Championship: Paul Balzano – 18th Place ($5,795)

$1,650 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 489

Paul Balzano

Paul Balzano was all-in preflop for about 190,000 and at risk against chip leader Moe Affaneh.

Affaneh: QsQh
Balzano: AsTd

The flop smacked Affaneh coming KsQcQd. All the table could do was let out a collective chuckle as Affaneh had drawn quads and had Balzano dead.

The turn was the 6s and river the Th making it official. Balzano, who finished fourth in last year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race, was eliminated. Affaneh’s stack, meanwhile, flirted with 2,000,000.

Moe Affaneh – 1,995,000 (99 bb)
Paul Balzano – Eliminated in 18th place ($5,795)