Roberto Romanello's bid for EPT history has come to an end on just the third hand of the day.
It happened when Mads Amot opened for 42,000 only to have Roberto Romanello, who won this very event two years ago in Season 7, shove from the big blind for 383,000. Amot made the call and Romanello discovered the bad new.
It was a bad spot for Romanello, and it only got worse on the flop. Amot hit a set and left Romanello drawing to running straight cards. Any hope of that disappeared when the dealer burned and turned the , leaving Romanello drawing dead. The was put out on the river for good measure, and Romanello exited in 21st place.
Interestingly, he was eliminated holding the very same hand (suits and all) he held when he won the EPT Prague back in Season 7.