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CPPT II - Paddy Power Irish Open

€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em


Hand For Hand Has Begun

With the elimination of Charles Matz in 49th place we are now just one away from the money and hand-for-hand play has begun. The next player eliminated will be the bubble person.

World Series of Poker Main Event -- Michael Esposito Eliminated In Seventh Place

Esposito Earns $1,257,790 For His Finish


With the blinds increasing to 250,000-500,000 with a 50,000 ante in the 2012 World Series of Poker main event, Michael Esposito was getting desperate with under 15 big blinds remaining in his stack.

The 43-year-old came back from the break determined to make some moves, and after a few all ins, he had chipped back over the 10 million mark.

On the very next hand, however, he moved all in from middle position with ASpade Suit JHeart Suit, only to find a willing customer in Greg Merson, who woke up with AClub Suit KSpade Suit in the big blind.

The board ran out 9Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit 6Spade Suit 8Club Suit and Esposito was eliminated. The Seaford, New York native picked up $1,257,790 for his seventh-place finish.

With the pot, Merson moved into the chip lead over Jesse Sylvia.