Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Pellegrino Doubles Through Jivkov Again

Nick Jivkov

Up and down we go on the roller coaster that is this heads up battle. Pellegrino was back down to 400,000, but he has just secured anohter double up against Jivkov.

Action started with Jivkov raising to 100,000. Pelegrino thought for about 10 seconds before announcing pot, and Jivkov snap called and showed {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} assuming Pellegrino was all in. Problem was, the raise was only to 300,000, so Pellegrino actually had 100,000 behind. So as they went to the flop, Pellegrino knew what Jivkov was holding. The flop came down {5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and Pellegrino checked to Jivkov, who tossed in the last 100,000. Pellegrino called, and was in great shape when the cards were flipped.

Pellegrino: {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Jivkov: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Pellegrino went from miles behind before the flop to miles ahead after, and he was in great shape to double up. The {2-Diamonds} on the turn gave Jivkov a straight draw, adding four more outs on top of the ace that he could catch. Neither one came on the river thought, as the dealer peeled off the {q-Clubs}. Pellegrino is now back up to 860,000, and is somehow still fighting it out in this heads up.

Player Chips Progress
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
bg 2,000,000 -350,000
Bryan Pellegrino it
Bryan Pellegrino
it 860,000 310,000

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