Patrick Capozziello was all in from the cutoff for 4,750,000 with , and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of Allan Maloney in the small blind with 5,750,000.
The board came , and Capozziello paired his jack on the flop, turned trips, and rivered a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.
Patrick Capozziello – 10,300,000 (26 bb)
Allan Maloney – 1,000,000 (3 bb)
A short while later, Capozziello raised from the cutoff to 1,200,000, and Maloney called all in from the small blind for 1,000,000. Joseph Rossi called the 1,200,000, creating a side pot of 400,000.
The flop came , and Rossi thought for a while before moving all in. Capozziello snap-called, and all three players turned over their cards.
Joseph Rossi: (ace-high straight)
Patrick Capozziello: (set of kings)
Allan Maloney: (seven high)
Maloney was nearly drawing dead (unless the board brought an ace-high straight for a three-way chop), while Capozziello needed the board to pair to stay alive.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and the ace-high straight held up for Rossi to win the entire pot, eliminating both Maloney and Capozziello from the tournament.
Joseph Rossi – 26,875,000
Patrick Capozziello – Eliminated in 5th Place ($56,270)
Allan Maloney – Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,295)
With four players remaining from a field of 3,730, the average chip stack is about 18,650,000 (47 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $74,845.