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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - RIO LAS VEGAS

Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Event #11: $1,675 MAIN EVENT - $1M Guarantee

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,330,500
  • Entries: 887
  • Remaining: 0
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02/28/18 02:43:22 AM PST (about 111 days and 21 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Wins Main Event at Rio ($259,463)
 

 
Kevin Iacofano

Nikhil Gera limps the button and Kevin Iacofano checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes    , Iacofano checks, and Gera bets 300,000. Iacofano makes it 900,000 and Gera calls. 

The turn brings the  , Iacofano bets 1,600,000 and Gera calls. The   hits the river, Iacofano moves all in and after a few minutes of thought Gera calls all in. Iacofano turns over    for the winning two-pair and Gera mucks. 

Kevin Iacofano - Main Event at Rio Champion ($256,463)
Nikhil Gera - Eliminated in 2nd Place ($160,325)



Nikhil Gera

02/28/18 02:32:43 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Takes Some Back
 

Kevin Iacofano raises to 700,000 from the button and Nikhil Gera calls.

The flop is     and Gera checks. Iacofano continues for 600,000 and Gera calls.

Both players check the   on the turn and the river is the  . Gera leads out for 1,700,000. Iacofano thinks for about 30 seconds, then folds.

Nikhil Gera - 6,800,000 (22 bb)
Kevin Iacofano - 10,900,000 (36 bb)

02/28/18 02:29:21 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Extends his Lead
 

Nikhil Gera raises to 750,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls. 

The flop is     and Iacofano checks. Gera bets 700,000 and Iacofano calls.

The turn is the   and Iacofano checks again. Gera bets 1,150,000 and Iacofano calls.

The river is the   and Iacofano checks a third time. This time Gera checks behind.

Iacofano shows    for trip fours, and Gera mucks his cards.

Kevin Iacofano - 12,600,000 (42 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 5,100,000 (17 bb)

02/28/18 02:22:53 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Takes the Lead
 

Kevin Iacofano limps the button and Nikhil Gera checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes    , Gera checks and Iacofano bets 400,000. Gera calls.

The turn brings the  , Gera checks and Iacofano bets 900,000. Gera calls. The river is the  , Gera checks, and Iacofano moves all in. Gera concedes the hand, and the chip lead. 

Kevin Iacofano - 9,440,000
Nikhil Gera - 8,300,000

02/28/18 02:13:27 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Level 36 Started
 
Level:36  Blinds:150,000/300,000  Ante:50,000
02/28/18 01:58:55 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Break Time
 

The players are now on a 15-minute break. Play is scheduled to resume at roughly 2:12 a.m.

Here are the current chip counts: 

Nikhil Gera - 9,015,000
Kevin Iacofano - 8,750,000

02/28/18 01:51:13 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Takes the Lead
 

Nikhil Gera opens to 600,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls. 

The flop comes     Iacofano checks, and Gera bets 600,000. Iacofano raises to 1,600,000 and Gera moves all in. Iacofano concedes the hand, and the chip lead.

Nikhil Gera - 10,000,000 (42 bb)
Kevin Iacofano - 7,000,000 (29 bb)

02/28/18 01:39:58 AM PST (about 111 days and 22 hours ago)
 
Stacks are Evening Out
 

In a limped pot, the flop comes    , Nikhil Gera checks, and Kevin Iacofano bets 550,000. Gera calls. 

Both players check the   on the turn. The river brings the   and Gera bets 1,600,000 winning himself the pot. 

Nikhil Gera - 8,240,000 (34 bb)
Kevin - 9,500,000 (39 bb)

02/28/18 01:29:26 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Doubles Up
 

Kevin Iacofano open shoves from the button, and Nikhil Gera quickly calls all in for 2,542,000.

Iacofano:   
Gera:   

Gera's in good shape, and he stays ahead as the board rolls out      . He wins with his pocket queens and doubles up.

Nikhil Gera - 5,150,000 (21 bb)
Kevin Iacofano - 12,550,000 (52 bb)

02/28/18 01:26:49 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Picks Off a Bluff
 

Nikhil Gera raises to 600,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls.

The flop is     and Iacofano checks. Gera continues for 600,000 and Iacofano calls.

Both players check the   turn, and the river is the  . Iacofano checks again. Gera bets 1,100,000. Iacofano thinks for a minute, then calls.

