Main Event

Friendly River for Kalfon

Shamus • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Having finally gotten to his seat after the dinner break, James Mitchell continued to look for ways to improve his short stack by open-raising all in for 765,000 (a little over 12 big blinds). Franck Kalfon then called all in from the button for for 465,000, and the blinds let their hands go.

Mitchell had {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Kalfon {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, and when the flop came {6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Spades} Mitchell had taken the lead, leaving Kalfon hoping for a saving seven or a nine for a straight. The turn brought the {3-Clubs}, and Kalfon was down to his last card.

Then came the river... the {7-Hearts}! A short burst of noise came from the Kalfon's supporters on the rail as the Frenchman doubled up to survive.

Player Chips Progress
Franck Kalfon fr
Franck Kalfon
fr 1,050,000 345,000
James Mitchell gb
James Mitchell
gb 300,000 -585,000

Tags: Franck KalfonJames Mitchell