€25,000 Single-Day High Roller II

Eights Cripple Hajiyev, Then They Bust Him

HillKerby • Level 15: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Jans Arends opened to 32,000 in the cutoff and Ramin Hajiyev three-bet all out of the big blind. Arends called all in for the 312,000 in his stack, just shy of Hajiyev's total, and the two were off to the races.

Jans Arends: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Ramin Hajiyev: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

It was a coin flip until the flop came {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}, locking up the double for Arends as the turn {10-Hearts} and river {q-Diamonds} completed the runout.

On the following hand, Arends opened to 32,000 again in the hijack and Hajiyev went all in for his last 39,000. Arends called.

Ramin Hajiyev: {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Jans Arends: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Arends had picked up the same exact hand, suits and all for the second consecutive time. It proved to hold once again as the board ran out {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, leaving Hajiyev drawing dead on the turn to take the tournament from 12 players down to 11, bringing the field within two eliminations from reaching the money.

Player Chips Progress
Jans Arends nl
Jans Arends
nl 719,000 399,000
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az Busted

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