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$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship

Julien Martini Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,974,000)

ajlamers • Level 36: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Julien Martini

Hand #102: Julien Martini shoved all in for 8,900,000 on the button with {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Ramon Colillas asked for a count before making the call with {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades} in the big blind. It was nearly a flip with Martini's tournament life on the line.

The dealer fanned the flop of {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} giving both players a pair, but Colillas became a huge favorite to take down the title. The turn was the {2-Clubs} which changed nothing and Martini was down to just five outs. As the rail looked on in anticipation, the {5-Diamonds} completed the board and Martini was eliminated in second place.

Martini will still pocket $2,974,000 for his efforts but Colillas goes from Platinum Pass winner to $5.1 million and will claim the first PokerStars Players Championship trophy.

Player Chips Progress
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
es 61,450,000 8,900,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr Busted

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