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World Series of Poker Main Event: Federico Butteroni Eliminated In Eighth Place

Italian Poker Player Wins $1,097,056 For Eighth-Place Finish

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Italy’s Federico Butteroni came into the 2015 World Series of Poker main event final table on the short stack and essentially blinded himself out of the tournament.

The 25-year-old poker player from Rome only played two of the 35 hands he was dealt. On the first, his preflop shove got through. On the second, he ran his final five big blinds and the AHeart SuitJClub Suit into the ASpade SuitKSpade Suit of chip leader Joe McKeehen.

The board ran out 10Club Suit6Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit9Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and Butteroni hit the rail. For his efforts, he did take home $1,097,056.

Card Player TV caught his post-bustout press conference on video, in which he discussed laddering up to eighth place and the support of friends, family and country.

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