Event 1: Patrick Capozziello – 5th Place ($56,270); Allan Maloney – 6th Place ($41,295)

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 3,730

Patrick Capozziello
Patrick Capozziello

Patrick Capozziello was all in from the cutoff for 4,750,000 with AcJs, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the KcQs of Allan Maloney in the small blind with 5,750,000.

The board came Jd5d2cJh5s, 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 KdQc10c, and Rossi thought for a while before moving all in. Capozziello snap-called, and all three players turned over their cards.

Joseph Rossi:  AsJs  (ace-high straight)
Patrick Capozziello:  KhKc  (set of kings)
Allan Maloney:  7s5s  (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 7h, the river card was the 6s, 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.

Allan Maloney
Allan Maloney