When you’re playing for a national TV audience, there are some rules you just have to follow. At this week’s Poker Night in America at Golden Nugget, the final table players had strict instructions not placed on most tournaments: every decision had a 60-second time limit and each player got just two time extensions. Despite this additional pressure, Vinicius Lima put in a dominating performance and came out on top of the 136 entrants for a grand prize of $56,366.
Just five players made it to the final day of the tournament, each securing at least $13,811, while viewers watched on Twitch and the play was filmed for television. Dimitry Agrachov was the short stack and the first to go. He bluffed away a third of his chips to Chan Pelton, then butted up against Lima. Lima’s A♧, 10♢ sent Agrachov and his A♢, 6♡ home in fifth
Pelton was the next to go after three-betting a raise from Lima and using both his extensions. After three minutes of deliberation, he called and his A♢, 9♢ fell to Lima’s pair of kings.
Morton couldn’t stand up to his more aggressive opponents and went home in third at the hands of Lima, earning $25,143.
Going into heads-up play, Lima and Mike Comisso were virtually tied in chip count, but the latter took the initial advantage when his pair of 10s put Lima’s A♤, K♧ at risk. Lima managed to hang on, but Commisso quickly gained a 3-to-1 chip lead. After a series of well-timed hands, Lima was able to battle back.
The final hand saw Comisso three-bet shove with K♡, 9♧. Lima called with a dominant K♢, Q♤. A board of 7♢, 3♡, A♡, J♢, A♧ made Lima the winner. Comisso scored $34,833 for second place.
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