€4,900 Main Event

Kravchenko Doubles Up

Yardley • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Alex Kravchenko fist pumps after getting there on the river

Raul Mestre opened under the gun and was called by Andrea Benelli. Alex Kravchenko then moved all in from the big blind for 18 big blinds. Mestre folded and Benelli thought for a while before making the call.

Kravchenko showed the {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and it was a race for his tournament life against the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} of Benelli.

The cards ran out {2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

It looked grim on the flop for Kravchenko, but the turn gave him 16 outs, and the river duly delivered a flush and salvation for the PokerStars Pro.

Player Chips Progress
Raul Mestre es
Raul Mestre
es 1,332,000 -286,000
Ludovic Riehl fr
Ludovic Riehl
fr 1,229,000 -68,000
Giacomo Fundaro it
Giacomo Fundaro
it 1,229,000 893,000
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
ru 806,000 383,000
Vicky Coren Mitchell gb
Vicky Coren Mitchell
gb 637,000 -84,000
Andrea Benelli it
Andrea Benelli
it 590,000 -838,000

Tags: Alex KravchenkoAndrea BenelliRaul Mestre