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$25,000 High Roller

Lemke Scores The First Double Of The Day


It didn't take long for the first double of the day, which came just 20 minutes into Level 1. That's quite the feat considering players start with a 50,000 starting stack and the blinds are just 100/200 with a 25 ante. Even so, Brian Lemke and Jonathan Jaffe managed to get it all in preflop.

Now you might expect to see two big hands in a spot like that, perhaps aces versus kings, but that wasn't exactly the case. Lemke, who was all in and at risk for 49,975, did in fact hold the {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}, but Jaffe held the mediocre {J-Clubs}{8-Spades}. We're not sure of the betting, but the fact remained the chips got in preflop.

The {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{K-Hearts} flop gave Lemke hit a set, and the {6-Spades} turn left Jaffe drawing dead. The meaningless {5-Clubs} was put out on the river for good measure, and a rather calm Lemke raked in the pot. Meanwhile, Jaffe was left with just 2,700 and was eliminated a few hands later.

Player Chips Progress
Brian Lemke us
Brian Lemke
us 100,000 50,000
Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us Busted

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