Championship: Giovanni Fazio Eliminated in 41st Place by Nicholas Verderamo

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  40 of 1,541

Nicholas Verdaramo
Nicholas Verderamo

Giovanni Fazio raised from the small blind to 150,000, and Nicholas Verderamo called from the big blind.

The flop came 9h6c3d, Fazio bet 350,000, and Verderamo used one of his Time Chips tank for nearly a minute before he calls.

The turn card paired the board with the 9c, Fazio bet 775,000, and Verderamo announced a raise to 1,900,000, which was most of his stack. Fazio quickly called, and when the bets were counted out, Verderamo was left with about 150K, and Fazio was left with just a single 5K chip.

The river card double-paired the board with the 6s, Fazio bet his last 5,000, and Verderamo quickly called.

Fazio showed Ad3h for the two pair on the board with his ace kicker, but Verderamo turned over Js9s to win the pot with a full house nines full of sixes. Fazio was eliminated in 41st place.

Nicholas Verderamo  –  5,000,000  (125 bb)
Giovanni Fazio  –  Eliminated in 41st Place  ($16,500)

With 40 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 1,925,000 (48 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $19,300 each.

Action is scheduled to continue today until there are two tables remaining (16 players).