2021 Colorado Poker Championship

$3,000 High Roller
Days: 1

Giardina Gets a Big Double

Level 15 : 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Michael Giardina
Michael Giardina

Sherman Wu opened to 12,000 under the gun and was called by both Rocco Palumbo in the hijack and Michael Giardina in the small blind. The flop came {3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Giardina checked to Wu, who made a continuation-bet of 13,000. Palumbo folded and Giardina check-raised to 29,000.

"How much do you have left?" asked Wu. Giardina pushed his stack forward so that it was visible to his opponent, who then announced he was all in. Giardina called.

Michael Giardina: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Sherman Wu: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

"Holy shit," said tablemate Eddy Konarske after seeing Giardina call correctly with a pair of treys and a gutshot. Giardina faded the six outer on both the turn {9-Clubs} and river {10-Spades} and scored a huge double, taking him above a quarter-million as nine-handed play continues.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Giardina us
Michael Giardina
256,000 131,000
Sherman Wu us
Sherman Wu
230,000 -128,000
Rocco Palumbo (CO) us
Rocco Palumbo (CO)
95,000 -25,000

Tags: Eddy KonarskeMichael GiardinaRocco PalumboSherman Wu