Cary Katz limped and Nick Petrangelo raised to 120,000 next to act. Katz called.
The flop came and Katz checked. Petrangelo bet 40,000 and Katz called.
Both players checked the turn when the came.
The river was the , putting three queens on the board. Katz used a time extension and eventually shoved 320,000 into the pot of 340,000. Petrangelo folded and Katz showed him the six-high.
20,000 / 40,000
Big Blind Ante
Nick Petrangelo raised to 60,000 and Joseph Cappello reraised all in with for his remaining 175,000. Cary Katz looked at and thought for a moment before folding. Petrangelo quickly called tabling .
Cappello asked if anything folded a jack and Katz said that he did.
“I’ll just go for the straight then,” Petrangelo said awaiting the run out.
The board came and Petrangelo did indeed make a straight and eliminate Cappello in sixth place. He will take home another $88,500 and his second cash of the 2019 U.S. Poker Open.
Joseph Cappello moved all in for his remaining 95,000 with Dan Shak looked at in the big blind.
He put both hands on his head, and got very close to his 30-second time limit before eventually calling.
The board ran out .
Cary Katz correctly predicted that chip leader Ali Imsirovic would put him and Joseph Cappello all in on the first hand, and Imsirovic raised enough to cover both of them with . Cappello folded and Katz called with .
The board ran out and Katz earned a quick double, leaving Cappello as the lone short stack with just under three big blinds.
Ali Imsirovic is rocking his trademark Dragon Ball Z hoodie and carrying the chip lead as the final table for Event #5 – $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em kicks off.
The reigning Poker Masters champion has made his first U.S. Poker Open final table and holds the chip lead with six left. Ali Imsirovic enters the day almost one million chips in front of the next closest player, Dan Shak.
Nick Petrangelo, Kristen Bicknell, and Shak are making their first final table appearances of this series. They all have roughly the same stack entering the day and will be looking to stop Imsirovic from carrying the start-of-day chip lead to a victory. Shak cashed for $25,600 when he finished eighth in Event #2. This is Bicknell’s first ever cash in a Poker Central event and Petrangelo’s first cash since he finished sixth in the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl.
Cappello enters the day as a very short stack, and Katz is close behind him. Imsirovic, who made a majority of his $3,459,237 in career winnings last year, and won the Poker Masters in the process, hadn’t cashed a tournament in 2019 before now. He’s positioned himself to possibly put a dent in Sean Winter’s overall USPO lead, as Winter finally managed to miss a final table at this year’s USPO.
Here’s a look at the final table seating chart.
Event #5 Final Table Line-Up
Seat 1: Cary Katz – 260,000
Seat 2: Nick Petrangelo – 1,415,000
Seat 3: Kristen Bicknell – 1,545,000
Seat 4: Dan Shak – 1,560,000
Seat 5: Ali Imsirovic – 2,505,000
Seat 6: Joseph Cappello – 95,000
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