Event 3 Flight C: George Hortelano Emerges Victorious in Five-Way All-In

Escalator VI Series Event #3
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Flight C Players Remaining:  63 of 169

As relayed to us, the action started with a player in early position opening to 3,200. Caleb Piderit three-bet all in for about 17,000 from middle position, George Hortelano four-bet all in for 46,400 from the hijack and the player on the button called.

The player in the big blind then called all-in for about 19,000, putting the action back on the initial raiser who five-bet all in for roughly 62,000. The button called, putting the other four players at risk.

Here were the hands in descending order of chip count:

Button:  9c9d
UTG+1:  KsKd
Hortelano:  QdQh
Big Blind:  10s10c
Pideit:  AhKh

The board ran out 2dQc8c4h5s, giving Hortelano a set of queens to eliminate both Piderit and the big blind, while doubling through the button and UTG+1 players.

George Hortelano  –  190,000  (158 bb)
Caleb Piderit  –  Eliminated