Event #9: $25,000 Challenge

Cates Extremely Short After Folding a Straight

Webjoker • Level 13: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Dan Cates

Daniel Cates opened for 12,500 under the gun and got a call on his immediate left from Yaxi Zhu. Phanlert Sukonthachartnant came along from the big blind and the three took a flop of {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Sukonthachartnant checked and Cates fired 16,000. Zhu made the call and Sukonthachartnant folded.

The two of them checked the {7-Spades} on the turn and the {10-Clubs} hit the river. Cates checked again and Zhu carefully cut out 40,000 and moved them in. Cates tanked for a bit, counted out 40,000, and then started to grab some more chips. He eventually moved forward 152,000 with just under 50,000 behind. Zhu didn't waste much time shoving all in and Cates let out a big sigh before flashing {Q-}{J-} off suit (we believe with no diamonds) and folding.

Player Chips Progress
Yaxi Zhu CN
Yaxi Zhu
CN 435,000 185,000
Daniel Cates us
Daniel Cates
us 46,500 -174,500

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