Jeff Conine Charity Poker Classic / Charity Series of Poker
Level 21: 100,000/200,000 with an 200,000 big-blind ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 382
Randall Fernandez moved all in from the button for about 850,000, and Marlo McCloskey called all in from the big blind for about 250,000 with [10d][3s].
Fernandez turned over [Ah][Jd], and McCloskey needed to improve to stay alive.
The board came [Ad][7c][4d][Jh][Qd], and Fernandez paired his ace on the flop and his jack on the turn to win the pot with two pair and eliminate McCloskey in third place.
Randall Fernandez – 1,700,000 (9 bb)
Marlo McCloskey – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,500 + Party Like a Rock Star Package)
Marlo McCloskey of Santa Cruz, California, was one of the least experienced people at the final table, and as she wrote on her bio sheet, she plays “just for fun.” True to her word, she was having a great time at the final table, win or lose, and her friends supporting her on the rail (some of whom are experienced poker players) were much more stressed than McCloskey, who took everything in stride with a smile.