€50,000 Super High Roller

JC Alvarado Eliminated in 2nd Place (€788,675)

JC Alvarado - 2nd Place

From the button, JC Alvarado raised and then Dan Smith reraised all in from the big blind. Alvarado quickly called holding the {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}. Smith held the {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and would need to get lucky if he wanted to end it here.

The flop sums up just what kind of tournament it's been for Smith, coming down {A-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts} to give him the lead. Heck, it's summed up his entire year with the way he's been winning everything he touches.

After the flop put him in front, it was just a matter of the {6-Diamonds} on the turn and {3-Clubs} on the river before the deal was signed, sealed and delivered. Alvarado finished the hand second best and the tournament runner-up, taking home €788,675. That is by far the largest score of Alvarado's career, but still leaves a bitter taste in his mouth as any second-place finish will do.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 16,000,000 2,580,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx Busted

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