Sunday, June 5, 2016 4:11 PM Local Time
John Pierce Cracks Aces On His First Hand of the Day
Ricardo Tombini has already raised in middle position when the dealer calls out "All in!" as John Pierce, immediately to Tombini's left, puts his tournament life at stake.
The big blind considers calling for a moment and asks the dealer to count Pierce's stack. The total is 82,000. He folds, and Tombini calls with . "Good fold," says the big blind.
Pierce shows . He's way behind, but gets an immediate reprieve when the flop is revealed: .
The turn and river don't help Tombini, and he ships a substantial portion of his chips to Pierce.
John Pierce - 185,000
Ricardo Tombini - 165,000