Michele Di Lauro raises to 44,000 on the button and Steve Billirakis three-bets to 130,000. The Italian doesn't think about his decision for too long before making the call.
Everyone in the room could sense that this was going to be the pivotal moment in this fantastic tournament and we were not disappointed.
Billirakis bet 70,000 and Di Lauro took a few moments to compose himself before moving all in for the remainder of his stack. Billirakis calmly called and you knew he was ahead by the way he turned his cards over.
Just a few cards for Billirakis to dodge and he would win his second WSOP bracelet.
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Billirakis got up off his seat and shook the hand of Di Lauro and the photographic mayhem ensued.