$5,000 Main Event

Two Pair on the Board

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Blair Hinkle limped from middle position, and that inspired Mike Shin, who finished 12th in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, to do the same from the button. Lawrence Greenberg came along from the small blind, Phil Laak checked his option from the big, and four players took a flop of {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

Two checks saw Hinkle bet 2,700, Shun called, and the other two players folded. After the dealer burned and turned the {5-Hearts}, action went check-check as it would on the {K-Spades} river. Hinkle tabled the {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for king and fives with an ace kicker, which is the same hand Shin had with the {a-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

It wasn't the most exciting hand, but it did give us a good excuse to updates you on all their chip counts.

Player Chips Progress
Lawrence Greenberg us
Lawrence Greenberg
us 133,000 88,800
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
us 130,000 70,400
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 100,000 44,700
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 35,000 -68,600

Tags: Lawrence GreenbergPhil LaakMike ShinBlair Hinkle