Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

For the Nguyen... Sinopoli and Silvestri Both Eliminated in Same Hand

Shamus • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Mario Silvestri - 39th place

After a relatively quiet period, big hands are erupting all over it seems.

Right on the heels of James Page's elimination came a hand in which Mario Silvestri opened by shoving all in for 2.035 million from middle position. Khoa Nguyen flat-called from the cutoff, and it folded to Frank Sinopoli who reshoved for approximately 2.3 million from the small blind. The big blind folded, and Nguyen called the extra amount.

Sinopoli: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Silvestri: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Khoa Nguyen: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Pocket pairs all around, with Sinopoli's the best of the bunch. Then came the flop, {7-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{5-Hearts}, giving Nguyen a set. The turn brought the {Q-Clubs}, making quads for Nguyen and making the {2-Clubs} on the river no matter.

Nguyen knocks out two with one monster of a hand. Silvestri, who started the hand with fewer chips, finishes 39th, while Sinopoli takes the 38th-place spot. Nguyen, meanwhile, is stacking up about 10.3 million at the moment.