€5,300 EPT Main Event

Machado Wins a Monster to Take Massive Chip Lead

dsalituro • Level 20: Blinds 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Peterson Machado

Peterson Machado raised to 25,000 in early position and was called by Ramiro Petrone on the button. In the small blind, Claudio Di Giacomo three-bet to 140,000 and Machado called, while Petrone got out of the way.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} and Di Giacomo continued for 55,000. Machado put in a raise to 140,000 and Di Giacomo called as the turn came the {5-Diamonds}.

Di Giacomo shoved all in for 760,000 and Machado snap-called with {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for the straight. Di Giacomo could only show {a-Spades}{10-Hearts} for a smaller straight and was drawing to a chop but couldn't connect with the {10-Diamonds} river and headed to the rail.

Machado raked in the biggest pot of the tournament and is now sitting on more than 3,000,000.

"He wants the tournament to end today. He has a plane to catch," a tablemate joked.

Player Chips Progress
Peterson Machado br
Peterson Machado
br 3,100,000 2,320,000
Ramiro Petrone ar
Ramiro Petrone
ar 1,820,000 260,000
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
it Busted

Tags: Claudio Di GiacomoPeterson MachadoRamiro Petrone