Dario Alioto Eliminated in 17th Place ($9,823)
Charalampos Lappas, who seemed to be a bit steamy after losing a big chunk of his stack to Steven Loube, raised to 30,000 from middle position only to have Dario Alioto three-bet pot from the cutoff. After the button and blinds got out of the way, Lappas moved in and Alioto called off for around 155,000 total.
"Clubs," Lappas screamed after the flop came down . He knew if he hit one he'd scoop the large pot. The turn was of no consequence, and Lappas tried one last time, "Club."
Ask and you shall receive . . . on the river. Alioto shook his head and remained silent as Lappas went to his rail to celebrate. Alioto was eliminated in 17th place and will take home $9,823.