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World Series of Poker Main Event: Max Steinberg Eliminated In Fourth Place

Steinberg Pockets $2,615,361 For Fourth Place Finish


After taking out Tom Cannuli in sixth place when his pocket tens outflopped pocket aces, Max Steinberg looked poised to make a run at 2015 World Series of Poker main event chip leader Joe McKeehen.

Instead, short-handed play was not kind to the 27-year-old professional poker and daily fantasy sports player. Steinberg’s preflop raises were frequently attacked, and he ended up losing a big pot to Neil Blumenfield without showdown.

On his final hand, Steinberg shoved from the big blind over a preflop raise from McKeehen. McKeehen immediately called with ADiamond SuitQClub Suit and Steinberg saw the bad news, turning over his own AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit.

The flop of 9Diamond Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit kept McKeehen in the lead and Steinberg drawing slim. The 8Club Suit on the turn, however, gave him seven outs to win, and four outs to chop.

The 3Diamond Suit, however, wasn’t what he needed and Steinberg left to collect his $2,615,361 payday. McKeehen, meanwhile, increased his stack to over 128 million, which represents more than two-thirds of the total chips in play.

Steinberg was the only bracelet winner at the table, and increased his lifetime live tournament earnings to just over $4.5 million.

Card Player TV caught his post-elimination press conference, in which he discussed his run in this event, his well-dressed rail and more. Check out the video below:

For more coverage from the WSOP, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.