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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Adria Balaguer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($245,197)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 by
Adria Balaguer - 3rd Place
Adria Balaguer - 3rd Place

One hand after after doubling with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} against Kennii Nguyen's {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}, Adria Balaguer raised to 100,00 in the small blind and Cliff Goldkind three-bet to 300,000 from the big blind. Balaguer fired back with a four-bet to 635,000, Goldkind pushed all in, and Balaguer called off for around 2,600,000.

Balaguer: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Goldkind: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}

Balaguer was in fantastic shape to take the chip lead. But poker can be a cruel, cruel game. The dealer tabled a flop of {J-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Goldkind's rail exploded when they saw his flopped full house. The {A-Clubs} turn and {7-Clubs} river were no help to a dejected Balaguer, who will take $245,197 back to his home in Malta. We'll have the official heads-up chip counts for you momentarily!

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Adria Balaguer Busted

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Winner Cliff Goldkind
Winning Hand ♣6♠6
Prize 559,514

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,107,700