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Romanello Rockets to the Rail

Roberto Romanello won't be cashing in this event and he was forced to hand over his bounty as his aces just got cracked in brutal fashion. Here's how it went down.

Action folded over to the player in the small blind and he raised to 1,300. Roberto Romanello reraised from the big blind to 3,100 and then the small blind shoved all in. Romanello snap-called for 19,000 total and tabled the {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. His opponent held the {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and although Romanello flopped top set, he had to fade a flush draw that his opponent flopped.

The turn brought a third heart with the {8-Hearts} falling and the small blind took the lead with a flush. Still, Romanello wasn't dead and could fill up on the river to win the pot in order to stay alive. At this point, the small blind put his two hands together in a prayer motion and began whispering to himself for his hand to hold up. "Please, please, please, please, please," he was seen mouthing.

The river completed the board with the {2-Hearts} and Romanello's rockets went down in flames. He passed over the bounty and headed to the rail.

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