Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Tagawa's Dreams Crushed on the Turn


Randall Tagawa was poised for a huge double-up. After Robert Pisano put 350,000 into the pot on a flop of {5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{4-Clubs}, Tagawa moved all in for a total of 1.15 million. Pisano was so unsure of his decision that a clock was eventually called. As the floor started counting down from ten, Pisano called the all in with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, a pair of aces. Tagawa had the same pair of aces with a better kicker, {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}. Tagawa was ready to join the 3,000,000-chip club until the turn came a dream-destroying {10-Hearts} to improve Pisano to two pair. Tagawa couldn't pull a three-outer of his own on the river {4-Diamonds}. He's busto, and Pisano is now the chip leader with 5.6 million!

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