Maurice Hawkins Eliminated in 12th Place ($40,666)
After taking a walk to cool off, Maurice Hawkins returned to the table and opened for 100,000. It was folded to Eric Baldwin in the big blind who asked Hawkins how much he had behind. Hawkins raised his hands haphazardly so Baldwin could take a look at his stack. After a few moments, Baldwin calmly pushed his massive stack forward. Hawkins snap-called and the cards were turned over:
"Ace or a queen," Hawkins said, pleading to hit one of his two cards.
The dealer obliged, putting out a flop of to give Hawkins a pair of aces. It did give Baldwin a flush draw, however.
"Hold. Hold," Hawkins said, a look of despair on his face.
The turn was the giving Baldwin the flush. Hawkins sat there, disappointment all over his face. Pain evident.
The river was the and Hawkins stormed off to the side and then walked off, not believing what had happened in the last ten minutes. From "we're going to be here a long time" to gone. In a blink of an eye.