2012 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #4: €3,250 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Days: 3

Dan O'Brien Eliminated in 2nd Place (€66,503)

Level 12 : 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Dan O'Brien - 2nd Place
Dan O'Brien - 2nd Place

After getting knocked down to around 300,000 after losing with {J-Hearts}{9-Spades} to Giovanni Rosadoni's {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades} on a board of {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Dan O'Brien moved all in for 322,000 on the button with the {K-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. Rosadoni woke up to the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} in the big blind and made the quick call to put O'Brien at risk.

First, the flop came down {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and O'Brien added a pair of jacks. Still, he was behind the pocket queens that Rosadoni held and needed more help.

The turn gave him a bit of hope when the {2-Diamonds} peeled off. O'brien held the larger diamond of the two holdings and could hit a king, a jack or a diamond on the river to double up.

The dealer dealt the river card and the {5-Clubs} hit the felt. It was black and it was far too small to help O'Brien in anyway. He stood from his chair to shake the hand of Rosadoni before heading out the door. For his finish, O'Brien earned €66,503.

Tags: Dan O'BrienGiovanni Rosadoni