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Jukich Doubles Through Silberstein; Takes Chip Lead

Josh_Cahlik • Level 29: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Mike Jukich raised to 80,000 from the button and Ken Silberstein three-bet to 190,000 from the small blind. Rex Clinkscales folded his big blind and the flop brought {5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Silberstein continued out for 230,000 and Jukich flat called. The {a-Spades} turned and the action went check-check. Fifth street saw the {7-Spades} fall and Silberstein bet 275,000. Jukich moved all in over the top for 1.215 million and Silberstein went into the tank.

Roughly ninety seconds passed while Silberstein pondered his action. Suddenly he sprayed chips into the middle, signifying a call.

"I have an eight," said Jukich.

"Eight's good," lamented Silberstein.

Jukich showed {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trip eights. Silberstein's cards were tabled to reveal he called with {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}.

Jukich has now assumed the chip lead with 3.27 million in chips while Silberstein, the man who once had 73% of the chips in play, is now sitting on 1.98 million.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Jukich us
Mike Jukich
us 3,270,000 1,420,000
Ken Silberstein us
Ken Silberstein
us 1,980,000 -1,370,000
Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
us 1,750,000 -50,000

Tags: Ken SilbersteinMike Jukich