Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Patti's Pocket Pair

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Frank Patti and an opponent to his direct right got into a mid-position preflop raising war that eventually saw the cards face up and Patti all in.

Patti: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {q-}{q-}

Patti was way ahead and had his opponent drawing to two outs. The flop {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} was not ideal for Patti as he had flopped a set but now his opponent had straight outs. Patti faded the turn {3-Diamonds} and river {5-Clubs} for the massive double up, launching him up among the top stacks in the room.

Player Chips Progress
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Frank Patti
us 440,000 374,900