Sinisa Stajic had about 20M left when he picked up a pair on the button. He went ahead and invested his 20 bigs, hoping for a pick-up or a race. He got the latter, as Joe Pellegrino woke up with a monster.
Pellegrino’s jacks held easily, and he started the heads-up match with about 75% of the chips in play. However, he doubled Qi Hu on the second hand when his failed to hit a king against Hu’s .
Meanwhile, Stajic was walking to the cashier, disappointed to have been so close to a WSOP-C ring. His $130,740 payday will surely hit him in the morning, erasing all hard feelings. What a run by Stajic!