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Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Volpe Loses Massive Race on River

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Paul Volpe- One Card From 4 million

There was a mountain of chips in the middle when we got to the table, and based on the positions, here's how we believe it went down. Eric Pratt had put in a four bet to 115,000, but Volpe had already responded by moving all in when we got there. Eventually, Pratt made the call for the rest of his stack, which was 631,000.

Volpe: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Pratt: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The flop kept Volpe out in front, coming {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The {4-Hearts} on the turn brought chop outs for Pratt, as a five would split the pot. He was still looking for an ace or a king on the river, and the rail eagerly anticipated that card.

River: {a-Spades}

Pratt binked the ace on the river to double up, and Volpe just took it in stride, and started counting out the chips. After that hit, Volpe drops to 2.8 million, while Pratt shoots up to 1.26 million.

Chip Counts
Paul Volpe us 2,750,000 -650,000
Eric Pratt US 1,260,000 555,000

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