2011 World Series of Poker

Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Days: 3

Monnette Makes Two

Level 26

Omaha 8/b

John Monnette opened the button with a raise, and Desmond Portano called from the small blind. Brent Hanks called from the big, too, and it was three ways to the flop. It came {Q-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {3-Hearts}, and Hanks was the first to bet at the pot. Monnette raised, Portano folded, and Hanks called the extra bet.

The turn came the {8-Spades}, and Hanks check-called again, and both men checked through the {9-Diamonds} river. Hanks announced, "Aces," but they were no good. Monnette showed {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for two pair, taking down the pot right there.

Tags: John MonnetteDesmond Portano