How and Why Michiel Brummelhuis was Eliminated in Seventh Place

Michiel Brummelhuis doubled through Ryan Riess with pocket nines, only to bust to Riess two hands later when the same hand ran into pocket aces. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Michiel Brummelhuis doubled through Ryan Riess with pocket nines, only to bust to Riess two hands later when the same hand ran into pocket aces. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Michiel Brummelhuis was eliminated in seventh place of the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table. He entered the final table seventh in chips, and found himself scraping to hang on to the spot.

About an hour after  play began, Brummelhuis found a spot to four-bet shove more than 10 million against a raise to 850,000 from Marc-Entienne McLaughlin and a 2 million three-bet from David Benefield, but both players ultimately folded.

That brought Brummelhuis to a chip stack of 13.525 million, more than he started the day with, but he couldn’t find his footing.

In an interview with reporters after his bust out, Brummelhuis said he felt mostly card dead during his time at the final table, aside from a hand where he folded pocket eights in early position.

His stack continued to dwindle until he found another spot to move in.

Brummelhuis shoved with 9 9 and doubled up to 15 million against Ryan Riess, who held A Q as the board ran out 6 5 4 8 4, but Brummelhuis still found himself as one of the shortest stacks on the table.

Two hands later, he moved in again with 9 9, Riess showed him A A, and the Dutchman couldn’t find one of his two outs. The board ran out K 7 4 2 7, sending Brummelhuis to the rail with $1,255,356.

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