Steven Polimeni (Cornwall, NY)
Blinds 6k/12k/2k ante
Steven "Paco" Polimeni drops his last 100k with pocket 9s against the A 8 of chip leader Jedial Pires.
Pires flops an ace to win the hand for his 16th bounty, worth $3,200. He now has 1.4 of the 3.7 million chips in play.
Polimeni finishes in 6th place for the largest cash of his career which he dedicated to "all my Tampa peeps."