We caught up with former November Niner Dennis Phillips, who finished second in this event last year, as he was still reeling from a bad cooler.
According to Phillips, he raised preflop, and Mitch Garshofsky called. The flop was . Phillips bet out 200, and Garshofsky raised to 500. Phillips called, and the turn brought another . The players ended up getting all their chips in the middle on the river. Phillips held for a flopped middle set which became a full house on the turn. Garshofsky, though, held for a flopped bottom set which grew into quads on the turn.
Fortunately for Phillips, he had Garshofsky outchipped at the beginning of the hand, and he still has 2,000. Garshofsky, after doubling up, sits with 7,000. Phillips, despite the raw deal, was still in good humor at the table and was looking to start building his stack again.