Eddie Blumenthal Eliminated in 2nd Place ($334,756)
Just when we thought we were coming back tomorrow to wrap this one up, the cry of "All in, call" just went up from this final table for the last time and we have now crowned our champion!
Eddie Blumenthal raised to 250,000 from the button and Geffrey Klein quickly reraised from the big blind. Blumenthal snap-shoved and Klein beat him into the pot.
The crowd pushed and shoved to get the best view as the dealer burned and prepared the flop. The flop of improved neither hand, but to Blumenthal's disgust, the appeared on the turn to give Klein the nut flush. Down to just two outs, Blumenthal almost lost it when the appeared on the river.
"How can he beat me in that many all-ins, Jesus Christ!" he hissed loudly. His friends tried to console him, but Blumenthal pushed them aside and stormed out of the Amazon Room. Understandably, the cards didn't fall his way tonight, but it wasn't the most sportsmanlike end to the tournament.
Still, Blumenthal will have 334,756 reasons to smile once the dust settles. And now - it's time to wrap this one up.
Congratulations to Geffrey Kline, your newest WSOP champion of 2011!