Peter Dene (Pearl River, NY)
In the biggest pot of the tournament Peter Dene makes a move against Mike Dentale and ends up on the rail.
On a flop of 5♥ 9♦ K♠, Dene bets 1 million and Dentale calls.
Dene moves all in for 1.1 million and has Dentale covered.
After going in the tank, Dentale says, "I don't think I'm good enough to fold this." A minute later Dentale makes the call.
Dentale: A♠ 5♦ (two pairs)
Dene: 9♥ 7♠ (pair of nines)
When the river bricks, Dene is out in 4th place.
"I had him after the flop and I thought he was going to fold," says Dene, a high school teacher in New York who's on spring break. "I tried to make a move, but he made a great call and I guess I got out played a little bit."
Dentale is now the massive chip leader with more than 5 million chips.
"He told me he respected my game, which I really appreciated," says Dene, "I only play home games and to go against guys who are here all the time is pretty good."
Dene finishes in 4th place for $8,810.