Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Pellegrino Picks Off Gardenhire, Takes Chip Lead

The chip lead has been like a revolving door all day, with a new name at the top of the leaderboard every time we walk the floor. Well now Bryan Pellegrino is back at the top after making a great call against Justin Gardenhire.

We picked up action on the turn, with the board reading {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs}, and 25,000 in the middle. Gardenhire checked to Pellegrino, who fired out a bet of 15,600. Gardenhire thought for about a minute before making the call. The dealer peeled off the {k-Hearts} on the river, and Gardenhire looked at his stack for about a minute before assembling a big bet of 34,400, and sliding it towards the dealer.

It was on Pellegrino, who had a tough decision: flush or no flush for Gardenhire? Pellegrino seemed pretty confident that Gardenhire was making a move, as it only took him a few moments to call with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a set. Gardenhire said good call, and mucked his hand, plummeting him to 28,000, while Pellegrino rockets up to over 200,000.

Bryan Pellegrino it 203,000 73,000
Justin Gardenhire us 28,000 -82,000

Tagit: Bryan PellegrinoJustin Gardenhire