Romero Doubles Through Daniels

James Romero limped from the button with [asac] and Jacob Daniels raised all in for 14,575,000 with [qs9d]. He was called by Romero after Marty Mathis folded. The board ran out [9s8h5hkc6d] and Romero secured a double up and was now chip leader of the tournament.

Ivan Luca Eliminated in 4th Place ($100,000)

Ivan Luca pushed all in from the small blind with [as6c] for 5,200,000 and big blind James Romero had a decision to make with [kd9h]. He had to use a time extension before he called and put Luca at risk. The [kc7d2c] flop immediately brought a king for Romero and Luca

Luca Wins With Kings

Ivan Luca limped from the small blind with [kdkc] and James Romero sprung the trap when he raised from the big blind with [4d3h]. The raise was to 950,000 and Luca called. The flop was [9h8s5c] and both players checked. The turn was the [3d] and Luca fired a bet of

Mathis Doubles Through Romero

Marty Mathis raised from the cutoff to 1,500,000 with only 175,000 behind while he was holding [ad9s] and Ivan Luca sat on the button with [as3s]. He decided to fold while James Romero opted to call with [ac5h] from the small blind. The flop came down [8s4s2s] and Romero put the

Daniels Extends Lead

James Romero limped in the small blind with [ksjs] and big blind Jacob Daniels with [AdJd] raised to 750,000. Romero called. The flop was [kd8s5h] and Romero check-called a bet of 650,000. The turn was the [7c] and Romero check-called another bet by Daniels and the sizing was 2,100,000. Romero used

Luca Doubles on the Bubble

Ivan Luca pushed his last 1,645,000 in the middle from the button and he was called by James Romero in the big blind. Luca dominated Romero with [kdqc] against [kctc]. The board ran out [6s5d2sasac] and Luca had the best hand from start to finish as he doubled up on the

Romero Wins Big Pot From Benitez

James Romero raised from the button with [adqd] to 320,000 and he was called by Francisco Benitez from the big blind with [5h2h]. The flop came down [ac5d3h] and Benitez checked to Romero who continued with a bet of 300,000. Benitez raised to 900,000 and Romero called. The turn was the [2s]

Roberto José Sagra Eliminated

Roberto José Sagra raised to 440,000 from the small blind when it folded to him with [kdqs]. Big blind James Romero defended with [ah8h] and the action flop [qh8s6h] was dealt. Sagra immediately pushed all in for about 2,100,000 and he was snap-called by Romero. The board ran out with the [8d]

Value for Farrell

Niall Farrell called from the small blind and big blind James Romero raised to 225,000. Farrell called the raise and they went heads-up to the flop. The first three cards dealt were [js5s4c] and both players checked. They also checked on the [6h] turn to see the [jh] on the river

Kempe Eliminated in Huge Clash, Sagra Triples Up

Rainer Kempe lost a sizeable pot earlier to James Romero and he lost the rest to both Roberto José Sagra and Romero in a three-way all-in situation. Kempe had opened the action from early position with a raise to 200,000 and he was called by Romero. Sagra was the short stack