$1,100 Main Event

Ghanem Gets Paid

MattHansen • Level 17: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Gerald Cunniff raised to 17,000 and Saad Ghanem called from the small blind before Craig Mason called from the big blind.

The flop was {10-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and all three players checked to see {5-Spades} on the turn. They checked again and the river was {9-Diamonds}.

Ghanem fired 26,000 on the river and Mason got out of the way.

"That was the worst river card," Cunniff said before he reluctantly called.

Ghanem turned over {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} to take the pot with a straight and Cunniff threw the losing cards in the muck.

"Set of nines," Cunniff said.

Player Chips Progress
Saad Ghanem us
Saad Ghanem
us 385,000 133,000
Gerald Cunniff us
Gerald Cunniff
us 270,000 -106,000
Craig Mason us
Craig Mason
us 73,000 -357,000

Tags: Craig MasonGerald CunniffSaad Ghanem