Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Rocco Takes a Few More

• Nivo 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players have been playing pretty slow to start the heads-up match, but this recent hand turned out to exchange quite a lot of chips.

It started with Nelson Robinson opening the button and Rocco Palumbo making the call. On the {5-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades} flop, Palumbo check-called a bet of 100,000 from Robinson. Palumbo again check-called on the {8-Diamonds} turn, this time a bet of 160,000. On the {5-Hearts} river, another check from Palumbo would see Robinson bet 275,000. Palumbo made the call and the two players turned their hands over.

Palumbo: {k-}{6-}
Robinson: {j-}{9-}

Palumbo's pair of kings were too strong for Robinson's pair of nines, with Palumbo raking in the chips.

Oznake: Nelson Robinson. Rocco Palumbo