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Giovanni Rizzo Eliminated in 19th Place (€5,705)
Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
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(Photo: Rizzo facing elimination)
Giovanni Rizzo has never been far from the headlines during this WPT event. He had a great start to the day after doubling up through Steve O'Dwyer but the big hand with Rettenmaier earlier halted him in his tracks. His competition has just come to an end with a €5,705 payday after his confrontation with Edouard Alescio.
Rizzo open shoved for 110,000 and Alescio makes the call. Rizzo turns over Q T and Alescio turns over the rather loose looking call of Q J.
Rizzo took the lead on a T8A flop and stayed ahead on the A turn, though Alescio picked up outs to a heart flush. The dealer burned a card and put out the J on the river, completing the aforementioned flush draw and sending a dejected Rizzo to the rail.
We have now had a pay jump and everyone has now locked up €6,305.
09:53 PM, 12/16/11