Championship: Robert Melo Eliminated 13th ($6,795)

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship
Level 23: 10,000/20,000/2,000 Ante

Robert Melo (Lakeland, FL)
Robert Melo (Lakeland, FL)

Robert Melo was in late position and moved all in for his last 146,000. It folded to Event 3 winner John Duhig and he called.

“I only looked at one,” Melo admitted flashing the As.

Duhig exposed Kc8s and Melo was slightly ahead with the 4s to complement his ace.

The flop fell 5c4d3h pairing Melo’s four and giving him a chance at a straight. A turn Kh flipped the odds and Duhig took the lead to the river. Fifth street was the 8h and Duhig busted Melo. Melo earned $6,795 for his 13th-place finish.

With the bustout comes a pay jump and each of the 12 remaining players has locked up $8,834.