The 2012 PCA Main Event is now in the books. After serval days of play, John Dibella, a 43-year-old stock trader from Westchester, New York, was the last man standing after knocking out Kyle Julius in 2nd place.
Dibella survived a field of 1072 players to reach the fantastic first prize of $1,775,000. Dibella's previous tournament cashed totaled just $42k, and his biggest cash up to this point came in 2008 at the PCA when he finished 60th for $16,000. In other words, $1.775 million will come in handy for his future poker career.
This is how the final hand was played out:
Kyle Julius raised to 825,000 on the button with 96 and John Dibella defended his big blind with 65.
The flop came down AQ3 and Dibella checked. Julius bet 725,000, but was matched by a quick Dibella call. The 8 hit the turn and both checked, landing the T on the river. Dibella bet a cool 1,000,000 with his flush, but Julius represented a big hand and shoved all in. Dibella quickly called with his flush, ending Julius' Main Event run with a runner-up showing.