Sneaky Little Set: 5th Place

  • Big Stax XXVI 300 11:25 PM
  • Level 34 (1500000/300000/300000)
  • Players Remaining: 4

Immediately following what could’ve easily been a much bigger loss with nut flush to a full house held by Eric Kitain, a calm and collected David Mock gets in a big hand with Joseph Marracello.  Marracello raises UTG to 800k, action folds around to Mock, who calls from the SB.

Flop: 5♥3♠Q♥ Mock checks and Maracello leads out for 1.175M, Mock 3 bets to 2.5M, and Maracello shoves for around 7M total, and a quick call from Mock.

Maracello: A♥6♥

Mock: 3♠3♥

Turn: 8♠

River: 8♥ gives Marracello the flush, but pairs the board to give Mock a full house and eliminate Marracello.  This was Marracello’s tournament cash and deepest run to date, but will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with in future events.

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Joseph Marracello 5th- $27,755