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WSOP Circuit NLH Main Event

Simone Lombardo Eliminated in 2nd Place (€146,004)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Simone Lombardo

Simone Lombardo raised to 1.2 million and Andrea Ricci three-bet to 4 million with 16 million behind. Lombardo carefully counted his remaining stack and then moved all-in for Ricci to call with the inferior stack size.

Andrea Ricci: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Simone Lombardo: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

It seemed all but over on the {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop as Ricci needed running cards to a straight or flush. He got one of them on the {3-Diamonds} turn and the rail shouted for the four of diamonds. Sure enough, the {4-Diamonds} fell on the river and Ricci's rail exploded. Both Italian contenders hugged while the chips were counted and Lombardo was left with around 5 million.

Lombardo was still all smiles when he sat back down and Ricci then jammed the button, Lombardo called it off.

Simone Lombardo: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Andrea Ricci: {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop gave Lombardo the nut straight and gutshot straight flush draw. Suddenly, Ricci picked up outs on the {6-Hearts} turn and the magical {j-Spades} river completed a miracle runout to eliminate Lombardo in back-to-back hands. He takes home €146,004 while Ricci has earned the WSOP Circuit gold ring and top prize of €236,489.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 45,600,000 26,600,000
Simone Lombardo it
Simone Lombardo
it Busted

Tags: Andrea RicciSimone Lombardo