Main Event

Fantini Takes a Huge Blow, Exits on the Next Hand


With 132,000 already in the pot and the board reading {K-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} {6-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} Amerigo Santoro shoved all in for 333,000 and after a minute or so Marco Fantini answered with a call.

Santoro showed {4-Hearts} {3-Hearts} for a straight and Fantini mucked. The dealer caught Fantini's hand and opened {A-Spades} {9-Spades}. After recounting Fantini's stack it turned out that it was just 10,000 chips bigger than Santoro's leaving Fantini with almost nothing.

On the very next hand Fantini shoved his remaining 10,000 from under the gun, but had to wait before he found out if it was his last hand of the tournament as Dimitar Danchev on his immediate left raised to 35,000 and was called by Artem Metalidi in the big blind.

The dealer flipped {9-Spades} {K-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} on the flop and both players checked. They did the same on the {7-Hearts} turn and on the {A-Diamonds} river. Danchev opened {A-} {3-} for a pair of aces which was good enough to beat Metalidi's {6-} {6-}.

Fantini flashed his {J-} {7-} and left the table.

Player Chips Progress
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 1,165,000 125,000
Amerigo Santoro
Amerigo Santoro
798,000 418,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 325,000 -15,000
Marco Fantini
Marco Fantini

Tags: Amerigo SantoroArtem MetalidiDimitar DanchevMarco Fantini