Max Steinberg Eliminated in 15th Place ($23,791)
With just a few hands left before bagging and tagging his chips for the night, Max Steinberg scored a key double up through Erick Lindgren, when "E-Dog" tried to bluff Steinberg off of top pair, but a few hands later all of those chips belonged to Jonathan Little.
The carnage began when Little opened for 16,000 holding the button. Steinberg elected to test Little's mettle, three-betting to 56,000 in defense of his small blind. Little then moved all in for roughly 180,000, and Little called rather quickly.
The players at the table murmured among themselves when the hands were tabled, as both Steinberg and Little were flipping coins for stacks of chips.
Little vaulted into the lead with top pair on the flop, and the on the turn put him further in front. When the completed the board on the river, Steinberg stood to make the long walk out of the Amazon Room, his 15th place finish no consolation after coming so close to a WSOP final table.