"King high," Gera says. Iacofano then tables    for pair of threes to win the pot.

Kevin Iacofano - 14,475,000 (60 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 2,525,000 (10 bb)

02/28/18 01:23:00 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Makes a "Good Call"
 

Kevin Iacofano opens to 500,000 from the button and Nikhil Gera calls.

Both players check     flop. The turn brings the  , Gera checks, and Iacofano bets 650,000. Gera calls. 

Both players check the   on the river. Gera turns over    and Iacofano says "Good call" as he puts his cards in the muck.

Nikhil Gera - 5,250,000 (22 bb)
Kevin Iacofano - 12,000,000 (42 bb)

02/28/18 01:03:17 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Level 35 Started
 
Level:35  Blinds:120,000/240,000  Ante:30,000
02/28/18 01:01:06 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Extends His Lead
 

Kevin Iacofano opens to 500,000 from the button and Nikhil Gera calls. Both players check the     flop.

The turn brings the  , Gera bets 400,000 and Iacofano calls. The river is the  , Gera checks and Iacofano bets 1,700,000. Gera calls and says "If you have the flush you win". Iacofano does indeed have the flush as he turns over    for the nut flush. 

Kevin Iacofano - 13,040,000 (65 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 4,700,000 (24 bb)

02/28/18 12:51:49 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Takes the Lead
 

Nikhil Gera raises to 500,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls.

 The flop is     and Iacofano checks. Gera continues for 500,000 and Iacofano calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The   completes the board on the river and Iacofano leads out for 1,100,000. Gera thinks for a minute, then folds.

Kevin Iacofano - 10,300,000 (51 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 7,400,000 (37 bb)

02/28/18 12:49:30 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Pulls Closer
 

Nikhil Gera raises to 500,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls.

The flop is     and Iacofano checks. Gera continues for 400,000. Iacofano then check-raises to 1,050,000 and Gera calls.

The turn is the   and Iacofano leads out for 1,600,000. Gera folds.

Kevin Iacofano - 8,550,000 (42 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 9,150,000 (45 bb)

02/28/18 12:43:51 AM PST (about 111 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano's Kicker Takes It
 

Kevin Iacofano limps the button and Nikhil Gera checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes    , Gera checks, and Iacofano bets 450,000. Gera calls.

Both players check the   on the turn. The river brings the  , Gera bets 1,100,000 and Iacofano calls. Gera turns up    but has kicker problems against Iacofano's   .

Kevin Iacofano - 5,800,000 (29 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 12,540,000 (63 bb)

02/28/18 12:32:16 AM PST (about 111 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Extends His Chip Lead
 

Nikhil Gera raises to 500,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano calls.

Both players check when the flop comes    , and the turn is the  . Iacofano bets 450,000 and Gera calls.

The river is the   and Iacofano now checks. Gera bets 1,200,000. Iacofano thinks for a few moments, then folds.

Nikhil Gera - 13,250,000
Kevin Iacofano - 4,550,000

02/28/18 12:28:33 AM PST (about 111 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Wins the Preflop Battle
 

Nikhil Gera opens to 500,000 from the button and Kevin Iacofano makes it 1,250,000 from the button. Gera reraises to 3,000,000 and Iacofano lays it down. 

Nikhil Gera - 12,540,000
Kevin Iacofano - 5,200,000

02/28/18 12:21:14 AM PST (about 111 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Kevin Iacofano Gets Some Back
 

Kevin Iacofano limps from the button and Nikhil Gera checks his option.

Both players check the     flop, and the turn is the  . Gera leads out for 225,000 and Iacofano calls. 

The river is the   and Gera now checks. Iacofano bets 750,000. Gera thinks for about a minute, then tosses out a call.

Iacofano shows    for a pair of nines, and Gera mucks.

Kevin Iacofano - 8,300,000 (41 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 9,400,000 (47 bb)

02/28/18 12:06:17 AM PST (about 111 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Nikhil Gera Extends His Lead
 

 

Kevin Iacofano opens to 500,000 from the button and Nikhil Gera calls. Both players check the     flop. 

The turn brings the  , Gera checks, and Iacofano bets 500,000. Gera calls. Both players check the   on the river, and Gera turns over    for the winning pair of sevens. Iacofano mucks. 

Nikhil Gera - 11,240,000 (56 bb)
Kevin Iacofano - 6,500,000 (33 bb)

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