Event 3: Kicker Problems for Nick Pupillo

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 102

Hold’em

Nick Pupillo raised from the button and Yuval Bronshtein called from the big blind.

The flop was 7h3h10d and Bronshtein checked to Pupillo who bet. Bronshtein put in a check-raise and Pupillo called.

Pupillo called bets from Bronshtein on both the Ac turn and 6s river.

Bronshtein showed 10c8d for a pair of tens, Pupillo flashed 10h5c for a pair of tens with an inferior kicker, and Bronshtein collected the bet.

Yuval Bronshtein – 1,025,000 (20.5 big bets)
Nick Pupillo – 200,000 (4 big bets)

Event 3: Nick Pupillo vs. Yuval Bronshtein for the Trophy

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 102

Nick Pupillo (left) vs. Yuval Bronshtein (right)

Yuval Bronshtein called his shot after winning Event 2 last night, saying he was going to go back-to-back. All that stands in his way now is established poker professional Nick Pupillo, showing he’s more than just a no-limit wizard.

Bronshtein has a slight edge to begin the heads-up match with about 710,000 (14 big bets) to Pupillo’s 515,000 (10 big bets).

Event 3: Ian Feller – 3rd Place ($4,331)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 102

Ian Feller – 3rd Place

Omaha 8

Ian Feller, who at one point four-handed was down to 6,000 and ran it up to about 300,000, raised from the button and Nick Pupillo called from the big blind.

The flop was Jc7h8s and Pupillo checked to Feller who continued with a bet. Pupillo check-raised and Feller called all in for 45,000 with As4s9s9d for nines with a low draw.

Pupillo, however, tabled KdQc10d9c for the nut straight.

Feller four no help from the 8d turn nor the Jh river, ending his run in third place.

Nick Pupillo – 515,000 (10 big bets)
Ian Feller – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,331)

Event 3: Nick Pupillo Basically Triples Up

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 102

Nick Pupillo

Razz

Lazaro Rodriguez: XxXx / Ax3x6x
Ian Feller: XxXx: Ax10xJxfold
Nick Pupillo: XxXx / 7xJx5x

Lazaro Rodriguez completed on third street, Ian Feller called and Nick Pupillo raised. Rodriguez made it three bets, Feller capped it at four bets and both Pupillo and Rodriguez called.

Rodriguez bet with the on-board lead on fourth street and both opponents called.

Rodriguez bet again on fifth street, Feller folded and Pupillo called all in for 17,000.

Lazaro Rodriguez: 10x4x / Ax3x6x
Nick Pupillo: Ax2x / 7xJx5x

Here were the rest of their runouts:

Lazaro Rodriguez: 10x4x / Ax3x6x8x / Jx
Nick Pupillo: Ax2x / 7xJx5xKx / 6x

Pupillo made a seven-six on seventh street to nearly triple up. Not long after, Pupillo eliminated Rodriguez during Stud.

Nick Pupillo – 380,000 (16 big bets)
Lazaro Rodriguez – Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,228)

Recent Eliminations
6th: John Simcox – $1,694
7th: Bryce Fox – $1,225