Friday, February 3, 2012

3rd Place - Goldman

$3300 + $200 Championship No Limit Hold'em 

Marc Goldman (Easton, PA)
Blinds: 60k/120/10k ante

Josh Mancuso button raises to 240k
Marc Goldman calls from the big blind

Flop: J 2 4

Goldman bets 275k, Mancuso calls

Turn: 3

Goldman bets 425k
Mancuso raises to 1.425 million
Goldman moves all in for 6.5 million
Mancuso calls and has Goldman covered by 700k

Goldman: J♣ 4♣ (two pairs)
Mancuso: 3 3♣ (set of 3s)

River: K

Josh Mancuso's set of 3s eliminates Marc Goldman in third place for $193,012.

Goldman is 23 years old and unemployed and said, "making this final table with these legends," is his biggest poker accomplishment.  He added, "I would have won if Jeff (Papola) wasn't there."

As heads up play begins, Mancuso has the chip lead over Jeff Paola 14 million to 8 million.

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