Event 53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Bryan Piccioli Eliminated in 7th Place ($94,971)

Bryan Piccioli - 7th place

In a hand that would cripple him, Bryan Piccioli open-pushed all in for just over 700,000 and action folded around to Matthew Graham in the hijack position, who went all in himself for just under 700,000. Everyone else got out of the way and hands were revealed.

Piccioli: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Graham: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}

Piccioli was dominated and needed help going to the flop. However, the {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} board kept Graham's ace-king high in the lead and Piccioli was cut down to his last 50,000.

A couple of hands later, Piccioli went all in for his last 40,000 from under-the-gun and Neil Willerson raised to 175,000 from the hijack seat. Everyone else got out of the way and Piccioli would be at risk.

Piccioli: {Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Willerson: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The {K-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} board left Willerson with kings-full of fours, which was more than enough to send Piccioli to the rail in 7th place.

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Graham us
Matthew Graham
us 1,400,000 950,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us Busted

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