Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Champ: 35th - Palomo

$2500 + $200 Championship NLH

Ian Palomo (New York, NY)

On the last hand before break Ian Palomo and Russ Dykshteyn play the biggest pot of the tournament.  Dykshteyn is the chip leader with 1.2 million, while Palomo is a top 10 stack with 750k.

Blinds 4k/8k/500 ante

Palomo (CU) raises to 18k
Dykshteyn (BB) raises to 50k
Palomo makes it 85k total
Dykshteyn 5-bet shoves 1.2 million and has Palomo (750k) covered.
Palomo calls

Dykshteyn A♠ 2♠
Palomo: K K♣

An ace flops and the table can't believe it.  Just like that Palomo is on the rail and Dykshteyn extends his chip lead and now has 2 million.

Palomo, one of the Borgata good guys, takes the beat in stride and winds up 35th for $6,275.

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