A short-stacked Dao Bac moved all in for his last 9,300 under the gun and cleared the field to Garry Gates in the small blind. Gates, who finished 173rd in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event for $47,107, made the call and the big blind got out of the way.
Bac, who won a bracelet in the 2007 WSOP Event #51 $1,000 S.H.O.E. for $157,975, was in trouble and looking for a little bit of luck. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Gates was a 66.25% favorite in the hand, which meant Bac would win 28.27% of the time with a 5.48% chance of a chop. The flop was disastrous for Bac as Gates flopped trips and became the overwhelming 98.28% favorite. The turn flatlined Bac's chances of survival, and after the was run out on the river, he was sent to the rail.
"You know who that was?" Gates asked aloud. "The legendary Dao Bac. He won a bracelet. He's a S.H.O.E. legend."