Main Event: Thomas Elder Defeats Nick Palma for the Title

$1,700 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante

Thomas Elder

With the flop reading As5s3s, Nick Palma bet 150,000 and Thomas Elder called. The turn was 8c, Palma checked then called 400,000 from Elder. The river came Td, Palma checked, and Edler bet 800,000. Palma thought for a minute and called leaving only 200,000 behind.

Elder flipped up Ts7s for the flopped spade flush and Palma mucked.

On the next hand, Palma put that 200K all in on his button and Elder called.

Elder: Qc9h
Palma: Th8h

“I feel a comeback!” Palma said.

Neither paired the KsJc2c flop but Elder took away tens for Palma. The Kh turn and Ac river finished the board and the tournament as Elder collected the last of the chips.

1st: Thomas Elder – $101,865 + Trophy
2nd: Nick Palma – $67,900

Nick Palma