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Hanley Busts Somerville and Makes Pekarek Fold the Best Hand

BrandonTemple • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jason Somerville

Valerie Hanley raised to 25,000 from under the gun, and was called by Jeremy Pekarek in the hijack, Phil Beesley in the small blind, and Jason Somerville in the big blind.

Beesley checked the {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop to Somerville, who jammed for 33,000. Hanley raised to 100,000, Pekarek called, and Beesley folded.

Hanley jammed for 261,000 on the {4-Spades} turn.

"Gosh, you are just killing me today!" Pekarek exclaimed. He stood up, pacing by the table, then said, "It would pain me so hard to fold the best hand!"

A few minutes passed by, and he said, "You're so comfortable! Oh my gosh!"

A clock was eventually called, and with a few seconds left, he folded. At the prodding of Somerville, Pekarek revealed his {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and he was about to be very unhappy:

Jason Somerville: {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Valerie Hanley: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Pekarek dashed from the table as he saw he had indeed folded the best hand, and after the {8-Diamonds} hit the river, Hanley scored the knockout of the Run It Up founder, while Pekarek was left to lament his fold.

Player Chips Progress
Valerie Hanley us
Valerie Hanley
us 650,000 244,000
Jeremy Pekarek us
Jeremy Pekarek
us 500,000 -142,000
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us Busted

Tags: Jason SomervilleJeremy PekarekPhil BeesleyValerie Hanley