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World Series of Poker Main Event: Marc-Etienne McLaughlin Eliminated In Sixth Place

McLaughlin Earns $1,601,024 For His Finish


Marc-Etienne McLaughlinHere is a look at the latest from the 2013 World Series of Poker. For more updates, visit the live updates page.

After 157 hands, it took a cooler before the eventual sixth-place finisher hit the rail.

Marc-Etienne McLaughlin fought his way back from the short stack to third place, only to find himself in a huge preflop confrontation with second place stack Jay Farber.

McLaughlin raised to 1,600,000 in the hijack, only to see Farber reraise to 3,800,000 from the button. McLaughlin reraised to 8,700,000 and Farber made it 19,400,000. McLaughlin then went all in for 38,600,000 and Farber immediately called, tabling AHeart SuitASpade Suit.

McLaughlin showed KSpade SuitKClub Suit and couldn’t connect on a board reading 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit2Heart SuitJDiamond SuitJClub Suit, ending his day in sixth place.

For his efforts, the Canadian player banked $1,601,024, by far the biggest payday of his career.

Amir Lehavot and J.C. Tran, the two shortest stacks at the table, were grateful for the unexpected pay jump.

McLaughlin, a 25-year-old entreprenuer from Montreal, Canada, came into the final table as the third-biggest stack and was designated a 4-1 underdog to win by Caesars Entertainment.

With this cash, he now has nearly $2.3 million in career live tournament earnings.