It's been a heck of a summer for Max Steinberg. Before he even arrived in Vegas, the WSOP bracelet winner started thing off right with a runner-up finish in the National Championship in New Orleans for $219,799. Since then he's added four WSOP cashes in Sin City including another runner-up finish in Event #27: $3,000 Mixed Max - No Limit Hold'em for $231,501.
Steinberg recently got involved in a big hand against Shannon Shorr that resulted in the Iowan getting a double. It began when Steinberg opened for 8,000 and Shorr three-bet to 20,000 from the button. Steinberg responded by moving all in for 112,000, and after a few moments of deliberation, Shorr made the call.
It was a flip, but Steinberg needed to improve to stay alive. That's exactly what he did when the flop delivered him an ace. Neither the turn nor river was the eight Shorr was looking for and Steinberg doubled through.
Meanwhile, both Andre Akkari and Tom Marchese have been eliminated from the tournament.