2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian

2007 WSOP Main Event Champ Sets Up Opponent

Chad_Holloway • Level 4: 200-300, 300 ante
Jerry Yang

Five players each committed 1,000 preflop and saw a flop of {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Both blinds checked, as did a middle-position player, and then Ryan Hughes bet 2,500 from the lojack, which was about half his remaining stack.

2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jerry Yang was next to act in the hijack and he thought for a bit before raising all in for around 26,000.

Action folded back to Hughes and he called off for 5,600 total.

Ryan Hughes: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Jerry Yang: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Hughes had flopped top pair but was in dire straits against Yang, who had a set. The {j-Diamonds} turn gave Hughes a straight draw, but he missed as the {k-Spades} bricked on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Jerry Yang us
Jerry Yang
us 37,500 17,500
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us Busted

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