$1,100 Thursday Thrilla

Valerie Hanley Eliminated in 6th Place ($5,270)

BrandonTemple • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Valerie Hanley

Jeremy Pekarek raised to 40,000 from the cutoff, and Ryan Meyer called on the button. Valerie Hanley inadvertently put in 60,000 from the big blind, and was bound to the three-bet by the Tournament Director. Pekarek four-bet to 240,000, Meyer folded and Hanley called.

On the {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop, Hanley jammed for 675,000, and Pekarek tanked for a few minutes, then made the call.

Jeremy Pekarek: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Valerie Hanley: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

Pekarek made a huge call with just ace-high and a gutshot, and his read was pristine, as Hanley was outkicked and needed only a three to earn the massive double. Instead, the {10-Diamonds} turn and {k-Clubs} river sent a nearly two-million chip pot to Pekarek with just ace-high on the flop!

Player Chips Progress
Jeremy Pekarek us
Jeremy Pekarek
us 1,900,000 700,000
Valerie Hanley us
Valerie Hanley
us Busted

Tags: Jeremy PekarekRyan MeyerValerie Hanley