Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Sugar Bear Eliminated

Stud 8:

An unknown player in Seat 2 had the bring-in with the {4-Hearts} and was met with a completion by Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri, who was fresh off a third-place finish in Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $84,388. A player in Seat 7, who was showing the {2-Spades}, made the call as did the bring-in and it was three-way action to the turn.

Barbieri proceeded to bet, which both his opponents called, and then he fired again on fifth street. Seat 2 got out of the way while Seat 7 called and then raised when Barbieri bet sixth. The raise was enough to cover the short-stacked Sugar Bear, and he committed his stack.

Barbieri: (2c}{6-Clubs} / {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} / {7-Hearts}
Seat 7: {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} / {2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{A-Hearts} / {3-Diamonds}
Seat 2: (x-x) / {4-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} fold

Seat 7 had a low but needed help if he was going to take the high. Unfortunately for Barbieri, the {3-Diamonds} on seventh gave his opponent a pair and the scoop. "Good game guys," Barbieri said. The Sugar Bear was no doubt looking to improve on his second-place finish in this very event back in 2010, but those dreams have been dashed as he became one of the day's early eliminations.

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