Monday, January 31, 2011

Event 22: Grandieri Stays Alive

$500 + $60

Chip leader Pete Mavro loses 55k (1/6th of stack) to Dave Grandieri (Danbury, CT). All the chips are in preflop with Grandieri holding KK vs the AK of Mavro.

Mavro picks up a sweat on the turn, but the river bricks and Grandieri is up to 110k, while Mavro drops to 240k.

Grandieri, who's a telecommunications salesman, says he "loves the cash games" when a Borgata series is in full swing, but figured this $500 tournament was the perfect change of pace.

22 players remain (75k avg) as we're 3 bust outs from the bubble, 4 from the money.