The heads-up deal between Willy Santiago and Brett Taylor awarded Santiago with $58,475 and the trophy.
"Big Willy" Santiago is officially your champion of the 2010 May Mega Stack Challenge Main Event.
Congratulations to all of our players and winners!!!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Peter Campo raised from the button to 120K and Willy Santiago called from the big blind. The flop came down [Qh][5d][2d] and Santiago checked. Campo bet 150K and Santiago moved all in. Campo thought for a few minutes before making the call. They turned over:
Santiago took the lead on the flop with a pair of queens. The [Js] on the turn and [7s] on the river did not improve Campo's hand and he was eliminated in 3rd place.
Wilfredo Santiago raised to 65K preflop and Oleg Potseluev moved all in for around 400K more. Santiago made the call and they turned over:
The board ran out [Jc][5c][5s][4s][7c] and Santiago's tens held up to win the pot and eliminate Potseluev in 4th place.
Vinny Lambiase raised to 80K from the small blind and Brett Taylor called from the big blind. The flop came [8c][4c][2c] and Lambiase fired 150K. Taylor put him all in and Lambiase mase the call. They turned over:
Lambiase had flopped a set of fours but Taylor had the nut flush draw. The turn was the [6c], giving Taylor the flush and the lead.
The [3h] on the river was no help to Lambiase and he was eliminated from the tournament in 5th place.
After being crippled in a huge hand by Wilfredo Santiago, Michael Woods was just eliminated from the tournament after getting all in with [8s][7s] against the [5d][5h].
The board ran out [Ad][Kh][Js][9h][2d] and Woods was eliminated from the tournament in 6th place.