Event 56: $1,600 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 2,216
Players Remaining: 16
Chip Average: 2,770,000
Robert Salaburu made a name for himself when he final tabled the 2012 Main Event with his play and his mouth. Salaburu has a few catchphrases that stand out by “You lost, bro.” might be the one that has maintained the longest. Five years later, Salaburu was able to use it again as Daniel Chuprun hit the rail in what was for a moment, a euphoric celebration.
Chuprun shoved for 450,000 under the gun and Max Lehmanski re-shoved on the button. The two blinds folded and Chuprun showed J♦J♠ against the K♦K♥ of Lehmanski. With his rail screaming for a jack, the Q♥9♦4♠ flop gave him backdoor straight outs and the 10♦ turn gave him a few more.
Still cheering for a jack, his rail erupted when the J♣ hit the river. Lehmanski had rivered a straight of his own and it took Salaburu saying “You lost, bro,” for Chuprun to realize his run was at an end. Salaburu laughed as the table joined him in what was prime comedic timing.
Lehmanski is back up to 3,000,000 after taking a few hits when he peaked earlier in the day.