Saturday, January 29, 2011

Event 20: PPI Survival

$1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (6-Max)

Muffins Still in the Mix

The PPI "Play for the Main" subplot takes an interesting twist when Matt "Muffins" Mazzeo sucks out on the river to keep his hopes alive for winning the points title and a free seat into the Main Event.

Mazzeo is all-in for his last 12k on a board of J 10 2 and holds Q 10 for middle pair and is up against A J, top pair, top kicker. The turn is a brick, but the river brings another 10 and new life, as Mazzeo wins the pot with trip 10s.

"I'm so blessed," says Mazzeo as he doubles-up. James Boyle, who's also at the table is the only other player still in the running for the seat.

Mazzeo and Boyle can still earn points for cashing in the event, and a bonus for making the final table.