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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD


Mark Radoja Leads Final Nine Players

It was payday down at the Venetian for the $3,500 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour main event, with 25 surviving hopefuls from a total field of 235 returning for day 3 on the money bubble. ...

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.