€5,300 Main Event

Lassell King Eliminates Craig Burke and Takes the Chip Lead

[user265690] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Ciaran Burke

This hand happened on the live stream and was the biggest hand of the tournament so far. From under-the-gun+2 Craig Burke opened to 24,000 from stack of 1,100,000 and Lasell King three-bet to 71,000 from the small blind from a stack of 1,300,000 and Burke made the call.

On the {2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Spades} flop King c-bet 85,000 and Burke smooth called. The {4-Hearts} fell on the turn, King didn't slow down, he fired a second barrel, this time 190,000 and again Burke called. So there was now 720,000 in the pot before the {5-Diamonds} hit the river. King Set Burke all-in for his final 780,000. Burke tanked for over four minutes, Theo Jorgensen was in the booth and thought that King's bet would make Burke lay down any queen because King had overbet the pot. He though King would bet smaller for value. But after four minutes Burke made the call, King showed {K-Spades}{K-Clubs} and Burke {A-Clubs}[Qq] and a huge 2,490,000 pot went the way of King.

Player Chips Progress
Lasell King DE
Lasell King
DE 2,490,000 1,171,000
Craig Burke IE
Craig Burke
IE Busted

Tags: Ciaran BurkeLasell King