Main Event

Un-Lucky Luciano


Under the gun, Roberto Rivera shoved all in for 298,000, and William Luciano made the flat-call right next door for almost all of his own chips, too. At showdown, Luciano's {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts} was the best hand, but Rivera's {Q-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} was drawing live for the double. The {Q-Clubs} {2-Spades} {2-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {2-Diamonds} board gave him lots of pairs and a couple full houses, and that was enough to overcome the Big Slick and earn the double.

On the next hand, Luciano moved all in for 54,000, and Daniel Schmieding made the call in position. Xuan Liu was feeling frisky, though, and she squeezed in a reraise to 154,000 total. Schmieding wasn't going anywhere, though, and he raised it right back up to 408,000 total. Liu got the message by that point, and she cut her losses and surrendered out of the way.

Luciano: {Q-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}
Schmieding: {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts}

The board, please: {J-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {K-Spades} {J-Hearts} {2-Spades}. That's no use to Luciano, and he has been sent packing here in 26th place.

Chip stacks
Daniel Schmieding 1,300,000 -52,000
Roberto Rivera 645,000 274,000
William Luciano us Ude

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