Event 4: Joseph Patalano – 9th Place ($920)

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with an 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 365

Joseph Patalano
Joseph Patalano

Joseph Patalano got his short stack all in preflop from the big blind against Igor Evseev (button) and Frederic Konowitz (small blind). Any further betting would create a side pot.

Both players checked all the way down on a board of As10s4s10dJs, and all three revealed their cards:

Frederic Konowitz:  9s8d  (nine-high spade flush)
Igor Evseev:  9d7d  (nine high)
Joseph Patalano:  9c5s  (five-high spade flush)

Konowitz won the pot with his higher flush to eliminate Patalano in ninth place.

Frederic Konowitz  –  910,000  (36 bb)
Igor Evseev  –  270,000  (11 bb)
Joseph Patalano  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($920)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 685,000 (27 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $1,183.