€5,300 EPT Main Event
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Bendinelli Spikes River to Stay Alive

BrandonBloom • Level 38: Blinds 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Giuliano Bendinelli

Jimmy Guerrero limped with {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Giuliano Bendinelli raised to 2,800,000 with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Guerrero called.

The dealer spread the {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop, Bendinelli bet 1,500,000, and Guerrero announced: "all in".

"I don't think I can fold," Bendinelli said just before he put chips onto the felt to signify a call.

Bendinelli needed to improve to survive, but the {2-Hearts} turn changed nothing, and Guerrero was one card away from the victory.

A few people on the Italian rail were calling for a seven, and the {7-Spades} spiked the river to improve Bendinelli to straight, as he rejoiced with his rail at the sight of the card which kept his tournament life alive.

Player Chips Progress
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 37,120,000 -16,250,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 31,700,000 16,250,000

Tags: Giuliano BendinelliJimmy Guerrero