerge.
The Italian is out and the Finn back at the top of the pile, with 1.3million.