At least that's what we assume when Romain Matteoli turned over the winning hand on the river. The hand played out as following.
The flop was when day one chipleader Alessandro Speranza checked to Matteoli who bet 1,800. Speranza called quickly and the turn was the . Speranza check-called a 3,500 bet that got us to see the on the river. For the third consecutive time Speranza checked and Matteoli bet 5,000. The Italian tanked for close to a minute and than called to see that Matteoli had rivered a pair of queens, he showed . Speranza mucked and was left behind with around 25,000 chips. Matteoli is looking healthy with 45,000 chips.