Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Traniello Takes It Down

Marco Traniello

Marco Traniello is a name that can often be associated with the WSOP. It's hard to deny Traniello's skill in the game, as he has an astounding 27 WSOP cashes to his name, with four of those cashes coming in at the 2011 WSOP. Not only that, but Traniello is also the husband of poker pro Jennifer Harman.

Traniello was recently involved in a hand where he and two other players were staring down at a flop of {Q-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. A player opened for 525 and received a call from both the other player and Traniello.

The turn brought the {9-Hearts} and the original aggressor checked. The second player bet 1,575 and Traniello called once again. The bettor on the flop mucked his hand and we were heads up going to the river.

The {6-Diamonds} fell on the river and Traniello's opponent bet 2,050. Traniello called, tabling {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for a turned straight, which was superior over his opponent's flopped two pair with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Traniello is now sitting on a stack of about 17,000.

Marco Traniello it 17,000 3,000