Carioca star Peterson Machado made his professional debut as a Team Pro KSOP GGPoker and, as always, shined at the tables. He’s already had some FT results and finished third in the elimination round for a nice bonus. If he doesn’t already have the title, he has another big chance in the main event of the series.
Peterson is one of the big names still active in the game and second division. On his third day of playing, he won a pot worth over 2 million chips. The Rio de Janeiro native took advantage of a perfect river card to successfully go all-in against Jeronimo Abalos, even knocking his opponent out of the title match.
The blinds for this game are 8,000/16,000. Peterson from UTG raised his stack to 32,000, and the only caller was Jeronimo Abalos in the small blind. The flop came and the Brazilian bet 32,000 chips. Abalos called again, and the turn brought a third diamond, revealing .
With top pair and a nut flush draw, Peterson called a 50,000-chip bet, only to see Abalos check-raise to 152,000. With a decision and in position, Carioca would rather simply call. Then he saw the perfect river. A completes the board and gives the Brazilian Flush Nut. Jeronimo Abalos became suspicious and slowed down to take a look.
Peterson didn’t care. With more chips in hand, he brought the Argentine into play and announced an all-in move of 475,000, which matched his opponent’s stack. Abalos immediately began to think, threw the time card forward, and pondered for a while. Peterson still seemed a little nervous and dropped some chips.
Soon after, Abalos decided to call and realized he was wrong. He opened with , which wasn’t enough to beat the Brazilian’s hand, so Peterson took the pot with over 1.4k in chips, handing over two 2KKs for the first time in the tournament. And the “so-called” Tyr is just a flying beetle. What a great pot!