Over on the featured table, action folded to Alexandre Gomes in the small blind. He moved all in, with the big blind on the short stack of about 80,000. Carlos Alberto Curi looked down at
and made the call. Gomes'
was dominated, but he had the opportunity to eliminate a player.
A crowd gathered as the dealer spread the flop:
. Curi was apparently in good shape to double up. All he needed to do was dodge a...
on the turn. That card put Curi in grave danger of being knocked out on the final table bubble. He needed to catch any ace or any heart to stay alive. The dealer burned and turned the final card:
A roar broke out in the room as Gomes' two pair bested Curi's pair of queens. Unable to hold his lead in the hand, Carlos Alberto Curi was eliminated in ninth place and will get to spend tomorrow elsewhere. He pockets more than $12,000 for his efforts; not bad for two days' work.