Event #81: $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Gagliano Eliminated in 2nd Place ($44,232)

Jan_Kores • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Michael Gagliano

Hand #218: Shankar Pillai raised to 190,000 and Michael Gagliano called from the big blind.

The flop fell {5-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Spades} and Gagliano checked to Pillai who bet 225,000. Gagliano called.

The {6-Hearts} hit the turn and Gagliano checked again. Pillai threw in a bet of 650,000 and Gagliano called.

The river was the {j-Spades} and Gagliano checked one more time. Pillai paused for a moment and then announced he was all in. Gagliano double-checked his hand and then called.

Pillai turned up {3-Spades}{2-Spades} for a turned straight and rivered flush and Gagliano flipped {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for two pair.

Gagliano was eliminated in second place for $44,232 while Shankar Pillai took down the 185-strong competition, taking home $71,580 along with his second bracelet.

Player Chips Progress
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
us 9,250,000 2,900,000
Michael Gagliano us
Michael Gagliano
us Busted

Tags: Michael GaglianoShankar Pillai