A player in middle position raised to 600 and Max Stern called from the cutoff. The blinds came along as well.
The flop came and action checked around to the original raiser, who c-bet for 2,000. Stern raised to 6,000 and the blinds folded. Stern's opponent announced she was all-in and Stern snap-called for his remaining 14,000.
Stern was in excellent shape to double up after the fell on the turn. But a cruel river brought the , pairing Stern's opponent and sending the three-time bracelet winner to the rail.