€5,300 Main Event

Javier Gomez Zapatero Eliminated in 5th Place (€205,300)

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Javier Gomez Zapatero knocks the table after the river card

Hand #26: Valentin Messina raised to 210,000 under the gun with the {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #27: Unknown action.

Hand #28: Action folded to Messina in the small blind and he limped with the {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Dominik Panka checked his option from the big with the {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, the flop came down [qqd5c], and both players checked. When the {Q-Clubs} turn put three queens on the board, Messina bet 150,000 and Panka folded.

Hand #29: Action folded to a short-stacked Javier Gomez Zapatero in the cutoff and he moved all in for his last 940,000. Panka proceeded to move all in over the top from the small blind, which pushed out the big.

Panka: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Zapatero: {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Zapatero was dominated and in desperate need of some help. The {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop provided no hope, and neither did the {5-Spades} turn. The Spaniard needed a ten and a ten only on the river to stay alive, but it was not meant to be as the {8-Hearts} blanked. With that, Zapatero's dream of becoming Spain's first EPT winner came to an end. Instead, he had to settle for fifth place and €205,300 in prize money.

Player Chips Progress
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl 3,430,000 530,000
Javier Gomez Zapatero es
Javier Gomez Zapatero
es Busted

Tags: Dominik PankaJavier Gomez ZapateroValentin Messina