2022 888poker XL Winter Series
A$10,600 Main Event
Days:

Nicolas Malo Eliminated in 7th Place (A$240,080)

will_shill • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Nicolas Malo

Nino Ullmann opened pre-flop and Gareth Pepper called in the hijack. Nicolas Malo flat-called in the big blind.

Malo and Ullmann checked a flop of {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts} over to Gareth Pepper who bet 400,000.

Malo check-raised all in for 790,000 and Ullmann re-raised to 1,325,000. Pepper took his time before tank-folding {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

Nino Ullmann: {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Nicolas Malo: {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Ullmann had flopped the nut straight, with Malo holding nothing but a straight draw of his own.

The turn {3-Spades} and river {k-Spades} couldn't save him and Malo became the first elimination at the final table.

Nicolas Malo Eliminated in 7th Place
Nicolas Malo Eliminated in 7th Place

"I'm not sure about the play," Malo told the live stream. "Maybe I should fold preflop, but I'm just really happy in general.

"On Day 2 I went all in for 30,000 with {2-}{2-} against {8-}{8-} so I just ran super good and won a lot of all-ins to get here. The organisation is super good as well; it's just a great tournament with a super good field."

Player Chips Progress
Nino Ullmann de
Nino Ullmann
de 7,905,000 1,680,000
Gareth Pepper nz
Gareth Pepper
nz 3,690,000 -965,000
Nicolas Malo CA
Nicolas Malo
CA Busted

Tags: Gareth PepperNicolas MaloNino Ullmann