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World Series of Poker Main Event: Billy Pappas Eliminated In Fifth Place

Foosball World Champion Earns $2,143,794 For Fifth-Place Finish


Billy PappasCard Player’s 2014 WSOP coverage is sponsored by CarbonPoker.

What’s the biggest coinflip you’ve ever experienced? Billy Pappas came out on the wrong end of a $700,000 coinflip, the difference between fifth and fourth place, early Tuesday morning at the 2014 World Series of Poker main event final table.

Martin Jacobson moved all in from the small blind for 24.425 million and Billy Pappas made the call from the big blind with just 24.475 million in his stack.

Jacobson held 5Club Suit5Spade Suit and saw himself racing against the ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit of Pappas. The board ran out QSpade Suit6Club Suit5Diamond Suit7Club Suit2Diamond Suit and Pappas was left crippled down to just 50,000.

Pappas was eliminated on the next hand when his pocket sevens couldn’t overcome Jorryt Van Hoof’s pocket jacks. For his fifth-place finish, the world champion foosball player received $2,143,794.

The 29-year-old former poker dealer came into the final table in sixth place and more than held his own, playing 35 of the 212 hands he was dealt. He saw a showdown seven total times, not losing a single one until his final two hands.

Card Player TV caught Pappas’ post-elimination press conference:

For more coverage from the 2014 summer series, visit our WSOP landing page.

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