Thursday, November 15, 2012

Event 12: 4th Place - Valerstein

$260 + 40 Big Stack NL Hold'em ($100,000 Guarantee) 

 Roman Valerstein (Philadelphia, PA) 

After shipping a double-up to James Blankenship, Roman Valerstein is part of a three-way all in with Blankenship and Asher Conniff. 

Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante

Blankenship raises to 250k, Conniff moves all in for 3.5 million, Valerstein is all in for slightly less and Blankenship is all in for 960k.

Blankenship: 8 8
Conniff: Q Q♠
Valterstein: 9♣ 9

Flop: 10♣ 8♣ 3♣ (Blankenship set of 8s, Valerstein flush draw)

Turn: K (no change)

River: 10♠

Blankenship gets a triple-up to 3 million with his winning set of 8s, while Conniff wins the side pot to knock out Valerstein.

Conniff is up to 4.7 million after the exchange, while Ila Dyment avoids the carnage and has the chip lead three-handed with 7 million.

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