Event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Miracle On The River Keeps Campelo Alive

Luis Campelo reacts to doubling up

It was so close to being over. Will Jaffe was just one card away from winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet, but Luis Campelo pulled off a miracle on the river.

Will Jaffe raised to 320,000 from the small blind, and Luis Campelo moved all in for 2,750,000. Jaffe called right away.

Will Jaffe{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Luis Campelo{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

The flop brought out {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Jaffe took a commanding lead. Campelo needed to catch a king or a deuce, but the turn was the {Q-Spades} taking away some of his outs. The Brazilian needed one of the two remaining deuces in the deck, and the Amazon Room exploded when the river brought out the {2-Clubs}.

"Vamos Luis!!" a group of around 20 Brazilians shouted from the rail cheering their friend on. The chanting and cheering continues as Campelo has taken the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Luis Campelo br
Luis Campelo
br 5,500,000 2,700,000
Will Jaffe us
Will Jaffe
us 4,165,000 -2,700,000

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