Gary Lucci was under the gun and raised to 27,000. Eight-time ring winner Ari Engel was on the button and called. They were heads up to the flop.
Flop: — Lucci checked. Engel bet 70,000. Lucci called.
Turn: — Lucci checked again. Engel bet 138,000.
River: — Lucci checked a third time. Engel, who had about 200,000 behind, took a moment to decide his action before announcing, “All-in.”
Lucci had Engel barely covered and called putting the tournament superstar at risk.
Lucci: for a pair of fives
Engel: for king-high
Engel was left speechless as the dealer broke down the stacks to verify sizes. Engel was indeed covered and hit the rail in fifth place for $4,940. Lucci took the chip lead with a stack of over 1,000,000.
Gary Lucci – 1,035,000 (86 bb)
Ari Engel – Eliminated in 5th place ($4,940)