WPTDS: Nick Palma Wins a Three-Way All-In to Reach 2.2 Million; Joseph Hernon Out 44th

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  43 of 1,404

Nick Palma
Nick Palma

Nick Palma raised under the gun to 65,000, Joseph Hernon called UTG+1, Joseph Bianco called from the button, and Zhen Cai moved all in from the big blind for about 1,275,000.

Palma called all in for 780,000, Hernon called all in for 565,000, and Bianco folded.

These were their cards in descending order of chip counts:

Zhen Cai:  7h7c
Nick Palma:  QsQc
Joseph Hernon:  AdKh

The board came KdQdJc2d9s, and Palma flopped a set of queens to win the entire pot, doubling thru Cai and eliminating Hernon in 44th place.

Nick Palma  –  2,235,000  (75 bb)
Zhen Cai  –  500,000  (17 bb)
Joseph Hernon  –  Eliminated in 44th Place  ($4,389)

With 43 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 980,000 (33 big blinds), and action will continue tonight until they reach the nine-handed final table.