Pedro Neves Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,183,037)
Pedro Neves raised to 250,000 with the and was called by Michel Dattani in the big blind, who had the . On the flop, Dattani check-called a bet of 225,000 and checked again the turn when he picked up the nut flush draw with his dominated top pair.
Neves made it 850,000 to go and Dattani called. That led them to the on the river, which gave Dattani the nuts and he checked it over to Neves once again.
Neves bet 2,100,000 into a pot of 3,100,000 and Dattani elected to use one time bank before making his next move. That happened to be the shove with the covering stack and now Neves was sent deep into the tank. With 6,825,000 behind, he carefully counted the chips he still had at his disposal.
Neves burned through six time banks before making the call and had to settle for second place, which comes with a payday of $1,183,037 according to the ICM deal cut between the two Portuguese players.
Dattani earned his first marquee live victory for a payday of $1,316,963.
A recap of today's action is to follow.