Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Michael Esposito Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,258,040)

[user101598] • Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 50,000 ante
Michael Esposito is eliminated in 7th place.

Hand #70:

Russell Thomas had the button. Greg Merson opened to 1 million from under the gun, and again, Michael Esposito moved all in - this time for 10.7 million. The action folded back to Merson, who immediately called.

Merson: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Esposito: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The fans in the Penn & Teller Theater rose to their feet as the flop fell {4-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. No help to Esposito.

The {6-Spades} on the turn gave Esposito an ace-high flush draw, and his fans eagerly yelled for a fourth spade on the river.

The river was black, but the {8-Clubs} was no help to the native New Yorker, and he was eliminated in seventh place.

Chants of "Gre-gy! Gre-gy! Gre-gy!" filled the room as Esposito left the table, and Merson is now the chip leader.

Tags: Greg MersonMichael Esposito