Main Event

Puica and O'Brien Survive


Roger Hairabedian opened for 2,000 under the gun and received a call from Amerigo Santoro. Flavius Puica then called off his last 800, and Dan O'Brien moved all in from the button for 20,000. Hairabedian folded, but Santoro made the call.

Santoro: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
O'Brien: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Puica: {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Puica more than tripled by spiking a ten on the river; however, the real meat was in the side pot, which went to O'Brien.

Player Chips Progress
Amerigo Santoro
Amerigo Santoro
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 40,000 31,000
Flavius Puica
Flavius Puica
5,300 4,500

Tags: Amerigo SantoroDan O'BrienFlavius Puica