Main Event – Ross Santos – 3rd Place – $15,813

11:52 pm


3-way action pre-flop. All called 125K each.

Flop – 4-9-10

3-way check.

Turn – 9c

Ross goes all-in. David insta calls…Chris insta mucks. Ross shows KK, David 9/J

River – 5x

Ross is knocked out in 3rd.

Main Event – Level 26 – 25K/50K 5K ante

11:38 pm

Still down to 3. One player almost steamed out at 3rd but is now back to a healthy stack. Ross is still low stack…for now.

Main Event – Joe Sweeney – 4th place – $11,790

10:45 pm


Joe Sweeney, lasted as long as he could against the bigger stacks on the table. Holding AKx vs Chris’s 66’s

Board does not show and Ace nor a King, knocking out Joe. We are down to 3.

Another Break..another chip count

10:29 pm

What COULD be our last break of the tournament, here is an updated count :

David Grandieri – 3.3M

Chris Jenkins – 2.1M

Joe Sweeney- 340K

Ross Santos – 470K

What a Pot !!! Steel wheel vs Quads !!

10:21 pm







In what has to be the sickest pot of the whole tournament. Shock and awe !

Ross raises 85K pre-flop, David calls.

Flop – 234 (all spades). Check. Check

Turn – 7d

David leads out 75K…Ross calls.

River – 7c

David bets 135…Ross thinks then tanks then re-raises 300K more. Now it’s David turn to think..and think..and think…and then re-raises 500K more. Ross snap calls thinking David only has a flush. Come to find out David held the A5 of spades to give a Steel Wheel.


Main Event – Giuseppe “Joe” Ruvolo – 5th place – $9016

09:58 pm






Joe, who quietly was up and down all day, with his last 80K went all -in with 9/10 only to get called by Chris’s J/Q. Board did not help Joe and was knocked out of contention.

Main Event – Roger Palombizio – 6th place – $7074

09:54 pm


Roger, low on chips pushes with JJ only to get called by David with AK. An ace comes on the flop and that was the end of Roger’s run on the final table. David on a tear and is now the chip leader with almost 2.0M in chips

Event #13 – Level 24 15k/30K 3k ante

09:48 pm

David and Ross tangled in a pot which did not work well for Ross. David raised preflop, Ross re-raises to 155k. David calls.

Flop – 3c 6d 7c

Ross fires out 115K, David calls.

Turn – 5h

David puts out a large enough bet to have Ross think for a few. Then Ross decides to muck. Down to 1.4M

Main Event – Jia Liu – 7th Place – $5965

09:31 pm


In our 2nd Million+ pot involed Jia, RogerPalombizio, and David Grandieri. Jia goes All-in…Roger calls….now David thinks for 3 minutes then he re-pops putting Roger in the tank before he calls.

Jia – 77

Roger -88

David – KK

Board – 6-9-2/J/10

Pot awarded to David…now has 1.2M  

Congrats to Jia on cashing and good luck to him as he goes back out to the WSOP Main Event. We wish you the best !

Main Event – Dominick Pelli – 8th Place – $4855

09:14 pm


This table tonight is being called the “AK vs AA” table. For the 3rd time, Player A (Dominic) goes all-in with AKc only to get called by Joe Sweeney’s AA. No help for Dom as the board stays clean knocking him out of contention. He earns $4855.