2010 World Series of Poker

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

Filippo Making Most of Winning Flip

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Filippo Candio

Filippo Candio is currently sitting in second place as the field shrinks to 50 and below. Candio has had a dramatic run thus far through the WSOP Main Event. Probably the most drama-filled moment for the Italian came late last night -- a "coin flip" hand in which Candio came out on the right side.

Nearly even in chips, Candio and Manuel Davidian commenced a preflop raising war which saw Candio all in with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} against Davidian's pocket tens. A king flopped, and Candio's hand held, moving him up over 5 million.

He's nearly doubled that stack today, putting him only behind William Thorson at the moment.

Candio has a number of previous tourney cashes in Italy, but only one WSOP cash prior to this event, a modest score in Event #11 this summer, a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event. No matter how deep he goes in this one, he's adding significantly to his overall career tourney winnings.

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