Unlike last time, when he finished 634th and took home $19,277, Luongo busted out, going home empty handed.
We'll let the knowledgable ones at Poker Listings describe what happened:
The Montreal-born hockey player become short stacked early in the day was eliminated after shoving with straight and flush draws on the turn of a T♠ J♥ 8♦ K♠ board with 9♠ 8♠.
Luongo’s opponent called with king-ten for two pair. Luongo's massive draw missed completely when the board whiffed with the 2♥ on the river.
Luongo, backed again by PlayNow.com, a government-run poker site, did last longer than his brother, Fabio, this year, but both ended up busting out. The Canucks' netminder spoke with Poker Listings, who has been filming a short documentary of Luongo's WSOP quest, after his tournament run ended.
Now it's bye bye, Vegas, hello, Vancouver... or maybe not. There's still two months before training camp for Luongo/Canucks soap opera to play out.
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- Roberto Luongo