Michael Rocco Wins $570 NL Deuce in His First Try at THE Great Game

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Michael Rocco decided the 40-entry field for the $570 NL Deuce Single Draw - Event 29 on the LAPC Schedule - would be the time to make his first-ever attempt at the one true GREAT game. His observations of the playing styles and chipstacks of his counterparts paid off, he said, as he defeated Don McNamara heads-up a few moments ago to win the tournament.

McNamara had fallen down to crumbs and decided to move in for his last 59,000. Rocco wasted little time in confidently announcing, “Call, I’ll take one.”

Although he was the one to move in, McNamara was the one sounding far less happy with his potential hand.

“I’m behind either way. I have three choices and none of them are good,” said McNamara facing his Single Draw option. “I can’t do much with any of this so I am pat.”

McNamara showed a tough hand indeed, K-Q-9-8-7, and was left to hope for Rocco to pair-up.

Roccos showed a dominating T-4-3-2 as the dealer pitched the final card face-down. Rocco flipped up an 8 and the tournament came to its end.

With the win, Rocco moves in to the top-7 in the Overall Player of the Series race and the Top-5 on the NLH Player of the Series leaderboard. He’s also 26th right now on the Mixed Game POTS board, so off he goes as a late entrant in the $570 HORSE, aiming for more points.

This is Rocco’s second Remington, going along with his win in the 2013 $125 PLO/PLO8.

Here’s the tournament’s final results.