Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 73
Average Stack: 283,000
Nick Petrangelo is considered by some to be the best tournament player in the world but even he was unable to have his pocket aces hold and is on the rail as a result.
Rios opened in middle position and the player on his direct left called. Petrangelo three-bet to 49,000 and Rios shipped it in for 230,000. Petrangelo called for his last 185,000 or so and had A♣A♦ up against the A♠J♠ of Rios. The Q♠ and 10♠ appeared on the flop to give Rios as big of a sweat as possible. The turn bricked but the 3♠ river gave Rios his flush to eliminate Petrangelo.
Petrangelo took the walk and Rios is up to 450,000 as the field now has one less elite left to deal with.