Simone Lombardo raised to 1.2 million and Andrea Ricci three-bet to 4 million with 16 million behind. Lombardo carefully counted his remaining stack and then moved all-in for Ricci to call with the inferior stack size.
It seemed all but over on the flop as Ricci needed running cards to a straight or flush. He got one of them on the turn and the rail shouted for the four of diamonds. Sure enough, the fell on the river and Ricci's rail exploded. Both Italian contenders hugged while the chips were counted and Lombardo was left with around 5 million.
Lombardo was still all smiles when he sat back down and Ricci then jammed the button, Lombardo called it off.
The flop gave Lombardo the nut straight and gutshot straight flush draw. Suddenly, Ricci picked up outs on the turn and the magical river completed a miracle runout to eliminate Lombardo in back-to-back hands. He takes home €146,004 while Ricci has earned the WSOP Circuit gold ring and top prize of €236,489.
A recap of today's action is to follow.