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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Wilbern Hoffman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($186,392)

Djinn • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Wilbern Hoffman

Hand #61: Pablo Melogno raised to 170,000 preflop; Wilbern Hoffman defended his big blind.

The flop: {6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Hoffman checked, Melogno bet 185,000 and Hoffman quickly check-raised him to 500,000. After taking a look at his opponent's stack (over three million behind), Melogno made the call.

The turn: {8-Spades}. Hoffman led out for 1,250,000 and Melogno raised him all-in - he called in half the time it took for Melogno to raise and saw that his hand was ahead, but vulnerable:

Hoffman: {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped two pair.
Melogno: {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for the double draw of diamonds and straight.

"Black ace!" called Hoffman, but the deck denied his entreaty, giving Melogno the {k-Diamonds} instead, completing the flush.

Player Chips Progress
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 11,195,000 5,055,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 3,745,000 -205,000
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
us Busted

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