2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Main Event



When people converse about the greatest poker hand ever seen on our screens many mention the classic hand between Phil Ivey and Paul "ActionJack" Jackson from the Monte Carlo Millions back in 2005.

We don't see that much of Jackson any more; maybe he's been put out to stud. We say that because his son, Ben Jackson, is playing here this week, and by all accounts he has a lot of talent.

Jackson could have drawn better seat though, as he has overnight chip leader, John Juanda sat to his left. The two just tangled in a pot as well.

Juanda opened to 8,500 from under the gun and Jackson peeled from the big blind to see a {5-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop. Juanda continued for 12,500 and Jackson check-called. The two then went on to check down the {q-Hearts}{7-Spades} turn and river. Juanda opened {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and took the pot as Jackson mucked.

Player Chips Progress
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 715,000 5,000
Ben Jackson gb
Ben Jackson
gb 285,000 22,000

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