2012 World Series of Poker

Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Tage: 3

Will Failla Arrives Just in Time To Bust

Tournament Director Robbie Thompson stacks Will Failla's chips
Tournament Director Robbie Thompson stacks Will Failla's chips

"Someone told me it was 2 o'clock". This was what Will "The Thrill" Failla said as he arrived to the restart 24 minutes late. It was a brutal stroke of bad luck for Failla, who was the severe short stack to start the day. When he arrive at the table, he had just 13,000, less then one big blind. On the first hand he sat down, he was all in.

Action started with Randolph Lanosga raising it up to 35,000 under the gun. Failla called all in for his last 11,000, and it folded around to Steven Goldberg in the big blind, who made the call.

Goldberg and Lanosga checked down a board of {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, and Lanosga showed {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a pair of sevens. Failla showed {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for ace high, and headed to the rail in disbelief.

It should be pointed out that despite his unfortunate luck, Failla handled it very well, saying "What am I gonna do now fight about it?" Failla earned just under $19,000 for his efforts.

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Will Failla

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