$1,700 Main Event

Joseph Marchal Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,819)

jeffmcmillan • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Joseph Marchal

The button, the small blind and the big blind went to the flop as it came {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}.

From the small blind James Duke led out with an all in jam. Joseph Marchal called from the big blind and Trung Pham added to the fun with a call from the button and the cards were all turned over.

Pham was the largest stack and had the change for a big double knockout holding the straight with the {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Duke had the {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} while Marchal had the flush draw with the {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}.

The turn was the {10-Spades}. But the river had another twist as the {k-Hearts} peeled off to give Duke the best hand with the full boat and to leave Marchal without any chips and to take some from Pham.

Player Chips Progress
Trung Pham us
Trung Pham
us 3,450,000 -170,000
James Duke us
James Duke
us 2,900,000 2,040,000
Joseph Marchal us
Joseph Marchal
us Busted

Tags: James DukeJoseph MarchalTrung Pham