2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells

Main Event
Days: 2

Ken Payne Eliminated in 8th Place ($9,902)

Level 23 : 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Ken Payne - 8th Place
Ken Payne - 8th Place

Nick Pupillo opened to 55,000 in the cutoff and got three-bet to 135,000 by Ken Payne in the big blind. Pupillo called, and the flop brought {5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. Payne seemed ready to bet about 175,000, but upon realizing it was almost half of his remaining stack, he shoved.

"I need a count," Pupillo said.

The total was 393,000, and Pupillo cut out enough chips to call, then pushed them in.

Pupillo: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}
Payne: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

Payne was in great shape to double, but the {j-Clubs} turn gave Pupillo trips. The {2-Spades} river meant it was a painful end for Baraboo, Wisc., native Payne.

Player Chips Progress
Nicholas Pupillo us
Nicholas Pupillo
1,798,000 914,000
Ken Payne
Ken Payne

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