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

Pellegrino Doubles Through Werthmann In Biggest Pot of Tournament

What a way to end the night. Right before we hit 10 minutes on the clock to end the day, Bryan Pellegrino has just won a ginormous pot against Thom Werthmann to take a huge chip lead over the field. We missed the preflop action, but we saw that there was already about 60,000 in the middle when the dealer put out a flop of {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Pellegrino checked to Werthmann, who bet out 30,000. Pellegrino check raised it up to 68,000, and after about 10 seconds of thought, the following occured.

Werthmann: "I raise the pot".
Pellegrino: "I raise pot"
Werthmann: "I'm all in"
Pellegrino: "I call"

The action happened so fast that it was impossible to tell when one player was actually all in. The point was, a pot worth over 750,000 was about to be decided.

Pellegrino: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Werthmann: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Werthmann had a 56% chance of winning the pot to take a massive chip lead if he could avoid a three or a club. Well, the dealer killed any drama on the turn, as it came the {2-Clubs}. The meaningless river was the {q-Clubs}, and in a flash, Pellegrino jumped all the way up to 760,000, while Werthmann plummeted all the way down to 12,000, equal to one big blind. Time for chip and a chair?

Bryan Pellegrino it 760,000 490,000
Thom Werthmann 12,000 -363,000

Tagit: Bryan PellegrinoThom Werthmann