Event 9: Raffaello Locatelli – 5th Place ($8,380)

$570 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 338

Raffaello Locatelli
Raffaello Locatelli

At the end of the previous post, we asked, “Can Raffaello Locatelli make the full comeback from less than a single big blind?” (Spoiler Alert: No.)

After he bounced back a bit to 225,000, Locatelli skipped the next two hands before he found himself in the big blind, with the big-blind ante.

Barry Weprin raised from the button to 50,000, Brian Hastings called from the small blind, and Locatelli moved all in for about 205,000. Weprin called, and Hastings folded.

Locatelli turned over Ad7c, but he needed to improve to stay alive against Weprin’s KhKc.

The board came Js8c2c3dQd, and the pocket kings held up for Weprin to win the pot and eliminate Locatelli in fifth place.

Barry Weprin  –  1,750,000  (88 bb)
Raffaello Locatelli  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($8,380)