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

Eames Spikes a Nine; Doubles Up Through Pellegrino

John Eames

Action began on Bryan Pellegrino, who opened from middle position to 40,000 and change. Action folded around to John Eames on the big blind, who re-raised to 101,000 even. Pellegrino quickly re-raised enough to put Eames all in and Eames called off his stack of 180,000.

Eames: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Pellegrino: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The {A-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop put Eames in dire straights as he was facing elimination. A {K-Spades} turn changed nothing, but the {9-Clubs} landed on the river, giving Eames a set of nines and sending Eames' rail into a chanting frenzy.

Eames is up to 370,000 while Pellegrino has slipped to 600,000.

Bryan Pellegrino it 600,000 -190,000
John Eames gb 370,000 189,000

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