Action began with a raise by Sergey Baburin to 6,000 from under the gun. Michele Di Lauro called from the cutoff and Amerigo Santoro tagged along from the button. Team PokerStars pro Jose “Nacho” Barbero moved all in for 64,200 from the small blind, sending Baburin into the tank.
Eventually Baburin let go of his hand and Di Lauro made the call. Santoro quickly folded from the button and we were off to the races.
Barbero’s eights held on the flop. The turn, however, spelled disaster for Barbero, as the rolled off and paired 4503. The completed the board and Barbero’s tournament came to an end early here on Day 3. 4503 reached out to shake Barbero’s hand as the pot was pushed his way, but Barbero quickly stormed away from the table without saying a word.
Scooping this pot brings Di Lauro’s stack up to about 380,000.