Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Somerville with the Call

[user75311] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

On a {2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds} board, the player first to act bet 800 and the next player called. Jason Somerville, third to act, decided to raise to 2,800. Action folded around and the player who bet folded.

The last player in the hand called the 2,800 and the two players saw the {j-Clubs} hit the river. After some thought, the player first to act put in his remaining yellow (1,000) and blue (500) chips into the middle. They had Somerville's stack of 5,125 covered and effectively put him all in. Somerville took a couple of minutes to think and checked the tournament clock a few times before making the call.

"I think we're chopping," the opponent said. Indeed they were. Somerville's {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} had a better kicker, which was counterfeited on the river by his opponents {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, but his call got him half the pot. He now has 9,300.

Tags: Jason Somerville